Silly Question: Toddler Has a Very Hairy back...anyone Else?

Updated on February 14, 2011
J.M. asks from Minneapolis, MN
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Ok, so I've just never seen this before on a toddler. My son has a very hairy back. It's fine hair, but it's dark. Right down his spine it's more prevalent a little lighter on the sides of his back. Anyone else have a toddler with a hairy back? Did it go away?

I'm not concerned, just curious.

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So What Happened?

Well, my husband (his father) and grandfather are both very hairy and so I assume that my son is going to be a little hairy guy growing up which is perfectly fine with me. I love it and I love the little swirly on his spine. I hope he doesn't catch too much grief for it but I wouldn't change it. Thanks!

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answers from Boca Raton on

When my son was born my husband FREAKED out because he looked like a gorilla! Hair on his ears,back,full head of hair etc. He actually has a calic of hair on his back, it forms a perfect circle and it's genetic...His dad and grandad are hairy beasts so don't worry perfectly normal....I LOVE my hubby's hair!!!

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answers from Boston on

Both of my younger sons (ages 5 and 6) have hairy backs. They also have lots of arm and leg hair. My husband is super-hairy (he actually had laser hair removal and it failed) so I assume that they will be too. We joke about starting the laser hair removal fund for them. The older one is starting to get a uni-brow so I can totally picture myself helping him wax that thing when he gets older. Their hair is fine and mostly light-colored, but there is a little color in what grows down their spines from the neck to between the shoulder blades.

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answers from Tulsa on

My son has the exact same thing. He also had dark hair on the sides of his ears when he was born. That went away, but the hair on his back (and arms) seems to be there to stay. He's four now. His dad is extremely hairy, so that's where he got it from.

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answers from Los Angeles on

my lil sis had a harry back around 2 and it totally went away.

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answers from Modesto on

It will go away :)
My stepson looked like a little monkey when he was born. It all comes off.
He is now a fairly hairy man tho, so it could be a sign. He will lose it by age 2 tho so dont stress.

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answers from Madison on

One of my sons has fine hair on his back. I heard that it would fall out, but he is almost 6 and it looks the same. I believe it is a sign that he will be more rather than less hairy when he is older. His pediatrician noticed it and smiled about it. My husband and I are pretty hairless except on top of the our heads, but I do have at least one hairy uncle.

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answers from Des Moines on

LOL! My son has always had a little "fur" since the day he was born. Then we've noticed that he has very dark, sometimes wiry-looking hair on his shoulders, back, and thighs. He's 3 years old now, and it hasn't gone away since. I just tease my hubby & say he's going to be growing a mustache or having 5 o'clock shadow in Kindergarten!

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answers from Santa Barbara on

Just Like Grandma T will go away. My daughter was a hairy little one, maybe the latina in her. She also had to get full blown haircuts at six months old. So lots and lots of hair, nothing ever fell out. But it went away

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answers from Minneapolis on

My neighbor's little girls had this... fine but dark hair in a little pattern all over her back. She lost it - not sure when but now she runs around w/ tank tops and you can't see a hint of it. :)

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answers from La Crosse on

My son is almost 4 and he has a hairy back, legs and arms. His hair is red, just like the color of the hair on his head. It's fine but when looking at it, its noticable. I just figured since my hubby is hairy that he will be also since he is exactly like his dad in every other way ( except the poor thing got my temper).

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