13 Some Babies Are Born With Fur
People talk all the time about whether a baby will be born with hair and what color that hair will be. No one asks whether or not the baby will have fur, but, in fact, some kids do.
Don’t worry; you haven’t given birth to a tiny sasquatch. Babies normally grow this fine “fur,” known as lanugo, over their bodies, possibly to keep them warm in the womb. Most of them shed it by the time they’re born, but some, especially those born early, still have it. You don’t need to go in search of organic, baby-safe depilatory, though. The fur will be gone in a few weeks.
If you happen to have a hairless baby, you can be comforted with the fact she shed her lanugo before being born and then…ate it.