To wish people wouldn't put headbands on babies?

(262 Posts)

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?

sandwichyear Sat 22-Jun-13 04:03:06

YADNBU! I hate them!

humdumaggapang Sat 22-Jun-13 04:08:04

I think they look.awful too, definitely not 'cute' IMO.

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 04:11:22

I beg to differ about the cuteness I think they look like chavvy shite.

BonaDea Sat 22-Jun-13 04:14:40


oinkment Sat 22-Jun-13 04:19:16

I saw a small baby wearing one that was so tight it must have been hurting her. Her head was bulging around it. I was behind the family in a queue. I had just decided to say something to them about it when the man turned around and told me I really ought to have put shoes and socks on my dd. It threw me and then anything I said about the headband would have sounded like tit for tat.

ratbagcatbag Sat 22-Jun-13 04:19:33

Was going to say yABU as I love the elasticated ones that go all the way round the head iyswim, although DH vetoes any I like.

But for Alice band types, yAnbu, I wore one on my wedding day and it gave me a headache.

HalfPastTwoDear Sat 22-Jun-13 04:20:12

Shhhh! Be kind. We all know they do this because the baby is as bald as a coot! wink

But I feel the same as you, the unbearable pressure hurts my head. I ripped off my bridal tiara for much the same reason. Obviously I didn't fling it to the floor and scream, but I felt like doing so.

Foxred10 Sat 22-Jun-13 04:22:59

Yanbu. The poor wee things end up looking like a cheap box of chocolates blush

I mean all types of headbands although I was thinking of the elastic ones. I don't think I've ever seen a baby in an Alice band. Certainly not a bald one.

grin at foxred.

McNewPants2013 Sat 22-Jun-13 04:29:31

Why judge a parent, it may be something you may feel to judge, but I don't see the problem.

Where did I say I was judging anyone? All I said is that I wish they wouldn't put uncomfortable accessories on their babies heads.

My daughter has a big curly afro shes 11months and has soo much hair, i put an alice band to push her hair back a bit its not tight though and she looks lovely

LittlePeaPod Sat 22-Jun-13 05:17:39

Ohh the are awful and agree with the person that said chavy.... The poor babies look like they have head clamps on their little heads.. The look awful.. Particularly the ones with dodgy ribbons or flowers...

I have an incredibly hairy child. She is now 2 but in the first six months I felt the agony at baby groups. People would lean over and whisper, "doesn't she have a lot of hair?" while looking wistfully at their bald babies. Over the weeks the headbands and flower clips would proliferate. Even hats.

Thing is, having a hairy child is a bugger. Getting rid of cradle cap is impossible, they frequently look a bit mullety, tangles are horrible. Let's celebrate the pate.

However, the tumbling curls of blonde hair are bloody cute, I'll give you that.

differentnameforthis Sat 22-Jun-13 05:38:51

I hate them too..dd2 has positional plagiocephaly & after realising how easily the plates move in the early days I am shocked that anyone would put tight hair bands on babies who are so young!

NapaCab Sat 22-Jun-13 05:47:44

But if they don't put headbands on their bald girl-babies, people might think they're a boy! The horror! Nothing says girl like a nice, glitzy neon-pink headband you know.

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Sat 22-Jun-13 05:50:33

It makes them look like an Easter egg, especially when they're bald.

ChairmanWow Sat 22-Jun-13 06:47:18

napacab DH and I were discussing this very issue last night and that's exactly what he said. Someone thought my DD was a boy yesterday. Whatevs. She's still cute as hell.

I hate that some people think their baby girls have to look feminine. Just let them be babies. No doubt they'll bombard you with pink in years to come.

SunshineandShandy Sat 22-Jun-13 07:01:38

My 6 month DD is almost bald and the hair she has is blonde so you can't see it. Many times mistaken for a boy as she doesn't have her ears pierced or wear a headband (am overseas and is the norm), even when she is wearing a dress! Still refuse to either though!

KittieCat Sat 22-Jun-13 07:04:02

I agree chairman. Babies are babies and it really doesn't matter what sex they are.

I HATE those headbands. Do you think we can start a MN campaign to ban them..? It's a serious ishoo...

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 07:06:37

McNew. Why judge them? Because we can wink

4LittleBubbles Sat 22-Jun-13 07:10:09


FattyMcChubster Sat 22-Jun-13 07:10:19

So no one likes headbands clips or bobbles on babies.
What the jeff are you meant to do when their hair is so far over their eyes it's down to their chin?!
No, I'm not cutting it before anyone suggests that. It'll be pinned back (gently) an you can all hoik your pants up your arses grin

Morgause Sat 22-Jun-13 07:10:49

YANBU they look awful and the babies seem to hate them.

NandH Sat 22-Jun-13 07:17:28

My 2yo dd wears little bow hairclips.... Does this count for anything grin

toomanyfionas Sat 22-Jun-13 07:20:11

I hate headbands on babies and am always astonished when someone who I have previously thought of as sane does this.

Doubtfuldaphne Sat 22-Jun-13 07:21:04

My dd had very long hair by 6 months and I had to use one but it was the elastic type so not to squeeze her little head. I was always wary that she didn't get left alone with it on when alone for a nap though as they can be a hazard if they get stuck around their neck
She is now 2.5 and hair down to her bum! Will she now let me put her in a hair band? No way!

Flobbadobs Sat 22-Jun-13 07:21:30

I don't like them much but I've only ever seen the fabric headbands on babies, where do all these babies wearing tight plastic headbands covered in ribbons and flowers live? confused
Most of these fabric headbands come as a set with outfits I think, people choose to put tem on, unless it's causing the chid pain I find it hard to get worked up about it.

