10 Best Baby Headbands Reviewed in 2020
Notice that nowhere in its name does a headband suggest that one needs hair to wear it–which makes it the perfect accessory for babies old and new! Dressing your little tike up can be such fun. There are thousands of adorable outfits and even more accessories out there waiting for your little pumpkin to model them for all of their adoring fans. Jazz up their outfits even more with one of these fabulous headbands! Our top ten are all trendy, durable, and downright adorable. Many of them even come as variety packs, letting you and your mini-me rock some seriously versatile options!
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Cute flower crown designs
Comfortable and stretchy
Look gorgeous in photos
Soft all around
Multi-packs with up to 7 headbands
10 Best Baby Headbands Reviewed
1. Asufegucd Chiffon Flower Headwear
Cute flower crown designs
Comfortable and stretchy
Look gorgeous in photos
Soft all around
Multi-packs with up to 7 headbands
Inconsistency with sizing
Your favorite little fairy is sure to look adorable in these chiffon flower crowns! With dreamy designs and beautiful detailing on each and every style, these headbands will make your sweetpea look like magical royalty. Choose from a wide selection of soft pastel colors and different sized packs ranging from two to seven headbands per set. These photograph fantastically and are a way to give any special occasion outfit (or even just the right dress for a playdate) a little razzle dazzle!Read more
Soft, chiffon flowers adorn most of the headbands in these fancy sets. There are a few with more simple gold detailing, or a rustic-looking ribbon for those shabby-chic days. If you want to share the magic of your little one with the world, we suggest opting for one of the beautiful flower crowns!
Some users have had issues with consistency in sizing, but otherwise all reports indicate that these headbands are soft and won’t leave a mark on Baby’s sweet head if they have to stretch a little bit to fit!
These are a few dollars below the market average. And the fact that they come in multi-packs means you’re often getting more pieces than usual and still at a lower overall price!
2. QandSweet Polygon Flower Rhinestone
Comes with 16 headbands, each a different color
Features two beautiful flowers and a rhinestone
Elastic material stretches to fit growing heads
Can be hand-washed and air dried
izing can be inconsistent
Rhinestone could pose a choking hazard if it falls off
This pack of 16 baby headbands comes with a variety of beautiful, colorful soft headbands. Each headband has a solid color soft cloth, with a satin ribbon flower of the same color featuring a rhinestone center, and a second larger chiffon rose blossom.Read more
The band has a 14-inch circumference but is an elastic material providing the stretch to grow up to a few inches. The headbands can be hand washed and air dried and will maintain their quality over time. They are safe to wear as infants can easily pull them off, yet they won’t pose a choking hazard as they are large enough to prevent choking. The headbands are stretchy enough that they can fit infants, toddlers, and even young children up to 6 years old, on average- depending on head size.
The standard fit seems to accommodate babies between seven weeks and a little under a year. They’re stretchy and soft without many complaints about leaving those nasty elastic marks behind. They do have small pieces and they can be pulled down by curious little hands though, so keep an eye on children wearing them who might tug the fabric down to cover their mouth.
We love the overall design on these headbands… the pretty little rhinestone in the center of the flower is the perfect way to let people know your baby’s sex.
3. Nylon Bows and Accessories
Set includes 10 different headbands
Each headband features a different colored flower
Nylon headband piece; soft, gentle, and high-quality
Stretchy and grows with baby
Gentle enough to wear on newborns
Bows are not tightly sewn to headband piece
The color of bows may be different in the picture than received
This set includes a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns of headbands for baby girls. It includes 10 different headbands, all with a different color that makes matching an outfit easy. They are made from a nylon that is high-quality and super-soft and will be very gentle on their skin. The headband piece is very stretchy and stretches to fit the head size of most babies and even up to toddlers.Read more
They have ample room for growing babies, giving them a long life to coordinate with their wardrobe. Each set comes on a cute display card that makes it easy to select and even store the headbands, plus if giving as a gift, it is adorable. They are simple, but yet give that added touch of style that makes your baby's outfit even cuter. The trendy design and unique bows make these a perfect accessory for any baby’s wardrobe.
Super-soft and gentle, these headbands are appropriate for a newborn, but also tough enough to last until they become a toddler. The nylon bands provide a gentle and soft fit on their sensitive skin.
