Why is my 6 month old bald?

Why does my baby look bald?

When they’re growing in your womb, they get large amounts of hormones from you. After birth, these hormone levels plummet, causing their hair growth to stop. When your baby starts a new hair growth cycle, the old hair falls out, causing temporary patchy or bald spots.

When should I be concerned about my baby’s hair loss?

Baby Hair Loss Is Normal

Whether your baby loses a few tufts of hair here and there or goes completely bald, it’s nothing to worry about. The reason most adults immediately jump to the worst conclusion is because sudden hair loss (telogen effluvium) later on in life is usually a symptom of a larger problem.

Is infant hair loss normal?

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), most babies lose some — or even all — of their hair in the first few months of life. And it’s completely normal. This hair loss is called alopecia, and in babies it can have several triggers, from hormones to sleeping position.

How long does it take for a baby bald spot to grow back?

The hair loss is from friction during head-turning against a firm surface. Examples are crib mattresses, playpens, activity mats and infant seats. The hair grows back once the baby starts to sit up. This may take 6 to 12 months.

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