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Wondering About When Little Girls Grow Leg Hair?

HI, this is perhaps a non-traditional question. But, I was just wondering, if other Moms observed this in their child? My daughter is almost 5 years old... and she has "baby hairs" (as she calls it) on her legs! It's a little darker/longer looking along her shin bone. I was just wondering if this is typical in little girls of this age? My daughter said her other girl classmates have this too. Are kids this age, nowadays, having little leg hairs already? My husband and I are just curious about it. My daughter doesn't seem bothered by it, she thinks it's interesting. But I'm just wondering...I've heard from other Moms about how girls are "maturing" faster nowadays... even hitting puberty in grade school? Thank you for any comments.

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So many great resposes to my "heelarious" question! Thank you all... I was afraid my question was too bizarre... but I was really wondering about it and wanting to know what other moms thought. My daughter seems un-bothered by it, although she shows it to us sometimes... like a curiosity thing. And we just make neutral comments about it, but don't make it a "thing." I guess, that's just normal.... her dad is pretty hairy... so I guess that may be where she gets it from, as the others suggested. I just hope it doesn't get too much, too soon, my goodness!Not even 5 years old yet, and growing leg hair. Well all part of their development I guess. It's not a problem for my girl, so I guess it's not a problem. I just don't want her to feel self conscious... will deal with it when/if it's more apparent with her and she asks as she gets older. Thank you all!

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I know you already posted a what happened but I just wanted to say, OMG, you have NO idea how hairy my little one is and she is only 2!! She is a total little German/Irish white girl with fair skin and hair, pretty as can be, but let me tell you, she has so much hair on her legs it is almost abnormal. I have even trimmed it with my husbands beard trimmer! (Thats so bad I know!!! But you just have to see these legs to understand! lol) My 3 year son is significantly less hairy. My husband used the excuse that it was her "lanugo" until she was about a year old - too bad lanugo is gone a couple weeks after birth - LOL!!

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It's totally normal & it is not an indicator of early puberty. All kids will grow hair on their arms & legs, it will just look different depending on their heritage. For instance, my husband's super white so my son started growing hair on his legs at 4 years old, but it's very sparse & light blonde- hard to see unless you're looking for it. In the preschool where I taught, I've seen kids with different ethnicities with thick, dark hair on their arms & legs. Don't worry about it, your son will get it too when he gets older.

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Totally, my 10 year old is half Salvadorian and she starting getting dark leg hair I think at 7 and baby hairs since I think like 5. Especially dark haired children, it is normal. She had hair all over her body when she was born, soft baby hair!! It is totally normal....

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My daughter is 3 & has dark leg hair already!! My husband is pretty hairy so I'm assuming that's why. I don't know when you are suppose to get it but I have seen it on other kids too. I don't know if it's early or not. I also notice that I think her leg hairs must fall out or something. Sometimes it's noticeable & sometimes it's not. Who knows, I don't think it's anything to worry about though.

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Hi...
I don't have a little girl but I have a 5 year old son and I just noticed that he is getting hair on his legs also. I thought it was a little early for this to happen but after reading your posting I guess it may be normal.
I don't know if this helps you at all, but just thought it may ease your mind a little.
Have a great day!
J.

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Hi Susan ( I think)

This is such a funny question!!! My daughter is a white blonde toehead with huge blue eyes and golden brown skin. Looks like she's sweedish with a great tan, she's 2.5 years old and she has leg hair! It's almost invisible but like someone else said, my husband is somewhat hairy, so maybe this is where she gets it, but I thought nothing of it though I just really noticed it the other day...!!! I am also blonde, blue eyed and was completely white haired until almost 20...You can't really see it at all unless you look really hard because it's so white, but apparently this is totally normal!!

Heelarious question. Hope you're not worried about it- cause now you've got me thinking!!!!

Take care,

S.

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Yeah its normal. Don't worry about it. My 7yr old has a little bit of leg hair. But its just standard. Just like they will start getting a little hair on thier arms. No big deal, I wouldn't stress. I think most girls get that at that age. Then you start shaving when your a proper age around like 12 or 13. Whenever you allow your child.

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Hi!

I just think it's a genetic thing. I was a hairy little thing when I was young! I even decided to take it upon myself to use my mom's razor and shave my own legs when I was like 7 or 8. plus with all the processed foods we eat these days, there is no telling... I would talk to her doctor about it but i think it's normal!

L. C.

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I know you already posted a what happened but I just wanted to say, OMG, you have NO idea how hairy my little one is and she is only 2!! She is a total little German/Irish white girl with fair skin and hair, pretty as can be, but let me tell you, she has so much hair on her legs it is almost abnormal. I have even trimmed it with my husbands beard trimmer! (Thats so bad I know!!! But you just have to see these legs to understand! lol) My 3 year son is significantly less hairy. My husband used the excuse that it was her "lanugo" until she was about a year old - too bad lanugo is gone a couple weeks after birth - LOL!!

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