Lanugo: The soft, thin hair on babies shoulders and back when they're born. 

Isn't it the freaking cutest?? This baby born at Beauregard Health System, in Deridder had so much of it! I think this was the most I had ever seen on a baby before actually. It's not going stay very long and it doesn't determine how hairy your baby will be in the future, but the thought is that lanugo keeps baby warm before they have enough fat on them to do that job. Lanugo starts to show up around week 16 of pregnancy and most of the time disappears by week 30-36. Some babies are born with a lot of it though, usually premature babies but this little guy was almost 42 weeks and still hairy as could be!

Did your babies have lanugo? How far along were they?


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