Scott's Man Yue

Today Scott is one month old, and in China you then celebrate Man Yue. There is a tradition that the baby’s hair gets shaved off at Man Yue (or after 100 days, or after 1 year).

At first we were not sure if we should also follow the tradition, but eventually we decided to do it. We were curious what our son would look like without hair, and apparently it is good for the baby’s hair when you shave his head completely. A special baby barber came to our apartment, and got rid of all our baby’s hair in a matter of minutes. He will use Scott’s hair to make special Chinese painting brushes out of it. A good souvenir.

Judge for yourself whether it looks good or not. I had to get used to it at first, but now I like it. I feel Scott looks much more like a young baby now.

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  1. Hi Mark,
    congratulations, little Scott looks adorable with or without hair. “Shaving the hair off is good for the hair” absolutely, it makes it thicker. I could not do that though !!!!!! Rolf would kill me. AN

  2. Hi Marc,
    This is Jules from Beijing. Scott looks great! I never thought about this but I guess the tradition is right. I wished my parents thought about that when I was a baby. Who knows I would have looked much better.. 🙂

  3. Hi Marc!
    This is Jules from Beijing. Scott looks great! I wished my parents though about this when I was a baby. I would have looked much better now.. 🙂
    Good luck finding a new nanny