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To wish people wouldn't put headbands on babies?

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I hate wearing headbands. I last about an hour before the pressure behind my ears really gets to me.

Once they are old enough to figure out how, they will pull them off at every opportunity. They clearly don't like to wear them.

I know people think they are cute but babies are already cute! Little boys aren't put through this torture. AIBU?

MummyPig24 Thu 27-Jun-13 16:56:01

Oh I quite like baby headbands. Dd had a few and she was a real baldy sad. I must be chavvy then.

She's 3 now and has shoulder length hair that I can plait and she loves to wear dresses.

I don't care how other people dress their children and I hope they don't care how I dress mine!

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Thu 27-Jun-13 16:20:46

Thanks Wannabe

Wannabestepfordwife Thu 27-Jun-13 10:11:04

The bubble gum shoes are from mini Melissa + campana.

amazingmumof6 Wed 26-Jun-13 09:59:30

kiwi
the time out one was funny.

she is a genius

I decided that I WANT TO BE QUINOA!

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Wed 26-Jun-13 09:38:18

Where do you get bubblegum scented shoes, want them! I don't like seeing newborns in overly fussy/restrictive outfits as they look uncomfortable, can't tell you they aren't enjoying it etc but a one year old in a tutu seems pretty standard to me

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Wed 26-Jun-13 03:50:37

I do wonder what mumsnet would make of her bubble gum scented shoes lol

I think that's really cute! I fail at mumsnet I guess. blush I actually can't wait for DTs to get bigger so I can buy them lots of shoes, right now they live in slip on trainers.

I do think tutus look very cute, but I'm biased because of a traumatising bridesmaid experience where I had to wear this hideous taffeta dress that gave me the worst rash!

Kiwiinkits Wed 26-Jun-13 03:08:25

[takes a bow]
My favourite is "Sometimes I put Quinoa in Time Out just to adore her outfits"

Nicolaeus Tue 25-Jun-13 14:24:59

"Agree that babies with bone-conducting hearing aids need to wear headbands to keep the BC aid attached"

And once again MN reminds me to think before judging.

I'm not keen on hairbands (agree Bunty's baby is very cute but she'd be cute without the hairband too!) but as long as they're not hurting/causing discomfort to the baby then "meh"

I actually wish I'd paid more attention to putting DS in cute clothes now I look back at the photos and blush but it was hard because he threw up so many times a day (reflux until 15 months) that even if he started the day in matching clothes, within an hour at least one piece of clothing had had to be changed.

amazingmumof6 Tue 25-Jun-13 14:01:20

kiwi scrap my previous comment

the best one is "Quinoa farts glitter!"

thank you thank you thank you!

DD is 14 months old. now I have a vision for her. she will be Quinoa!<going to registrar to change DD's name>grin

Wannabestepfordwife Tue 25-Jun-13 14:00:28

I do wonder what mumsnet would make of her bubble gum scented shoes lol

Wannabestepfordwife Tue 25-Jun-13 13:58:31

Dd just turned 1 has masses of hair so hair accessories are sometimes needed to keep it out of her eyes.

She's also got a tutu on at the minute...... Oh the horror! But it's cotton underneath so it doesn't irritate her skin.

If people think I'm a chav for how dd is dressed fine people probably think I'm chavvy for my fake tab habit anyway. Calling my baby chavvy because of my dress choices is mean.

As long as a baby is in weather appropriate clothes and there clothes haven't got poo or anything on them what's the problem.

5madthings Tue 25-Jun-13 13:52:36

And all her tutus have a cotton underskirt anyway.

5madthings Tue 25-Jun-13 13:51:55

My dd has tutus from boden actually so they can't be that bad if boden sell them grin

5madthings Tue 25-Jun-13 13:51:05

My dd has and does wear tutus but with leggings so the material is not on her skin, with leggings and a little top it looks cute,'she has them in red, black, pink and blue! Ds3 has a purple one and a silver one as he likes them to,'bit he wears them over jeans.

amazingmumof6 Tue 25-Jun-13 13:45:43

kiwi nooooo, my bladder control is gone, I'm actually PMSL @ that!

best quote the zoo one " but they could barely contain their excitement!"grin

we are on day 3 of DD having fever - I feel like a zombie - but you've just made my day!
I think I love you...

amazingmumof6 Tue 25-Jun-13 13:41:12

thereal that's Pebbles from the Flintstones! awful.
ok for Pebbles as she isn't real grin

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Tue 25-Jun-13 13:06:11

Anything with taffeta shouldn't be on a baby. Or anyone with skin, actually. Feels itchy just thinking about it

I can't stand that stuff, and at least as an adult I usually get some sort of shift like material between it and my skin.

Latara Tue 25-Jun-13 11:15:32

I have a friend who is a GP who dresses her little baby girl in lots of pink complete with headbands and tutu-type dresses - she just can't help it; and her baby does look cute and happy.

Kiwi your Quinoa link is very funny.

ParadiseChick Tue 25-Jun-13 11:14:48

Kiwi I did, it's hilarious!

MiaowTheCat Tue 25-Jun-13 09:27:17

Let's throw another out there. That which usually travels with hairbands...

Those baby tutu things.

Oblomov Tue 25-Jun-13 09:16:07

I hate them. I think they are vile. All my friends with young baby girls, less than a year, have them. Especially at parties and christenings. They make me want to vomit. I didn't realsie that I was not alone, in my dislike. Seeing this thread has made me feel a whole lot better.

Sarah1611 Tue 25-Jun-13 08:59:09

I'm also not a fan! Though I do appriciate a nice hairband, I'm not keen on them on a baby!

I tried Kiwi it doesn't work...

Kiwiinkits Tue 25-Jun-13 04:54:40

<Ahem someone should look at my Quinoa link>

TheRealFellatio Tue 25-Jun-13 04:50:11

* i do think its a bit mean to slag off a babys dress sense.*

Babies don't have dress sense empress but unfortunately their mad mothers do!

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