PoppyAmex Sat 22-Jun-13 07:43:49

I'm always obsessed about DD being comfortable, which is why she lived in babygrows until she started crawling and needed proper command of her toes and feet. We then moved on to rompers. grin

She spent a huge part if the day horizontally, usually napping, and I wouldn't sleep or lie comfortably wearing jeans, zippers, buttons and sweaty man made fabrics so I didn't subject her to that.

I was judged all the time, people want to see baby girls in huge dresses and head adornments and I agree with you, headbands are the worst.

TheSecondComing Sat 22-Jun-13 07:49:26

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Peanate Sat 22-Jun-13 07:56:02

My DD was born with two inch long nearly black hair. By the time she was 5 months it was in pigtails.

I desperately needed to keep the hair out of her eyes (i refused to cut it, the poor thing!) so she had plain little clips. I tried her in a soft wide Alice band once, but it was beyond useless. The clips were much better.

I hate hate hate those awful lace numbers that make babies look like Easter eggs - just hideous.

Onetwo34 Sat 22-Jun-13 08:01:49

They are naff.

Aetae Sat 22-Jun-13 08:02:53

My DF has a theory that the tight elastic headbands are part of a patriarchal plot to keep girls stupid and therefore subjugated by stopping their brains from growing grin

He does have an odd sense of humour though!

ParadiseChick Sat 22-Jun-13 08:07:02

You can get them for feet too!

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 08:07:23

Fine wearing clips and bobbles if it's on hair that's long enough. I wince whenever I see little girls with their hair puuuuuulled into pigtails soo tight they've got a Basildon face lift because their hair is too short.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 08:13:53

These are what you need for your bald baby. Comes with glue. wink

ZillionChocolate Sat 22-Jun-13 08:20:53

Those stick on bows are awful! Your baby doesn't care whether she's a girl!

This is way better

tulippa Sat 22-Jun-13 08:22:24

If a baby has lots of hair you can kind of see the point but most of the time I think they're used a 'label' to show the baby's a girl. YANBU.

Branleuse Sat 22-Jun-13 08:22:38

I LOVE seeing a bald baby in a headband. Fills my heart with joy, because they look like easter eggs.

Branleuse Sat 22-Jun-13 08:23:20


FudgeyCookie Sat 22-Jun-13 08:28:31

paradisechick those came up on my search when I was looking for white frilly socks for DD! I thought then, how ridiculous!

Dillydollydaydream Sat 22-Jun-13 08:36:03

Hahaha at the 'cabbage patch doll' wigs!
Also like the baby butt fan on the bottom of the screen, I'm assuming its to dry your precious baby's bottom after changing?!

MrsBungle Sat 22-Jun-13 08:39:42

I agree yanbu, they look bloody awful.

I did put a small clip in my dd's hair to just move it to the side to keep it out of her face while it grew.

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 08:41:31

Hideous. I can't stand them. They're revolting. It's like the idea of a bald baby girl is so shocking that people have to try and distract you from the baldness.

Babies are supposed to be bald! (disclaimer: I have never had a girl so I may be being unfair. Also ds is not bald. He was born hairy.)

miffybun73 Sat 22-Jun-13 08:42:17

YANBU, they look absolutely ridiculous - especially on a child with no hair. Why, just why ? confused

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 08:43:07

I did also blush once take a picture of ds2, asleep, wearing a doll's wig. And laughed in a mad, sleep deprived way for about 5 minutes.

He did look silly.

ratbagcatbag Sat 22-Jun-13 08:45:05

Hmmmm although I still like them and have a couple upstairs I don't have them to show she's a girl, otherwise I wouldn't dress her in funky green polka dot baby grows or pale blue spotty with flowers, and she definitely wouldn't have the the green and blue dummies that seem to not be in pink and they're the only ones she will use.

Luckily for you judgey lot my DH still won't let me put a headband on her. smile

Poppy - my dd is 13 weeks and she's wore a dress once, baby grows all the way here and will be until she's crawling around. You can get funky ones anyway.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 08:48:08

I don't really care how people feed or dress their babies as long as they are loved. I think it's a bit mad to suggest a campaign, instead maybe think of the families who have had their entire villages washed away today in the flash floods in India. That said, full on denim dungarees and leather jackets with trainers make my teeth itch but it doesn't make me use the words hate and baby in the same sentence.

AThingInYourLife Sat 22-Jun-13 09:23:05

"That said, full on denim dungarees and leather jackets with trainers make my teeth itch but it doesn't make me use the words hate and baby in the same sentence."


But it did make you use the words hate and baby in the same sentence!

Do good words get contaminated by sharing sentences with bad words? grin

TSSDNCOP Sat 22-Jun-13 09:27:36

If it solves a practical purpose of holding back hair, fine.

What I find absurd are those lacy, elastic things with a huge flower on that people put on a bald 3 month old. They are just preposterous.

Those people are storing up a whole load of resentment from their kids in later years.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 09:39:12

I never said I hate babies in denim. Bloody hell, mumsnet, home of the provincial know alls

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 09:41:43

Yes quite right, people who live in the provinces need to be shot.

I do agree about the India thing though. Perspective is needed.

ParadiseChick Sat 22-Jun-13 09:49:34

I do like baby denim blush

Although both mine spent most of the first six months in sleep suits.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 09:54:13

Tongue in cheek but mn is a ridiculous place sometimes. Are people really worrying about baby headbands on an otherwise fed, loved and clothed child who will always have access to a roof over their head and free at the point of delivery healthcare? I lived in Bangladesh for 3 years and can assure you that most mothers are just glad their child was born live, even if it was a hugely disappointing girl.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 09:56:08

Don't mind denims baby stuff but the really rigid osh kosh stuff on a 2 week old who gets red marks on his cheeks from the clasps is what makes me itch. Still nt the end of the world though

SinisterBuggyMonth Sat 22-Jun-13 09:57:08

I think they look like garters for heads. It also seems impossible for anyone to design a tasteful one. The lacey, the glittery, the pink, the more bows and butterflies and unicorns and ladybirds the better.

