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Doing your Toddlers' Hair user banned
Feb 14th '13

I've always seen little baby and toddler girls with their hair up in pony tails and pig tails.



At what age do you start doing this? Doesn't it hurt them? I can't imagine a baby/toddler wants to sit there while you pull their hair into a pony tail.

Viv ♥ 3 kids; ., TX, United States 15476 posts
Feb 14th '13

I think if I started doing it as soon as her hair was long enough, she wouldn't hate when I do it now.
She leaves clips and bows in, I put those in her hair from day 1 :oops:
But her hair gets sooo messy, I wish she would let me pull it up but she won't.

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
Feb 14th '13

My daughter loves getting her hair done. She'll be 3 next month.

izzy+Ethan 2 kids; Edmonton, Alberta 4056 posts
Feb 14th '13

I have to distract her with my phone or tv for her to sit still but once her hair was long enough ...around 7-8months I did the little pebbles hair ...now she's 15 months and I do pigtails

LayLu (girl); 17 kids; Virginia 4007 posts
Feb 14th '13

I think once it's long enough, you're good to go. I don't have any kids yet, but I have a five year old sister and the second her hair was long enough we were doing all kinds of cute stuff with it. Granted.. she usually jacked it up after a few minutes hahah, but I don't think it hurts them.. once their hair is long enough they usually aren't as tender-headed as they were as newborns. My friend's one year old's hair just got long enough to tie up and she puts it up almost every day, she doesn't make a fuss about it either. I'm sure if it hurts they'll let you know.. (when does a little kid hold back from telling the truth, really? lol).

Mrs.C+4.5 5 kids; 1 angel baby; Duncan, OK, United States 17712 posts
Feb 14th '13

I started at about 1. She's 2 now and won't keep a ponytail on at all lol. I got the no ouch ponytails so no it didn't hurt her at all. My 10 month old doesn't have enough hair to put a ponytail on her yet.

skwey 4 kids; Spokane, Washington 2207 posts
Feb 14th '13

I started doing my daughters hair around 10 months, when she finally had enough to do something with. Since I started so early, it just became part of the routine and she's always sat still.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
Feb 14th '13

My daughter is 3 and she JUST got enough hair to start putting up, haha. She's okay iwth it.

<3CL&AC<3 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Grande Prairie, AB, Canada 2514 posts
Feb 14th '13

My DD's hair was finally long enough to put into ponytails when she was 15 months old. I just give her something to play with or eat and sit her down in my lap while I do it. Sometimes it takes a little while cause she'll move around, but I can normally get it done pretty quick. She's never shown that pig tails hurt her or try to pull them out and we do her hair almost every day and she's 17 months old now.

Viv ♥ 3 kids; ., TX, United States 15476 posts
Feb 14th '13
Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):" I started at about 1. She's 2 now and won't keep a ponytail on at all lol. I got the no ouch ponytails ... [snip!] ... the no ouch ponytails so no it didn't hurt her at all. My 10 month old doesn't have enough hair to put a ponytail on her yet."


ya, it doesn't hurt DD (I don't think) either. And she stays still just fine. But after about 10 minutes she takes it out :(

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Los Angeles, CA, United States 8830 posts
Feb 14th '13

I've combed her hair since she was a baby, maybe 6 -9 .months even if it was tiny lil half up half down pigtails, just to get her used to it..



Weve always used no tear rubberbands, its never bothered her, now shes 3 and will sit forever while i mess with her hair, she picks her own clips out, :)

user banned 2 kids; Silly, Belgium 6539 posts
Feb 14th '13

My daughter was born with a lot of hair and it grew really fast. I started putting it up when she was really young, like a pony on top of her head at probably 4 months? Now she's 3 1/2 and it goes all the way down to her butt so I will usually put it in a french braid for at home and sleep, or if we go out I'll do pigtails or something.

Tweakrachie 84 kids; Australia 846 posts
Feb 14th '13

I started doing my daughters hairs as soon as it was long enough they are now 9 & 11 years old and I still do it.
anyway talking about hair this is how my husband thinks he could help out the link below (Like hey i'll do the girls hair today) lol.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVJcdE_CJmw

Meli ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 31152 posts
Feb 14th '13

My daughter sits still most of the time while I do her hair & she just turned 1. Sometimes she pulls it out though lol. I have always combed her hair though.

-Eva- 1 child; The Lost City of Z, ??, Brazil 48 posts
Feb 14th '13

Mine had a ton of hair from the day she was born. I left it alone until she was a year, then it was too long and kept getting in her face. I just do it real quick when she gets out of the shower. She has a lot of thick hair, but it's very smooth, so it comes out easily, but she doesn't mind me redoing it.



It doesn't hurt. I use a bristle brush, rather than a pin brush, and that keeps snagging to a minimum. I also use a kids' detangler when she's right out of the shower, and use no-hurt hair bands.