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Old 12-10-2012, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question I Need help with Mia's top knot PLEASE?

Ok..... so I know how to put the top knot in and I can put it in bands or barretts and Mia pulls it out with in 5 minutes and then she takes them to her new hiding place under the green wing back chair. Everything missing is now hidden under the green chair! The thing is she is now 6 months old so her hair is so so long in front of her eyes I don't know how she can see a thing! lol So how in the world do I teach her to leave them in???
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What I did with MiMi was to carry her and take her out so that she didn't have a chance to rumple it up. Then she forgot it and eventually got used to it. Even now, though, she "adjusts" her top knot. To begin with you should be sure that the bow or barrette is very light and, of course, not too tight.
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I love that idea. I also put in the top knot right before Gustave's food time. He was too busy eating to be bothered by the topknot. I would also take it out as soon as he was done. Then gradually kept increasing the time he wore it for. Start with bands, then small and light bows.


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I will try these ideas. She take both paws and pulls at it until it comes out. Then she gently picks up the barrett and hides it under the chair. If I use the band she also pulls these out but just leaves them lay or brings them to me.
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I will try these ideas. She take both paws and pulls at it until it comes out. Then she gently picks up the barrett and hides it under the chair. If I use the band she also pulls these out but just leaves them lay or brings them to me.
Well she's a smart little girl. Gustave would just sorta rub his head on the carpet over and over till it became very loose and then just jerk his head around till it fell out.
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Grace does that if it's too tight... and sometimes if I don't think it's too tight, she does. I notice it most with the hairs by her eyes.... So I'd try making sure it's really loose.

I double tie Grace's... I do one for the front half of her topknot, loosen it... then tie the hair from that one plus the back part into one band and loosen it. Much harder to foil
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Yes, the key is to distract her until she doesn't realize its in. Master just the band in and then you can put bows and barrettes once she is use to it. It will take a little time but she will come around.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I will try to put it in tomorrow and then we will play and work on learning a new trick. Maybe the distractions will help take her mind off of it. Thanks again
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Susan, you mastered that already....good work! Mia is beautiful and looks adorable in her topknot.
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