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The Essential Guide to Choosing Baby Hair Accessories

One aspect new parents look forward to when they have a baby girl is dressing her up and doing her hair. Baby girls and their accessories can create many fabulous photo opportunities for parents. You don't need to break the bank to outfit your baby girl when you find new, used, and handmade items on eBay. Here's what you need to know.

Types of baby girl hair accessories

For new babies that don't have a lot of hair yet, two main types of baby hair accessories are used. These are clips and hairbands. As your baby grows more hair, they may transition into using other types of hair accessories, such as scrunchies. Here's a rundown of these two types:

  • Baby hair clips: Clips are a type of barrette. They come in a wide array of styles. The most common are bows that are attached to a clip. You simply clip it onto your baby's hair and she has a ready-made bow. Baby girl hair clips also come in other shapes, such as flowers or butterflies.
  • Baby hairbands: Hairbands have been around for a long time, but soft baby hairbands are being used more now. Hairbands can either be rigid plastic or a soft wrap. Most baby headbands are soft, however, because babies are likely to wear them while laying down. They are normally decorated with a bow or flower. They may also be referred to as a headband.
Are baby hair accessories expensive?

Most of the time, baby girl hair accessories in the UK are reasonably priced. If you want personalised hair bands, then you may have to spend a bit more. Some manufacturers also make mommy and me sets so that you can match your daughter. Of course, these will cost more than a single hairband. Most of the time, baby hair accessories are sold in sets, which allows you to get several items at a time. This is convenient for wearing different accessories with different outfits.

Are hair clips safe for a 1-year-old girl?

Some parents are wary to put hair clips on a 1-year-old, but baby girl hair accessories are generally made to be safe for any age. However, it is advised that parents supervise their children while they are wearing hair accessories. Do not let your baby go to sleep with any type of accessory still in her hair. While she is awake and playing, feel free to dress her up and take pictures.

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