Baby Headbands...How do you feel about them?

Becky - posted on 03/12/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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How do you feel about baby headbands? I personaly dislike them and worry about changing the shape of my daughters head... Im intrested to hear other peoples veiws on them

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Cynthia - posted on 03/12/2010

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I personally think they look silly on someone with very little hair. I got a few from a friend and have never put them on my baby and never will. Some people are still "smart" enough to ask if my daughter is a boy or girl when she wears pink or purple or is in her pink carseat, so I don't see a headband changing that lol.

Mandy - posted on 11/05/2013

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I'm a LMT(Licensed Massage Therapist), RMT(Reiki Master Teacher), and a CST(CranioSacral Therapist) @ age 21. With my experience in the holistic health field, I know in my heart that headbands are a bad idea for babies, especially newborns, and babies whose skulls are not completely fused yet. In CranioSacral, you apply gentle pressure to the bones of the skull (frontal, parietals, zygomae, sphenoid, ect) we do this to return the cranial rhythm to the correct pace, and articulation with the surrounding bones. Things like forceps, suctioning, pulling, ect on the skull during birth can do SO MUCH damage to the proper articulation of these bones and cause many issues from personality traits, behavioral traits, phsycological issues, to headaches as they grow up to physical anomalies that effect the CNS( central nervous system). With all that being said...if the headband is very loose, and I mean LOOSE you could put a finger in between the babies skull and band then it is okay. Just because the band is not leaving a mark does not mean that it is not restricting the cranial rhythm. Your baby can be just as cute without a head band. Also look up CranioSacral therapy if your baby has delivered with the "help" of any of the methods above or if they were delivered by c-section, the way the babies come out of the vagina gives your baby that curved neck that most people have as they pass over the arch of the pubic bone. If they never pass over the pubic bone their necks never get the full curvature and can cause headaches, migraines, and upper back issues into adulthood.

Sapphira - posted on 03/12/2010

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If they fit the baby's head comfortably, they shouldn't do any harm whatsoever to them. They should fit around their head but never leave an indentation in the skin- just like any beanies or hats you might get. My mother put one on me everyday as a baby and I have a perfectly round head. The only thing I don't like about the headbands is that if they fit properly, they come off easily, so though I think the silky, classy ones are cute, they can be more hassle than anything. It's more a style issue than it is a health issue. If you think they are cute, then go for it. If not, just leave it for someone else....

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its ok to have like real pageants, i guess i should have added that lol. like the ones that are natural no make up no fake tans no fake hair allowed are cool. we have some here where each little girl or baby gets a sash and tiarra for entering so they dont go away empty handed and theres naturally 1 winner, but the extreme ones are what i hate. they teach the kids so many bad things and they get so competitive and hateful. my mom tried pushing me into that stuff my dad said absolutly not. i started wearing makeup at a very young age and having my mom do my hair and looks were a big thing for me growing up. my husband said i looked bad with it but to me it was normal and fine. i can never see me doing that to my kid. i tell her shes beautiful the way she is and she grins. the ones on tv i cant stand. they are so snotty. we had some headbands that left marks on her head as well, but i gave those away. they wont change the shape of their head but my daughter hates them. she is always ripping her bows out and taking off headbands. so i just dont fight her.

Anna - posted on 03/12/2010

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oh ps, I had a friend who shaved her 2 month olds head bc she wanted her to have more hair. I think thats just a little extreme. And I agree about the pagent kids. Im not completely against them if its fun for the kids but i hate seeing moms force it upon them. I also think its not the greatest message to teach our little girls that a tom of make up, fake tans and fake hair is what it takes to be considered beautiful. I want my daughter to feel beautiful no matter what, wouldnt you?

Anna - posted on 03/12/2010

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I dont really like them. I personally dont think they would have enough pressure to reshape a babys head, but I dont like the red line they leave. I think they are adorable and I love seeing little girls in them, I just dont put them on my baby. Plus, she rips them right off anyway lol. I laugh because my daughter has very little pure blonde hair and I've waited months to be able to put a little clip in there. I dont do it too often because it looks silly lol.

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it depends on the head band really. some fit our daughetr and look really cute but others make her look odd and i dont like them. the ones people make with big flowers and such those to me are silly. or the gaudy ones with huge things on them bigger than the babys head. i like the thinner ones made of silk with one small bow on it. but even then i dont use them. she hates them on her head and i dont really see a need in them. i prefer hair bows much better the little ones not the big ones. i like the little clip ones that have the clasp that you just press open. these head bands people put on their babies look ridiculous.

it is ridiculous they make baby wigs and hair extensions. thats why i hate baby pageants. people add wigs and such to their poor babys hair. i want to just yell at people. they are babys, andi have never ever in my life seen a baby with perfect full hair.

Rachelle - posted on 03/12/2010

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the headband hair seems really weird to me.. but i love putting a headband on my daughter (even tho people still ask if she's a boy) they wont change the shape of your babies head as long as you get one that actually fits most people i see dont know there are different sizes tho nothing worse then seeing indents on a babies head because of them.. the headach the probably cause :(

Kerry - posted on 03/12/2010

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uuuugh! ditto with you....they look silly. whats even worse though is you can actually buy baby wigs made from real hair if you don't like your babys hair!! they sit on with a headband.........

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