It can be a pretty stressful experience, for all parties involved. Your toddler’s first haircut. Where and when? Here’s what we did -
My husband recently trimmed my sixteen-month-old daughter’s hair. She was beginning to look a bit feral, kind of like Mowgli the jungle boy, with a fuzzy back bit and a draping fringe that was most certainly vision impairing.
You may have noticed that I said that my husband cut my daughter’s hair.
I am horribly useless at all things hair and scissors – I once trimmed my husband’s hair on his insistence and a colleague at work called him Mushroom-head, which of course I found quite hysterical but he certainly did not.
The point: he was not about to inflict me on the hair of our little lovely.
You may be wondering why we didn’t just take Amelia to the hairdresser… well, sitting still is not my daughter’s strongest point (as is true for all toddlers I am sure) so I thought it’d be easier to sit her in front of Tinga Tinga Tales and let hubby do the job. Which worked really well for us.
If you feel that your child is going to be anxious about the big shiny scissors; entering a strange, funny-smelling environment; getting teased and cooed over by everyone there; climbing into a large, odd-looking chair; and being wetted down and wrapped in plastic capes, then home-styling is definitely a great way to go.