In case you haven't been paying attention, the tiny person on the left is my newborn son, napping in his Sweetpeace. He is about five days old in that picture. And as you can see, he's got a LOT of hair. It seems to be the first thing people notice about him. On my few outings since giving birth, complete strangers will approach me, peer into my sling and say variations of this sentence: "OH MY GOD! OH MY GOOD! LOOK AT ALL THAT HAIR!"
Some friends even wrote us that he looks like a baby toupee model. What can we say, we make hairy babies. After his first bath, we briefly pondered using the blow dryer on the lowest setting. Personally, we think he looks like a little old Asian man. Today at IKEA, we saw a Japanese grandpa who actually resembles the baby. We tried to figure out a way to clandestinely take a picture of the man but then decided against it.
Are newborns with a lot of hair that uncommon? They're usually the norm in certain cultures, so is it just rare among "white" babies? I am finding it funny this time around that strangers and friends alike can't get over the Schmoopadoo's 'do. We promise, there's no product in it, and no, we can't "lend" your baldie baby (or husband, for that matter) any of his locks. It's too silky and soft to share.