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Bald Babies Are Beautiful!

Credit: www.sodahead.com

Credit: www.sodahead.com

So, have you heard of Baby Bangs? They are these ridiculous headbands that have hair so that your baby doesn’t look bald. I guess they’re supposed to make it easier to distinguish a boy from a girl, cover that unsightly baldness, and um, look totally crazy. (See Baby Bangs in action on Tyra.)

My daughter was born with a full head of hair. A thick, blonde head of locks that had everyone who saw them commenting. But did it make the general public think she was a girl? Nope. It seems that the majority of people would refer to her as a boy unless corrected. And I’m just waiting for someone to ask when she’s dressed from head to toe in pink—that’s just the stupidity of the general public sometimes. Even when I was pregnant, everyone thought she was a boy. I think boy is just the gender default when people don’t know for sure. Now I don’t even bother correcting people…after all, babies do tend to look like babies for a long time, and I don’t need strangers to know my baby’s gender anyway.

As for covering baldness, this just cracks me up. Are people that embarrassed by baby baldness? My little Luscious Locks has lost most of her hair, so I’m waiting for it to grow back in. I was bald until I was about 3 years old, so I’m not planning to be braiding hair any time soon.

This hilarious SNL skit makes light of these wacky products for kids. Watch and enjoy!

Can’t see the video? Click here for the Baby Toupee skit on SNL!

Also on the market for baby hair (and a little less extreme) is a product called Le Baby hair gel. I thought this was crazy, too, until I had a baby with a full head of hair. Enough to style with mohawks and spikes. I didn’t end up buying any because the genius nurses at the hospital showed me the little trick of using just a touch of baby shampoo for hair-styling power, which works for me and is super cheap.

Did your baby have hair or is he or she a bald beauty? What do you think of these products for babies? —Erin

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