Velvetbeadedapple1My infant daughter was born with a lot of hair. So much so that at 3 days of age, I started sticking barrettes in. We’ve tried so many cute brands with adorable clips (snaps and alligator style), but nothing was staying put. We had been leaving them in a trail around our apartment because they kept falling out – one clip fell into my cleavage! Bitty Bows Boutique sent me some clips to test out and they actually stayed in.

We tested out several clips. The Beaded Apple Clip ($8.00) lined with velvet, is currently my favorite and really stood out. It did not move from baby Allegra’s hair (I plan on ordering more velvet lined clips soon). Owner (and mom of two little girls) Kelly Rankin orders a special brand of velvet ribbon (no, she wouldn’t tell me the brand!) to line her clips with.  My second favorite was the Looks Like Nemo fish snap clip ($6.99). You may see a lot of cute butterflies and flowers in clips, but do you ever see a fish? On a white grosgrain ribbon, the red fish applique has a sparkly Swarovski crystal eye.

We also checked out the sweet Sandra in Mint ($5.99) – a little satin blossom with a Swarovski crystal in the middle with a matching ribbon, the pretty Jamie ($6.99) in light orchid and white with a Swarovski crystal center, and the classic Eleanor Bow Clip($6.99) in Azalea (magenta).

There are so many color and customization options – too many to list. Not sure which clip to get for your baby or toddler? There is a page explaining which clips will work for which ages/hair. Want to match an outfit from Gymboree or Jane & Jack? Kelly gives suggestions on which of her clips will match certain clothing collections from these lines.

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