re: When should we tonsure / shave the baby's head?
Nidhi, may we know why you are asking that question. Are you being pushed by someone into tonsuring your child's head? If so and if you chose not to then tell them you need to wait for your paed's go ahead to do it. Your child's head has two soft spots, they need to be closing up before the hair can be tonsured.
In my mother's side it was after the soft spots closed, i.e. around 14 months. In my husband's side of the family, NEVER. DH has the most gorgeous hair and so does DS. His baby hair turned into mature hair around the 1st year mark and became much dense. So, the belief that you need to shave it all off before it grew back thick is misplaced...
When a child fails to behave appropriately, is not a reflection of a parentís lack of commitment or skill. It is not an indication that the child is lacking in any way. It is simply a facet of humanness. - Elizabeth Pantley in No-cry Discipline Solution book