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RenataLander Fri 09-Oct-20 09:37:23

I got confused in choosing a hairbrush for a newborn, there are too many types. I know it must be soft, made from natural materials. How to choose the best one? I don't want the child to get hurt, as he likes to gran all things.
Maybe you know some TOP lists? Thank you very much!

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Imicola Fri 09-Oct-20 11:33:39

Do you really need one? My DD was born with a decent amount of hair, but I still very rarely brush it, and she is now 2 with lots of hair! It is straight though, so doesn't really tangle much. I got a soft one randomly from a German make... can't recall the name, it's natural fibre brush with a wooden handle. I got it in a large farm shop/ gift shop type place, like I said, very random! I tend to mainly use a wide toothed comb after her hair has been washed now, and not really a brush.

kirinm Fri 09-Oct-20 11:36:38

My DD was born with a lot of hair and I didn't need a brush She's two now well below shoulder length and we need a brush. As her hair was so long, I used a hairclip to keep it out of her eyes from around 8 months.

CodenameVillanelle Fri 09-Oct-20 11:37:14

You don't need a hairbrush for a newborn

seayork2020 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:37:58

Why do you need a hairbrush for a newborn?

AriettyHomily Fri 09-Oct-20 11:38:26

Never had one!

Itisbetter Fri 09-Oct-20 11:39:04

I think brushing is a good idea. It reduces cradle cap and feels lovely. Get a super soft one and wait for the smile.

Northernsoullover Fri 09-Oct-20 11:40:19

Don't tell me none of you have had the joy of doing a side parting or a combover with your newborns? grin

Mylittlesandwich Fri 09-Oct-20 11:40:39

I just got a cheap one online with soft bristles. I think it felt like a little massage. DS loved it, he didn't have a lot of hair but I didn't care.

Itisbetter Fri 09-Oct-20 11:47:10

Don't tell me none of you have had the joy of doing a side parting or a combover with your newborns? add eyebrows....shockgrin

Frazzled2207 Fri 09-Oct-20 11:54:46

Both of my sons had hair when born but not enough to need brushing!

Dyra Fri 09-Oct-20 12:10:21

I just used the hairbrush I got in a baby grooming set. Pretty sure it's not made out of natural materials, but it is lovely and soft. She's gummed it many, many, many times and it's not been damaged. DD loved having her hair brushed as a newborn, you could see her relaxing while we were brushing.

RenataLander Fri 09-Oct-20 12:43:53

Oh, our nurse told it's a great way to massage and stimulate hair follicles.

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Mylittlesandwich Fri 09-Oct-20 13:54:52

You don't need a hairbrush for a newborn but there's no harm in getting one if you want one. I liked ours and it wasn't expensive.

changednamealways Fri 09-Oct-20 15:10:25

Tomme tippee one is lovely and soft, it comes in the healthcare kit they do

niclw Sat 10-Oct-20 13:54:26

DS had loads of hair when he was just born and kept it unlike many babies. I used the Boots baby hairbrush which comes in a set with a comb. It was reasonable cheap but nice and soft too. DS is now a two year old hair twiddler so the comb is handy to get the knots out.

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