Does Your Baby Have a Bald Spot?


My baby has very little hair, but the hair she does have is spread evenly around her head. But some babies get a little bald patch. My niece had one right where she rubbed her head while she slept (she's got a full and gorgeous head of hair now).

Victoria McGee Walton was a Stay at Home Mom who had two babies. Both were born with full heads of hair, but later developed bald spots on the back of their heads. Victoria didn't like that so she decided to do something about it.

She invented the Infant Hair Protector, which is a satin headrest that you can put in your baby's crib, stroller, bouncer, and car seat to prevent him or her from going bald. The satin reduces the amount of friction caused by the many surfaces your baby's head rests against. Victoria tried it on her own baby and says that within 30 days the bald spot was no more. You can see some before and after shots of bald (and then not bald) babies at Baby Walton under infant baldness. The Infant Hair Protector comes in blue, pink, and cream and costs $24.99 at Baby Walton.

What do you think? Would you try it?

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ANu-Lyfe ANu-Lyfe

Yes, my little Sahniya only has hair on the top of her head. I think I would try it.

Moomie Moomie

I don't think I would try that for that price. Seems a little extreme to me. What's a little bald spot? The only time my baby is on his back is when he's sleeping or we're traveling in the car. Otherwise I wear him, so his bald spot is rather small. I say there's an easier way to avoid that, and it's simple. Don't leave your baby in their bouncer/swing/carseat/crib/carrier/whatever all the time, wear them instead. But that's just my opinion.

2pink... 2pink1blue

Nope, I don't see the need for something like that.  All three of my kids had a bald spot during their first few months. I think it's just a natural thing that happens--I mean, they sleep a lot (on their backs) and spend  time in bouncy seats, swings and car seats so it makes sense that hair would rub off.  Once my babies were mobile and upright more often than not, the hair grew in and that was that!

amber... amber1216

My baby is completely bald, no hair, eyelashes or eyebrows. He has Alopecia. Like Moomie said "what's a little bald spot?"

Be thankful your child HAS hair and that bald spot will grow back eventually!

seka2003 seka2003

i wouln't use buy it or use it ror that LO was born with a full head of hair then at about 6 weeks old it all started falling out all over.i would put a hat on her and take it off 5 mins latter to fond it full of hair. losing there hair is natural besides it grows so quick wile they are little.

Hazel... Hazel_Flore

I wouln't buy something like that my baby girl has little hair and a small bald spot on the back of her head since she was 3 weeks old and the only time she is on her back is when we're in the car or she is sleeping and mostly she sleeps on my chest so now her bald spot is going away...

JayGi... JayGirlsMom

i would totally use this! I think that is a great idea! my little one was born with tons of black, black hair. and never lost it, just had a bald spot from resting on her bed etc. maybe this is not a good idea for caucasion babies that tend to loose all of the hair they are born with. but for ethnic babies, who tend to not loose as much hair, I think this is a good idea.

jaja1623 jaja1623

I'd use it, but definately not for that much money.

RanaA... RanaAurora

Nope, I wouldn't buy it.

Especially considering threading something through the strapholes on your carseat will void your warranty, since they can claim your addition interfered with the straps.

Babies get bald spots.  It happens.  And then it grows back.

lunam... lunamuse89

I never put my daughter down, so she never had a bald spot. of course it's not reasonable to think that working parents can continuously hold the baby.

I wouldnt buy it.

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