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To wish people wouldn't put headbands on babies?

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SusuwatariToes Sat 22-Jun-13 03:38:48

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

SusuwatariToes Sat 22-Jun-13 04:28:45

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.

SusuwatariToes Sat 22-Jun-13 04:47:40

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.

iloveshortshorts Sat 22-Jun-13 04:51:43

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...

MrsTerryPratchett Sat 22-Jun-13 05:28:42

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.

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