Little ones love to pull their clips and bobbles out
If we could come up with a way to keep the clips, bands, bobbles IN the hair once you’ve placed them in your little girls hair, I’m pretty sure that we would be millionaires overnight. While our Hair Helper is able to organise and store all the hair accessories beautifully, once they are in the hair…well that is another story.
Many children, mostly toddlers, like to pull out clips and bobbles. This is a phase, and it does pass *eventually*. You will notice that once they have pulled them out they will look at it. They want to see what it is that has been placed among their locks or tresses. We’ve come up with a few tips to help encourage your little ones to keep those clips and bobbles where you put them.
Allow them to choose the accessories
Toddlers like some control over their environment. By allowing them the choice of what to put in their hair gives them some ownership. Having them all neatly displayed, and with easy access can help when making the choices. You can buy one like this here
Display the hair accessories, at a height that can be easily accessible
Do the hair in front of the mirror
By allowing them to see what you are doing, and talking them through what you are doing, helps them be involved in the process. Imagine going to the hair dresser and not being able to see what/how much they are cutting?
Even a little hand mirror will do!
Ask people to make a fuss for positive re-inforcement
If you’re going to be going to family or friends, while you’re out and about, ask them to make a fuss – you can either text ahead, or give them a prompt when you see them like “doesn’t Mary look lovely with her hair all done up?”. All children love positive praise and generally respond well.
Make doing their hair a regular thing. This can be tricky in the early days, when it’s whispy, or they may not have much hair. If they take the clip out, pop it back in and re-inforce why it’s there “this pretty clip will help keep the hair out of your eyes”.
Most of all, have fun playing and doing your little one’s hair! It won’t be long before they want to do it themselves.