Thanks for the recommendation subbrock. How do you put them in your toddler's hair? The biggest trouble I have with my daughter is pulling her hair together to make a pigtail, not so much keeping it in one. The pulling effect is what makes her cry and cry.

If all else fails, I will definitely try to twist all her hair together, like you recommended, and use a regular plastic clip. That is, IF I can get her to hold still while I do it without any fuss or crying. No doubt it hurts or pinches her....