I wonder what a Cath Kidston one would look like.... No, still shit!

FobblyWoof Sat 22-Jun-13 09:59:55

I hate those headbands. The bloody lot of them. SIL tried convincing me that DD would look cute in one, even so far as to try one on her in Mothercare. I made it very clear just how awful and chavvy I think they are. Never mind the health ishoos!

I've bought some blush if dd2 isn't hairy/has a fat head like dd1 they will stay go in with ds's things - he loves loves loves hairbands and has loads, all because of pudsey ears thanks asda

they are the crochet knit ones with massive flowers too. Oh yes. Box of chocolates baby here we come.

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 10:01:32

This is one of those things I can't get worked up about.

I only bought them as dd1 didn't have any 'girly' clothes - overcompensating is the aim of the game this time i feel..

Meglet Sat 22-Jun-13 10:05:09

Yes, garters! That's what they are.

Really hope I don't see one in town today, I'll start smirking to myself like a freak.

I'm fascinated by people who dress their babies up, mine weren't having any nonsense with uncomfy clothes or hats, it was a battle to get them to keep anything on their head.

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 10:05:45

Dd2 had loads of hair. She wore clips and bows and flowery shit in her hair. Soft head bands included. She still does now.

My poor little chav baby.

You hate headbands And I hate people that judge others tastes and use idiotic words like 'Chavvy'.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 10:06:00

Really...chavvy? Why are they chavvy and who cares if so called chavvy babies are happy and cared for.

meganorks Sat 22-Jun-13 10:08:32

Absolute number 1 pet hate when it comes to babies. Just horrible. Closely followed by 'baby on board'signs

I don't understand why dressing your baby in dresses/frills is wrong, as long as the baby can move to aid development, a lot of dresses come with matching headbands.

My DD's are 15, 17 and 27, how i have accessorised them hasn't influenced the people that they are, or their values, although mine had hair, so looked like pineapples, with a sprouting top knot.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 10:12:59

My pet hate when it comes to babies is abuse or neglect. How can seemingly articulate people say such ignorant things?

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:13:19

I think they just look uncomfortable. Unnecessary stuff on a baby just seems, well a bit pointless, considering they don't particularly enjoy being dressed at all ime.

I kind of go with the easiest, comfiest stuff that I can get away with. And trying to get one of those things to stay on a baby must require some elasticity, so I'd worry that it would leave a mark or be too tight iyswim.

Kitchencupboards Sat 22-Jun-13 10:13:39

YANBU they are my absolute pet hate and look totally ludicrous

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:14:23

Theodora, we're talking about 'hate' in terms of fashion...not in terms of child abuse. I think it's allowed.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 10:15:55

It comes up every few months is is yet another opportunity to congratulate oneself on being superior. I think the fact tat they have been chavvy just goes to show that.

TSSDNCOP Sat 22-Jun-13 10:17:23

Garters! YESSSS!! That's it exactly!!!

Also agree with the Baby On Board signs.

And for good measure ill throw in having your baby photographed on a sheepskin dressed as a sunflower.

DehydratingManiac Sat 22-Jun-13 10:18:31

Just to clear up a few things...

You can think more than one thing at once. Just because you think a pink garter on a baby's head looks ridiculous and/or uncomfortable doesn't mean you're unable to spare any thought whatsoever for the homeless and the hungry.

Just because you think the headband looks ridiculous doesn't mean you assume the child is unhappy and poorly cared for.

They're passing thoughts. We all have them. We all react to the way people are dressed, the things they say, the choices they make. Nobody's ripping the headband from the baby's head and screeching about social services. Unless the thought police really are out there somewhere, thinking a pointless and unattractive piece of polyester wrapped round a baby's bald head is silly and unnecessary is really a mild thing. It is.

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 10:21:43

I'm concentrating on those taking this post in the spirit the op intended. Garters for heads is a brilliant observation. Good luck to anyone who spots a baby adorned with one today, you'll need it to hold the giggles in.

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 10:22:23

I just cant get so frothy over people choosing to dress their dc in a certain way.

This is such a snidey thread.

Lets all dress our dc in plain white babygrows and nothing else for 6 months. Then no one can judge us 'chavs'

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 10:22:43

I haven't seen a baby headband in ages. sad

DehydratingManiac Sat 22-Jun-13 10:22:51

theodorakisses, do you seriously think that because a person thinks a headband on a baby is unnecessary and pointless, they're thoroughly unmoved by abuse and neglect? You seriously think we only have one thought at a time and it obviates the need for other thought?

You are accusing everybody of feeling superior whilst claiming you only ever think of things outside the trivial? Really?

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 10:23:20

I didn't object to ridiculous or uncomfortable, I do object to chavvy. Snobby and ignorant.

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 10:24:34

People can have different opinions and not be sneery to others though.

I couldnt give a shiny shit what other think about how my dc are dressed.

I do care that people though out words like chav as an insult for those choices.

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 10:27:00

I said I find denim weird, that is trivial. Snidely thread indeed. Enjoy your headband free Saturday

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Sat 22-Jun-13 10:27:26

Hairbands on bald babies do look funny imo but some mums just love their little girls to look pretty from the start and enjoy dressing them up, my DD was bald for ages and people always mistook her for a boy so she had an extensive hat collection so that was my vice

DehydratingManiac Sat 22-Jun-13 10:29:59

I don't particularly like the word chav either and of course people will always be ridiculous and insulting because people is people but condemning anybody who is mildly opposed to pointless headbands ignorant or incapable of compassion for the truly terrible is equally silly.

Iwantmybed Sat 22-Jun-13 10:30:50

DD looked gorgeous in her lacy flowery headband for her uncles wedding.

YANBU to have your own opinions though. Even if they are wrong.

