Hairy polyps are rare benign tumors that are derived from 2 germ layers: ectoderm and mesoderm. Although location in the head and neck area is rare, the soft palate as the site of origin is even more unusual. The clinical presentation depends on the polyp's location and size. These masses can commonly cause respiratory and feeding difficulties. We present a case of a soft palate hairy polyp causing respiratory and feeding difficulties in a 6-month-old female infant and review the literature. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.