Comments on: Bows & Babies http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Wed, 14 May 2014 05:20:08 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Darcey http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-837332 Darcey Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:39:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-837332 I have a little boy with my first baby girl due in 5 weeks. I’m busily making lots of little tiny bows and headbands for her! Most are very similar to these but slightly smaller. I’m not a fan of the bows and flowers that seem to take over and are more like giant hats. I’m also not a fan of piercing an infant’s ears, but I am a fan of cute little bows!

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By: Dani http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-715233 Dani Tue, 03 Sep 2013 05:07:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-715233 I’ve tried Girlie Glue and it works GREAT! Super easy to apply and lasts all day, washes off easy with water. It lasts all day even at disneyland on my nieces.

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By: AnneStrawberry http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-413085 AnneStrawberry Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:43:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-413085 I’m kind of on the fence about these, a big bow is alright occasionally but I prefer little bows over flowers most of the time for my daughter (and will surely for my next daughter coming in the spring).

These are the best posts I’ve read about headbands and flowers in forever. A must read!
http://mormoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2009/02/brain-squeezer.html
http://mormoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2009/03/lets-put-this-to-rest.html

And I’m off to order some Girlie Glue, sounds amazing!

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By: Danielle http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-407737 Danielle Tue, 06 Nov 2012 20:10:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-407737 Love these, Would really like to buy some of these!! If possible please email me :)

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By: Eva http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-406602 Eva Sun, 04 Nov 2012 04:36:52 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-406602 My youngest girl is four but I found a teeny tiny bow sitting in a corner of my laundry room just a few weeks ago.
I love the itsy bitsy bows but really have no love for the giant ones.

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By: kirstin @ kojo http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-406139 kirstin @ kojo Sat, 03 Nov 2012 01:57:51 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-406139 Love the bows. Seriously, love.
My daughter JUST got hair (she’s two and a half) and, it didn’t matter if she were dressed entirely in pink ruffles, people still thought she was a boy. Unless she was wearing a bow/headband. Love those things.

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By: Maike http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-406053 Maike Fri, 02 Nov 2012 21:36:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-406053 There is no such thing as head bands and bows for little baby girls in Germany, at least, I have never seen one. I live in Berlin, which is the capital city of hand me downs, second hand and gender neutral clothes for kids and since I am heavily influenced by my Irish in-laws in terms of clothes for my daughter, I already got a lot of snoddy comments about her wearing dresses and skirts and silver ballerinas in preschool. I am sure they would call in an extra parents meeting if I would glue on a bow. :-)
Anything girly is for some reason the absolute end of everything.
I myself grew up like that – secretly liking pink and dresses and anything ballet and horses but officially trying to be as boyish as can be, so I learned that real freedom means that there is nothing wrong with being super girly or boyish or whatever. My kid loves skirts and Leotards. And crowns and anything glitter. And I let her wear it.
I would not dare to glue on a bow though. Seriously.

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By: Lauren K http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-404763 Lauren K Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:29:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-404763 I adore bows on babies heads. Adore them! I bought 20 some bows on the day I found out she was going to be a girl! Then she was born bald – saddest day ever! Then a friend made me a headband that has a little loop in it, so I could clip the little bows to the headband!!! Genius. She is 5m old now, still bald and beautiful, and still sporting her now growing collection of over 50 some beautiful bows. I have a few different bows to match every outfit she has LOL
I used to love the HUGE bows on babies heads, and got a few of those for her too… put one on her and changed my mind. It just does not work for this little girl, she needs little tiny bows on her bald head!

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By: Lauren K http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-404760 Lauren K Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:23:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-404760 I always hated earrings on babies too, until I had a girl finally. Got her ears pierced at 5 months old! But that could be because we now live right against the Mexican border, and around here the doctors pierce their ears before even leaving the hospital. So after living here for a while, it just became the cultural norm to me so I did it as soon as she had all the right vaccinations! I LOVE them on her too, so precious. Just itty bitty tiny little gold balls.
I always thought it was cruel to do it to a baby – but then I realized, vaccines hurt more. And I had only pierced my ears 3 years ago, and remembered it didnt even hurt at all after the sting of the gun faded. She cried about having her head held still, as soon as we let her head go – she stopped crying and was smiling at everyone right away.

