Tuesday Tips and Tricks #1 Why Give Tips and Tackle Toddler Bed Head

There’s a saying: “Necessity is the mother of all inventions”. I see this played out often when someone creates a product, publishes a book or a YouTube video goes viral. I often think to myself, “Now why didn’t I think of that!?” Most creations come about because of a need or someone taking what they believed to be common sense knowledge and putting it out there for others to see and ultimately benefit from their idea.

I have ideas all the time. I call them my theories. For example, I had a theory that about saving money using grocery reciepts. You know how they always say, “You saved $23.02 today!” What if you actually put back that money you ‘saved’  into an account that you didn’t touch? Over time, you could do something pretty awesome with that money! I’ll write about this one day but my husband  and I actually did this our first year of marriage and it paid for our vacation to Islands of Adventure in Florida.

So without further ado, here is my first of hopefully many simple tricks that I’ve learned to make my life easier and they just might make yours a little more manageable as well.

I have a two year old with thick blonde hair. Most days he wakes up and his hair looks alright. And often I can convince him to run a comb through it when it gets a bit crazy. But some days…

Bed Head
Bed Head

Now if you have a toddler, you know that some days your kid just isn’t on the same page as you. “Comb my hair? No way. I’m too busy having fun.”

But you’re about to head out the door and people will see this hot mess. What do you do? The toddler tears start and the comb is not getting anywhere near it. So do you:

  • put your child in a head lock,
  • give up and let him go wild
  • OR…Try a baby wipe.

When my temperamental child is not digging a brush, I grab a baby wipe and run it through his hair. It calms the ‘do’ down and no tears.

So. Give it a try. Let me know how it works for you. I’d love to hear your feedback and your tips for tackling the crazy hair.

Patty Parker

My name is Patty Parker. I write about finding beauty in the every day.

One thought on “Tuesday Tips and Tricks #1 Why Give Tips and Tackle Toddler Bed Head

  1. Bed head is my favorite but like you, not when we are going out. 🙂 Now that our boys are growing their hair out it’s a big mess all the time. My trick is just wetting it down at the sink with my hand. No combs to mess with and once it dries in the position I laid it, it stays.

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