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Chocolateontoast Sat 23-Nov-13 13:10:45

I did a search and there are some quite strong views on this topic, one person even finding it funny to pretend they were looking for some.

Anyway, at the risk of attracting the same people here, the general consensus seems to be that they are "chavvy" and reflect badly on the mother. I was just about to buy one for my DDs first birthday as I'd always thought they were quite cute. But the topics before seem to be more about newborns - do people find them repulsive on older babies too? I don't really want to look back at the photos from her birthday and feel like an idiot for putting her in one (or for other people to see the photos and their only thought be "why did she put that on her head").

So just curious as to whether most people think they're tasteless for older babies too?

Philoslothy Sat 23-Nov-13 13:15:05

If you like one but one, why does it matter what others think ?

Philoslothy Sat 23-Nov-13 13:15:25

Buy one

HappyGirlNow Sat 23-Nov-13 13:18:06

Depends how much hair she has? I think they look stupid on bald heads.

Panzee Sat 23-Nov-13 13:20:41

It's ok if they're bald, you can get these ones:

YoureBeingASillyBilly Sat 23-Nov-13 13:22:00

Well im never sure what a chav is as people on here have all sorts of differing opinions but i dont think i am one and i like ye hair bands. I think some of them can look really cute.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sat 23-Nov-13 13:23:39

I think they are cute, both bald and not. DD2 wore one to my SILs wedding.

Those baby bangs things freak me out.

Philoslothy Sat 23-Nov-13 13:24:08

I would be called a chav on MN, I have no strong feelings either way. I must try harder

jamama Sat 23-Nov-13 13:24:55

Agree with happy. If they are being used as actual hairbands, i.e. keeping hair back, fine. On a bald baby, to make sure that no-one mistakes your preshuss likkle princess for a boy, yuk. But that is only my opinion.

threepiecesuite Sat 23-Nov-13 13:26:37

And not with a flower bigger than the baby's head. That's a particular fashion round here.

Chocolateontoast Sat 23-Nov-13 13:35:03

I wish I didn't care what people think but sadly I do - I want to show her off not have people laugh about her hair accessory!

But feeling a bit more encouraged to get one after reading the replies so far. I'm sure the people who despise them will be along soon though to put me off......

(She has a fair bit of hair but not enough to actually need a headband (boo)).

Chocolateontoast Sat 23-Nov-13 13:37:15

Lol three, that's thankfully not the kind I had my eye on!

Philoslothy Sat 23-Nov-13 13:40:58

Surely friends don't laugh or sneer at babies.

muddylettuce Sat 23-Nov-13 13:42:08

I wouldn't waste your money. Not because I think they are chavvy?! They don't stay on. Ever.

StephenKatz Sat 23-Nov-13 16:09:07

Personally I think this sort of thing is super cute.

I'm only a bit hmm when I see this sort of thing

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 23-Nov-13 16:16:40

Personally speaking I don't like them. I don't see the point of them. And I'd worry in case a small child pulled it round their neck TBH.

But if you don;t want a headband with a cranium-sized flower then what about the fashion that was all the rage when I lived in Glasgow....
woolley hats with a POM-POM bigger than the child's head.
'Tis sheer class wink

(Though in Essex, it's sequins or nothing)

Chopsypie Sat 23-Nov-13 16:22:48

I think they can be a bit chavvy. But I still have a few that match 'special' outfits. And one lovely knitted one to keep DDs ears warms

lunar1 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:24:32

My friend puts one on her dd with a giant flower, then she goes one step further and wears a matching one. I spat my tea out the first time I saw them!

Sillysarah49 Sat 23-Nov-13 16:27:45


KoalaFace Sat 23-Nov-13 16:40:33

God don't some people have opinions on bloody everything?! People actually bother to form an opinion on what accessory a baby has on its head? I hate all this sneery "Their baby looks ridiculous! Not like how I dress my children at all!"

I would only notice if the baby looked uncomfortable. If the hairband is nice and soft, not too tight then I think she'll look cute.

There are some really mistreated children out there. I've worked with some. Don't get washed or fed properly. Never have a winter coat and shoes are way too small.

I think its horrible to judge the "style" of an obviously well cared for and loved child. I think its really snobby.

smokeandglitter Sat 23-Nov-13 16:51:36

I love them and if you like them I would buy one. smile Why not?

DoesZingBumpLookBigInThis Sat 23-Nov-13 16:58:24

The only person who looks good with a headband is Rambo.


MaryZygon Sat 23-Nov-13 16:59:57

Ah Panzee, I'm gutted you managed to get that link in before I did grin

GobblersKnob Sat 23-Nov-13 17:08:41

Good god you can get rugs for babies.

Jesus what next?

lunar1 grin

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