Your baby’s hair is very delicate and prone to breakage so it is very important to know how to make satin headrests in order to prevent excess breakage nd hair loss.
As you may know already, most baby products are made with cotton. Although it is soft to the skin, it is not friendly to the hair, the cotton fibre grips, tugs and dries out moisture from your baby’s hair. It is this continuous contact that causes hair breakage, receding hairline and balding spot also known as “parting of the red sea” lol! at the back of the head.
Satin pillow cases and head rests are best for your baby. I decided not to bother with satin bonnets for my baby girl as she’s still too small and she dislikes every form of discomfort.
My candid advice: DO NOT protect your baby’s hair with a satin bonnet. they may pull it down when you aren’t looking and stand a risk of suffocation. Does this sound scary? Only moms would understand.
Make your own satin pillow cases or headrests instead. Here’s how I made my satin headrest
What you’ll need
A small piece of satin fabric
Sewing thread and needle
Measuring tape or rule
Cut your fabric to form small rectangles. Mine measured 11 inches (length) by 8 inches (width)
Thread your needle
Fold the ends of the fabric twice into the left side of the fabric to hide the rough edges. Sew along the folded lines.
Note: The right side of your satin fabric is the smoother side.
How to use satin headrests
Simply place it on any spot where you’ll rest your baby’s head.
I placed it on her seater and pinned down the ends using a safety pin. I pinned in such a way that they’re hidden (you’ll have to figure that out yourself).
P. S : I’m sorry I had to use black satin fabric, l needed to make some illustration and I used what was readily available. I promise to make more colorful ones for our beautiful Amabel.
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