When you think about it, the best headbands for babies are usually just the ones that can stay put. And since baby heads come in all shapes and sizes, every mom knows the feeling of buying a newborn headband or infant head wrap that just absolutely does not fit. Your LO’s head might be the size of a large fist, but as far as we’re concerned, a baby can never start accessorizing too early. We support a mom’s choice to have her baby rock earrings or sunglasses to establish that personal style from the jump. But aside from some functional bracelets from your OBGYN, a baby’s first accessory is usually something headwear related. It’s not uncommon for babies to be bald bald their first few months of life, or in the case of my children, the first 12 months or so.
So not only are baby headbands just freaking adorable and make your child camera ready in one step, but they’re great for offering a little barrier between your child’s scalp and the elements. And if your child was blessed with long hair from birth, a headband is a great way to style their ‘do for photos or to spice up everyday life.
So we pulled together a list of our personal favorite headbands and head wraps and read every review, because honestly, how many times did you buy a head band for your baby then have to wait a year for it to actually fit them? So here they are, the best headbands, head wraps, and turbans the internet has to offer.
The Best Baby Headbands
These offer a stretchy nylon band and linen bows in a rainbow of soft colors. Amazon Reviewer HnDn0809To says “10/10 on these bows! They are so pretty, very soft and stretchy. I don’t worry at all about them being too tight on my daughter’s head. They stay in place pretty well and have held their shape perfectly so far.”
Made with braided jersey cotton, these stretchy headbands come in a ten pack that includes both solids and florals. The lightweight material means your baby will hardly know they’re wearing it, which means they’re way less likely to rip it off.
For the little fashionista who loves a good print, this ten-pack includes florals, solids, plaids, and polka dots. Each has a nylon band that can be hand stretched for the perfect fit.
Get your baby ready for that close up, because these floral headbands are perfect for some framable baby photos. They have a nylon elastic band which is extra soft for your baby’s skin, and they come in a beautiful box for safe-keeping, making them a perfect gift.
The Best Baby Turbans
When one bow just isn’t enough, these turbans rock three, and the cotton blend material means they can fit through more than one growth spurt. Amazon Reviewer Megan says “so cute! I love putting these on my 5 month old daughter! They’re perfect for the fall and winter!”
If you’re already wondering if this comes in adult sizes, don’t worry, we got you. This tie dye turban is made of stretchy waffle fabric and is available in sizes ranging from newborn to adult, so you can have your whole family rock this knotted look.
These big bow turbans are 100% cotton, and work great as a substitute for bulky winter hats. Amazon Reviewer AshleyC says “I bought these when my baby was around 3 months old to help protect her little head and ears and they have quickly become one of my favorite things in her closet. The material is light weight and stretchy, so they’re very easy to put on and off. I’ve used them in a Midwestern winter (not a warm hat if you’re going to be outside for a long time but great for running errands and keeping warm from wind) and I’m pretty sure the material will be breathable enough to use as the weather gets warmer.”
If your toddler loves a retro moment, this five pack of velvet donut knot turbans in all the colors should do the trick. The lightweight, stretchy fabric promises not to be sweaty, so your trendsetter can stay breezy.
If florals are more your speed, this 8 pack of turbans includes some of our favorite colors and features a big flower detail for your growing bud. The simple cotton fabric works great for a minimal baby shoot but is also a great choice for everyday wear, too.
The Best Baby Headwraps
This trio of big knotted bows includes two shades of blush and a neutral grey, and the lightweight nylon stretches to grow with your infant. Bonus: Baby Bling sews their head wraps right here in the USA and sources most of their fabrics locally.
Okay, so these GORGEOUS nylon headbands are probably not meant for daily wear, but these floral embellishments are perfect for photographs and special occasions. The stretchy band ensures a comfortable fit, and they’re packaged in a sweet pink box, so you could give these as a shower gift, too. Amazon Reviewer Linda Designs LLC says “Gave as a gift and mom just sent thank you saying ‘THEY FIT HER!!! So many others do not!)’”