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 10:31:24

You know sometimes someone starts a post, goes off for a while, comes back to read the responses and thinks WTF how did that happen!! That's Susu right now.

Branleuse Sat 22-Jun-13 10:32:24
MrsBucketxx Sat 22-Jun-13 10:33:01

two words easter egg,

they look bloody awful.

DehydratingManiac Sat 22-Jun-13 10:33:52

And to confuse matters very slightly, my SIL is a chav. Her word. She has a t-shirt which says 'chav and proud'. She wears big gold-hooped earrings and clown necklaces. She likes the label. Her bald babies have both worn garters on their heads. She always says she wants them to look chav like her. We used to argue the point a lot. She said she was reclaiming the term and it was about her identity, I said it was pejorative and is considered an insult by the majority. But she likes the term, she likes the headbands and she thinks the one indicates the other. In a positive way.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 10:35:08

Is chav a massive insult then? My two DSs wear football tops when not playing football and I think they look really chavvy. blush grin

MrsBucketxx Sat 22-Jun-13 10:36:45

its not on to call someone poor chavvy, unemployed underclass on mn its against the rules [ wink]

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 10:37:51

Well its certainly being used as an insult here isnt it?

Look at the poor little chavvy babies in head bands.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 10:39:59

Oh right. Thanks MrsB. i hadn't really thought about it like that before. just as a term like 'snobby'. I will stop calling my DSs chavvy from now on. shock

MrsBucketxx Sat 22-Jun-13 10:43:21

but I see it more like calling someone chinese or gay, or snob its just a label.

I am a snob it doesnt offend me, nothing wrong with wanting to better yourself.

some people dont like to be labeled something they see as a negative.

Wiggleewormeywoo Sat 22-Jun-13 10:44:01

They are wrong, so very very wrong! YANBU

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:45:39

I'm sorry if people feel upset by other people not liking headbands on babies. I suppose because they look as if the parents are doing it to appease the judging masses anyway (sorry my baby is bald, she's a girl, I'm making an effort to make her look more attractive) then to let people know this is not required is fair enough...perhaps.

I don't want people to put their child in an uncomfortable thing just so that I, or other people, will think better of them. It's not necessary. I would rather see your lovely, baldy little girl without any sort of milinary adornment.

I mean hats are fine when it's hot/cold/whatever, but a headband is just so pointless.

And if people use them because they themselves like them, then that's fine too. But don't do it to please other people.

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 10:47:05

This is what springs to mind as soon as anyone says Chav. And i bet that lot cost a fortune. grin

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 10:47:29

If you don't like them then that's fine. Perfectly reasonable. Not everyone likes everything

It's the

YADNBU they are my no. 1 pet hate!!!!!

posts which make people look deeply unintelligent a little bit silly, imvho.

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Sat 22-Jun-13 10:49:14

I wonder if many people have bought the bows that you glue to your babies head, how do you get them off!

Smartiepants79 Sat 22-Jun-13 10:49:17

Hate them. They look awful.
My little girls will never be put through that.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 10:50:10

It's ok not to like babies in heaadbands.

It's not ok to call them chavvy.

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:50:23

Glueing anything to your baby is deserving of massive judgment however

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 10:51:07

On the review caterpillar someone put they had left it on for 4 days and it didn't come off. grin

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Sat 22-Jun-13 10:51:19

Even sequins?

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 10:51:51

YABU. Might not bother them the way it bothers you.

I never put them on my two girls when they were babies: the elder one was born with loads of hair in a very warm summer and the the other was bald, but it was winter so she was in hats most of the time.

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Sat 22-Jun-13 10:52:09

Was that a positive review or a negative Sparkling? not sure what people look for in a glued on bow!

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:53:01


theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 10:53:04

Rooney, I know this doesn't happen often but I agree with what you just said 100%. In fact, you have said all that is needed. I'm off for a swim, have a nice day

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 10:53:32

I think if the baby is sat there quite happily with said headband then it's safe to assume it isn't bothering them TBH.

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:53:49

<Falls over>

Enjoy your swim Theodora smile

Shellywelly1973 Sat 22-Jun-13 10:54:28

This thread opitimises MN!

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 10:55:18

Fatty, DD1 had hair like that, too. LOADS of curls. I pinned it back with hair baubbles/grips and she had bunches from the time she was about 1. Couldn't care less what people thought and no, I wasn't cutting it.

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Sat 22-Jun-13 10:56:42

Adore babies with tons of hair, adore baldy bonces too

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:57:23

the thing where people put their baby's hair in a tiny pony tail on top of their head looks really sore.

I can't have a high ponytail without getting a headache when I take it down - you know, when all the follicles are left feeling like they are pointing the wrong way.

It makes me wince when I see a baby with one of those sad

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 10:59:44

I also think it is a bit of a feminist issue.

A bit like women feeling compelled or obligated to wear make up for the benefit of other people - looking pretty even if they are not comfortable.

Mind you people put little boys in uncomfortable stuff too - trainers for tiny non walking feet, and things with tight waistbands and unyielding fabric (yes denim) and so on. Baseball caps. I could go on.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:01:27

I used to put my DDs hair up in a pony tail, she had loads of mad curly hair.

Who knew that the MN masses were judging that too.

Thank fuck I wasn't on MN when my kids were babies,I appear to have done everything wrong

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Sat 22-Jun-13 11:02:14

Oh God YANBU, I never get why it's done to 'hide' a baby's baldness... Makes them look balder IMO! confused

I think they're quite gaudy, they remind me a bit of when it's Christmas and people wrap tinsal hats/tat/etc around their heads! grin

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 11:02:30

Me too usual. Try not to think of all our mistakes. My youngest was 10 when I joined MN.

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:03:59

A feminist issue? WTF? I dressed my kids in clothes I liked. Never thought, 'Oh, can't put that on her, it might go against feminism.'

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 11:04:22

For clarity, although not sure why I'm bothering my arse, I believe it was me who introduced the term chavvy to this discussion.

