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How to get rid of bald spots on baby

How to prevent baby bald spots forming

Yes, baby bald spots can develop on all babies! Although it will eventually grow back, some will take longer than others. Sleeping your little one on silk will not only help prevent bald spots and will help speed up the regrowth of them. Our babies will spend 12-17 hours a day sleeping in their first year, so their sleep surface is really important.

Babies hair loss:

Did you know, a newborn's hormone levels drop right after birth, which can cause them to lose the hair they were born with. There's no need to worry, newborn hair loss is perfectly normal, its called telogen effluvium. 

If you notice that your baby is developing bald patches, check for hair loss on their cot mattress. Babies spent a lot of time on their backs and are constantly moving their heads from side to side, causing friction and tugging at their delicate hair on the back of their head.

There are also other medical reasons which can cause babies to lose their hair. If you are concerned we recommend seeking medical advice.

What can I do about bald spots? 

To help prevent bald spots from forming we recommend:

- sleeping them on silk bedding. 
- avoid headbands and hair ties
- adjust babies head position slightly when sleeping
- encourage supervised tummy time
- utilise front pack 

Sleep your baby on silk to reduce hair loss and skin allergies

Full Benefit of Silk for Babies.

1. Reduces Hair Loss, Bald Spots & Knotty Hair

By sleeping your baby on silk their head glides across the smooth silk surface, reducing friction and pulling at the hair. This means less hair loss, bald spots and knotty hair. Silk bedding is also magical at helping repair bald spots by not tugging at the new hair growth. Just remember, hair growth rates will vary.

2. Keeps nasty dust mites away 

Silk is hypoallergenic and a natural resistance to dust mites, fungus and mould, in addition to many other allergens. Dust mites eat skin cells shed by people, and they thrive in warm environments such as pillowcases and bedding. Silk has a rare protein that naturally repels dust mites. The use of silk is recommended for babies with eczema and asthma due to its numerous antibacterial qualities.

3. Breathable & Regulates Temperature

Mulberry silk is breathable and naturally regulates your baby's temperature to help keep them cool during summer and warm during winter. 

4. Hydrating

Silk doesn’t absorb moisture and natural oils like materials such as cotton and therefore keeps their skin and hair hydrated.

Silk Cot Sheet  

Our safe sleeping silk fitted cot sheet is made for your little mover in mind. It's hard to imagine they will be waking up at all ends of the cot within a few months time. Having a full silk surface across the mattress will last their entire time while in their cot. Best of all they are machine washable. 

Silk Bassinet Sheet

Perfect for your wee newborn, our silk fitted bassinet sheet is breathable and temperature regulating. This means the silk sheet will help keep them warm during the winter and cool during the warm summer months. To help keep this sheet affordable, we've only add silk where it's needed. 
Because babies have delicate skin, all our silk is made using a chemical free method.
Monday Silks only uses Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certified silk which is an international testing standard for any harmful and toxic substances. Monday Silks baby sheets are designed in line with Plunket NZ and Red Nose Australia sleep safety guidelines.





Real Reviews from our Customers

My baby daughter is a back sleeper and was rubbing her head resulting in a very large bald patch. Since using the cot sleeve her hair is now recovering and growing. It is super soft and fitting around the mattress stays in place and doesn't clump. - Kirsty B
★★★★★ - Amazing!
Love it such beautiful quality. My daughter seems to love rubbing her face on it and within one day the frizz at the back of her head was gone. Now I want some pillows for my bed! - Lara N
★★★★★ - Love your product!
We've had our cot sleeve for just over two weeks and my girls hair has grown so much already! She rubs her head side to side when she's tired and before we got our silk there was constantly a patch of hair left in her bed from where she was rubbing! Not anymore! Love your product thank you so much. - Jane S
★★★★★ - Lovely
Lovely quality and quick service. Has made a huge difference with my little ones bald patch! Highly recommend. - Holly W
★★★★★  - Love it
I was at first skeptical but wanted to try due to my baby's bald spot. I did not realise that the cot cotton sheet is so much courser until I felt the softness of the silk sleeve! I think I see some itsy bitsy hairs growing back on my baby's bald spot. I can't wait to see if it fully grows back in a few months. Thank you. - Joyce T
Purchased for a gift. Extremely pleased. - Julie G
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