Is it a boy or a girl? I think many parents have heard this question while out with their baby. The gender can be tricky to guess with young babies. Even though you dress a girl in pink or a boy in blue, it seems hard for a lot of people to recognize the gender in babies. Most babies’ have very fine and soft hair, other babies are bald, which makes it tricky to put clips in babies’ hair. In this article we have a look at baby-fine hairstyle, is a little or a lot of hair in babies all normal? And what baby hair Accessories For Fine Hair are good to use?
As a mother of 2 girls, I am always keen to dress my baby with some sort of accessories in their hair, and avoid the common is it a boy or girl question.
Did you know that other than genetic reasons, some babies can have more hair due to higher levels of hormones they have been exposed to in the womb?
Babies who have been exposed to higher levels of a hormone in the womb can be born with more hair for that reason.
After the baby is born those hormone levels will drop and result very likely in loosing those beautiful hair strands.
Babies hair when newly born
After 40 weeks of waiting, of course, we feel excited to meet our baby.
The moment a new baby is born there is always that excitement. Of course, gender reveal is generally the main exciting element. But also we get very curious towards the end of the pregnancy, ‘What our baby looks like’? Will it have any hair’?
Some babies’ are born bald and stay bald for a long period, and this is perfectly normal. Other babies are born with mounds of hair and can wear piggy tails within a few months.
Babies with a lot of hair tend to look a lot older. Parents often worry about babies hair, but there is a wide range of what is normal. That your baby stays bald for longer than a year does not mean that the baby will not have long beautiful hair in a few years time.
‘Did you know that babies often start losing their hair in the second month of life. When babies hair starts growing back again, often the colour and texture would be different from their first newborn hair. Generally, hair starts growing back anywhere from 3 to 7 months of age.
Baby headbands, use them safely
While my baby girls hair was not long enough to do anything with yet, I often used headbands to match her outfit.
I have different colours to meet different outfits. They look so cute! Really, they are for sale everywhere now and not hard to find. Some babies don’t like to wear them and pull them off.
If you choose to buy headbands for your baby make sure they are the right size, so it is comfortable to wear for baby.
If they are to tight a fit baby may get a headache from them.
Always remove the headband when the baby goes to sleep as it could potentially be a hazard if headband drops down on babies face and can limit babies’ breathing.
Anti-slip hair clips
Where we start with 2 hair clips of each, soon there will be only one. Story of my life! Clips work the same as socks in the washing machine, either the washing machine eats them or there is another secret to disappearing socks.
Clips in baby hair can be tricky as often baby hair is very soft and fine, or the baby may not have much hair at all. There are special baby clips for sale made for the babies to stay in place with just a few strands of hair.
In my hometown, there are not that many shops and not all that much choice. Often I enjoy finding my girl unique items online. Recently I found an Australian online business I absolutely love,’ called butterfly garden for kids’. All their accessories are beautiful and handmade.
I ordered some cute baby clips and bows for my baby from this site, I just couldn’t resist. The company’s pricing is very fair, especially considered that all their products are handmade.
I also thought the shipping cost was reasonably priced. Sometimes I find it off-putting ordering items online considering the shipping expense.
If you like to check out this awesome site with handmade cute little clips and bows, click here
Baby hat, keep baby cozy
Another nice accessory for a baby could be a baby hat. While a sun hat is a more used item in the tropics and hot climates, in colder climates a hat is a good item to use.
Depending on the climate you are living in a hat can be used with a (newly born) baby to keep baby warm and cozy. Babie can have a hard time regulating their temperature whilst little, wearing a hat can help with this.
Always keep in mind though a baby can easily overheat too. There are super cute hats out there, I wish I could use them but in our climate, I have to stick to sun hats.
Other than keeping baby warm a hat can function to give more clarity of babies gender as well.
When does babies hair get thicker
Shedding babies first hair should stop after a maximum of 6 months. Babies hair generally starts growing back between the 3rd and 7th month of age. It is not until the age of 2 that hair becomes thicker, however, the texture and colour can change several times in the first few months and years of their lives.
Maybe you have heard of shaving babies head? Some people believe that shaving off babies hair helps to grow it back thicker. However, this is not true.
The end of the hair strand is thinner than the middle of the hair. If you cut the hair strand the end is truncated, therefore it may temporarily look thicker and darker, but it doesn’t change the thickness of the whole hair strand.
How many hairs follicles your babies has, and where they are located, is genetically decided. After your baby is born there are no more follicles made, only the thickness and texture of babies hair will change.
So enjoy your babies hair while it is fine and how it is, it will change all the time, just enjoy it the way it is and get some cute hair accessory for fine baby hair.
Please comment below with feedback or cute photos of your babies hair or baby hair accessories that you like!
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