I was referring to the item being chavvy and shite not a baby. The baby can't be chavvy as their clothes and accessories are not their own choices. They can be made to wear clothes of a chavvy nature though.

Now let's untwist some knickers and spend some quality time sympathising with my sleep deprivation (screamin, teething baby I got about 1 hr 20 mins).

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 11:04:34

I'm not judging the pony tails - not as such. I just assume the parents haven't thought they might hurt - why would anyone do it if they were aware it hurt their baby? But I do think they must hurt.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:05:12

I'm laughing at the feminist angle, only on MN.

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 11:06:34

Nowhere else could I ever even go there. Indulge me, please smile

Fairenuff Sat 22-Jun-13 11:06:51

I think it's ok if the band isn't too tight. No-one would think twice about putting a sunhat on their child's head so it's only the appearance that people object to.

And everyone has a different opinion of what looks good. You only have to look back at what your own parents dressed you in to see that in ten years time, all your outfits and hairstyles will look comical regardless of what you wore grin

In fact, the more fashionable you are right now, the dafter you will look in photos later on when fashion moves on.

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:06:56

'I just assume the parents haven't thought they might hurt - why would anyone do it if they were aware it hurt their baby? But I do think they must hurt.'

It hurts you. That doesn't mean it hurts anyone else. Baby hair doesn't weigh as much as adult hair, either.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:07:46

My knickers always twist at terms like 'chavvy shite'

Sorry about that.

namechangea Sat 22-Jun-13 11:12:14

Usual maybe you are lucky and are small of arse. 7 months after having DD2 there is not enough material covering my arse to twist.

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 11:12:27

Me too usual. I joined when youngest dc was 4 and I felt reasonably confident about what I was doing by then (probably still made and making loads of mistakes!!) but who knew there could be so many thousands of ways in which you can be judged as a parent? Apparently some people get worked up about toddler reins!?!?!

Imvho you should only judge parents who are abusive and neglectful. Those two cover a whole multitude of sins. For everything else, how about a little bit of live and let live eh?

piprabbit Sat 22-Jun-13 11:12:33

LOOK wigs for babies in case the baldness plus headband doesn't do it for you]].

perplexedpirate Sat 22-Jun-13 11:12:45

The other day when it was really hot I saw a family of three older boys and a baby girl. All the boys were in shorts, t-shirts and trainers, totally age appropriate, suitable for the weather, looked really comfy. The baby girl was wearing a huge (and I mean Big Fat Gypsy Wedding huge) dress in neon pink made out of the itchiest, scratchiest looking polyester I have ever seen. It had gauze and netting and all sorts going on.
She was tiny, i'd guess about 1-2 months at most. It was roasting hot. There is no way the poor thing was comfortable and I still can't understand why the parents thought it was OK.
I feel sad for that baby. sad

Sparklingbrook Sat 22-Jun-13 11:14:09

Oh no. I had reins. Is that bad?

pip that is very wrong and unnecessary. sad

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:15:17

I believe the ones people put on bald babies correlate with Baby On Board stickers, although more research would be needed to confirm that.

I agree with the feminist angle too - why do people care sooo much that no-one mistakes their girl for a boy, and wants to make it extra obvious by a nasty pink bow?
Any why are baby girl clothes often so impractical (dresses getting caught so the baby can't crawl) and uncomfortable - the baby equivalent of high heeled shoes.

UserError Sat 22-Jun-13 11:15:30

What I don't get is people saying the elasticated, fabric bands are tight. Do these people not put hats on their babies then? It's about the same level of tightness, if you want the hat to stay on.

I have no feelings one way or another as I had a DS. The only hairband I made him wear was a set of bat ears on his first Halloween. :D

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:16:36


I don't think people get all that worked up. Just a little light judging in the morning.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:17:43

Would a blue headband be ok?

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:18:01

Lunatic. Me too. Purple paisley as well

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:18:25


yes, if it holds back real hair

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:18:52

... as would a pink one. It's the lack of hair that makes them ridiculous

RoooneyMara Sat 22-Jun-13 11:19:51

Well that's good then if the elastic isn't too tight (though hats kind of sit on your head regardless, unless it is windy - iyswim - a band would just slide down)

That website with baby wigs says as the tagline 'Made just for little girls!'

I challenge ANYONE to say that's not a feminist issue

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:19:54

I'm Latina and had my ears pierced as a baby shock.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:20:10

My DD1 wore frilly plastic pants over her nappy back in the day.

She doesn't seem to have been traumatised by it.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:22:37

Frilly plastic pants are cute. I think boys should wear them too. v v cute

Fairenuff Sat 22-Jun-13 11:24:10

If babies were only ever dressed in practical, comfortable clothes, they would be permanently dressed in babygros or baby vests in hot weather. And they would all be quite happy like that.

So we are all guilty of dressing our babies up unnecessarily, for appearances, rather than practical reasons, boys and girls alike.

SantanaLopez Sat 22-Jun-13 11:24:32

DD is wearing frilly pants over her nappy today grin

If babba is clean, fed and sleeping then I couldn't give a rat's arse what is on their head.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:25:14

In fact she grew up to be the least frilliest girl ever.

LEMisdisappointed Sat 22-Jun-13 11:25:27

Has anyone actually said they like these things?? yuck, they are horrible and if ever i see someone with a poor DD with one of these my initial thought its "you are not a mnetter"

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:26:00

My mother and I took a bag full of outfits to a beautiful park on a bright, sunny day and posed newborn DD1 in them, one after another, for photographs.


expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:26:43

It was winter when DD2 and DS were born so we did the same, but indoors.

JamieandtheMagicTorch Sat 22-Jun-13 11:27:53


That is true

I did enjoy dressing my DS1 up , and probably some things wer enot so comfortable for him. DS2 was in baby gros or just a nappy for over a year.

