Baby Wigs: Disturbing Trend?

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Hirsute babies? Credit: Loubi Lou, Getty Images

Like those stretchy headbands weren't bad enough -- some moms are so embarrassed by their bald baby girls that they're putting them in custom-made wigs.

Blogger Sandra Rose recently shared the story of a reader who says: "It's never too early for my baby to start looking glamorous like Beyonce!" The unnamed parent went so far as to have a lace-front human-hair wig custom made for her wee one, in a style much like her own. "I wouldn't be caught dead without my lace front and my baby won't either," says the mom.

Mommy-n-me wigs may just be the most disturbing parenting trend we've heard in a long time, and The Frisky agrees with us. That site wants to know what's next: Thong diapers?

How about coordinating stripper poles, one for the nursery and one for the master bedroom? Or better yet, twin therapists to deal with their matching self-esteem issues? Suri's high heels are starting to look a lot more innocent with every waking moment.

We even found an entire site dedicated to hair-raising a child.

Not surprising that super models want to check out the trend. Here's a discussion of baby wigs on the Tyra Banks show:

Were you embarrassed by your child's baldness and if yes, why?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.