These donut ball headbands are nylon and come in ten solid colors, so there’s always one to match that daily ‘fit. The donut shape is slightly bohemian and totally chic, and obvi reminds us of our favorite treat. Amazon Reviewer Heath N. says “I am picky about my babies’ bows but this material is very soft and the size is just perfect. Great product!”
For colder weather, these knitted headbands come in 6 solid colors and a simple knotted bow detail. Amazon Reviewer Angela says “Very, very cute. Fits great. It’s perfect, keeps my girl’s ears warm, looks pretty and she doesn’t try to remove it. Score!”
In the spirit of giving the people what they want, this 13 pack includes 4 shades of pink. The soft and stretchy nylon band won’t leave marks, and the chiffon flowers work great with casual or dressy lewks. Amazon Reviewer Sandra Bultman says “Eek! We LOVE these hair flowers!! They are super cute! The band is tight but super stretchy so it stays in place but isn’t uncomfortable for my almost 5 month old. They are super cute and I definitely recommend!!”
When you find a print this perfect, you gotta plan the whole outfit around it. And since you tie this gorgeous, versatile wrap yourself, it can fit all sizes, including adults, so hopefully your baby won’t mind if you borrow it from time to time. Plus, it’s a breathable 100% cotton and made in the USA.
The Best Newborn Headbands
If variety is what you crave, this ten pack of headbands offers up a bow detail in every fabric for every occasion. The nylon band comes in honey-brown or honey to blend with different skin and hair colors, and if you or your baby are overwhelmed by large bows, these are the perfect size.
This 18 piece set comes in every color you could ever need, and has almost 1,000 five star reviews, with customers raving about their comfort and quality. Amazon Reviewer ScGoodwin08 says “These fit well on our tiny 6-month-old. She was born a preemie and is still in newborn clothes. I was worried these would be too big but they fit perfectly. They are super stretchy so they will grow with her. They do not leave marks on her head like some of the other bows do. Super cute. Would definitely purchase again– though I don’t think I will need to since there are so many colors!”
These ten delicate bows have floral details that range from 1-3 inches wide, so you get a variety of colors and sizes. The super soft nylon band is perfect for sensitive newborns, but can stretch to accommodate a toddler size head, too. They have over 1,300 five star reviews and come in a pretty gift box, so you can gift them to the little princess in your life.
This 8-pack includes all your favorite basic colors, and customers love these for their soft, stretchy material. And the bows can be re-tied as needed, so you can adjust them to fit the tiniest or largest heads.
The Best Infant Headbands
This simple set includes two head wraps in emerald and white, and one eggplant bow headband, all made with super soft nylon material. And it’s the perfect gift to kick start an extensive headband collection.
These headbands have a pretty grosgrain ribbon and an elastic headband, so they fit most heads. And this set has over 3,600 five star reviews, and simply put, is not messing around. If you need all, and I mean ALL the colors, look no further. As Amazon Reviewer B. Morrison says, “Do you really need this many bows, Susan? Yes, yes you do.”
You can’t go wrong with polka dots, and since these simple little headbands are made of a cotton spandex blend, they’re light and stretchy for daily wear. Amazon Reviewer Melanie says “These headbands are perfect for my baby girl. The bow is not too big, it’s comfy and has a nice stretch to it. I 100% recommend if you’re looking for everyday headbands for your little baby.”
If you like to keep things natural, these are made from an organic cotton and spandex rib knit, giving you all the stretch. Plus, they’re fully adjustable so you can really personalize the fit. You can purchase them individually, but you’ll save a few bucks if you buy a set.
With fun fashion prints like hearts and leopard, this set of ten cotton spandex headbands with simple knot bow make their own statement. Amazon Reviewer Deal Diva couldn’t be happier with them. She says “Once I found these, I bought 2 more variety packs. These are soft and don’t fall down constantly like others. When these get dirty I just wash and dry them and then iron it easily and it looks good as new. The color is still nice. She wears one everyday and there’s plenty of stretch to last til she’s probably a toddler.”