TSSDNCOP Sat 22-Jun-13 11:31:28

Expat I used to dress DS, photo him, then undress him and redress him and photo again.

I am a loon blush

TSSDNCOP Sat 22-Jun-13 11:32:38

If I try and get him to do it now try things on now he sighs and says "I am not a dolly Mummy" grin

I am going to put it out there and say that people put them on uglybabies to try and detract from their face.

I should add that I am a grumpy pms bear today so sorry if I offend any kinder types.

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 11:38:31

Has anyone actually said they like these things?? yuck, they are horrible and if ever i see someone with a poor DD with one of these my initial thought its "you are not a mnetter"

I like some head bands. Not a big fan of the huge lace/flower ones but doesnt mean I would judge anyone that put on on their dc.

I've said a few times here. Both my dds wear headbands. The youngest (2yo) has worn them since she was a teeny baby.

I couldnt give a shit if you think I look like a mnetter or not.

Giraffe213 Sat 22-Jun-13 11:39:02

I don't really 'care' in that sense as long as babies are loved etc etc. But yes, they do look ridiculous. I've never seen one on a baby who had enough hair to need it so maybe they look better in that situation.

With the exception of babies who have a lot of hair and actually may need bands/clips. I have only seen bald ugly babies wearing bands though. The boy equivalent seems to be flat caps at a jaunty angle.

expatinscotland Sat 22-Jun-13 11:41:57

In the Spring after DD2 was born, we got caught out on a walk. I hadn't taken her a hat, she was still bald as a cue ball and it started to get windy and chilly.

I put a bandana round her head, headscarf style. Her smile was priceless. Took loads of photos. Bet it looked ridiculous.

usualsuspect Sat 22-Jun-13 11:44:57

Who wants to look like a mnetter?

I even wear crocs grin

5madthings Sat 22-Jun-13 11:45:03

Oh dear i took great delight in using headbands and bobbles as soon as dd had enough hair, by about 5/6mths? She has some fabulously cute mouse ears on a headband...

And i love putting it in pigtails and plaits etc... After four boys i do love the novelty of 'girls clothes' all herclothes are comfy and practical but yes i do enjoy dressing her. Dresses with matching knickers are fab! but then i enjoy buying clothes for all my children tbh, i dont care if they get them.dirty etc as i am not precious about them but i do like to buy nice clothes, colourful, cute with stripes or stars or spots etc and there is more choice for girls. tbh had i had four girls and then a boy i would have enjoyed the novelty of boys clothes, its jusg the change.

Anyway dd is 2.5 now she quite happily lets me plait her hair or put it in bunches but she isnt keen on headbands. Her hair is crinkly today as its been plaited for the last few days, she loves her "kinklee" hair and ds3 and dd both have nails painted as i was painting mine yesterday and they wanted theirs doing. Dd's are orange and she is very pleased with them, ds3chose pink and purple for his nails. Shoot me now...

Mintyy Sat 22-Jun-13 11:46:21

Oooooh no, the ultimate insult:

"You are not a Mumsnetter"

Ha haa!

5madthings Sat 22-Jun-13 11:47:53

Oh god am.i not meant to wear crocs...what about the kids? All five madthings wear crocs as do i. Dd asks me to "put my cocks on peese mumma" and yes i do snigger tgat crocs is mispronounced as cocks grin

5madthings Sat 22-Jun-13 11:51:15

See i must be a missmatch then as i was told i do 'conform' to a mnetter 'type' as my kids wear boden clothes and they have hunter wellies... But i must ruin the image as i do bobbles and headbands and paint their nails...

Mimishimi Sat 22-Jun-13 11:52:23

YANBU, I think they look awful too grin

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 12:36:11

Mintyy, you made me laugh way too loud for beach conduct. Everyone stared at me as if I was wearing a headband, crocs or had pierced eared children. Slinking off to car now...

rockybalboa Sat 22-Jun-13 12:38:42

They look shit. And are utterly pointless unless the baby happens to have been born with extraordinarily long hair

HappyMummyOfOne Sat 22-Jun-13 13:10:45

Think they are awful too. I saw a baby the other day no more then 3 months old in a headband, gold bangle and studs. Numerous words crossed my mind inc chav of what i thought of the parents.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fakebook Sat 22-Jun-13 13:26:44

I don't see the point of them on a small baby with no hair. Headbands are for keeping hair back. I think they've been made popular by celebs like Victoria beckham.

amazingmumof6 Sat 22-Jun-13 13:28:16

only person who looks good with a headband is Rambo

twinklyfingers Sat 22-Jun-13 13:48:19

Gosh you lot are no fun. No headbands on babies, no eyelashes on cars... how dull.

Accessories are great!

amazingmumof6 Sat 22-Jun-13 13:57:25

no kneepads either

or earrings

AThingInYourLife Sat 22-Jun-13 13:57:40

"only person who looks good with a headband is Rambo"


I'm adding this to my list of Things Mumsnet Has Taught Me.

amazingmumof6 Sat 22-Jun-13 14:02:28


I'm honoured! grin

please may I have a copy of that list?
or if you start a thread please pm me!wink

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 14:17:15

Thank you lf I do notice you havent said I dont look like a chav though!


Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GobbySadcase Sat 22-Jun-13 14:38:56

If they serve a purpose then lovely.
But putting a headband on a bald baby a la 80s sweatband stylee makes them look like Philip Mitchell in drag grin

ParadiseChick Sat 22-Jun-13 14:44:22

Someone needs to ask this question on net mums

MikeLitoris Sat 22-Jun-13 14:47:54

Is anyone brave enough paradise?

ParadiseChick Sat 22-Jun-13 14:53:07

I'm banned

theodorakisses Sat 22-Jun-13 15:12:21

Paradise, do you get a badge? I would wear it every day!

namechangea exactly! I'm in a different time zone so I went to bed and woke up this morning to find it has become class wars and a feminist issue!

