If you are a parent who is willing to listen to the advice of others, you can make your baby’s first haircut a positive experience by following 3 tips.
When I say baby, I am referring to a child who is about one year old. By this time, their hair has grown to the point of getting in their eyes.
Introduce Your Baby to Early Grooming Habits
While your baby’s first haircut doesn’t have to take place at any particular age, there can be advantages to introducing your baby to good grooming techniques as early as possible. Babies and small children feel safe with predictable routines.
If you are always combing and regularly washing your baby’s hair, for example, they won’t feel as stressed when it comes time for their first haircut.
Make Use of a Professional Stylist
Taking your baby to a professional stylist for their first haircut can have many benefits.
To begin with, these professionals can cut the baby’s hair quickly so they don’t have to endure the experience for very long.
These professional stylist settings can also provide toys and other ways to distract your baby while its first haircut is taking place.
You can consult with a professional stylist about the actual style you have in mind for your baby. If you are a mother with lots of time to maintain a fancier hairstyle for your baby, for example, then you are free to go this route with professional assistance.
Other, less time-consuming hairstyles are also available. Shorter hairstyles for your baby girl, for example, can be made more attractive with accessories.
By making use of a professional stylist for your baby’s first haircut, you are offered many appealing options.
Reward Good Behavior
As with other new experiences, your baby’s first haircut will be a more positive experience if your baby knows you are close by. Can you imagine the fear they’d feel if left alone with the sounds of scissors and bright lights?
A final tip to make your baby’s first haircut a positive experience, then, is to reward the calm behavior you are observing first hand. If the baby acts calm, for example, he or she gets a toy.
By reinforcing your baby’s first haircut as something positive from the very beginning, your baby will be off to a good start in what will be a lifelong experience.