In rural Haiti, it is traditional that parents do not cut a boy’s hair until he is walking and talking.  So, most boys under two years of age have long, braided hair that makes them look like girls! I always laugh about it, asking parents what connection there is between hair and feet?!  Of course, they have their beliefs and stick with them no matter what the doctor thinks. Here’s a cute little braided-hair boy who came to see us a few weeks ago:

Stay tuned for another fun post featuring more of our pediatric patients tomorrow!