Baby hats?

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Baby hats?

I have a...um.. well, an aversion to baby girl hats with flowers on them.

Are hats necessary? Or are they for looks?

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I wouldn't say they are necessary.. especially bc we are having Spring babies. But you can find some really cute ones that don't have flowers.

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It depends on how cold it is. Hats help baby regulate her body temperature. They have a harder time with that when they are newborns. But if it's not as cold where you are, it might not be as big of a deal. I'm picturing artic conditions here in CO, so I'm thinking yes to hats. Smile

I agree with Nidia though, I'm sure you can find some cute, non-flowery hats out there. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just a tiny knit cap to keep her little head warm.

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Alissa, happy 29 weeks!!! Do you realize, in two months time (8 WEEKS!!!) that you will be full term and.. didn't you say that's when T made his appearance? I can always get by telling you these things because even though I'm only a few days behind you, I still THINK you're WAY ahead of me...LOL

March, early April won't be *warm* here. It'll be warming up, but definitely not WARM. So, I'll have to look for some baby hats for my registry. Ones without huge gaudy flowers.

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Are you delivering in a hospital? I think that all babies around here are given a standard hospital knit hat that has pink and blue stripes. You might not need one after the first few days. And surely there are some simple ones out there.

Hahaha...I just made a toddler hat with a flower on it. Don't hate me for being that girl. lol.

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I could never hate you Elizabeth.. erm..

Okay see what it is is this: I have a friend who had a baby girl. The girl is ugly. I hate to even say that, because everyone thinks all babies are cute, but this baby is just ....ugly. She's grown up and shes a CUTIE now, but all I can think about is alllll those pics with that HUGE flower on top of her head (I think it was a headband, not a hat) ...and.. it just wasn't cute. At all.

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knit hats for baby on Etsy, a global handmade and vintage marketplace.

Check out, Etsy! You may find a really cute one you like Smile

Lol.. the ugly girl.. I've thought that about people before.. I know, BADDDDDDDDDD but it's true.

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OMG, Jessica, lol!! You're hilarious! I like a small flower on a headband or hat. People like to add the girly element to say, Hey, this is a girl! The big ones I don't like, but I bought Emma and headband with a small flower already, lol.

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Bahahahahahahaha about the ugly baby. Too funny!!!!

Elizabeth has a good point - T came home with a hat from the hospital just as standard issue, so you might not even need to buy a hat. You should ask them when/if you do your hospital tour if you are doing one. Otherwise I bet your midwife knows if she usually delivers at that hospital.

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Well some babies are just...I mean I had a cousin who really wasn't a cute baby at all, I mean not even close and now she is about to turn 21 and is absolutely beautiful and does some modeling...so...

As for the hats, I don't care for the huge flower that seems to cover their whole head, but i'm ok with the small ones. Especially if baby doesn't have a whole lot of hair and just happens to be in an outfit that either a boy or girl could wear, so it is kind of making a baby is a girl statement. The hubby thinks this baby won't have a lot of hair or any for that matter because I had no morning sickness(whereas I was sick as a dog with DS and he came out with a full head of dark hair.) and was looking at the little headbands and stuff for her to help people know she is a girl. She's daddys girl already and she isn't even here yet.

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And for the record... the hat I made had a tiny dark purple flower on it. Tiny. Haha.

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Kinda funny, after I posted this, I logged into FB and someone had posted their baby girl with a HUGE flower on their head. It made me bust out laughing. Not the same baby - the one I was referring to is 3 now, but...still it was funny

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Hahaha! I have a fb friend that also puts giant flower headbands on her girl. They are so big, bigger than her head. It's hilarious looking.

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I didn't have any for my DD (August baby) but did get a 3 pack at BRU or somewhere for my DS (July baby) mainly just to wear in the hospital since they always like to have one on them and theirs are hideous! His were a solid blue, a striped white/blue, and another one I can't remember. If it'll be cool where you are when baby is born, I'd look into them. It was so dang hot here that I knew both mine were fine. This baby might need some outside depending on the weather - early June here can be hot or snowy, you never know! But don't spend too much, they grow out of newborn sized hats in like a month and that was my 30% head size baby!

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We got a baby cap at the hospital and I bought a few baby caps at walmart or target that had embroidered designs on them, but no flowers or anything attached. I remember before I had Isabelle that I didn't like any type of headband/flower on a hairless baby, I thought they looked silly. But once we had Isabelle, I wanted to put all that stuff on her to dress her up, lol! And yes, some babies are not all that pretty to be honest. I of course thought my daughter was beautiful from the minute I laid eyes on her, but I also had to admit that in her early months before she filled out, she bore a striking resemblance to Don Knott, lol! My DH used to get mad when I pointed out the resemblance!