The soft and gentle nylon that the headband piece has been created from is nice for newborns and even better on their sensitive skin. Great buy for the whole set.
4. Parker Baby Co. Assorted 10 Pack
10 different styled headbands
Fits newborns through 3-year-olds
Can be hand washed and air dried
Soft and stretchy nylon bands
Comfortable and safe for babies
Parents report a variety of quality within the set
There are all different styles, colors, and patterns of headbands included in this baby headband set. Each headband has the same band; a comfortable stretchy nylon band in a neutral tan color. The designs featured on the bands include bows of different sizes, a gold lace headband, and a pink felt rose.Read more
The bows are made with various materials and patterns such as pink sparkly sequins, preppy black, and white stripes, navy with white little polka dots, grey felt, an oversized pink bow, a tiny delicate ivory bow, a floral print, and a faux velvet blue bow. Each headband initially measures 13 inches in circumference which fits many newborns. They are adjustable, as they can be stretched by hand to fit your baby’s head size comfortably. They are designed to fit newborns through toddlers three years old.
The headbands featured in this set are great in that they are initially sized for tiny newborn heads, but can be adjusted to grow with your baby over time. Each headband can be manipulated by hand to stretch so it can fit your baby’s head as it grows. This means that the set can last your baby over time without providing discomfort or leaving a mark from tightness.
These headbands are not only different in style by color and bow size, but they also are made with all different materials. We love the variety in textures this set provides to experiment with your baby’s clothes.
5. WillingTee 3 Inch Grosgrain Ribbon
Comes with 20 headbands
Elastic and stretchy
Features grosgrain material ribbon
All different colors
Fits a spectrum of head circumferences, starting at 13 in
Bows are hot glued to the band and can fall off in time
This set of 20 headbands has all the colors of the rainbow and even more colors! Each headband is designed with a certain color elastic band and adorned with a three-inch grosgrain ribbon bow of the same color.Read more
The bows include two loops and two ribbon tails. These headbands are easy to slide over a baby’s head and secure in place. They are comfortable, not too tight to leave a mark, but not too loose to slide down or fall off. There are so many different colors, providing the opportunity to match with nearly any outfit you can think of. They are elastic, so they can fit a range of head sizes.
The grosgrain ribbons aren’t going to be super comfy, as that material can feel a little stiff and irritating, especially to soft, sensitive baby skin. But the headband itself is made from a soft, stretchy material. These are hot-glued together, so be delicate with them and make sure Baby doesn’t yank the bow off and stick it in their mouth.
These headbands can be adjusted so that they stay in place on your baby’s head, without sliding and moving the ribbon or falling down your baby’s face.
6. CN Flower Crown
Dainty, beautiful floral designs
Soft nylon headband
Stretches easily without leaving marks
Flet beneath flowers provides extra comfort
Come in packs of 3
Some flowers arrived smooshed and flattened and didn’t bounce back easily
Need a look that is simultaneously rustic, ethereal, shabby chic, and trendy? These romantic little flower crowns are soft, stretchy bands with a cluster of beautiful flowers on each. Each set features three different flower combinations on a thin nylon headband that stretches without doing damage to Baby’s soft skin. They come in lovely colors that are especially perfect for fall but truly can be admired any time of the year.Read more
Clusters of flowers sit atop a skinny nylon headpiece. They’re soft so as not to hurt Baby or cause any discomfort. All materials used meet CPSIA standards. The bows are roughly 4.5 inches across and the headbands are 5.5 inches but stretch to accommodate slightly larger noggins, too.
This design truly makes comfort a priority. The skinny headband ensures there won’t be bulky fabric bunching up behind Baby’s ears to irritate them. And a felt patch beneath the flower clusters keep any potentially scratchy or agitating material away from your little one’s sensitive skin.
These flowers hover right above the average price for similar headband sets. They cost just a few dollars more but they also have high reviews concerning quality.
