A baby in the UK is turning heads wherever he goes – because of his long, fluffy hair.
Junior Cox-Noon was born July 30th at Brighton General Hospital and weighed 10 pounds.
Which is exactly why Junior has become a bit of a local celebrity – at just 9 weeks old, the little guy has so much hair he has been nicknamed “Little bear.”
“He came out with loads of hair,” Junior’s mom Chelsea Noon says. “I didn’t realise how much until he had his first bath.”
“When he was born it was quite thick but everybody said it would stop and that a lot of it would fall out. He hasn’t lost any – there’s none in the cot, none in his little chair or the pram, it’s literally just growing and it grows out not down so it sticks up,” Chelsea tells The Mirror.
The 32 year old mom, who has 3 children, says that it now takes between 40 minutes and 2 hours to do her weekly grocery shop – because everybody wants to stop and touch Junior’s hair
Many people want to know the secret behind Junior’s fluffy ‘do.
“Everyone stops and says: ‘Oh my god look at the baby’s hair,’ and then the next person will say: ‘He’s got so much hair’,” Chelsea explains.
The mom says she has to blow-dry Junior’s hair, because it takes too long for it to dry naturally. She also says she has no intention of cutting his hair.
“I definitely don’t want to cut it,I want to see how long it actually does grow out. I don’t know where his hair has come from it’s like a big ball of candy floss,” Chelsea says.
Chelsea’s two other children, 6 year old Mitchell and 4 year old Preston, were not born with the same mane of hair Junior has.
So how did Junior come into the world with such a mass of hair? Chelsea decided to find out, with the help of her doctor.
Her doctor believes it’s to do with something that happened during Chelsea’s pregnancy.
Suffered from severe heartburn
When Chelsea was pregnant with Junior she suffered with severe heartburn.
In a study from 2007 by Johns Hopkins University, researcher’s found that the growth of a fetus’ hair during pregnancy can be linked to heartburn.
This is believed to happen due to high levels of estrogen, which can both affect hair growth and cause heartburn.
But extreme hair growth aside: Junior is a much loved little boy who is healthy and thriving.
“His brothers really love him, my youngest is always running up to Junior saying ‘I want to pinch his fat cheeks’. We call him ‘Baby Bear’ because he looks like a little bear but when he’s angry he looks like a little gremlin.”
Chelsea is not planning to have any more children.
“The labour with Junior was horrible, I lost a litre of blood so it was quite traumatic. Then obviously they weighed him and found out he was 10lbs and that’s probably why.”
Luckily Chelsea recovered and now has a healthy, happy little tyke to take care of!
What fantastic hair!
I’ve never seen anything like this before, just imagine a newborn having all that hair! He is just too cute.
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