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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by lilirose</i><br><b>I see other babies on the street with their hair done up in little pigtails and topknots and stuff but when I try it with DD she just looks dorky</b></td>
:LOL Seriously, I cracked up. A dorky baby.<br><br>
Try some detangling spray in her hair, or even a little olive oil (Just a little! Not greasy, just enough to get it to 'mind')<br><br>
You are right to worry about the choking hazards of clippies for their hair. My oldest DD pulled one out of her hair at age 18mo and gagged herself enough to puke. I threw every one of them away immediately. I recommend some of those super stretchy and soft headband type things, mamas usally use them on little bald girls to advertise their girliness.
I agree with the headband suggestion. My DD has lots of hair in the front but it is super short in the back. (DH call it her "skater cut"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ) She also gets called a boy all the time even though she is almost always dressed girly. The headband keeps her hair out of her face and announces that she is in fact a girl.
It might be time for a haircut, just to tame it a little. Those very very fine ends are hard to style.<br><br>
Have you tried parting it? A nice sharp part really makes hair look done, even if you don't do anything to it. A rat-tail comb and some detangler will usually be all you need, as baby hair isn't thick enough to require a barette, exceptions noted, of course.<br><br>
You could always do what some hospitals used to do: use petroleum jelly to stick little bows on the girls' bald heads. Kidding!
I little gel goes a long way towardsmaking baby hair look neat and brushed. Also headbands work great. A hair cut may be in order just to even everything out. When my last child finally got enough hair to style my older dd gave her a nice uneven mullett. It was o ugly I didn't even bother brushing it most days and I have to say the unkept look has grown on my (20 months later we are still growing out the damage <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> ). Y ou may also want to consider a hat. Those little pigtails and stuff you see are most likely uncomfortable for the babies and many of them have learned to leave them alone by corpral punishment. No need to envy that.
both of my girls were born with enough hair that they didn't even look like babies. the 2 yr old wears her hair past her sholders, no bangs, usually in a pigtail on top of her head, like pebbles. she doesn't mind it and no corporal punishment here. we've been futzing with her hair since she was 4 mo old. if she pulls it out, oh well. she usually wants it back up because otherwise she can't see <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> . the babe is 6 mo old and she has curly hair that passes her neck in the back. we usually leave it be but sometimes we put a bow in it, the kind with the little griping teeth. she doesn't even notice them. she often looks uncombed but, oh well............... i'm not stressing about what others think <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
i bet that no matter what you do to your dd she's beautiful!!!!!
My dd was born with a lot of hair too. It's not super fine, but much thinner than my incredibly thick mane. I tried head bands, the stretchy kind, barrettes and bows and NOTHING stayed in her hair. I use the soft elastic bands and do her hair a la Pebbles. It is the ONLY way she will keep the hair out of her face. If she pulls it out, no problem, it's easy enough to fix. She's never tried to eat them/swallow them.<br><br>
we use these in dd's fine hair <a href="http://www2.eckerd.com/product.asp?catalog_name=Eckerd&category_name=100431Hair+Bands&product_id=188371&tab=shop_personalcare.gif" target="_blank">http://www2.eckerd.com/product.asp?c...onalcare%2Egif</a> I usually do a top knot (ala Pebbles) and add a bow clip. She can't pull the holder off (it is on very secure!) and the bows I use are too big to eat (I design and make them myself)!<br><br>
She has never really 'fought' putting her hair up - sometimes she fusses, but otherwise she can't see, and she *really* dosen't like that!<br><br>
I do need to address this<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">Those little pigtails and stuff you see are most likely uncomfortable for the babies and many of them have learned to leave them alone by corpral punishment. No need to envy that.</td>
Let's not jump to conclusions here! DD LOVES her bows and will bring them to me if/when they fall out.....that is a pretty harsh judgement call IMHO....
My dd was born with a ton of hair, too. It even made her look sort of like Winnona Ryder. People kept telling me that it would all fall out, but it didn't. Now, she is 18 months old and her hair is shoulder lenth. She wears either the classic pebbles or two pony tails.<br><br>
And, I promise, there is no punishment involved in styling her hair. I have never even yelled at her, let alone punished her. Dh asks her each morning if she wants one pony tail or two and she tells him. After a bath she often runs around with her hair down and, the minute it is dry and in her eyes, she comes running up with a hair tie in hand and asks us to fix it.
Well I certainly didn't mean every one but you have al seen thosepoor babies with one inch pigtails that are pulled so tight that you can see the tension on thier faces. I also see a lot of hands getting smacked as infants reach to pull out thier pigtails.<br><br>
Again I am sure that is not the case for everyone and didn't intend to imply that and sorry if I offended.