7. Yoga Sprout
Cotton and elastic mix
32 different styles
Packs of three to five headbands
Soft and comfy
These are a little big for some young infants, especially the styles with bows
Enjoy that classic retro look with the thick headbands and the little knot on top? Do Rosie the Riveter proud with one of these awesome YogaSprouts collections. There are 32 different styles available, all in multipacks of three to five headbands each.Read more
Patterns range from soft polka dots, florals, and paisleys, to vivid colors featuring celestial prints or baby animals. All YogaSprouts headbands are made of 92% cotton and 8% spandex, rendering them both soft and stretchy. They’re machine washable (which we know is a huge plus when it comes to literally anything baby-related). They’re made to fit securely around little heads without being uncomfortable, so they’re a solid option for active little ones! In the spirit of happy baby pose, YogaSprouts strives to make only the most fashionable and comfortable apparel for infants and toddlers.
These headbands are nice and thick and also made from soft cotton. This means they won’t dig into baby’s soft head and are more likely to stay put as their larger area gives them a little more grip. They’re all machine washable, so if baby gets into trouble, they can still come out clean!
They’re so stinkin’ cute, and super soft besides. Babies can be fussy about what they wear. You want your little one to look great and feel great; YogaSprouts is onboard with that mission.
8. YSense Head Wrap
Headbands with "wrap" style
Set features seven different colored headbands
Constructed from cotton-blended fabric
Best for babies 0 to 6 months old
Creates style apart from standard “headband with flower look”
Colors included in the set will vary from the picture
“Knot” in front where wrap comes together sticks out
This is a set of seven different colored headband wraps. This differently styled headband is cute and makes a great accessory for any outfit. The style features more of a wrap style than the headband types with bows.Read more
The wrap is a piece of stretchy fabric that comes together in a "tie"-type design. Each headband wrap has been constructed from a cotton-blend fabric that is synthetic and elastic giving it the ability to stretch around the head. Inside each package, you will find seven different colored wraps, best-suited for babies who are 0 to 6 months old. Adding to their outfit is easy with these wraps, especially when they are this cute.
Cute, comfy, and ready to conquer--just like Rosie the Riveter! These vintage-inspired knotted headbands are the ultimate in plush headwear with no scratchy accessories on top. They’re a little big for newborns so, wait 5-6 months before purchasing and then rest easy knowing that the stretch will allow you to use them for a long time to come.
Cute, colorful, and stylish. The design of the "wrap" headband is great for a different style and look. A nice addition to any outfit, giving baby the option for a unique look.
Stretchy nylon fabric
Soft and lightweight
Ten different bows included
Each headband has its own display placard
These can run a little tight or small on older babies; they’re best suited to newborns
This variety pack of bouncy bows features ten total options for your baby’s headgear. MiiYoung’s assortment includes classic bows in stripes, lace, satin, velvet, denim, floral patterns, and stars, as well as a dainty suede bow and a small fabric flower.Read more
They’re a one-size-fits-all stretchy nylon band, initially meant to fit around 12 inches in circumference but capable of stretching to accommodate growing noggins. They’re a lovely gift set for new or expecting mothers, and make newborn photography look all the more precious. Each headband comes with its own display card, so you can even divvy them up among your mommy-friends, or keep some for yourself and gift the rest! They’re soft, stretchy, and they look beautiful on. The fabric is light and meant not to leave any marks on your little pea’s head or cause them discomfort.
These are cute and versatile. There are plenty of choices to swap out with your baby’s wardrobe and they’re super soft and comfortable. The bows are also proportionally sized so they won’t flop or look too large like some bows do.
There’s a quaint kind of handmade aesthetic to these that we find very charming. Additionally, they’re super comfy, and are versatile enough that you can mix and match with plenty of outfits! They’re great for newborns, which can be a difficult size to find as plenty of headbands are made for slightly older babies.
10. Quest Sweet Knotted Turban
Includes 6 baby headbands
All different floral patterns on a turban-style band
Soft and stretchy material
Can fit babies with heads between 11-14 in
Customers report a range in adjustability for headbands… some are more stretchy than others
This set of baby headbands comes with 6 adorable turban knotted headbands. Each headband comes with a colorful floral pattern. They are designed with a thick 2.1-inch width.Read more
The material is knotted in a simple “rabbit ear” tie that can be worn anywhere along the top of the head. The circumference of each of the headbands is between 11 and 14 inches, depending on how much they have been stretched. They are super comfortable, made with an elastic synthetic cotton that is both soft and stretchy.
