A miracle baby born after eight miscarriages was born with a head of hair so thick that people think she’s a toddler.
Little Lottie Batchelor, who has just turned one, shocked her parents Emily, 28, and Matthew, 32, when she was born with thick black hair that grew to 10 inches in a year.
Her mum said she didn’t suffer a heartburn, which is what many would think could be the cause for her baby having so much hair.
But she did speak of how she is a miracle baby, as she and Matthew had tried to have a child but had eight miscarriages.
They were told they weren’t going to be able to conceive naturally, but then they miraculously fell pregnant with Lottie.
Mum Emily has to use an abundance of hair products to keep Lottie’s locks tamed – including conditioner, anti frizz serum, detangler, curl serum, and curl spray.
The full time mum also has to style Lottie’s hair every morning – adding an extra 20 minutes onto her morning routine.
Now Lottie’s hair is almost the same length as her six-year-old sister’s Evie – with many thinking the one-year-old is a lot older than she actually is.
Mum Emily explained: “When she was born, I was surprised by how dark her hair was and how much of it there was – I wasn’t expecting it at all.
“Her hair was the first thing people would notice when they met her; people were always commenting on her hair saying how lucky she was to have so much.
“She’s never lost any – it’s just got thicker and thicker.
“Now, her hair goes half way down her back when it’s wet and by the time she’s two, I think it’ll be the same length as Evie’s.
“People are shocked when I say that Lottie is only 12-months-old – most people think she’s at least two!
“I have to use conditioner because it gets so frizzy and it takes longer to blow dry her hair than my eldest.
“It takes about half an hour to dry and 15 minutes to style in the morning; I have to put her fringe up everyday to get it out of the way and I make sure to brush it through.
“If I don’t take the time to do it in the morning, it’ll be matted by the end of the day.
“It’s very time consuming – she has better hair products and more than me!”
Despite Evie being born with dark hair, parents Emily and Matthew, who works as a builder, were not expecting the amount of hair little Lottie was born with.
Emily added: “Evie was born with dark hair but it was nothing like Lottie’s so we weren’t expecting it at all.
“I had dark hair when I was born and so did my husband but again, it was nothing like Lottie’s.
“She’s very lucky to have it and I wish that I had her hair!
“Lottie’s hair is gradually getting a bit lighter so we think she’ll be blonde in the next year or so”.
Emily posted the picture on Facebook group Family Lockdown Tips and Ideas and received an overwhelming response.
She said: “The post had around 30,000 likes and people were commenting that they were shocked by the fact she’s only one!
“People love seeing her hair.
“She was born after eight miscarriages so she’s our little miracle baby – we call her lockdown Lottie and she’s one in a million.
“We were told we may not be able to have any more children naturally after the eight miscarriages and would have to try IVF but amazingly, she was conceived naturally”.