Her Baby Wouldn’t Stop Crying, So the ER Doctor Checked the Baby’s Feet


2It sounds crazy, but it’s true. Stray hairs can wrap themselves around your baby’s toes, forming what’s known as “hair tourniquets” that cut off blood supply, slice through skin, and, of course, cause immense pain an infant can’t possibly communicate. While hair might seem soft, it actually has a high tensile strength – the amount of force required to pull something – and once it’s wrapped and knotted, it’s difficult to undo and rare for it to unwrap itself naturally. Today elaborates:


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