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Toddler hairstyle ideas

I need some ideas to help keep my 3 year old daughter’s hair in place and out of her face while she is at preschool. Ideally I’d love to French braid, but I’m terrible at it! Need to practice, not sure why it’s so difficult for me haha! So other than that, anyone have any ideas to keep hair in place? My daughter has long waivey thick hair and ponytails, pigtails, and standard braids fall apart ... More

  • Jennie
    Dec 07

    Sorry I couldn't find a pic so I just had to style her hair lol

  • Ivana
    Dec 07

    Wow, thanks Jeannie! That looks so cute and I think having multiple little rubber bands could work well keeping it in place. I had think wispy hair as a toddler (and currently!) so I have no clue how to manage my daughters very think wavey hair!

Hair products for Cuban&Black Baby

I would like to know what I should use for my sons hair, should I use more Johnson&Johnson products for his hair ?

Anonymous posted in Style & Beauty Nov 06

Modest swimsuits

Does anyone have any recommendations for modest swim suits with the following: •Tall (I’m 5’10) •Average body (My bottom is a 14 and top is a 10) •Behind coverage •Most tummy coverage (still not comfortable showing it all after my second baby and maybe too many Oreos 😛) It’s so hard for me to find a swimsuit that fits because I’m so bottom heavy. A one piece would never work, but I like how it... More

  • Aye
    Nov 09

    High rise bottoms are everything!! Keeps my tummy hidden or one piece suits too. And target does really have cute ones. Also coverups too

  • Arielle
    Nov 15

    AlbionFit is awesome and really cute! They have long-torso swimsuits that you could try as well as high-waisted bottoms, modest tops, etc. Kourtni Jeane is another great one that you could look into! You can choose your tops and bottoms separately and mix and match different prints, too. I think Old Navy might have long torso swimsuits as well and I know they have high-waisted bottoms that you ... More

Anonymous posted in Products & Gear Sep 28, 2019

Best Bag for Toting around 2 Toddlers

I have twin 3yr olds and I’m look for a new “Parenting Bag.” We’ve kind of outgrown the diaper bag, but still need room for their water bottles, snacks and a change of clothes. It wouldn’t hurt if it was halfway stylish. 😂 Any ideas, suggestions on bags you love.

  • Jess
    Sep 30, 2019

    We actually got a regular backpack that my husband doesn’t mind carrying either 😀 we just keep it in the car all the time with diapers, wipes, books to keep her busy, a change of clothes and some crackers or snacks like that. Then if we go somewhere, I throw water bottles in my purse. That way if we are just running a few errands, I don’t have to remember to grab everything but have in case o... More

  • Kieli
    Oct 01, 2019

    Yes I have a backpack too. And I love it! It’s a nice outdoorsy one, so it’s durable and has multiple pockets. Even a little pocket that is insulated so I could keep an ice pack with breast milk if need be. And same with my husband, he doesn’t mind throwing it on for me when I ask him to

Anonymous posted in Products & Gear Jun 16, 2019

Any advice?

Hey mamas! Was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to unbuckle a car seat with long nails? I was finally able to get my nails done but the manicurist made them a bit too long so it’s been super difficult to get my daughter out of her car seat. I know there’s a little tool I can buy but i’m hoping to avoid it!

  • Redd
    Jun 17, 2019

    Use your knuckles

  • June
    Jun 18, 2019

    Knuckles too. I wound up buying The buckle bee bc I got a thumb injury which made it so hard to unbuckle the kids. It's Great for kids and adults to unlock.

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Jun 12, 2019

Breastfeeding in public

Is there a specific kind of clothing to wear? Like buttons etc? Do I pull the shirt down or up?

  • Amy
    Jul 26, 2019

    Depends on how well endowed you are, and how uncomfortable you are with the idea of someone catching a glimpse. I liked having a few specific nursing shirts that I wear anytime I anticipated a public feeding, or had guests over - and at home I mostly wore tanks I could pull down or shirts I could lift up. The two shirt method was just too hot mid summer, and too frumpy - I felt much more confid... More

  • Suz
    Aug 26, 2019

    I like Milk Nursingwear tops. You open the discreet nursing flap and get the baby latched and then no one can see much. The shirt is mostly closed / covering everything and baby’s head covers the rest. I loved it at airports. I do believe mommies can and should nurse however they want, including without a cover - but personally I wanted to be a bit more discreet / private.

Little boy haircut

Any moms get their little boys haircut before 1yr? My son sweats easily and a lot, he’s 8 months and we’re leaving to Florida soon, so we know him sweating will only be worse than this Texas heat. I’ve heard people say you can’t give a haircut before 1yr because it messes with the hair follicles and other stories. I just want to be 100% sure!

