how do you keep a nursing cap on?

  1. I don't want this to turn into a thread about whether or not nursing caps should be worn (lord knows there's about 200 threads like that, on this board, already!), but I do have a question:

    For those of y'all who have worn caps, or who still do... how do you keep them on? Is there some kind of bobby-pinning trick?
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  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   delirium
    Staple it to your head using one of those high powered staple guns as seen on Trading Spaces.
  4. by   NS_RN
    Super glue?? No idea...haven't worn one since nsg school...and had a hard time keeping it on then. Maybe they should have a chin strap...like a birthday hat!LOL
  5. by   BadBird
    You don't Thank God!
  6. by   PowerPuffGirl
    I'd been thinking maybe a hot glue gun?

    I did a Yahoo! search on this and found instructions that involved taking a lock of hair, coiling it, spraying it with hairspray, putting a little square of tissue paper over it, and bobbypinning the coil to your head, and them somehow pinning the cap to the coil?!?!

    I'm not sure I'd be capable of following those instructions!
  7. by   cactus wren
    Originally posted by PowerPuffGirl
    I'd been thinking maybe a hot glue gun?

    I did a Yahoo! search on this and found instructions that involved taking a lock of hair, coiling it, spraying it with hairspray, putting a little square of tissue paper over it, and bobbypinning the coil to your head, and them somehow pinning the cap to the coil?!?!

    I'm not sure I'd be capable of following those instructions!



    Thankfully, have never even owned much less worn one..Maybe go asj a gal who works at Dennys???
  8. by   maggie7
    Just keep lettin the damn thing fall off!
  9. by   P_RN
    ROFL!!!!!

    Look in the hair products section of Walmart etc......get the smallest "comb" you can about..... 1 inch or smaller........you know the kind that hold your hair in place...not the one that comes in a comb and brush set......

    Get a needle and thread and stitch the comb to the front inside top of the cap.....so it's pointing toward the back of your head.

    Slide the comb/cap combo back to where you want it (WHY you would want it I do not know) and then secure the two edges behnd your ears with bobby pins (white if you can find them).

    God luck, and if you are careful it will not fall in the first bedpan you handle.
  10. by   debbie17368
    Well, I wore my cap at my "Capping ceremony" and for the first three months at work. I used to leave it in my locker before going home. I don't wear it anymore, becauce I'm wearing now printed shirst and scrubs.Here they make you wear it if you are new at the hospital and only for the first 90 days.
  11. by   sanakruz
    Having shaved my head for religious reasons , I now use Aileen's Tacky Glue. Effective enuf for government work.
  12. by   Kerrbear
    I'm a student so I have to wear one right now. (Sigh) The best way I've found is if your hair is long enough just pull it back real tight and bobby pin both sides it should stay on if hair is tight enough...albeit bringing on a major headache. ; )
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    umm about 6 million bobby pins? just be careful if there any metal detectors at the door!
  14. by   howie122832
    Oh you poor, poor girl..... I would have major issues if I had to wear mine! We had to wear them at our capping ceremony, and at our pinning.. I put it on at the very last minute, and took it off as fast as I could! Now it sit comfortably on the shelf...(looking at it right now!) I used white bobbie pins (several) and they held fairly well( much to my dismay!) considering that My hair is VERY short!

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