My Thoughts on Infant Hair Accessories
From what I gather, some people don’t take too well to their offspring being identified as the opposite sex. I happen to think most infants look rather unisex, so this issue has never bothered me personally. Why, just a couple of weeks ago, a lady referred to Wito as a girl. HE IS FOUR. (What can I say? He’s purdy.) However, it seems that the baby-girl-being-called-a-boy thing is a much more prominent point of contention.
This must be why so many parents put horrific bow-type headbands on newborn girls. Look at meeee! I’m a girl! SEE MY PINK FLUFFY BOW??? Here’s what I’m thinking. If you don’t possess hair, you probably don’t need a hair accessory. Additionally, if a hair accessory needs to be attached with tape or velcro, you might want to reevaluate your decision-making process. Here, let me help you!
A headband to hold hair back and/or accentuate a hairstyle? GOOD.
A headband to cut off blood supply to a 3-month-old’s bald noggin? BAD.
(I feel strongly on the matter.)
(And don’t get me started on shooting stainless steel studs through a baby girl’s ears. GAH.)