  • Aida
    Jun 03, 2019

    My first son was 5 months for first official haircut. We cut it at home prior to that, snips here and there. He was born with full set of hair and we’re in Texas too, so it was necessary to give him so relief too. He is now 4 yrs old and hair is thick, different from baby hair, but no different from my own thick hair. Cut his hair, everyone will be happier 🙃

  • Pad
    Jun 16, 2019

    My son is 4’months and with a full head of hair close to 3 inches long... I say now, but my wife says to wait.

Anonymous posted in Style & Beauty May 17, 2019

How often do you change your daugther's earrings?

My daugther is 11 months old and i got her ears pierce at 6 months. She has been wearing the same earrings since 6 months. I take them out to clean occasionally. Her earrings was pretty expensive because is sensitive to all metals to prevent allergic reactions. Is it nesessary to buy another pair of earrings or should i just keep what she has on and clean them out.

Wedding guest colors

So, I'm attending a wedding soon. I know the traditional rules are to not wear white so I selected a pink sheath. However, I recently found out from the brides mother that the wedding dress is actually a blush pink... the same shade as my sheath. Would it still be appropriate to wear? Or should I return it?

  • Mama
    Apr 10, 2019

    I wouldn’t wear it. The bride picked that color to be unique 🤷🏽‍♀️ sorry 😖

  • Erin
    Apr 11, 2019

    I feel like it’s not expected of you to know that info. There will likely be a lot of blush pink dresses there...

Hair dilemma

My daughter’s hair is all over her face but we are not ready to give her bangs aka haircut. We have been put it up in a pony but daycare lady takes it out everyday for safety which I kinda get. But the hair is driving me nuts, not to mention she looks homeless. Hair clips don’t stay but for 2 min and I believe that’s a bigger choking hazard. So short of haircut, what is one to do? Hair gel? Is ... More

  • Beatrice
    Mar 20, 2019

    Use coconut oil or baby oil better then using any gels or sprays

  • Sara
    Mar 21, 2019

    I put two little braids in, one on each side of my daughter’s face, and then secure the braids back with clips against her head in the back (where she can’t see the clips to pull them out.)

Hair issues

My 14 month daughter pulls off her hair ties, head band, clips... pretty much anything I use to keep the hair out of her eyes. I really don't want to cut her hair. Any advice or suggestions is much appreciated.

  • Lynn
    Mar 09, 2019

    If all else fails, just give her some bangs. It’s not that big a deal.

  • Deanna
    Mar 10, 2019

    I was reminded of this pic when I read the suggestion about bangs...hope you ladies enjoy it as much as I did...

Anonymous posted in Style & Beauty Feb 28, 2019

Stretch mark?

Its been a year now after my pregnancy. But the the stretch marks are there.. Stretch mark on my stomach and thighs. That kind of bothers me.. 😔.. I feel like I won't be able to wear shorts anymore.. Looking for suggestions ideas on how to get it light or remove? Anything that worked for you? Homemade over the counter creams? Let me know ladies.. Thanks in advance.

  • Danielle
    Mar 01, 2019
  • Jessie
    Mar 21, 2019

    Yeah, I made two babies from scratch and it looks like they clawed their way out. 😆 I’d love some tips as well. For me, I know they’ll always be there, but a couple things I’ve noticed are they’re not as noticeable if I stay in shape (easier said than done) and if I stay out of the sun.

Hair bows and clips

Hi everyone, just wanted some opinions on how I can keep hairbows and ponytails on my LO. She lets me put them on her but she’s always taking them off. Any suggestions?

  • Raji
    Feb 22, 2019

    Hehehe I guess lots of kiddos don’t like em. My daughter wore a helmet for flat head for a while and now she won’t let me put on a bow or clip in her hair 😩 sometimes I put a hat on her and she forgets about the accessory. Otherwise, off it comes as soon as it’s on. Hopefully, I can hear some suggestions too

  • AdamAnt
    Feb 22, 2019

    Our littles were more likely to keep in ponytails, pigtails, and hair clips when we made them part of the process. They picked out the clips, scrunches, ties, ribbons, etc. when it was time to style the hair (read as: tame), we had them use the very loose toothed comb first, then we would “adjust it” a little - at which time we would do their hair. It didn’t work all the time, but it helped.

Braiding hair.

Anybody know any good videos on how to braid hair. I have a 2 yr old girl. She has hair but not super long. But just enough to start. And I’ve looked but never nothing that works.

  • Kieli
    Feb 18, 2019

    I’ve found lots of cool videos from Pinterest

  • Alan
    Feb 18, 2019

    Never tried Pinterest but let me check that one out.

