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post #21 of 40
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Originally Posted by sweetcheeks View Post
Neither of my older two have done it and I doubt they will now at their ages (7 and 5). It would not surprise me in the least if DS2 does it, it seems like something he would try. He's my troublemaker.
I don't think my ds did it the first time until he was about 6 so there's still hope .

He's trimmed the front a few times because it bugs him. I just trim up the rest and suggest he just tell me if it is bothering him. He has easy hair with a bit of a wave so it invariably looks fine.
post #22 of 40
Just snippets here & there, but the worst by far was when DD#1 got the clippers on DD#2's head.

Picture here. Her hair did grow out just fine .
post #23 of 40
No self-inflicted haircuts have happened 'round these parts. However, two years ago DS clipped off his own eyebrows with DH's beard trimmer. It took two months for his brows to grow in again. Lesson learned!

Post-script: School was not yet out for the summer, so DS had to explain what happened to his classmates. He told them that his 2 year old sister was the culprit!
post #24 of 40
My cut her hair at school when she was that age. She was wearing pigtails and cut one side only. She told me she was ready for a haircut. We talked about telling me when she wanted a haircut and her teacher told her she would lose her scissor privelages if it happened again.
post #25 of 40
When she was 4.5yo, DD cut some hair in the front just as her bangs were finally fully grown out...back to the drawing board on that process!

DD also shaved off half an eyebrow around the same age, a fat strip right down the center...

For a while she was on "special watch" with the scissors...she has not been inclined to do it again, so she has her scissor privileges back.
post #26 of 40
My 5 yr old has cut his own hair at least twice, his little brother's once (although not bad at all, I caught that right away), but the worst was the dog--they found my good scissors and gave that poor dog a real buzz cut. What can you do, it grows back. I was angriest about the dog b/c they used my good cloth/sewing scissors.
post #27 of 40
DD1 cut a small section off when she was 5 or so, it wasn't really obvious. DD2 age 3, cut off one whole side of hair the week before X-Mas. The back was intact and most of the other side, but it was hopeless with that one side, it was at the longest parts one inch in length. There wasn't anything left to do but cut it all off. I'm not of the mindset that girls must have long hair but I have not enjoyed these past 6 months where she has been running around in what is a traditional boy hair cut. Part of it was that her hair had just finally grown in and I had taken her recently for her first real hair cut, it was all this one length adorable bob, and then it was all gone. It is growing back slowly though, it is to the top of her ears now, sigh.
post #28 of 40
DD cut a small piece of her hair when she was 4, and made some small cuts in a Santa dress she liked at the same time. I never would have guessed she would do such a thing - she was a very non-destructive kid, and had been using scissors for a long time by then, and had never even tried to cut anything she shouldn't. She was extremely upset and ashamed of herself when I found out, even though I didn't get angry or make a big deal out of it, and she never tried anything like that again. DS is 4 1/2, and hasn't cut any hair yet, but I won't be surprised if he does. I'm a little surprised he hasn't tried it so far.
post #29 of 40
Oh yes, DD cut off her beautiful locks at 3.5. It wasn't funny to me in the moment, but I'm glad I took pictures and saved the hair, and can look back on it now and laugh.

We put the scissors away for a long time and talked repeatedly about how we don't cut our own hair (though I do the haircuts in my house). DD wanted her hair like her brother's (a buzz cut), so that's what she was trying for
post #30 of 40
DS just turned 3 years old, but he has never cut his own hair. Heck, he throws a huge fit everytime we need to cut his hair.
post #31 of 40
My son gave himself a haircut aged 2 and 10 months. Within an hour of a trip to the hairdressers. It was obviously inspiring

He's never done it again despite almost free access to his scissors, apparently the reality of his image in the mirror didn't match with his random snipping of chunks out his head
post #32 of 40
My daughter did it once when she was about three and my son took until he was 13 years old to cut a chunk outta the front of his hair...!!!! What can I say...LOL!!!
post #33 of 40
My older girls both have. Oldest dd just cut a little snip out, no big deal. Middle dd chopped half of her bangs off because they were bothering her. One side was a normal length, one side was 1 in long. I ended up cutting all of them super short. Youngest dd hasn't done it yet.
post #34 of 40
Yep - DD did it around that age. She had been asking me to take her to get her hair cut but we had been busy so I never got around to doing it. So she took matters into her own hands and cut it herself. When I asked her why she cut it she said it had been bothering her.

I didn't care at all and it saved me the $20 I would have paid to have someone else do it.

She then proceeded to cut her own hair about 6-8 more times over the next couple of years. I think she is past that stage now but you never know.
post #35 of 40
DS did when he was 3 1/2. I know I did it once when I was little and so did my sister. My friend's kid just chopped off all his little sister's hair. He's 6.

Kids certainly do have a fascination with cutting hair!
post #36 of 40
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Originally Posted by Mama~Love View Post
Just snippets here & there, but the worst by far was when DD#1 got the clippers on DD#2's head.

Picture here. Her hair did grow out just fine .
That just about stopped my heart. Ouf!

Did you go for the 'cut-it-all-and-start-over' or 'make-do-with-whatcha-got' approach?

When DS cut DD's hair, I decided to let it grow for a bit before evening things up.
post #37 of 40
My ds also cut his bangs because they were bugging him. When I took him for a fixer haircut the hairdresser told him it was dangerous because he could cut himself (which carried more weight coming from someone else).
I also try to get him for a haircut faster when his hair starts to bug him
post #38 of 40
Both of my boys have cut their own hair, and DS1 has cut DS2's hair. I was more upset over DS1 cutting his weighted blanket.

I remember cutting my bangs when I was about 7. I thought I was doing a good job - wet the hair first, used a comb, cut (mostly) straight across. But, when my hair dried, it was way too short and looked silly.
post #39 of 40
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Originally Posted by Annoia View Post
That just about stopped my heart. Ouf!

Did you go for the 'cut-it-all-and-start-over' or 'make-do-with-whatcha-got' approach?

When DS cut DD's hair, I decided to let it grow for a bit before evening things up.
We just did the comb-over to cover it up til it grew out, then got it all cut the same length.
post #40 of 40
yes dd1 did it last year. I think she got the idea from a country music video. I freaked out. She had gone in her room and was only in there a few minutes. her dad took her to a salon that evened it up.
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