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What you need to know about babies born with hair or lanugo

8 days ago   |   By Today's Parent

Heartburn during pregnancy, goes the old wives' tale , is a sure sign of a hairy baby. I heard it over and over again when I was pregnant with my daughter.
Truth to tale, nine months and dozens of pineapples later (a heartburn-relieving fruit, so say the wives), out popped my baby girl, with lots of dark, velvety hair on her head. She also had thick, fluttery lashes, and black peach fuzz (which I would later find out is called “lanugo”) all over her teeny belly, bottom and biceps. “You, too, were a little monkey when you were born,” reassured my mother, affectionately, as we watched the...
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