HELP!!! 😫😫

Mommas! I need to find a good product that will curl my hair. I have very straight hair and when I try to curl it, it won’t stay curled. I have tried hair spray -no luck! I have done over night rolls and they seem to work for two hours and curls fall after that. I have tried the wand and it burned my hair and the curl never stayed. I need help finding a good product! Open for advice on this! T... More

  • Jenn
    Feb 01, 2019

    Have you tried lots of hairspray after the curling wand? I have very fine hair that hates to keep a curl. I can get my hair to stay curly by washing, letting air dry (no product), then using a curling wand for about 20 seconds for each section I put in, then turning my head upside down and going crazy with hairspray. I'm not talking a few sprays I mean, like, 30% of the can is gone. I use c... More

Anonymous posted in Style & Beauty Dec 29, 2018

Calling all beauty experts

Hi everyone!! So can anyone tell me if I should be doing anything specific now to help my daughters physical appearance in the future?? Now before you all freak out, I’m NOT talking about her body shape or size. I’m personally plus sized and beautiful as all hell. What I’m talking about specifically is her nails, but any other tips as well. I have thin fingernails and they are overall not a... More

  • Jill
    Jan 04, 2019

    Always put a sunscreen on her when going outside...even during the winter months. (50 SPF in Summer & 30 SPF in Winter). It will protect all the damaging effects from the sun and her skin will be beautiful for a long long time!! ...I’m an Esthetician...I wish my parents would have know this and I wouldn’t have the lines/wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, etc!!

  • Jill
    Jan 04, 2019

    Biotin will really help with hair, skin and nails. Not sure if you can give children just biotin but I don’t see why’s in multi-vitamins. I would just ask your Dr. what a safe additional amount would be to give her!

I don't want to cut my son's hair yet, but his father does.

My son's father and his girlfriend want to cut my son's hair. She says that it is starting to fray at the end and wont grow back anymore. She is a professional and has been cutting kids hair for about 7 years now. I just don't want his curly blonde hair to go away. What age did you cut your kid's hair for the first time? What is the best time to do it?? I'm worried about sha... More

  • Alexandra
    Dec 29, 2018

    Cut my sons hair at 3 months. He is a year now and I've cut his hair 5 times so far. He was born with a full set of hair.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 02, 2019

    My son is 3. He’s never had a haircut because I’m obsessed with his curly hair! People mistake him for a girl but that doesn’t bother us. It’s gorgeous. It’s short in this photo but when it’s wet his hair is halfway down his back- so crazy to see. I too am afraid if I cut the hair it won’t grow back as curly. If you wanna wait you should wait. He’ll have a lifetime of haircuts. Enjoy the beau... More

Anyone else have mommy acne?

I have had terrible acne for a long time and I’m just so sick of it. I feel like I should be too old for acne and too young for wrinkles, yet I have both! There are so many acne products and so many anti aging products. I have no idea what I should be putting on my face. Does anyone have any suggestions? I’ve tried the neutrogena grapefruit stuff, the tea tree items from Trader Joe’s, and a few... More

  • Julie
    Dec 22, 2018

    I use a product called unblemish from Rodan + Fields that is awesome! It helps acne, scars and prevents future outbreaks. They are the doctors that created ProActiv. Since I’m not on here often or get notifications, message me if you want more info on it.

  • Lauren
    Dec 22, 2018

    Thank you everyone for the advice! I think I was using too many things at once. I’ve simplified my skincare routine and found a spot treatment that I think is working for me.

Mom hair regrowth

Hi Moms Anyone had any luck using biotin or collagen for hair regrowth? I had a baby 3 years ago and my hair is still very fine in the front around my crown. My bangs are practically all fuzzy baby hairs - so ugly and hard to style. I’ve been taking biotin supplements for 55 days now and have noticed stronger nails but not in my hair. Wondering if I should try collagen or some other hair re... More

  • Sarah
    Nov 28, 2018

    My real bad sport stopped breaking within a week and I could tell hair growth within 2-3 weeks. It’s the only stuff I use on my 22 month old too. She had issues with her breaking too and within 3 weeks she had nice health looking hair.

  • Lisa
    Nov 29, 2018

    Besides biotin you can do PRP injections with a physician

Hairstyles for mamas

My hair is always in a nasty bun at the nape of my neck and I am sick of it. It rarely gets brushed and washed maybe a few times a week. Is there any hairstyle or haircuts (even that dramatic “big chop”) that you mamas would recommend? I have long and very fine hair that gets painfully yanked if it’s down

  • Michaela
    Nov 26, 2018

    Thank you so much! I honestly didn’t think of this... of it going wrong when my self esteem is already shot 🤦🏼‍♀️

  • Becca
    Dec 06, 2018

    I braid my hair and pin it up so it still has a cute style but the little one can’t yank on it as easily hubby loves it and makes it look like I tried 🤣 I usually leave it in a few days just use some hair spray/gel/coconut oil

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