Strangers frequently stop her on the street, thinking her kid is a doll or wearing a wig because of his unruly mop of brown hair, according to a mother. Nurses and midwives were sʜᴏᴄᴋed when Emma Mooney’s baby Charlie Foster was born with black hair, she claimed. The nine-month-hair old’s has only grown longer and more voluminous since then, according to Emma. The mother, who works as a certification manager, claims she is stopped every time she leaves the house because people mistake her kid for a life-like reborn doll or a wig.
The mother, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, alleges she and her kid were stopped 11 times in one day by strangers. “People stop us in the street all the time,” she added. “It’s like we’re a tiny star.” We can’t walk into a supermarket without being stopped. Some store patrons believe he is a doll, and that I am simply wheeling a doll about in a stroller. I’ve been asked if he wears a wig, and despite dressing like a male, he’s often mistaken for a girl. ‘Why do you think that?’ I ponder when people wonder if he’s wearing a wig. No one’s putting wigs on newborns.”
“He had this beautiful, huge head of hair, and I used to joke he looked like one of the Golden Girls. He appeared to have had his hair blow-dried in a salon. I was at Ikea the other day when someone commented to me, “Oh my God, your baby’s hair is gorgeous,” which I hear fairly often. I’m not bothered by the attention; it’s great.” She stated, ” “When I go shopping with him, it takes me a long time. A few days ago, we went to Asda. We were just there for an hour and a half because I simply needed bread and milk. I believe the most I’ve been stopped in one day is 11 times by individuals who want to touch it and ask questions about it.”
The mother-of-one, who lives with Colin Foster, a 45-year-old transportation planner, previously published a charity shop find on Facebook that was modeled by Charlie. The picture was inundated with comments from perplexed social media users, who wondered if Charlie was a toy or if he was wearing a wig. Emma stated, ” “People commented on my Facebook post that he looked like a doll and wondered whether he was wearing a wig. It received 100 comments in a matter of minutes, which was incredible.” “Edit: he doesn’t sit in it for lengthy periods of time, thank you for your advice, and yes, I guarantee he’s a genuine baby and that’s his actual hair!” she had to amend her Facebook ad after publishing it.
“Thank you, everyone, so much for your wonderful words regarding baby Charlie. We are truly blessed. He’s wonderful, I really thought he was a nice doll at first sight! said one Facebook user. I’m glad you got him a good deal!” Another person said: “I initially mistook him for a toy, then a genuine baby wearing a wig, and finally a real baby with his natural hair. It’s just too adorable.” Another person commented: “The baby is nine months old and already has more hair than I have. It’s a sad moment! BTW [by the way], this is a fantastic find.” When Emma began to have ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙᴜʀɴ throughout her pregnancy, she believed Charlie would have a lot of hair.
She stated, ” “When I was expecting him, I experienced ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙᴜʀɴ. In the last month, I had to send Colin out late at night to fetch me more Gaviscon. It’s not an urban legend at all; it’s the truth. I’m certain that was 100% genuine, not an urban legend, and that it was because he was so hairy. He was born with a full head of hair in January, and all of the nurses and midwives remarked on how much hair he had. His hair seemed like thick layers of silk when I first saw him. It was incredible; it was the softest thing you’d ever laid your hands on.” Emma confesses that seeing other bald infants makes her feel strange since she is enamored with Charlie’s flowing curls.
Charlie’s hair grows so quickly that Emma had to schedule his first haircut for him when he was just four months old. Charlie’s fringe was growing into his eyes and covering his ears, she claimed, so he required a second haircut at six months. Emma said she has to brush Charlie’s hair frequently, and when she washes it with shampoo, she dries it with a towel before letting the rest dry naturally. Charlie’s hair has also grabbed the attention of firms searching for hirsute kids to promote their products, according to his mother. In a few weeks, the toddler will celebrate his first Halloween, and Emma says his luxurious curls provide her a few options for what to dress him up as.