Cutting my son's hair

Kerry - posted on 08/27/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )

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Has anyone cut their baby's hair yet? My son's hair is getting so long and curly and it's so beautiful. My husband thinks we should cut his hair ourselves but I'm nervous. I don't want to cut it but it is pretty long. Any advice? Has anyone taken their baby's hair to get cut by a professional?

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Jennifer - posted on 03/18/2012

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Yes I did when my son was young but i didnt take my son to a kiddy hair cut place like all these moms i took my son to a real barber, kids need to learn that everything is NOT always fun if you teach them the real way to do it they will not grow up thinking that they have to find a fun way to cut there hair or fun way to do thing that they dont won to a older barber knows more than these new aged people and they get a treat for being good take your kid and just give him a trim if you both cant beside my son is 9 now and i have no problems with him he has been abled to tell them what he wants and its always what the last hair cut he had a short boys hair cut almost always looks great

Marina - posted on 09/14/2010

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My LO's hair is longer on top and he has a forelock coming straight down his forehead that I'm constantly brushing to one side or the other with my fingers. I will probably cut it myself soon. I cut our first sons hair the first few times he needed it and I'm glad because I have the memories of it and his little hair snippets and he looked so sweet. I'm sad about the first haircut for some reason, like it's a big milestone somehow. I put my son outside in a highchair and have my husband stand a bit away and distract him. I also put a towel around him to catch some of the hair. Goodluck I'm sure he's cute either way!

Michelle - posted on 09/14/2010

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My almost 15 month old also has gorgeous curly hair. It's getting nice and long and I love it! His Dad had a big fluffy head of curly hair as a kid and his family STILL talks about how cute he was. Neither of us want to cut it for a long time because I worry that the curls won't grow back as I have seen in many kids after their first cut. His crazy hair has become a part of who he is now and I love that. My cousin is a hairstylist and is always bugging me to let her cut his hair, but I figure he has a lifetime of haircuts ahead of him so I'll leave it for now :)

Aiyana - posted on 09/10/2010

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YES! Just a few days ago we took our 15mo old son to get his 1st haircut! He has the most gorgeous, red, curly hair, but the top is way longer than the rest and so we took him to a lady that has been cutting my hair for the last 17yrs and she has given every one of my kids their 1st haircut! (I have 5 kids) She shaped it a little and didn't take too much off cause she loved his hair! He did so good...just remember to save his hair to put in his baby book, or keepsake.

Casey - posted on 09/10/2010

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I'm struggling with the same thing right now! My son needs a haircut, but I'm scared to take him. I've had some bad experiences with hair dressers and I cut all my older boys' hair myself. I think I'm just going to break this weekend and take him somewhere.

Monica - posted on 09/09/2010

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My son is 15months and has had 2hair cuts already, the first at 9months and the second at 13months, both time we took him to first choice and they were really good with him. The second time they even took out the buzzer and buzzed around his ears, he thought it was neat and laughed about the sound.

Jennifer - posted on 09/09/2010

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I took my son right before his 1st birthday...he did really well even when she used the clippers around his ears and neck. I actually need to take him again. He is 15 months now and really needs another haircut

Alicia - posted on 09/08/2010

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Lissa,
I am in total agreement about cutting your child's hair yourself. I think it is more of a personal choice. I mean, it is your child. You don't want someone you don't know near your child with sissors. Yah know what I mean?

Larissa - posted on 09/08/2010

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We cut our son's hair a week before his first birthday. We're glad we did it ourselves.

Alicia - posted on 09/08/2010

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Megan,
That is why I haven't taken my Dezeray to a stylist. I cut her hair myself. At least, if I mess it up, I can say it was because I was in a rush...I have two kids, a husband and a dog to tend to. So, I have an excuse!
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Megan - posted on 09/08/2010

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Oh yes twice already. Took him to the salon and they did a HORRIBLE job. It was awful, and it was a week before his 1st birthday. I was so mad, because he did so good and didn't move at all! Oh well, I had to trim it after that it was so bad, and I did an ok job. I was worried I'd mess it up, but after the salon I didn't do too bad! :)

Alicia - posted on 09/08/2010

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When my son got his first hair cut, he was 6 months. His hair was so long that everyone thought he was a girl, even though he was wearing blue clothes. Anyway, the hairstylist had books for the children to look at, and she would blow bubbles for the children. My son did really well when we told him when he got finished with his hair cut, he would get a big red balloon. You just have to find a place that does those type things. It makes it a lot easier.

