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Putting headbands on young baby girls (and other stuff)

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Fairydoll2030 Mon 07-Aug-17 14:02:01

I realise this is a bit of trivia but what do folks think about the fashion nowadays of putting headbands on young baby girls - especially those without much hair? I recently saw a picture on Instagram of an acquaintance of mine's 10 week old baby girl. Apparently her outfit which included a denim jacket plus frilly dress and shoes (by Dolce and Gabanna so the accompaniment to the picture stated) was topped off by a hideous looking headband. The baby barely has any hair and I couldn't help thinking how uncomfortable the poor little mite looked. We all want our babies to look cute but is this taking it to extremes? It's just my opinion and I won't lose any sleep over it - but what do other grans think?

gillybob Mon 07-Aug-17 14:09:05

I think as long as its not tight so as to cause the baby any discomfort than its fine. Maybe young mums just want the world to know that their baldy baby is a girl.

Tegan2 Mon 07-Aug-17 14:11:48

It worries me that the baby could fall asleep with the headband on and it could go round their neck; this has bothered me ever since I first saw one.

Fairydoll2030 Mon 07-Aug-17 14:14:05

I thought that too, but then I thought the frilly dress and shoes might be a giveaway!

Fairydoll2030 Mon 07-Aug-17 14:14:52

My response was to gillybob

JackyB Mon 07-Aug-17 14:18:32

I think they look awful. Don't make little baby girls look prettier at all.

gillybob Mon 07-Aug-17 14:18:35

Ahhh yes Fairydoll but the dress and shoes would normally be down in the pram, covered by a blanket or whatever.

MissAdventure Mon 07-Aug-17 14:52:08

I think its not much different to the kind of people who dye their dogs pink and dress them up. Unpleasant..

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 07-Aug-17 14:53:35

I am not keen understatement
I think it makes cute babies look like Easter eggs
I speak as one who had a baldy baby girl who was constantly mistaken for a boy. But I never considered it for a second

M0nica Mon 07-Aug-17 15:22:33

We used to make all babies wear knitted hats tied securely under the chin by ribbons.

Like anything it is a fashion, I have yet to hear of any child suffering a throttling accident as a result of one - they have been 'in' for about 10 years to a greater and lesser extent and if there was a danger it would have been high lighted by now.

As I said, it is a fashion,[shrug]

Ana Mon 07-Aug-17 15:27:11

And it can't be as uncomfortable for the baby as the tiny topknots some mums choose to adorn their babies with when they have slightly more hair. Bet it's painful when those bands are removed!

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 15:30:56

I don't like them at all and DIL really dislikes them!! So it's not an age thing. We both think they look ridiculous, particularly on a baby with no hair.

I would be worried about the soft fontanelle area of the baby's head having something tight across it.

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 15:32:18

My baby boy was always mistaken for a girl Cari - despite the fact that I dressed him in blue.
(and no headband)

CariGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 07-Aug-17 15:41:00

Ha! Once someone asked me DD's name and when I responded they said "oh, that's an...interesting name for a boy."

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 15:43:02

People used to stop me in the street and say 'Isn't she just gorgeous'. 'Well, actually, she is a he!'.

He's still gorgeous, 6' 3" with a beard. grin

rosesarered Mon 07-Aug-17 16:28:14

I think they look a bit silly, but can't see they are harmful, if not tight, but a denim jacket.....guffaw! grin

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 16:38:22

what happened to babies always wearing white?
(or cream, the colour of sick - sorry!)

trisher Mon 07-Aug-17 16:39:53

The headbands can look cute. It's the pink frilly buggy covers and matching pillows that get me. I reckon there is some sort of correlation between how much of a chav (or scally) the mum is and the amount/number of frills surrounding the baby.

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 16:41:35

I saw one the other day, you could scarcely see the baby for all the frills

What's a scally - never heard that term?

trisher Mon 07-Aug-17 16:49:04

You've never heard of a "scally"- Liverpudlian originally I think, meaning a young lady who was a bit rough and had what might be described as low morals. Wiki says it is used of men, but I have only really used it about girls- said to be a shortening of 'scallywag'

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 16:50:51

Oh dear, I won't call DGD a 'little scallywag' again [shock']

Jalima1108 Mon 07-Aug-17 16:51:28

as a term of endearment

BlueBelle Mon 07-Aug-17 17:00:28

I think they look awful and someone further up said akin to frilly dressed up dogs and I agree
I also hate to see tiny babies in denim jeans horrible hard material and babies not even big enough to be on their feet having stupid vans and converse trainers on
I work in a charity shop and the other day we had an 'up to three months' age size formal style trousers and waistcoat come in with as a donation

NanaandGrampy Mon 07-Aug-17 17:07:45

I agree Bluebelle , headbands look ridiculous and babies , in my opinion should be in soft , comfy clothes, definitely not denim !

I really dislike seeing tiny baby boys in jeans , they always look so uncomfortable .

I'm old fashioned I guess.

Fairydoll2030 Mon 07-Aug-17 17:45:49

Agree Nanny&Grampy. And babies don't need to wear shoes even if they are Dolce and Gabanna*!