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Baby’s first haircut (III) How?

Monday, June 27, 2011Pablo
Baby haircut tools

You have read part one and two of this long article and have decided it’s time to cut your baby’s hair for the first time. It is also the first time you give a baby a haircut. How do you do it?

Let us start with two pieces of advice:

  1. Keep away the bowl technique, please. No bowls are to be used for this haircut. That is just cruel. If you don’t know what I am talking about, I am referring to the technique of putting a bowl on your child’s head and cutting around the edges.  Please do not subject your child to this haircut!
  2. Timing is crucial. Wait for your window of opportunity. If your baby fell sleep sitting upright you would be in luck! It will never get easier than that. If you’re not so lucky, look for a  time when he is most relaxed, maybe watching a cartoon, or peacefully eating his favorite cracker. 

You won’t need many tools for this operation. Arm yourself with:

  1. Small hair scissors. The bigger the scissors the more dangerous...
  2. Spray bottle with water. Hair is more easily cut when is damp and heavier.
  3. Comb

Begin by caressing your baby’s head and stroke her hair while getting it damp with the spray bottle (or your wet hand if that works better). After that everything will be prepared for the cutting operation. The goal is to be done with the actual cut in under two minutes. With a bit of luck she’ll think you’re still just caressing her hair.

Concentrate on strands that have grown too long. Pull sections of hair between your fingers or comb and cut. Putting your comb or fingers between the scissors and the skin will prevent uneven cuts and, very important, skin cuts. Remember that you can always cut it shorter later. Too aggressive a haircut and you’ll have to wait for months before you’ll like it again. 

Good luck parents! 

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  • Gladys Romero said ...
    over 7 years ago
    ¡¡¡Muy bueno el artículo!!! Coincido totalmente y oportunísimo el tema ya que ayer ha cumplido un mes de vida mi primera nieta y aconsejé no raparla.
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