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By: Lauren K http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-404759 Lauren K Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:20:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-404759 Oh I think those little wispy ponytails are adorable! Nothing to do with keeping it out of their face – it’s just the adorableness of how tiny and precious it is.

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By: Lori @ Montessori MOMents http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-404589 Lori @ Montessori MOMents Thu, 01 Nov 2012 03:02:41 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-404589 I must say, I was surprised (at the very least) to open up one of my favorite blogs to find a picture of my baby on it! That’s my sweet little Lila at 1 week old. The photo is taken from this post on my blog: http://mymontessorimoments.com/2012/09/05/lilas-first-bows-little-blooms-handmade-giveaway/

Obviously, I love bows and my baby had so much hair from the beginning that it just begged for a bow. I found toothpaste works the best at holding them in place, but it’s a little funny to breath in a minty scent when kissing a newborn. :)

-Lori @ Montessori MOMents
mymontessoriMOMents.com

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By: Bonnie http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-404078 Bonnie Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:50:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-404078 In theory I don’t have a problem with hair accessories. The key is PROPORTIONS. I can’t stand the GIANT bows (and especially flower headbands) that are so popular. Maybe it’s because I had a boy first, but now that I have a little girl (with lots of hair!) I still don’t put a bow on her head, despite owning several. It looks a lot like decoration to me.

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By: Mali http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-404033 Mali Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:17:29 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-404033 Not a fan of bows, I have three girls and there’s never been a bow in the house. I like kids to be kids, comfortable clothes in gender-neutral colors and fabric that’s designed for playing. I don’t mind pink and I’m not strict, but I try to be aware of the structures that you can change yourself. So I guess decorating your baby would be something I would avoid.

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By: Chrissy http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403904 Chrissy Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:03:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403904 She DOES have perfect bow hair!!! It frames the bow but still draws the attention to her cute face. Love it!

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By: Kendra http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403788 Kendra Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:10:49 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403788 after 4 boys, you better believe i put a bow on my daughter’s head! i love the felt bows…i don’t do anything too overpowering, but usually larger than a small satin bow. It’s just fun. I think it’s cute…and her brothers all like to ohhh and ahhh over her when she has one in her non-existant hair. And if i’m being real here….the bow usually just stays on for a few minutes before it’s pulled off and i shove it in my purse. but it’s cute while it lasts.

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By: Azure http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403748 Azure Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:35:57 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403748 My first daughter was bald, so no bows. I tried headbands, but they never stayed on. My second daugher had a full head of hair, so I got to go straight into little ponytails with bows!

Note that when they got older, my first daughter could never tolerate more than minimal brushing, whereas my second daughter let me put all sorts of braids and ponytails in. I attribute this to the fact that my first daughter never felt the tug of a brush until age 2, whereas my second daughter had it from the beginning.

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By: Sarah http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403745 Sarah Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:20:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403745 All of my girls have had little to no hair when they were born and my 14 month old still has very thin hair. I just found girlie glue online and ordered a number of tubes for myself and as gifts. I just got some in the mail and have used it almost everyday. I love it and it is easy clean up…I love that! The website is http://www.girlieglue.com.

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By: Jennifer http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403741 Jennifer Tue, 30 Oct 2012 04:03:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403741 my baby girl (half-korean) had a little mohawk when she was a baby and i loved it, so no bow in her hair. i don’t mind bows in baby’s hair but not a fan of the headband.

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By: the emily http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403729 the emily Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:17:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403729 I really like teeny tiny bows, but the big huge head squeezers look ridiculous to me. My baby girl didn’t have hair ’til well after she was one, and I loved how feminine it made her look to have a small bow on her head.

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By: The redhead http://www.designmom.com/2012/10/bows-babies/comment-page-1/#comment-403725 The redhead Tue, 30 Oct 2012 03:10:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=25478#comment-403725 I’m expecting my first little girl to arrive any day now and after having two boys I am ready for all the little female adornments (and I’m not even all that girlie myself). I prefer simple though . . . and small. Size should be relative to the size of the child. A little delicate bow in my opinion looks lovely on babies, not, however a bow or flower as big as their head.

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