I actually saw a funny article headlined in the news earlier today talking about beautiful baby delusion in new moms. Sorry, but there's no contest: I've got the most beautiful baby - TODAY.com

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How funny! Thanks for that link Isabelle--hilarious!

I am sitting here wondering how you can think it will be cold in Virginia in April. Hee Hee! I guarantee it will be cold here in Alaska when I deliver. Smile

I had Sam in California in a heatwave, I think we only had the little hat they put on just after he was born.

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"Cherrychip" wrote:

I actually saw a funny article headlined in the news earlier today talking about beautiful baby delusion in new moms. Sorry, but there's no contest: I've got the most beautiful baby - TODAY.com

Haha, great article! I used to think all newborns look kind of ugly, but ever since becoming pregnant, I'm just in love with them. I can't watch a birth or look at newborn pics without bursting into happy tears.

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"eliann" wrote:

Haha, great article! I used to think all newborns look kind of ugly, but ever since becoming pregnant, I'm just in love with them. I can't watch a birth or look at newborn pics without bursting into happy tears.

Ahh Elizabeth!! I wish I could hug you right now! My best friend alllll through high school and college has ragged me since the day I found out I was pregnant about this. I used to think all newborns were kind of ugly too. I'm so glad I'm not alone..hahahaha

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Cristan - I ...will never ever ever ever (like ever) live somewhere COLD. I hate the cold, I'm cold natured anyway... I'd love to visit Alaska, for maybe a ...a week I guess, even though it better be in July when I come LOL April in VA will be in the 50's one day, the 70's the next haha. I can deal with 70's. Alissa pointed out that it was -17 and 0 a few days this week in Colorado.

Um HECK no!

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OMG, I'm laughing about Don Knotts. My dad always says that when I was a baby I looked like a little old man....LOL! MY DH is another one that thinks that newborns are not cute. I'm always like "Oh my gosh, look at how precious!" and he's like "Ummmmm......yeah....that's......yeah." Even with his own son (T) I was like "Isn't he beautiful?" and DH was like "I just don't see it, but let's keep him anyway." LMAO

Cristan - Ooof, I'm sure Alaska in March is freezing! CO could go either way, but March tends to be bad for us too (I'm assuming we'll both go in March :p), but I like to be prepared. I found fleece blanket sleepers online (surprisingly hard to find in newborn sizes) if you need them. Smile

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LMAO about Don Knotts!
We live just north of Chicago and April can be very hit or miss here too. Anywhere from freezing and raining/snowing to 80's, we just never know. So we've bought a few little hats and registered for two, but thats it. Maybe 6 total. I figured that way if we don't use them or use them all, they are pretty cheap so no one is out a lot of money. Won't be taking the tags off of them though until we know if we will use them. That way we can always return them if need be.

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

OMG, I'm laughing about Don Knotts. My dad always says that when I was a baby I looked like a little old man....LOL! MY DH is another one that thinks that newborns are not cute. I'm always like "Oh my gosh, look at how precious!" and he's like "Ummmmm......yeah....that's......yeah." Even with his own son (T) I was like "Isn't he beautiful?" and DH was like "I just don't see it, but let's keep him anyway." LMAO

Cristan - Ooof, I'm sure Alaska in March is freezing! CO could go either way, but March tends to be bad for us too (I'm assuming we'll both go in March :p), but I like to be prepared. I found fleece blanket sleepers online (surprisingly hard to find in newborn sizes) if you need them. Smile

Do you think our babes will even fit in newborn size? Smile

I will be knitting some hats for junior. No flowers at least since he is a boy!

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I don't remember using hats at all with DS ... well, he was born in June in Georgia, so that may be why! lol. C

Cristan, I'm not expecting my girl to fit in newborn size, but I'm bringing on nb outfit just in case. We have big babies in my family and DS was too big for everything nb.

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"cristancanoe" wrote:

Do you think our babes will even fit in newborn size? Smile

I will be knitting some hats for junior. No flowers at least since he is a boy!

This is one thing I'm worried about! If we go to term especially, maybe not! :eep: Then again, I remember thinking that with T (he was also always measuring ahead) so I bought a bunch of 3 mos stuff and it was all really big on him for the first several weeks. It makes it hard to plan. And then for us, there is also the possibility that it will actually be too warm for fleece most of the time (you never can tell what it will be like in CO in spring.) Sheesh!