If you have a baby girl, then I am sure that you are convinced that your mission in life is to make her the fairest of them all. It is so hard to resist all the frilly dresses, the baby doll shoes, and especially those adorable hair accessories. But before you go gaga about prettifying your baby’s hair, here are some baby hair facts that you should know.
Some babies come with a thick head of hair, but they often lose it by their second or third month. This is normal, so don’t worry. A baby's second round of hair can take months to grow in and don’t be shocked that it may even be totally different! It will probably be the color and texture she'll have throughout childhood, and then her hair may change again during puberty.
Ahh… the complexities of hair!
Your baby might end up with zany curls or a perky cowlick no matter how hard you try to clip her hair into submission. Calm down, momma. This is probably because the chemical bonds that give hair its texture are still in the process of developing. Don’t stress about it because quirky hair usually grows out or settles down by her first birthday. So when the day comes, plant a pretty hair clip on her and take lots of pictures!
On the other hand, about a third of babies are born with hardly any hair at all. If you were born bald, there's a good chance that your baby will be too. While most babies will grow plenty of hair by the time they turn one, prepare yourself that you will have to wait a little longer if you have a girl. Another cause of baby baldness is from always sleeping in the same position, resulting in some bald spots. So make sure you tilt your baby's head to alternating sides each night.
Your baby is very fragile and sensitive—so is her hair. Wash her hair only once or twice a week. Lather up a dab of baby shampoo and then gently rub it onto her scalp. Say bye-bye tears by making sure to wipe the suds away with a wet washcloth.
So now you are ready for a little glamorizing. There’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence on baby gifts , but be careful because some hair accessories might pose some hazards too.
Baby hair clips can be choking hazards for children under the age of three and with their fine, wispy hair, some hair accessories might slip off easily, possibly winding up in your baby’s mouth or poking her in the eye! Other hair accessories, like headbands, can give your baby a headache, irritate her skin, or worse, become strangulation hazards if it slips down her neck.
But don’t let this stop you from making your baby the cutest bopper in town! Just make sure you choose hair accessories that have been especially designed to avoid such hazards. Look for hair clips that are non-slip. These are the kinds that devotedly stay on fine, wispy hair without tugging at it and hurting your little one. Some even have plush Swiss velvet on their clips for that guaranteed hold—not to mention a little extra glam!
As for headbands, make sure they are made from high-quality materials that will not irritate your baby’s skin. There are brands that design lovely headbands that are non-slip as well, so you don’t have to worry about your baby getting strangled!
It’s all a matter of smart choices in keeping your baby safe, while still making her the beautiful baby bud she was meant to be.
Rachelle writes for No Slippy Hair Clippy, purveyor of the finest (and first!) non-clip hair accessories for girls of all ages. These award-winning products are designed and manufactured in the United States using only the highest quality materials, featuring the finest craftsmanship and offering fun and unique styles.