-M-, mama to G 4/09
Karen - spouse to dh for 11 years, mama to ds (Nov '02), dd (May '05) and ds and dd (Jun '08)
We didn't really have any problems cutting her bangs, though. We just put her in her high chair with a toy. I then took her bangs, twisted them together and did one quick cut.
Thanks for the suggestions.
-M-, mama to G 4/09
Oh, and we love those tiny elastics that you can get at Target. They're great for baby hair!
I'm me. In love with this guy. We're bringing up two girls: Big A (8) and Little A (3)
Here's what we do for the haircuts - I've never had a complaint! Some squirming, but no crying or whining!
I take his highchair outside to our deck. I bring everything I'll need out there, too - scissors, water spray bottle, towel, comb. I also bring a snack & some "toys" - usually items that he does not usually play with but are safe for him to hold/look at. He sits in the highchair & has his snack - by the time he's done with it, I'm usually half way through the haircut. Then, I hand him a toy to hold & keep cutting. When he gets bored, I give him a new toy & so on. He also loves to hold the spray bottle, so when I'm not using it, I hand it to him.
This would work inside too - we go outside so the mess is a little easier to clean & b/c the outdoors adds to the distraction. If you're just doing bangs, it shouldn't take too long. I hope you find something that works for you!
Erin - mama to my happy little guy, born April 09
and my sweet baby, born July 12
DH also does her hair, albeit messier than I would do it. Now, at 22 mths she will say "fix hair?" when it's annoying her. She does get a bit disconcerted if we do a different hairstyle (pony instead of pigtails).
Leila, mama to Eleanor (10/08) and Emmett (4/10)
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We use clippies and make messy piggytails or ponytails.
She doesn't quite sit still long enough for us to make pretty ponytails or piggytails. I won't even try to braid.
I'm hoping soon enough she'll sit still enough for us to make nicely parted tails.
For now, we're just happy she actually has started asking for tails. She knows that means she has to sit still for at least enough time for us to comb and tie.
When we eat or do anything that requires less of the shaggy dog look, we use clips. She likes those and will happily sit there while we improve her quality of life. Who doesn't want to see what they are eating?
Proud mom of an inquisitive, breastfeeding, babywearing, cosleeping 9 month old boy and a talkative curious 4 year old girl.
I cut my 10 month old's hair while he was sitting in the exersaucer last week, and my 2 year old- who is AWFUL about haircuts was done the same day. He had to actually be held wrapped in a towel to make it safe for him. He was mad, but quickly bought off with a cookie afterward- he has some developmental/sensory hurdles, so reasoning/being patient/etc weren't options, ans he doesn't sleep deeply enough for me to do it then.
Loving life with DH DS1 (5/7/09) and DS2 (7/23/11)