Good thing we’re genetically programmed to breed. Otherwise, the first time a hair-covered baby spewed puke out its nose, the human race would come to a screeching halt.
Terrifying Things Nobody Tells You About Newborns

#6. Newborns Are Covered in Body Hair
[A]long with those downy newborn locks, don’t be surprised if your baby is born with hair all over her upper back, shoulders, and face, especially if she’s born early.
Don’t worry. You haven’t really given birth to Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy. That hair is called lanugo, and it’s normal. Lanugo is the first hair the body makes, and in utero it covers the developing child like fuzz on a peach, if that peach had spent the last five months kicking its mother when she was trying to sleep and jumping up and down on her bladder. Experts think the hair is meant to regulate the baby’s temperature in the womb, like a shoddy fur coat. Fun fact: If the baby is born lanugo-free, that means she shed the hair in the uterus … then ate it.

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Good thing we’re genetically programmed to breed. Otherwise, the first time a hair-covered baby spewed puke out its nose, the human race would come to a screeching halt.

Terrifying Things Nobody Tells You About Newborns

#6. Newborns Are Covered in Body Hair

[A]long with those downy newborn locks, don’t be surprised if your baby is born with hair all over her upper back, shoulders, and face, especially if she’s born early.

Don’t worry. You haven’t really given birth to Jo-Jo the Dog-Faced Boy. That hair is called lanugo, and it’s normal. Lanugo is the first hair the body makes, and in utero it covers the developing child like fuzz on a peach, if that peach had spent the last five months kicking its mother when she was trying to sleep and jumping up and down on her bladder. Experts think the hair is meant to regulate the baby’s temperature in the womb, like a shoddy fur coat. Fun fact: If the baby is born lanugo-free, that means she shed the hair in the uterus … then ate it.

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