Baby Hair

Illustration of Baby Hair
Illustration: Baby Hair

Hello Doctor, I want to ask whether congenital hair should be shaved? because many say baby’s innate hair is dirty … please explain doc … thanks.

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. During this time the newborn's hair is often shaved to the end for various reasons. Some for religious, cultural reasons, want their hair to grow thick, and various other reasons including those you mentioned. Actually it's fine to shave off a baby's hair for a variety of reasons, but medically, there is actually no correlation.


When it is said to be dirty, as long as the baby's hair contains only amniotic fluid, and it is not dirty. Even if it is dirty, for example in the case of some babies where the body is cloudy because it has been contaminated with fetal excrement, which in medical language is called meconium, then even when the hospital is born it will definitely wipe it, and then bathe it. After bathing, the hair will be clean and there is nothing to worry about.


In essence, it is medically not a problem to let baby's hair go unshaven. This will not cause physical or psychological complaints in the future. But if you want to do it for certain reasons such as cultural or religious, then that is your right as a parent. So, hopefully answering your question.

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