Baby Bangs?

This article, entitled "Baby Bangs?" comes from Liz Hayes, MomsEveryday blogger from Central Wisconsin.

Some babies are born with a full head of hair, some have fine peach fuzz, and others are bald as a cue ball. All of these babies are beautiful as they are.

I don’t think anyone could deny that. That’s why I was shocked to discover a product on the market called Baby Bangs!, which is a headband attached to a wig meant for baby girls.

The company claims the headband/hair combo is “intended to enhance baby girls’ appearance in a fun and memorable way.” The wigs come in 5 ribbon colors and 6 hair colors, are sized for newborns to 9-month-olds and can be cut and styled however mom wants.

Do babies really need a full head of thick, fake hair to look attractive? Who does this benefit? Certainly not the baby who has to wear a wig, but the parents whose own vanity prompts them to make-over their infant. The company claims to believe in the beauty of childhood. Are children not beautiful naturally?

Maybe I’m being too judgmental, and the infant wig is harmless. I hate to judge other mothers, because being a mom is the most difficult job we’ll ever have and nobody has the perfect answer for how to raise a child. But I think our daughters, specifically, will be better off when they realize they are good enough as they are and are comfortable in their own skin. And that wearing a wig as an infant didn’t make them a better baby.

What do you think? Are Baby Bangs! a fun, harmless product for infants? Or are they out of line?

About the Author...
Liz Hayes
Liz loves spending time outdoors, working out, traveling, taking in the arts, reading and catching up on TV.
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