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Hair thinning on 3.5 months old

This is very common. The main thing is not to worry. Most babies lose some of their hair, only to grow more later. And some babies lose all their hair. Your girlfriend could be correct - often it's ...
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Should I let my daughter get a buzz pixie when the school won't allow it?

Personally, I would let her get the haircut in question over the summer break, but not during the school year. At least, I would advise my child against it. This is entirely a matter of opinion, ...
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Hair thinning on 3.5 months old

I'm going to add to @Rory's answer because there's an important issue which wasn't completely addressed. My gf's take on it is that since we (I) carry her too much, he head rubs in this area and the ...
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Is it necessary to cut a baby's hair?

I'm guessing this is a cultural myth similar to "fan death" in Korea. It sounds utterly baffling and silly to anyone outside that culture. No. There's no reason to cut your child's hair - ...
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How do I start teaching my 14 Month daughter to fight back.?

At that age you are going to have a hard time teaching a child to fight back appropriately. There's too much nuance in when it's ok vs when it isn't (even adults debate this) for a 14 month old to ...
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Should I let my daughter get a buzz pixie when the school won't allow it?

Life is full of rules. Old rules that are not aligned with society anymore, rules that have been put in place to avoid a specific behavior but have an impact on a lot more people, ... If think that ...
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Can I use canola oil to treat cradle cap?

Yes, you can use baby oil or natural oils (almond or olive or canola oil. But avoid groundnut or peanut oil in children under 5.) to loosen thick crusts. It's probably a good idea to do a "spot test" ...
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How to temporarily straighten very thick and curly hair?

Shampoo with keratin will aid with straightening using a flat iron, but I don't recommend it. Getting a professional blow out is her best bet. I'm biracial and occasionally want a temporary change. ...
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Why does my toddler pull hair to calm himself? How can I make him stop?

Our daughter has always softly pulled on hair when going to sleep and sometimes just sitting watching TV. However, she pulls on her dolls hair (i'm quite bald!). I don't think there is anything ...
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How to soften my infant's tough and dry hair?

Edit: When writing the answer below, I had misread "breaking out" as "breaking off". In all cases of rash, pustules, red dots or other changes always check with your healtcare provider first to ...
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Hair thinning on 3.5 months old

My baby was born with a full head of straight dark hair. At around 4-5 months it all fell out, he went bald for a few months, and then it grew back a pale golden blonde and slightly wavy! His doctor ...
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How to temporarily straighten very thick and curly hair?

I'd use an electric hair straightening brush for kids. This will give the possibility for her to have straightened hair without damaging her natural locks. This electric hair straightening tools make ...
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Can I use canola oil to treat cradle cap?

Sure, canola oil is fine to use on the baby's scalp. For cradle cap, you can rub any edible non-nut vegetable oil into the crusted areas, but don't leave it on for hours; wash it off with baby ...
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How can we keep my niece's hair out of her eyes?

My daughter is 2 and her hair grows "forward" as you described. My hair does not, but my husband's side of family has that trait. Her hair is always in her eyes, so we have to cut bangs. She sees an ...
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How can we keep my niece's hair out of her eyes?

Right now we are in the process of growing out my daughters bangs (She's 2). I usually do the same thing with her bangs everyday, which is basically a small ponytail with them, only with a pull-...
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Hair thinning on 3.5 months old

Very normal. My child was born with a full head of hair, then at 3 months old went full Picard. She is now 3.4 years old and has the most beautiful golden mop of golden bronze curls. Fret not!
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Is it necessary to cut a baby's hair?

My daughter is 3 month old and sometimes she pulls her hair knowingly or unknowingly. And then it hurts and she starts crying. So this could also be a reason to cut a baby's hair. Moreover, I ...
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How to temporarily straighten very thick and curly hair?

Seems like you're looking for Argan Oil. It wont straighten her hair, but it will weigh it down and tame it so to speak. Gives hair a wet look. Shampoos and conditioners with Argan Oil never really ...
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Can I use canola oil to treat cradle cap?

As mentioned, you probably want to test for allergies first, this one requires more care but hands down the best thing I found was to take a dry flannel and put about half a teaspoon of 100% tea-tree ...

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