From the article:
But what about babies with bald spots? Do parents just try a comb-over?
Newnan mom Victoria Walton actually did, after her perfectly healthy baby girl, Amira, started losing a patch of delicate hair on the back of her head.
But it wasn’t enough to camouflage Amira’s â€œcul-de-sac of hairsâ€ look, so Walton began stitching squares of satin to place under her head whenever she lay her down. The idea: Less friction means less rubbing and shedding.
That homespun invention has evolved into a commercial enterprise: Infant Hair Protector, now available in pink and blue both online
See the full article — Battling baldness in babies
The article is basically a big plug for a company that makes what appears to be satin pads to put under a baby’s head to prevent traction.
It is normal for babies to have patchy hair, as their hair changes from baby hair into a more mature child’s hair. There are diseases of the scalp that cause balding, but a good pediatrician should be able to make the diagnosis. In my 19 years in the hair business, I have never had a infant or baby brought in to see me, but I have been consulted for Ringworm, a childhood fungus of the scalp.