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absolutly!! it happens when they start to move their heads more, the hair is so fine that it breaks as its rubbed against the cot sheet or bouncy chair etc, some lose more than others, some lose nearly all, some achieve a bald patch at the back of their head!! my baby lhair thinned ou out on the sides at first because he used to face to the side, now e's wiggling about he has a fantastic bald patch on the back of his head, the same happened to my eldest... it all grows back, don't worry, you should see their hair on their cot sheet!!! lol

Lara - posted on 05/04/2010

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oh and if you are breastfeeding you will notice you will lose a lot of your hair too. I fell pregnant again when my son was 12 months and then I noticed how my hair became thick and fuller

Sarah - posted on 04/22/2010

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Yes babies will lose their hair when you lay them on their back their head rubs agaist the mat or blanket you put them on cause they are trying to move. Once they start rolling over and they are on their stomach more it will grow back. My daughter had a lot of hair when she was born and she is 3 months old and has a bald spot.

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Laura - posted on 06/02/2010

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Yes, at the back of her head she has rubbed a bald spot but other than that she hasn't lost any hair. I'm freaking out more because I'M LOSING TONS OF HAIR! It's gross and all over the bathroom. I think it's a breastfeeding thing. Maybe I need more vitamins??? Anyone else with this problem?

Vitjitua - posted on 06/02/2010

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Black babis are generally born with alot of hair and they dont loose it easily. Both mine were born with a mop of hair!

Janina - posted on 05/04/2010

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hey!
i didnt realise how much my daughter had lost until i was looking at her photos when she was born!! shes pretty much lost all her hair! she is 16 weeks old.

Beth - posted on 05/02/2010

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the bald spot is pretty normal , and yeah often the lose thier hair too , just like mommys do , i know i am losing mine now too...

Jeanie - posted on 05/02/2010

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I did research and it has nothing to do with 'rubbing' their heads... its the decrease of hormones in your milk as your body's hormones go back to normal. Thats why babies also have zits when they are newborn.

Jake is 13 weeks old and not losing any and his hair is still growing nicely.

Jennifer - posted on 05/02/2010

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The silk pillowcase makes sense because I've heard it will keep your hair from getting tangled if you sleep on a silk or satin pillowcase. I'd say try it and let us know if it works.

Kara - posted on 05/02/2010

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can putting a silk pillow case over the sheet were my daughter has her head cause less hair fall?? she has the normal bald patch from rubbing, but ive herd that a silk pillow case can minimise the loss a little bit

Barbara - posted on 05/02/2010

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OMG i was going to ask this same question! My son is 3months and what little hair he was born with is falling out a little bit every day. he also has the bald spot on the back of his head, it worried me till i read this! so yay its normal and i can go back to worrying about everything else lol

Alexis - posted on 04/30/2010

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My daughter has alot of hair but she also has that bald spot on the back of her head. Poor baby, looks funny. lol

Sonya - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son was born january 2nd and was born with alot of hair which unfortunately now half of it has gone, alot of babies go bald one time or another due to their heads rubbing on their sheets when their asleep so if your babies is losing hair dont worry about it too much, its only normal.

Julie - posted on 04/21/2010

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My son was born with a head full of hair and the doc said that if it was going to fall out, it would have already, and he is 3 mo.

Imogen - posted on 04/21/2010

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My duaghter is 15 weeks....she lost all her hair and then it grew back almost as quickly as it went, much fairer as well. It is normal and she has the usual bald patch caused by rubbing her head on the sheets :-)

Myra - posted on 04/20/2010

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A large majority do end up bald or nearly bald by around 6 months old. Luckily, it grows back pretty quickly. If yours is losing their hair, it's normal.

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