We know from experience that kids' hair can get pretty wild -- particularly when bedhead is involved. But the babies featured in Mommy Shorts blogger Ilana Wiles's latest photo competition are getting a head start on extreme hairstyling.
Welcome to the world of "Epic Baby Hair."
As of Thursday morning, Wiles has received more than 350 submissions from parents whose little ones have big 'dos, and will continue to collect entries via her Facebook page and Instagram until May 31. For extra fun, she is giving finalists names like "The Peacock" or "The Elvis" and more inspired labels, ie. "The Nancy Grace" and "The Royal Wedding Hat."
The blogger hosts photo projects regularly -- past favorites include an annual Evil Baby Glare-Off and the viral Baby Mugging meme -- but this one has a more personal inspiration. The mother of two has a 6-month-old daughter, Harlow, with an epic head of hair all her own. (Sadly, we are told young Harlow is disqualified this time around.)
Wiles tells HuffPost she likes dreaming up competitions that won't make anybody feel bad.
"My contests are about finding the evilest baby, the one who made the biggest mess of their birthday cake or the one who looks most like Seth Rogen. As a parent, if you lose an evilest baby contest, you are not going to be upset because you don't have the evilest looking baby. ... Everyone is in on the joke and it's all in good fun."