‘Always Check the Toes’—Parents Warn of ‘Tourniquet Syndrome’ After Single Strand of Hair Threatens Infants

A Florida mom’s viral post from 2017 is resurfacing this week as a warning to parents about the harmful effects of a single strand of hair.

Jill Mraidi wrote the post in 2017 after her 4-month-old son nearly lost his toes due to a loose strand of hair that tangled itself around his foot. The condition is officially called “hair tourniquet syndrome.”

Her experience has since been shared on the Pregnancy Guide Instagram account, once again serving as a warning to parents everywhere.


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Bri Lamm
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Bri Lamm is the Editor of foreverymom.com. An outgoing introvert with a heart that beats for adventure, she lives to serve the Lord, experience the world, and eat macaroni and cheese all while capturing life’s greatest moments on one of her favorite cameras. Follow her on Facebook.

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