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To be considering buying a girl's world

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fatedtopretend Thu 18-Jul-13 23:38:55

Dd - just turned 3 - cannot/will not fall asleep without playing with someone else's hair.

She is not fobbed off with woollen doll's hair.

I am thinking a random head in her bed may prove beneficial and stop me going insane.

Is this very wrong?

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 18-Jul-13 23:40:11

Get a wig for her to twiddle! grin just place it on her pillow. Won't look scary at all!

dashoflime Thu 18-Jul-13 23:44:01

Definately NU! I desperately wanted one of those as a kid

Buzzardbird Thu 18-Jul-13 23:44:08

Brilliant idea that will be used again later, much better than a horse's head...less mess!

fatedtopretend Fri 19-Jul-13 00:07:32

I may go to a pog shop tomorrow and buy one. My head is seriously suffering!!

lessonsintightropes Fri 19-Jul-13 00:09:12

My DSis bought one of these for her DD at the age of 4. I think she only grew out of it at about 10 grin

AudrinaAdare Fri 19-Jul-13 00:10:18

DD has had a few over the years. DH being a boy didn't know what they were called and I caught him telling MIL that DD had x, y and a disembodied head for Christmas. They are great though. Might get another one for me DS!

kali110 Fri 19-Jul-13 00:32:16

What about head that trainee hairdressers use?

wigglesrock Fri 19-Jul-13 07:30:33

We have one - dd uses it to practice on - I'm so bad with hair, she decided to take matters into her own hands at age 7 blush

My 2 year old is a hair fiddler at bed time but it needs to be attached to a human head or its not as much fun hmm

Shrugged Fri 19-Jul-13 09:52:03

I kept thinking of the Girls' World I had in the late seventies every time I saw Leah Totton on The Apprentice...

Turniptwirl Fri 19-Jul-13 09:59:48

I loved my girls world!

Faerieinatoadstool Fri 19-Jul-13 13:13:00

I had one of those, I fed all it's make up to the dog then hid it in the bottom of my wardrobe because it worried me. Give me a digger or racing car any day!

Faerieinatoadstool Fri 19-Jul-13 13:13:48

I had one of those, I fed all it's make up to the dog then hid it in the bottom of my wardrobe because it worried me. Give me a digger or racing car any day!

celandine Fri 19-Jul-13 13:17:15

my son did this for years (now 10). I bought him hair wefts from Ebay at about £6 a time. he's been through a few, one flew out the window whilst driving along the motorway shock and now he just tends to twiddle his own hair and go all dreamy.

HatieKokpins Fri 19-Jul-13 13:44:55

I loved my Girl's World! I'm now a beauty editor as a result.

ummlilia Fri 19-Jul-13 14:06:43

my sister and I had those, one blonde ,one brunette.My daughter (9) used to pull my hair but now has waist length hair herself and twiddles it in her sleep..I have to unknot it every morning..

unlucky83 Fri 19-Jul-13 14:07:08

My DD1 got one at about 5-6 yo because she became obsessed with brushing and playing with hair (and I couldn't stand the pain anymore)
It did come from Santa though - cos Mummy hates stuff like that and would never buy one wink grin

SueDoku Fri 19-Jul-13 15:47:13

My daughter was desperate for one when she was little - but we hadn't got the money to buy one for her sad

The day that she went to the school jumble sale and bought one for 20p was the highlight of her life grin grin grin

DramaAlpaca Fri 19-Jul-13 15:57:10

OMG I had one of those! I didn't know they were still around (I only have boys!)

Back in the 70s they came with a very fetching choice of blue or green eye make up & a little booklet giving examples of looks you could do for hair & make up. I remember "Party Girl" & "Sporty Girl". They were horrible, even for the 70s grin

Do they still have the "growing" ponytail that comes out of the top of their head? I cut the ponytail off mine at some point, so ruining the effect completely, and I tried using my mother's powder eyeshadow on it when I got bored with the lovely blue & green, and the blasted stuff wouldn't ever wash off so she had a stained face forever.

GiveMeStrength2day Fri 19-Jul-13 16:13:47

I still have mine from the 70s - sounds very much like DramaAlpaca's
DD has very long hair and I'm always Youtubing different ways of plaiting it. I use my Girl's World head to practice on! grin

greeneyed Fri 19-Jul-13 16:27:04

I am still traumatised that I never got a girls world as a child. My relationship with my mother has suffered as a result and I still bring it up regularly. I think I need professional help. Buy one!

wigglesrock Fri 19-Jul-13 16:34:40

My mum wouldn't let us have one either smile That's why my daughters got one wink

Pawprint Fri 19-Jul-13 16:37:24

I am a hair twiddler too, have been all my life. I used to suck my thumb and twiddle my hair. The thumb sucking has gone, but the twiddling has continued.

Would she like something silky and soft to settle her, rather than hair? A silk hankie?

Otherwise, I echo the others - get a wig smile

I always wanted a Girl's World. My mother thought they were hideous so I didn't ask her for one. I really wanted one because I was fascinated by make up.

GummyLopes Fri 19-Jul-13 16:41:59

Woollen doll's hair?

kikerifreedomcastle Fri 19-Jul-13 16:43:59

I think the new versions aren't great quality (was looking at one for a gift last year). Perhaps try to find vintage.

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