Though my daughter was dressed in pink duds and floral prints for the first 18 months of her life, people would stop and say, "Oh, HE is so cute!" I thanked them for the compliment and wondered how they didn't notice her frilly get-ups. Desperate to put bows in her hair, none were capable of pulling back the few wisps she had on her nearly bald head.

But, now a couple more strands of hair were all we needed for Ribbies. These lightweight clippies have a foam grip to help keep the hair in place without slipping or causing a tot the pain that often accompanies metal barrettes. Good luck trying to pick just one pair of the ribbon adorned clips — they are available in 78 cheery grosgrain varieties.