First Hair cut

Kim - posted on 07/13/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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Hi my 18th month old had very long curls and its starting to get really crazy. i have tried everything i can think of to cut his hair but he screams so bad and gets himself into a right mess. Any ideas on how to make this experience less disturbing for him :) thanks x

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Katy - posted on 07/20/2010

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My mom used to be a beautician & she did all our haircuts as we were growing up. So I just had my son give me a hug while I was holding him, & he laid his head down on my shoulder. I held his head down like when the doctor needs to look in his ear, but he didn't mind cause he was getting hugs from mama. When she was done cutting one side, he got up & turned his head, & she cut the other side.

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Annie - posted on 07/25/2010

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Talk to a reputable salon and ask for a stylist who has experience cutting toddlers' hair. That's what I did for Liam and it was well worth it.

Marie Jayne - posted on 07/24/2010

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I waited til Amy (19mths) was asleep and trimmed her fringe but i havent been able to cut the back, tho' i'm not sure i want to try it myself as she'll end up looking like i've done it with a hatchet.lol. Think i'll have to look for somewhere to get hers done too ;)

Daisy - posted on 07/23/2010

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I have heard TV or food or both together are good ones. I have not taken the plunge and really don't want to. My son has beautiful blond curly hair but it is super duper curly so it's not in his face. I'm going for a fro I think it would be awesome. I do have to brush it everyday which is a bit of a pain but I just oil it up every couple days and brush it out in the bath tub and that seems to help:)

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Jess - posted on 07/22/2010

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I have a 19 month old daughter who hasn't yet needed a hair cut. I have been getting her ready and prepared for when she does get her first hair cut, everytime someone i know goes to get their hair cut, i take my daughter and we sit her in the seat, the hair dresser combs it and pretends to cut it, she just loves it now. She runs in and get in the chair that quick, then sits there waiting for her pretend haircut.

Heather - posted on 07/19/2010

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I have a 19 month old Lilltle boy I shave his head every 10-14 days I put him in the bathroom sink and he watches me he loves it

Allison - posted on 07/19/2010

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i had my daughters first hair cut lase week. i put her in the high chair with some food, and the hair dresser did it. but the was still crying and what not, but they can't get out of the chair.

Erika - posted on 07/19/2010

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Just trim it best you can, but you dont want himto have bangs and look like a girl. My daughter is 19 months old, and has alot of hair. I have lost count of how many trims she has had, like 6 or 7!

Teresa - posted on 07/19/2010

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=( I do not have that problem my 17 month old baby girl is hairless like a knee..

Cheri - posted on 07/18/2010

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We just took my 19 month into my salon for the first time. He sat on my lap and ate crackers while she cut it. It seemed to distract him just enough since he loves graham crackers. She would cut a few sections then pause to let him readjust and get the whines out. Then when he was better, she started again. He cried and didn't want to sit on my lap in the beginning, but since he's a garbage disposal, thats where i started to get some distraction.

Christina - posted on 07/17/2010

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My son (who is 19 months) has been getting his hair cut by myself or his father since he was 5 months old. We had him watch Daddy get a haircut and then he sat and got his haircut as well. But that's only because he wants so badly to be like a big kid! The trick is that we don't use scissors, we use quiet clippers!

Kim - posted on 07/14/2010

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thnx 4 the advice i will try taking him to a childrens hair dressers near my home and hope for the best he doesnt scream like hes being murdered lol...fingers crossed for me lol :) x

Kari - posted on 07/13/2010

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I take my son to a place called pigtails and crewcuts. They have the chairs that are like different vehicles and they pretend to drive as they get their hair cut. He's been having regular hair cuts every 2-3 months since he was 9 months old.

Carla - posted on 07/13/2010

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My son got his first haircut at 5 months old and we took him to a place called Snip Its. Its a haircutting place especially made for children. They have bright colors, lollipops, music, cartoons, clippers that make no noise, and friendly people that work with just children. I have taken my son there 7 times since his first haircut and never have a problem. It really helps if someone is cutting his hair that has experience dealing with children. They also have bubbles and animal crackers and they give them a card to get a prize at the end of the haircut. My son is now 18 months old and he loves getting his hair cut. It is a little pricey but it is so worth it. the only other option i can think of is if you were to try and cut his hair while he is asleep. just dont use clippers. Good luck!

Angie - posted on 07/13/2010

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My little boy had his bangs but back on May 6th. I didnt want to do it. My husband insisted. She he has a twin sister. And everyone thought he was a girl....they still do...I thought he looked more like a little girl after the bangs were cut. But his is long in the back with big curls. I'm gonna just let it grow!LOL Maybe when he is 2 I'll get it cut but until then its now happening. Do you have a friend that is a hair dresser? We have about 3 and one of them came to the house and cut his bangs. He didnt like it at first but we gave him something to play with to take his mind off what was going on and he did fine. I hope you can find a way to make it work for you!
Angie

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