The Baha Bowtique Begins

The Baha Bowtique Begins

PipSqueak has a Bone Anchored Hearing Aid (BAHA). Her hearing aid is held on by a headband called a soft band. It is dark blue and rather boring. I could buy a second headband in a different color. But the hearing aid company charges at least $60. Outrageously overpriced for a simple little headband! There’s another company which sells the same style headbands for $20-$25. Which is still rather expensive, for something so simple.

Therefore I shall make headbands myself!

I have made plenty of headbands already. However there are several components necessary in order to make a headband which can hold a BAHA hearing aid. Not to mention make it adjustable, so the child never outgrows it! Adjustable headbands is a genius idea, isn’t it?  

Once I made my shopping list, I began comparing prices. It’s always cheaper to buy in bulk! I could by 20 silicone o-rings or 100 for the same price. Do I need 100? No, but I might need more than 20. So I may as well get 100, just in case.

FOE patternsThen I got found an incredible deal from the local headband lady. She is done making headbands and selling all her craft supplies. I bought 44 different solid colors and patterns of elastic ribbon. I want to make a lot of headbands for my daughter. She needs one to match every outfit. However each ribbon is long enough to make 2-6 headbands. My daughter does not need multiple headbands of every color and pattern.

Maybe I should start a business and sell headbands to all the other moms who don’t want to spend $60+, but aren’t crafty enough to make their own headbands.

Every time I make something cute for our kids, my entrepreneur husband says, “you should make lots of those and sell them.” For the first time in history, I came up with the idea to start a business, before my husband thought of it. And this time I’m actually going to follow through and do it!

In the past, I have resisted my husband’s plans to monetize my crafts. I have been concerned turning a hobby into a business would kill the fun for me. But I’m going to make lots of headbands for PipSqueak anyway. Not to mention, I have several ideas of how to make some very fun, but also practical and comfortable headbands. Ones which I feel are actually worth charging $20.

What if I fail? Then both of my daughters (and future granddaughters) will have a life-time supply of headbands. And for the next 20 years, anyone who invites us to birthday parties or baby showers, will be receiving headbands.

What if I succeed? What if making headbands could become another source of income for our family? It fits in our vision of doing Business to fund Missions. It could put us one step closer to being able to start YWAM in Bend. Not to mention, I’m already having a lot of fun making headbands and hair bows.

Let the Baha Bowtique Begin!

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Becky TheBahaMama

Becky TheBahaMama

I spend my time making Custom Softbands and Accessories for Ponto, AdHear and Baha hearing devices. I am also a published author. I wanted our daughter to see herself represented in a story - a little girl who has facial differences and wears BAHA hearing aids. The book grew to include some of our friends who are all so wonderfully different. My first book, “Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me” features a diverse group of children and celebrates each child’s unique strengths. All children can see themselves in at least one of the characters, whether they look similar, or have the same interests or personality. "Wonderfully Different, Wonderfully Me" is the children's book that belongs in every household and classroom, to promote inclusion, acceptance, and friendship. Order your copt at:

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