Daddy 911: How to Cope with Your Toddler Daughter’s Hair

Dads, you are not alone. Many moms also struggle with their toddler’s wayward strands. And a squirmy, crying, impatient kid does not help matters.

If you’re lucky, your little girl will remain bald until she’s two (I know, you desperately want a head full of curls, but trust me, it’s much easier this way!). 

However, if you had a baby born with a head of hair that has been growing steadily since day one, here are a few tips on how to manage it. 

For just a bit of hair 

If your daughter has just enough hair to make her look like a boy, don’t worry, there are plenty of cute headbands out there to rectify the situation.

For when hair is getting in baby’s eyes

If your child is still a baby and you don’t want anything sharp or easy to swallow near her face, look for the cloth-covered barrettes that simply slide into the hair.

For when her hair is out of control 

Ok, everyone take a deep breath—it’s time for rubber bands. Yes, you are going to have to put your daughter’s hair in a ponytail. Just follow these steps.

1. Buy the proper hair bands for baby

They sell these itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny hair bands in packs at target. These are the only size appropriate for fine, baby hair in a tiny little ponytail. 

2. Distract her

Give her a toy or mirror while you are changing her diaper—if you are putting the ponytail in front, lying down is the easiest position to have your child in. 

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