Baby’s First Haircut
Has the time come for your little one to get their first hair cut? Although you may be filled with mixed emotions, as you are starting to see your little one grow-up right in front of your eyes, taking your little one for his or her first haircut is very exciting. This is just one of the many ‘first’ experiences you get to share with baby, as it marks a special milestone.
Discover the right time to go. There’s no wrong or right time to head to the salon. It all depends on how much hair your little one was blessed with. If you see hair starting to get in baby’s eyes, it might be time to start planning a trip to see your trusty stylist.
Share the experience with them. The salon is a new and unfamiliar place for baby. Having someone squirt water on your head and hold scissors near your face can be quite intimidating. Show them what’s about to happen by letting the stylist do it to you too! Baby will see it isn’t so scary after all.
Bring along a toy. Giving baby something comforting to hold onto, like a Baby Einstein Octoplush toy, can help them keep their cool during such a new and possibly scary experience. The excitement that comes from having a ‘friend’ along with them will help keep baby calm and enable the haircut to go more smoothly.
Explore the best options. To get baby excited, plan the trip to the salon like a big field trip! Make sure your little one is fed, energetic and ready for some fun. Planning right can make all the difference. And once it’s done, you’ll have a perfect photo opportunity – which you could share with us by uploading to our Living Photo Tree!
When the haircut is over, you may even want to collect a few strands of hair to take home to put in your baby’s book or memory box as a little memento of your little one’s first haircut.
Tell us – will you be making the trip to a hair salon this summer or just trim baby’s hair yourself? If you do, be sure to take pictures to commemorate the experience! Share your thoughts in the comments!