I agree that it is ok if they have a function like keeping hair out of the face. I also think it is ok if the child is old enough to pull it off or communicate their displeasure if it is hurting them.

The worst thing if when they clearly don't like it and are trying to pull it off but the parent keeps stopping them or putting it back on them!

Yes, paradise, I wonder how it would go down over there? Someone do it and post the link.

olidusUrsus Sun 23-Jun-13 01:55:56

I'm now watching this thread in the hope that someone will Netmums it and if no one does I might grin

WafflyVersatile Sun 23-Jun-13 02:06:23

I think alice bands on bald/short haired babies looks a bit odd but I guess it's to indicate it is a girl?

ParadiseChick Sun 23-Jun-13 07:59:54

No, no badge I'm afraid!

I wear them, but to be frank can't stand seeing them on babies, especially those with zero hair!
Must be uncomfortable & irritating for them & getting them to stay in place must be an art!
On toddlers though, think they are ok!

I love them. Hated them until I had dd. I think she's exceptionally cute in them. Pic on my profile.

Finally, someone has said it. Sometimes I have to try hard not to stare. YANBU

CheerfulYank Sun 23-Jun-13 08:35:00

Awww, she is beautiful Bunty!

It's something I really can't be bothered about. I took DD for pictures when she was just a few days old and the photographer put a tutu and headband with a big feather on her (not for all the pictures, just some). I did think "urgh" but they are cute pictures, I suppose. And the headband wasn't a tight elastic sort but a very big soft one.

RustyBear Sun 23-Jun-13 08:35:08

Bounty - your DD doesn't need a headband to be exceptionally cute. Those eyes do it all by themselves!

ParadiseChick Sun 23-Jun-13 08:50:02

She is exceptionally cute

amazingmumof6 Sun 23-Jun-13 08:50:34
HelgaHufflepuff Sun 23-Jun-13 09:58:14

YANBU, they look ridiculous. What on earth does a tiny baby need a headband for when they usually have one or two strands of hair maximum?!

RazzleDazzleEm Sun 23-Jun-13 12:00:45

I agree they can be too tight, but I think the parent can decide that, also some babies only wear them for a short time.

as mine did to a show this year it was only for one hour

RazzleDazzleEm Sun 23-Jun-13 12:01:15


My DD has an amazing head of hair think suri cruise

Bearfrills Sun 23-Jun-13 12:02:53

DD wears them now and then but she's 22mo, I didn't bother when she was tiny, and they're the wide soft ones made of stretchy stuff and don't dig in (when she removes it there's no red mark or dents). Most of the ones she has have either been given or have come with outfits she has as part of a set.

And yes, she doesn't have much hair.

She likes wearing them, believe it or not. They were originally in her dressing up bag with the other costume stuff and she kept putting them on and wanting to wear them to go out so I started putting them on her. She has a little whale-spout shaped ponytail sometimes too, again only if she wants it in and if she says no or pulls it out then that's fine.

ilovexmastime Sun 23-Jun-13 14:40:30

I don't like them. What's the point if your baby has no hair? Seriously?

And just to be pedantic, the Collins English Dictionary
defines pet hate as:

"a minor annoyance that a person identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than it may be to others"

So head bands fall into this category whereas I very much doubt that neglect and abuse does.

LeoandBoosmum Sun 23-Jun-13 14:45:41

I totally agree with you! Why some women insist on putting them on a baby girl's BALD head I'll never know... Not cute! YANBU!

MiaowTheCat Sun 23-Jun-13 15:29:01

I don't like them - the girls have a fair few dresses that came with the hairbands - the hairbands have never been used. I think it's at least partly to stop them getting mistaken for a boy though - for some reason it irritates me when people mistake my pair for boys... when they're wearing bloody dresses (albeit sweater dresses normally) FFS!

On the other hand - dungarees on crawling babies are great - it's like a convenient carry handle for rerouting them to a less suicidal direction!

MummyAbroad Sun 23-Jun-13 15:44:21

I never really thought about the discomfort aspect before (I have boys) but now you mention it, I agree YANBU.

At least its not like Latin America though where there is SO much pressure to put earrings in tiny baby girls because if you dont "everyone will think its a boy"!! Poor wee things.

Thank you! I think so, but am biased wink

MrsRickyMartin Sun 23-Jun-13 17:05:19

I like the headbands and I looked very cute as a baby wearing them. Each to their own.

RazzleDazzleEm Sun 23-Jun-13 19:23:52

v cute Bunty.

RazzleDazzleEm Sun 23-Jun-13 19:25:34

All those saying what is the point unless hair, I thought that was the whole point....pretty up a hairless baby!

Hairless babies do not need pretty-ing up!

Nor is it imperative that everyone be instantly aware that the baby is a girl.

amazingmumof6 Sun 23-Jun-13 19:41:20

agree with susu

some of DD's hair fell out when he was 4 months old, but only on the top! she had hair on the side and back, top of her head was bold.

shiny bold. like Kojak.grin

no hairband needed, she still looked sweet and pretty.
I used to call her Baldy-locks!grin

amazingmumof6 Sun 23-Jun-13 19:41:52

*she was 4 months old


JohnnyUtah Sun 23-Jun-13 19:46:45

I hate the bands. Whale spout pig tails very cute though.

Bearfrills Sun 23-Jun-13 19:58:41

My favourite, aside from DD with her whale spout, is when she pulls out the bobble and sport a very punky quiff instead grin

DS had an overabundance of hair, even his shoulders were hairy. I used to envy the bald babies because they were wipe clean whereas DS needed a bath after every newborn vomit then once weaning he needed one after every meal. I had some comments about all that hair being wasted on a boy and my reply was always "if I ever have a girl she'll be bald!".

