Hair loss in children can be caused by a number of issues including hair pulling, hormone imbalances, and nutritional deficiencies. If your child suddenly develops smooth, round, bald spots on their scalp and other parts of their body, they may have a condition called alopecia areata.
Is it normal for a one year old to lose hair?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), most babies lose some — or even all — of their hair in the first few months of life. And it’s completely normal. This hair loss is called alopecia, and in babies it can have several triggers, from hormones to sleeping position.
Are bald spots normal in toddlers?
Baldness and hair loss in babies
With time, most babies grow permanent, thicker hair on their heads. Also, healthy babies often have bald patches at the backs or sides of their scalps. This is because they lie on their backs a lot of the time, so their heads often rub against something.
When does baby’s bald spot grow back?
The hair grows back once the baby starts to sit up. This may take 6 to 12 months.
Can alopecia go away on its own?
Alopecia areata (AA) causes hair loss in small, round patches that may go away on their own, or may last for many years. Nearly 2% of the U.S. population (about four million people) will develop AA in their lifetime.
Is it normal for a 2 year old to lose hair?
Toddler hair loss can be completely normal.