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to consider waxing my 1 week old daughter's back?

48 replies

happycamel · 08/04/2011 13:57

Heavens it's hairy. Obviously I wouldn't actually do it but DH and I are both dark haired and she looks like a little gorilla!

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MrsWitcher · 08/04/2011 13:59

Most of it will probably fall out! Grin
DD1 was very hairy at birth and it was all dark. It sort of all fell out then she was blonde as a toddler. She's much darker now (5yrs) but doesn't have all the body hair she had as a newborn. Smile


WassaAxolotl · 08/04/2011 13:59

I was terrified this was a serious thread then!

My blood pressure...


whatsallthehullaballoo · 08/04/2011 13:59

It will pass...YABU to consider it as well. Most newborns are hairy!


DontGoCurly · 08/04/2011 13:59

Aw! Step away from the waxing kit !


WannabeMusician · 08/04/2011 13:59



debka · 08/04/2011 14:04

Ha ha!! Mine has hairy ears too!!


chocolatecoveredlissielou · 08/04/2011 14:05

I too for a second thought this was either a troll or a serious thread ds was as bald as a coot. congratulations


Malificence · 08/04/2011 14:09

My DD was like a little gorilla when she was born. Smile Full head of black spiky hair too, she had a chin length bob by the age of a year.


kreecherlivesupstairs · 08/04/2011 14:11

I just bought a new sort of waxing stuff for my 'tache. It is supposedly more gentle than other sorts so should be suitable for a baby.
I'll let you know how I get on.


QuintessentialShadows · 08/04/2011 14:11

Maybe you can just wax enough to spell out your signature or maybe a little heart?


chocadoodle · 08/04/2011 14:13

DS had a hairy ear when he was born Grin so sweet. I can remember worrying about him having a hairy ear as an adult and what effect it would have on him! But was relieved and also a bit sad to see it had all gone by the time he was about a month old.


CocktailQueen · 08/04/2011 14:15

Oh yes, I'd do it - she'll be mortified when she grows up and sees pics of her with a hairy back - while you're there you could perhaps have her ears pierced and give her a St Tropez spray tan - you're never too young to look after yourself!! Grin


Mrsdoasyouwouldbedoneby · 08/04/2011 14:15

Waxing might be a little tough on the skin, maybe hair removal creams intended for very sensitive skin?

My son had hary ears, but neither had much hair, in fact because she was so fair, DD looked like she had no eyebrows or eyelashes. She loked very odd. Oh and she had ONE very long hair on her head. The others were all short and fluffy (her nickname). I mean all the energy given to my nightburn must have gone into that ONE hair. It was literally inches long.

They were both wrinkly with peeling skin (both over due). and erm, yes I did have a thing for picking it off.

It's making me all broody now.


Mrsdoasyouwouldbedoneby · 08/04/2011 14:16

(btw the first part of my post is a joke. I realise I don't post here very often and it might be taken seriously! lol)


goodasgold · 08/04/2011 14:16

Waxing might hurt her. Why not try that creamy stuff instead?


kreecherlivesupstairs · 08/04/2011 14:21

Sorry OP, I have to report that the face strips are as painful as leg ones. I'd do as other's have advised and go for cream.
Have you checked to see whether Bumble and Bumble do one?


kreecherlivesupstairs · 08/04/2011 14:22

Actually, one second thoughts, shaving may work out cheaper in the long run.


peppapighastakenovermylife · 08/04/2011 14:24

I'm sure there is a thread over on the feminism board about letting hair grow. Perhaps you could read her that and see whether she wants to join in or not?


LDNmummy · 08/04/2011 14:26

Awww, a lttle gorilla, that is such a sweet description. Smile


goodasgold · 08/04/2011 14:27

Or as a long term investment that thing where it is lasered off forever?


TurkeyBurgerThing · 08/04/2011 14:30

Aaaaaw I love love love little fuzzy newborns! Mine were all heairy and even had hairy ears.

Oh dear. I think I might need to have another one but I already have 3...


Bratfink · 08/04/2011 14:31

when DS came out, i think the first thing i said in horror was 'he's all hairy' the MW said 'don't worry it will all fall out soon'.

DP said he was like a Greek lorry driver

he had little tufts on the tops of his ears until about 6 months, when they eventually went i was kind of sad, i'd grown to love them.

i took a few photos of them to remember them by

i'd forgotteen all about it, but remembering him as a soft, fuzzy baby has made me all sentimntal

congratulations, enjoy the peachy little thing


ChazsBrilliantAttitude · 08/04/2011 14:33

Maybe the ELC do pink hair dye for girls (not blue because girls will explode if they use anything that isn't pink Hmm). She could look quite funky.


GoodDaysBadDays · 08/04/2011 14:33




BobbiDazzler · 08/04/2011 14:33

This is a joke thread, yes?

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