Taking a bath is an amazing time for Cole. Do we waste time on shampoo? HA no! Do we spring for the fancy hair goop? No! Do we use bubbles and give him bubble hair? OMG yes.
Here is a short list of things that children with alopecia can do…
1.) Everything any other kid can do.
Mix up the letters in the word ALOPECIA and you have “A COAL PIE.” That has nothing to do with anything, but it’s pretty neat.
Cole chooses YOU to not assume that he has a life threatening illness when you see him at the supermarket.
Oral hygiene is key. Other things he can do are sing, dance, tumble, wiggle, and scream…all while being bald.
Cole may never grow hair, or maybe he will. There’s no way to know. Baldness aside, he is the happiest and most cheerful child in the whole entire world. Don’t let Cole and kids like Cole lose their spirit. They are beautiful.
Hair loss in children is actually not very common. However, it is significant enough that nearly 2 million children suffer from at least one form of Alopecia (hair loss) or another in the United States alone