Ashley - posted on 09/08/2010

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my son is 14 months and had long hair in his eyes but it was so pretty untill he got his picture taken with his (girl) cousin and he looked like the girl lol!!! so he had a trim that i did all over and his bangs at 12 and half months and then he just got a new hair cut that i gave him (mohawk) a few weeks ago!!! It is easier to cut in the bathtub as i did the first time and then this last time i did the trimming as he ate in his highchair and then used the cliipers while he was in the bath tub he didnt seem afraid of them at all he did great

Colleen - posted on 09/07/2010

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My husband cut my son's hair. It was on Memorial Day of this year. My son was 11 months at the time, and I came into the bathroom to find my husband using the clippers on his hair. I had to leave the room. I did not know if I should cry or yell. He cut it in a classic Marine "High and Tight' though none of us are Marines. I was not ready for this emotionaly; my baby boy, now looked like a little boy. I was upset because I was not consulted..ie for 1yr pictures and such, but I have since gotten over it. He looked adorable, and now I have given permission to have his hair cut each Memorial Day by his dad.

RoDonna - posted on 09/07/2010

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My son hair is just really starting to grow in so I haven't cut it yet. Now I cornrow or braid it more, it is really filling in. I will not be cutting his hair until all of his hair grows in.

Kelly - posted on 09/06/2010

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hey i had my boys hair cut at 5mths an he had it done 6 times since he only just 15mths now he was born with a full head off hair when born it grows so quick and its thick he loves going to the barbers an sitting in the big boy chair playing with his car i recomend taking him to a pro as they know how to deal with the lil ones good luck hun

Heidi - posted on 09/05/2010

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My son was born with a head full of hair. He had his first haircut at 4mos, and is already for his 4th! I took him to the salon for all of his, but he squirms now so we just do an all over clipper cut. I think letting someone else do it while I hold him is much easier. Good Luck!!

Melissa - posted on 09/05/2010

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I sooo know how you feel and only took the plunge 3 days ago!! It looks great!! but he now official a little boy that's for sure :) I recommend a hairdresser as the know what they are doing, have cut children's hair for many, many years and have the tricks of the trade to keep your child still etc maybe later on you could cut it yourself, but for the first time it's so special and nice to be the observer for once :) good luck in you decisions :)

Geraldine - posted on 09/05/2010

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with my son, i let my sister cut the first hair and then i brought him to barbershop. it was an enjoyable experience for him, he was so behaved while looking at himself at the mirror...why don,t you try to bring him to a professional barber? I'm sure it'll be an awesome experience for him just like my son did...

Ava - posted on 09/04/2010

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I haven't and won't cut my daughter's hair for a while. It's curly and long and beautiful. I'd honestly just let it go until their second birthday and, as I do, only clip it away from their eyes.

Nikki - posted on 09/04/2010

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My son has had a full head of hair since the day he was born, we have probably cut it like 10 times, my husband uses his clippers to do it, my son loves it!!!

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I've thought about cutting my sons, when it's wet, his bangs go down to the tip of his nose! But it curls up so most of the time stays well out of his face. My hubby is still deciding weather or not he wants to wait until 3 to cut his hair during a ceremony (sorry, I forget what it's called! It's a hindu ceremony, they cut his hair to "shed" his previous life and start anew... as well putting eye liner around his eyes and some other stuff... I haven't really been too informed about this, but if it's important to him I'll be game... He's still trying to decide lol)

Katie - posted on 09/04/2010

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I'm taking my 14mo to get his haircut in the next week or so. I'm not sure where you live but we have a place called Kiddie Cuts and they have tv's with DVD's for the kids. They get to sit in "chairs" that are cars, planes, etc. We'll see how he does. :)

Jennifer - posted on 09/03/2010

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my son is almost 15months and his hair has been cut twice his grand father brought him to get it done the first time around was better than the first but he didnt seem ti mind much

Amanda - posted on 09/03/2010

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ive had to cut my daughter bangs about once a month since she was around 8mths old, other wise they hang in her eyes, i use to just pin them back with a pretty hair clip, but then she learnt how to take those out of her hair, soo i decided to give her actual bangs, it was hard, im not gonna lie, but we managed, the first 2 times they weren't exactly straight, but it worked. now that shes use to it and im not as nervous :P they turn out alot better and are straight.

Dania - posted on 09/03/2010

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Hi I had my son's hair cut by my local barbers when he was nine months old, didn't have a problem with him and I took him back again a few weeks ago, I think if you take him to a barber or hairdresser will be better even if you ask them to just tidy his hair up

Alicia - posted on 09/03/2010

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I cut Dezeray's hair at 6 months because her bangs were getting in her eyes and irritating them. I have cut her hair a few times since then, but only because her hair was irritating her eyes. I don't know what the big deal is about not cutting their hair before their first birthday. I think it is just a superstition or something.

