Hairy Shoulders and Back (Lanugo)

Hairy Shoulders

Many babies are really hairy when they are first born, especially on their shoulders and back. Some babies are hairier than others, but they are all normal. After a couple of months, the hair will be gone. One day you will say, "Oh, her shoulders aren't hairy any more."

Thanks to Janelle Aby MD, Stanford School Of Medicine, Newborn Nursery, and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital for the use of occasional photographs.