A mum couldn’t figure out why her baby was so upset and claims she “tried everything” to soothe her – but the next day while examining her little one’s feet, she found the cause of the tears
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A mum of a baby girl has warned other parents to look out for a key warning sign in their babies after finding out why her daughter was crying.
Riss, who posts on TikTok under the handle @riss_237, made a video showing her holding her baby’s feet.
Captioning the video, she wrote: “We couldn’t find a reason for the crying all night. We tried everything.
“Next day we noticed a few hairs wrapped around two toes.
“Make it a habit to check your babies’ fingers and toes.”
Zooming in on the little one’s toes, they are red and swollen where the hair has cut off circulation – known as a hair tourniquet.
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In severe cases, a hair tourniquet can damage nerves, skin tissue and the functioning of the particular body part it has affected.
According to medicine.net, hair tourniquets are most common in babies where their parents have long hair.
It most commonly affects the penis, toes and fingers.
Riss admitted both she and her partner have long hair and “shed like crazy” – so now they’re checking for hairs every day.
Posting the video on TikTok, Riss wrote: “Thank God we noticed when we did! Toes are doing better!”
Commenting under the post, people thanked Riss for sharing the important video.
One commenter said: “This happens more than we think! More people need to be aware!”
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Riss replied: “Yes, I wish we were warned about the hair! We were already paranoid about everything else!”
Another parent said: “Hair tourniquets were my worse nightmare with my baby!”