Who’s looking fun and funky? Your baby, that’s who! These soft cotton headbands are thick and plush. Soft, stretchy, and snuggly, the only thing to keep an eye on is the loose fit on small heads. If these feel like they can tug down easily over tiny eyes and mouths, make sure you’re always supervising your infant while they’re wearing these adorable wraps.
These headbands are super trendy and cute! The turban knotted look is an awesome popular urban look that isn’t super princess-like or girly. It’s casual and great for everyday use.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Headbands come in all sorts of designs and styles. For babies, often the headbands are circular and slide into place rather than a curved band that sits behind the ears. Baby headbands also feature bows and flowers as decoration a lot of the time. We included lots of bows and flower headbands, but also some other styles such as turban-knotted headbands or headbands with colorful patterns rather than solid colors. There are so many designs to choose from when it comes to headbands, there’s bound to be a few that will be perfect for every parent’s likings.
Comfort is an extremely important thing to consider when purchasing clothing, accessories, and other baby products. When your baby is comfortable, there is less a chance for them to be fussy or upset. It is always preferred to provide a comfortable environment so your baby can be content and stress-free. Babies experience so many new things in their first couple years of life, and it can be overwhelming and even stressful. Something like their headband should never be a source of discomfort or unease, so we made sure to only recommend comfortable headbands.
When selecting a headband, it is always a good idea to consider what the headband will be worn for. For example, headbands might be used for baby or family photoshoots, special formal events like weddings and celebrations or more for everyday use. Fortunately, headbands can often serve multiple purposes with one design. But others might be preferred for more casual days over special occasions. Ultimately, there’s an awesome headband for every baby!
Remember that wearing headbands is a fashion accessory and should be treated that way. Always remove be bedtime and make sure no strings or hanging pieces are accessible to the baby.
A tight headband is a is not a good headband. A good rule of thumb is to make sure that you can place three fingers in the band when the baby is wearing it.
Other Factors to Consider
As with many parenting ideas and concepts, there is somewhat of a debate surrounding whether it is ok for parents to put headbands on their newborns and growing infants. Our experts believe that although freak unfortunate circumstances may show headbands to be dangerous for babies, ultimately it is completely safe for babies to wear headbands. As long as the headband fits a baby’s head properly and comfortably, there should be little need to worry about this accessory. Additionally, it is important to consider how small the headband is to discern whether it could be a choking hazard. Most headbands are too large for a baby to swallow even partially, but it is a point of consideration. It is also crucial that a baby is always supervised while wearing a headband. This type of accessory is not usually recommended for babies to wear while sleeping.
It is important to consider size when choosing a headband for your baby. An ideal size for a baby is a snug fit such that it won’t leave a mark by being too tight but will also stay in place without sliding. Many of the headbands we feature on our list are initially sized for newborns but then have the ability to stretch and expand to fit a growing head. It is not recommended to dress your baby in a headband that leaves any marks on their head.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Are headbands safe for babies?
Most headbands designed for baby heads are safe for babies. Any potential hazards associated with headbands are for choking or strangulation. To prevent the risk for choking, make sure the headband isn’t too small for your baby to swallow or even fit in their mouth completely. For strangulation, make sure that it is not too tight where it would be snug around your baby’s neck. They are safe for babies to wear, but it is recommended that babies are under supervision while wearing headbands and that they do not wear them while sleeping.
q: Will the headband leave a mark on my baby’s head?
That depends on the size of your baby’s head, but overall baby headbands are designed with soft material as to prevent this.
q: Can I wash my baby’s headbands?
It depends on which headband you purchase. Most are fine to be hand-washed and air dried. Some can handle being washed in a washing machine without losing quality or stretchiness.
q: How do I know if my baby will fit in a headband?
When buying headbands online, usually there are dimensions available to compare to the size of your baby’s head to make sure it falls in the size range.
q: Can my baby boy wear headbands?
Although many headbands are marketed for baby girls, there is no reason a baby boy can’t wear them too. It is totally based on preference.
q: Do the flowers match the color of the bands?
Yes, the flowers are designed to match their corresponding bands.
q: Are these headbands comfortable for babies?
Ultimately it is an individual experience, but most of these are designed to be comfortable for babies. The softness of material, stretchiness, and your baby’s skin sensitivity are factors to consider in weighing in on comfort level.
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