So whether you’re thinking about cutting your child’s hair for the first time now or in the near future here are some things to think about and prepare for to survive your child’s first haircut.
When is the best time to schedule an appointment? Try to prevent scheduling your child’s hair appointment right before or doing their usual nap time. I also recommend giving them a meal or even a snack before their hair appointment. A well rested and fed baby or toddler will most likely be more cooperative. You may be asking yourself, “How will I keep my baby/toddler still during their hair cut?” Sprinkle a little mom magic and TA-DA! Whether you choose to sit your child on their own or hold them on your lap the best way to keep them from moving so much is by distracting them with a little entertainment. Take their favorite toy, a book, or play a show on your phone or tablet to distract. Your child may feel nervous so familiar items that serve a purpose to keep them entertained usually works wonders. When all else fails, bring out another snack from your handy dandy diaper bag.