How to cut toddler (18 month old) boy hair

Bee - posted on 12/26/2008 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Any suggestions for cutting toddler boy hair? I want to cut my sons hair without having to visit the hair dressers for a trim. 18 months old, very active and can't sit still.

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Carol - posted on 08/16/2011

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i went with my son when he was 12 mo. he watched his dad get his haircut. and when it was his turn, he held him in his lap, while i kinda kept him busy.. honostly, its gonna be rough especially if he is really active. there is no easy way, except if you put a towel down when he takes his nap, and trim it while hes asleep.

Amy - posted on 01/17/2009

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I have to go with the clippers too. That way you don't have to worry about getting it even or hurting them or anything. Just get some cheap clippers, put it the right guard on and that's it. I even cut my husbands hair sometimes too. It's the easiest and safest solution.

Sarah - posted on 01/17/2009

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How to cut toddler boy hair - I strap my boy into his highchair then get someone to sit on the floor in front of him and distract him with toys etc! Can take up to an hour but gets results!

Gabrielle - posted on 01/15/2009

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We did my daughter's hair in the tub, too, since it would be wet and she would be distracted. We just had to give up on perfection and mostly concentrate on bangs.

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I've got a son who has lots of hair and this is how to cut toddler boy hair - cut it in the tub while he pours water from cup to cup. Just wet it and comb the long pieces out and trim while he's not looking. If he sees the scissors he might freak out, so hide them. Maybe just comb his hair a few bathtimes to get him used to you messing with it first. Last time I just got the clippers and put on a #6 guard and buzzed him. I let him turn it on and off and talked about it sounding like a motorcycle or airplane...it wasn't the cutest cut or happiest time, but it was even all over!!!

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Do it fast and while he is in a good mood and with a distraction, like a popsiclke or favorite show. It would also be a good idea to have someone there to hold him still while you do it. We buzz our son's hair and he cries and fusses

Kate - posted on 01/17/2009

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Check out the Leaps and Bounds catalog - they have an at home kids hair cutting system that would be great to cut toddler boy hair.  I haven't used it but anything I've bought from them was great.  Good luck!

Jane - posted on 01/17/2009

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Ive always used clippers on my little boys hair, from when he was about 6 months old, he was fine with it until one day when my partner was doing it caught the clippers in his hair (thanks to some sticky jam) and now he freaks when he even sees the clippers so not sure what to do now! Before 6 months I took him to the hairdressers loads, but I think he will still freak out there too!

Jessica - posted on 01/13/2009

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Clippers + TV. If my son is watching Elmo, he'll keep his head pointed in one direction long enough for me to give him a fairly even trim.

Zarah - posted on 01/12/2009

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Same as Amy, I grade my toddlers hair too. It takes 5 minutes and is well worth it :-)

Kate - posted on 01/17/2009

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Check out the Leaps and Bounds catalog - they have an at home kids hair cutting system that would be great to cut toddler boy hair.  I haven't used it but anything I've bought from them was great.  Good luck!

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