A Wearside baby’s hair is causing a stir in the city.
When Hunter Gilley-Craig was born 13 weeks ago everyone was staggered by the amount of hair he had.
Now, his family cannot walk down the street without people stopping to talk about his unruly mop.
This week, newborn baby Junior Cox-Noon, from Brighton, went viral on social media after he was born with a full head of hair and he was promptly nicknamed Baby Bear.
Since then Hunter’s mum, Faye Hepplewhite, 22, keeps being stopped in the street by people thinking it is him.
Faye, who lives in Haydon Square, said: “I have to tell them it’s not Baby Bear, but he does have a lot of hair like him.”
It is crazy, it doesn’t matter how I try to brush it, it just sticks up everywhereFaye Hepplewhite
The new mum, who is on maternity leave from her job at a food outlet, said she had chronic heartburn when she was pregnant and everyone was saying the baby was probably going to be born with hair.
But, they never expected quite so much.
She said: “I couldn’t believe it when I saw him. His hair was jet black and really thick. It just kept growing and then it started to get lighter.”
Hunter’s dad, Adam Gilley-Craig, 22, who works as an insurance broker, has very thick, curly hair and Faye says he must take after him.
She said: “It is really funny, when Hunter’s hair is wet it goes curly, but when it dries it just sticks up all over. It is crazy, it doesn’t matter how I try to brush it, it just sticks up everywhere.
“People are always stopping me and commenting on his hair, saying they have never seen a baby with so much hair. People often call him Elvis.
“When I was a little girl I loved Elvis and said when I had a baby I was going to call him Elvis. When I was pregnant my mam joked was I still going to call him Elvis, I said I couldn’t call a baby that – but he ended up looking like Elvis.”
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