My 4-month olds body hair??

NEWMOM-E - posted on 07/26/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My 4-month old has dark brown hair on her head and blonde hair on her legs and arms. Is that normal??? I have dark brown hair as do her father.


Tara - posted on 07/27/2011




Yes, it's normal. Most people have some variation in the color of their body hair. That's why some really blonde people have darker brows, etc.
Both of my daughters have a bit of variation in their body hair (they are 3 years and 21 months, respectively). My older daughter started off with really light blond hair and has progressed to a golden blonde with lighter brows, while my youngest has stayed really light blonde but her brows have gotten a little darker. Both girls had a patch of dark brown, almost black, hair at the base of their skulls when they were born and it lightened up to match the rest within a few months.
To put it in perspective with regard to parents coloring - I have very dark, almost black, hair and my husband was platinum (almost white) blonde up until he was about 2, then it darkened into the golden blonde/brown he has now at 33.

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