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I cut my daughter's hair at 10 months (only the fringe though) I've since done it three times, I haven't touched the back at all. Will have to soon though as I've noticed it's getting quite long. I'm not taking her to a hairdressers because there all way too expensive round here! Which is a shame :o( I use old school sissors I had when I was younger and even though one time she was a bit fidgty she hasn't cried or fussed.

Beth - posted on 09/03/2010

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Oh yes 4 haircuts since age 1 and is now 15 months. They dont like it one bit.. to be held down that is. But its got to be done.

Naomi - posted on 09/03/2010

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i believe every mother is a gud hairdresser.my boy is 14months old.wen he was 6months old,i cut his first hair cos wen ever i want to comb,he cries yes hes hair was long.And then the second time was when he was 12months and now,am about going for the 3rd time.so if your baby cries when combing hes hair,please cut to releave d pain.but if not,i love long hair.

Kerry - posted on 09/02/2010

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Thank you everyone. I feel better knowing that there's alot of little ones cutting their hair early on.

Lady Heather - posted on 09/02/2010

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I took my daughter for her first professional cut a couple of months ago. I just didn't want to go near the bangs. Too close to the eyes. I took her to a kids place where they strapped her in to Thomas the Tank Engine and played cartoons. She cried anyways, but it only took a minute. I guess an all over cut would take a little longer, but it still wouldn't be that bad.

In any case, it's a lot faster than doing it yourself and relatively worry free. It's time for a trim again already. Not something I want to do every two months really. Best to leave it to the pros.

Jennifer - posted on 09/02/2010

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I cut my 14 month old daughter's hair the first time at 4 months old because it was hanging over her eyes! I have since then cut it a couple of times, but just took her to a hair salon last week. She cried the whole time in my lap (the stylist didn't charge me) but hopefully the next time she will be better. :(

Samantha - posted on 09/02/2010

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We got our daughter's hair cut at 13 months. She was born with a full head of curly auburn hair and it was almost down to her diaper. We cut it to her shoulders so it would all be the same length and it looks so much better now (much thicker but still curly). She sat on my lap and did just fine during it.

Kat - posted on 09/01/2010

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my son had his first haircut when he was 9 months old (people started saying "SHE's so cute"), so i took him for his 1st cut at the barber. then the other day i just cut it myself, which i'll never do again.

if you take him to a pro, make sure you hold him on your lap, and let the barber/hairdresser show him the tools like the buzzer and stuff so it doesnt scare him

Megan - posted on 09/01/2010

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I did it both ways already. It looked much better done by a pro since they know all the tricks. I had to cut my sons hair b/c people kept saying he was such a cute little girl and my husband freaked. In Greenville there is a placed called Jelly Beans where you get a certificate and a lock of hair for the first cut plus it only costs a penny! Make sure you get lots of fun pictures!

Tiffany - posted on 08/31/2010

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Also, cut it in the bathtub with tons of toys. It's much easier when it's wet AND he'll stay content for quite some time. Just hide the scissors:D

Tiffany - posted on 08/31/2010

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Hey Kerry!
You know I had the same ordeal. However, I took the plunge and cut my son's hair & guess what? It actually turned out and I love it! I wish I could somehow draw you a diagram but what actually helped calm my nerves about cutting it myself was going to the library. I was randomly looking and they have how to cut boy's hair! LIFE SAVER! I have actually decided to cut his hair now every two weeks because it grows way too fast. Taking him to a salon would cost way too much. Good Luck! I know you won't need it:)

Lyla - posted on 08/31/2010

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my son had long curly hair at 13 mnths we cut his hair at home no regrets looks great
we feel it meant more that we did it :)

Helen - posted on 08/31/2010

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Hi i my son Tyler is on his 4th hair cut. He and his hair grows like weeds. I take him to a gents hairdresser. He seems to sit fine. But i am loaded with a snack, juice and a toy. Kids our childrens age have no attention span really so distraction is key. He girls that cut my sons hair also let him look and play with the combs. One place i took him had a seat just for little ones and had a stearing wheel toy attached. I'm sure if you visit some of the salons or barbers that you will find one that will suit you and your son. hope this helps x

Vanessa - posted on 08/30/2010

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I'm a professional hairdresser and I have a 14 m/o boy. My advice is if you take him to a salon to have him sit on your lap or go to a kids salon that can strap him in. I use clippers on my boys. I use a #4 gaurd so they don't look like they had a buzz. I think it's important from a young age to teach kids about the community and the hair salon is part of that. It's def worth it to go to a salon for kids. Make sure that the stylist has quieter clippers that have been oiled recently.

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