So if you didn’t know (cause I definitely didn’t know) – it is tradition to shave the heads of newborn babies in the Latino culture. Well, maybe not all – but Claudio’s family is Uruguayan and Guatemalan and they both agree to it!
***UPDATE: I’m out here in Long Island thanks to Frankenstorm and I asked his dad directly about it – I am wrong – actually Guatemalans are AGAINST it as they think it will cause the child to not want to talk, and they even knew a child who didn’t talk till he was 4 who got the head shaved, coincidence??—no worries in Maximo he never stops chatting it up— and in Uruguay, they always shave it mostly because it is just going to fall off anyways – since newborns who are born with hair lose it anyways – aka like max’s balding spots below haha). Apparently, this old wives tale makes their hair grow in thicker so they won’t bald later in life. Well, have you SEEN Latino hair?? I mean it is pretty thick and silky, and I don’t see a lot of balding latino men – hellllo Enrique — so maybe they know something the rest of the scientific advanced world of balding doesn’t?! I LOVED Maximo’s hair when he was first born – it was sooo cute, so I fought tooth and nail to keep it. I couldn’t imagine shaving off all that beautiful hair! Claudio would always tease me and scare me that it was going to go Barnhart!!!
Nope. Never going to Happen.
Well, as Maximo was turning 3 months old – I realized that BOTH of us were starting to lose our hair. Yep that’s right moms! Get ready for the 3-month-your-hair-starts-to-fall-out-point-when-3-months-later-you-think-pregnancy-problems-are-finally-over.
Maximo’s was rubbing off where his was rubbing on his sleeper at night. awwweeeeeeeee haha (he will KILL me for sharing this photo when he’s older – )
So I caved- I couldn’t stand Maximo having a balding line at 3 months already – so I said – go ahead dad!! Well, I admit, I shed a tear. It was hard to watch – but Maximo seemed to LOVE IT. I mean, there isn’t much this kid DOESN’T like haha – so it made it a lot easier – so let me introduce the newly shaved Maximo:
***Update*** It’s been two weeks and it’s starting to grow back! Yay! He looks like a little Biff from Back to the Future. LOL
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Stephanie Barnhart is Author/Founder of Footballfoodandmotherhood.com, New York Editor for Mommy Nearest Magazine, and Founder/Social Media Strategist of SocialmindedMediaGroup.com. Stephanie is also a speaker of best online practices for small business and soloprenurs, as well as an educator to parents on social media monitoring. She has also been seen in the New York Times, PARENTGUIDE News, NY Metro Parent, ABC News, and been a contributing author on various websites.