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Do you have a hairy dd?

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PrettyCandles Wed 30-Sep-09 22:59:11

How do you support her?

6yo dd is hairy. I've never seen such a hairy child. It's not hirsutism, she's just hairy. She's got strong dark hair on arms and legs, and her back is furry.

She's already been teased at school about it. But the girl who teased her had been bugging her in any case, and I think I managed to turn it around by persuading dd that the girl was jealous of her. The other girl has thin pale hair, that doesn't really grow much, whereas dd's hair is long and stunning.

I also don't pretend to ignore her body hair, but mention it as a beautiful thing. I stroke her (which she loves) and call her furry kitten.

What do you do?

MunkyNuts Thu 01-Oct-09 11:03:32

Oh bless. I was a bit of a hairy child but also had lovely long locks, think its the price you have to pay, tell her its worth it because when she´s older if she wants to she can lose the leg/arm hair but she´ll still have beautiful head hair. The other mean girl probably really is jealous. I think its a bit of a life lesson that nobody´s perfect and you have to make the best of the good bits. She will get through it and no friends are going to give you up if you´re a bit hairy. I´m sure its hard as a mum to think of your DD being teased about this but IMO there´s always something and better this than a fundamental character flaw or a major physical thing.

lou031205 Thu 01-Oct-09 18:51:38

DD2 is just 2 and has a furry back & faint leg hair. Has done since birth.

cocolepew Thu 01-Oct-09 18:58:02

Yes Dd is8 and incredible hairy, down her back, her hairline is very low on her forehead, her legs aren't too bad except in the summer hmm but her arms are very hairy, you can brush them! Children have asked why she's so hairy (her arms) and it's really annoying her. But know one has picked on her...yet. Next summer if she moans I'm getting the Veet out.

lollystar Thu 01-Oct-09 19:05:52

Yes, my DD is quite hairy too but she has fine blonde hair so not as obvious. Have asked and asked about it (docs, hv etc), but just get told "it'll go" hmm

Karam Thu 01-Oct-09 20:37:53

Yes, my DD is very hairy - arms, legs and backs. Thankfully, at just 5 no-one seems to have noticed it yet. She mostly wears tights to school and jeans at the weekend, so never been an issue. She has also got lovely thick hair.

Not sure how I will deal with it as she starts noticing it more. Sorry, that's not much help is it??

hillbilly Thu 01-Oct-09 20:41:44

Yes my dd (4) is quite hairy. I shall have to get advice from the women my dh's family as I am quite fair and not hairy. I have to be really careful with plasters!

RubyBlueberry Thu 01-Oct-09 20:44:49

hillbilly exactly the same situation for me too! My DD is very furry and I have almost none.

francagoestohollywood Thu 01-Oct-09 20:53:49

My dd is 5 and very hairy. Just like her mum hmm smile.
I don't comment on her hairy legs etc and she hasn't realized yet.
Plus we live in Italy... hairy women are more common here grin

julesetjim Thu 01-Oct-09 22:26:39

My dd is 2 and has a hairy back, shoulders and upper legs. She also has lots of lovely long locks. I'm very pale with dark hair but don't have much excess hair and what I have I got post puberty. My dh is Indian and I have noticed that other friends with an Indian parent seem to produce quite hairy children. My dd is also very fair but with very dark hair so it is quite prominent. Not a problem just now as she usually wears trousers and long sleeves but I do worry about her getting teased at school. I also worry that if it is this dark now what puberty will do to it,

PrettyCandles Mon 05-Oct-09 09:27:29

Do you find it strange when MNers post threads asking "Should I let my dd wax/shave?"? I can't imagine why not to let dd do that! Of course I'd like her to feel comfortable in her own lovely body, and not feel she needs to distort herslef to conform. But I don't see why I should force her to do so.

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