And she was.

snooter Sun 23-Jun-13 20:01:05

They are often on ugly babies making it clear that the child is a girl rather than a potato.

Bearfrills Sun 23-Jun-13 20:04:44

My DD isn't at all ugly, thank you <clutches handbag, sniffs>

snooter Sun 23-Jun-13 20:06:04

I said often, not always. I'm sure your little frilly bear is lovely smile

Bearfrills Sun 23-Jun-13 20:14:47

Lovely is stretching it, she's got a wicked temper on her grin

Bumpotato Sun 23-Jun-13 20:30:35


I like them <runs away>

amazingmumof6 Sun 23-Jun-13 21:03:42

grin snooter

theodorakisses Mon 24-Jun-13 08:56:29

And just to be pedantic, the Collins English Dictionary
defines pet hate as:

"a minor annoyance that a person identifies as particularly annoying to them, to a greater degree than it may be to others"

So head bands fall into this category whereas I very much doubt that neglect and abuse does

Fuckinghell...that's all. I love this website, it is an absolute hoot

YoniMitchel Mon 24-Jun-13 09:36:16

who knew people had such strong views on hairband wearing??
Fwiw I'm 36 weeks pregnant with DD and I've already bought some hairbands grin Once again I'm struck by how different MN is than real life, nobody I know has views on hairbands/nail painting/ear piercing etc on young girls, you just do what you like. I didn't buy hairbands for any other reason than I think they look cute, it doesn't have to be a feminist issue.
DS is 21 months and I spike his hair <runs>

1Veryhungrycaterpillar Mon 24-Jun-13 09:40:07

I think people do have opinions on these things in real life but find it much easier to be honest on a anonymous forum rather than to the persons face, I might hate babies with earrings but I wouldn't say that to the mother of a pierced child because what business is it of mine and why would they care? It's an opinion

GobbySadcase Mon 24-Jun-13 12:08:36
FlumpingEll Mon 24-Jun-13 22:37:34

DD has loads of thick hair that falls in her eyes so I use a small hair clip/slide to keep it off her face, shes 14 months. I don't care that it may be chavvy I just want her to see what she is doing.

Can I ask what is 'chavvy' about baby on board stickers? I thought they were designed to let know other drivers you had a young baby in your car and to be a bit more considerate?

amazingmumof6 Mon 24-Jun-13 22:43:13

flumping they are ok, I think.

"princess on board" on the other hand....questionable to say the least! grin

Catsize Mon 24-Jun-13 22:46:23

Here here!

Catsize Mon 24-Jun-13 22:47:57

Think 'baby on board' is to alert emergency services in an accident involving several vehicles. not sure 'princess on board' would get preferential treatment though...

FlumpingEll Mon 24-Jun-13 22:57:21

Ah right I thought they had a specific use smile I used a generic one I bought for 99p!

Although I have seen on ebay you can buy 'princess <insert dc name> on board', think that's a bit too much...

olidusUrsus Mon 24-Jun-13 23:08:52

Good point about emerg. services Cat, might be what originated the use of them, but I doubt that's their main use now? Only ones I've seen are heavily stylised, in weird, curly and hard to read font and covered in cartoons and/or fluff.

olidusUrsus Mon 24-Jun-13 23:11:23

Just Googled, apparently emergency services will pay them no more attention than any other vehicle in an accident. They head to the one who needs them most, not the youngest. Makes sense. Their original purpose was to alert other drivers that a baby was inside the car and to encourage safe driving.

Previous point about heavily stylisation stands grin

Snopes says that at least the American ones weren't for the emergency services but to alert other drivers to make them drive better <ha>. Don't know about the UK.

x-posted, dammit.

tittytittyhanghang Mon 24-Jun-13 23:24:22

YABU, I think they look cute.

Empress77 Mon 24-Jun-13 23:45:35

Some headbands serve a very practical use-holding in place a hearing aid so the baby doesnt play with it. I see no problem with headbands as its surely the parents choice what they choose to buy-if we all liked the same stuff it would be a boring world. i wear headbands all the time for practical reasons and i imagine if my baby had lots of hair a headband could be useful. i do think its a bit mean to slag off a babys dress sense.

amazingmumof6 Mon 24-Jun-13 23:53:02

empress a baby does not have a dress sense. shock hmm confused grin

good point about the hearing aidcthough!

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 25-Jun-13 00:00:21

To me it's a bit like silly hats. I never put a hairband on DS, but I made him wear all manner of silly hats that had no real purpose. I just liked seeing him with animal ears.blush

Kiwiinkits Tue 25-Jun-13 01:11:04

Agree that babies with bone-conducting hearing aids need to wear headbands to keep the BC aid attached (theoretically the fetching white towelling NHS band but I don't know anyone whose child has a BC aid who hasn't attached it to a "regular" headband instead). And I guess it's useful that other babies wear headbands because that means there's a selection easily available in the shops that parents can buy to attach the BC aids to...

Mother2many Tue 25-Jun-13 04:39:06

YANBU ! I agree!

TheRealFellatio Tue 25-Jun-13 04:47:43

YANBU. They are ridiculous, especially on girls with absolutely no hair. I think people do it so we can tell their bald baby is a girl, but it looks ludicrous.

TheRealFellatio Tue 25-Jun-13 04:48:41

the same with three strands of hair sprouting out of the very top of their head with a scrunch/bobble round it. They look like Yorkshire Terriers.

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!

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

<Ahem someone should look at my Quinoa link>

I tried Kiwi it doesn't work...

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!

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.

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

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

Those baby tutu things.

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

Kiwi I did, it's hilarious!

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

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 13:52:36

And all her tutus have a cotton underskirt anyway.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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"

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!

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

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

the time out one was funny.

she is a genius

I decided that I WANT TO BE QUINOA!

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

The bubble gum shoes are from mini Melissa + campana.

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

Thanks Wannabe

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!

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