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My son is 10months and a week old. His hair is WILD. lol. It flips, its in his eyes, it always looks messy. He has a ton of it. lol. I don't mind the "oh, what a beautiful baby girl" comments and when i say 'he's a boy' the "oh, but look at that gorgeous hair" but we're thinking he probably should get a haircut soon. I was hoping to hold off till his first birthday - but i keep looking at pictures of him and thinking he needs a haircut. I can't decide. I know if we cut it he'll look less like my little baby (my last baby btw) and more like a little boy child. kwim?<br><br>
Dh goes back and forth between wanting to give him a crew cut <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> or let it grow long like the little hippie kid he is. We've discussed just getting his bangs trimmed and the flipping hair over his ears and keeping it a simple cut. but i'm afraid he'll end up with a mullet.<br>
Or maybe do one of those cuts where the hair is longer on top but shaved under the back of the neck ? its kinda trendy tho. Its already 103 by noon here this week, so i'm thinking some of this hair should go just so he's cooler.<br><br>
when did your son get his first hair cut? (if at all yet lol). What style did you chose? did you do it yourself or pay to have it done? if you took him somewhere what kind of place? we have those kool cuts places where they put the child in a seat that looks like a 'ride' and play baby einsteins for them to keep them looking forward. Were you glad you got the haircut or did you end up regretting it><br><br>
your thoughts please?<br><br>
thanks!
 

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My ds got his first haircut around 1 yo. My mom cut it, she just trimmed all around so he still had hair, just the curlies were out of his eyes & ears. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Now, I cut it myself. I just sit him down and have him watch a Thomas video or such and he sits still. I wouldn't mind him having long hair so much as I hate the sweaty hot-head feeling. I think he looks so cute & handsome after he's had a haircut. I actually gave him one on Monday.<br><br>
I don't know how well your ds would do at a hair cutting place, but Isaiah doesn't like strangers touching his head, so I have to do it myself.
 

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My son was 18 mos old with lots of beautiful blonde curls. My mother took him to get a haircut while I was at work. I was mad but, it made him look like such a cute handsome little man! The best part was my mom had pictures taken BEFORE the haircut and gave them to me as a surprise so we could remember his curls and babyhood. The haircut definetly took that baby look away. And, no more comments on the pretty little girls' hair.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Our DS#1 had his first haircut (as per religious custom/tradition) at the age of 3. DH and Grandpa took him to Brooklyn to visit a rebbe (spiritual teacher) that DH and I have a relationship with, and the rebbe took the first few snips, with Grandpa dutifully recording it on video. Then they brought DS back here for a birthday party, a special event called an "upsherin," where everybody took a turn cutting off a snip and giving blessings/brakhas and telling stories ... DS had a blast. Only thing that was tough was getting certain relatives who are not at where we're at religiously to keep from cutting the front/sidecurls that DS was so excited to finally have ...<br><br>
Then there was another aspect to it with a confectioner's sugar alef-bet & honey dripped all over it, but that's not about the haircut, so ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Was a wonderful time.<br><br>
And DS#1's sidecurls (payos) are now down to his shoulders, BTW. He's so proud of them ... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> ... & those relatives in question have, well, gotten used to them. Or at least they've stopped complaining to us about them ...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><br>
One funny moment was at the rebbe's house ... a particular lock in the front of DS's head used to get into his eyes all the time, and while many Jewish mothers put barettes or clips in their little boys' hair to keep it out of their eyes, I didn't do that. So DS was really annoyed with that one lock of hair. So the rebbe's first cut was on that lock of hair ... and DS immediately started crying. So DH and Grandpa and the rebbe all thought he was upset to have any hair cut at all ... until our little boy started crying out, "No, cut more, cut more!"<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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This had to be one of the most traumatic events of my mothering history.<br><br>
My oldest had beautiful, curly locks that I refused to cut. I loved the way he looked so cherubic and sweet.<br><br>
I had our daughter and the next morning when my ex brought our son to see his new baby sister, he was shaved in a bowl cut, looked like it should have come with a spoon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I started to cry..gotta love those hormones.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> And asked if he at least had enough sense to save some hair for me...which he didn't. He did, however, have a certificate for Baby's First Hair Cut signed by the butcher who ruined my child.<br><br>
Needless to say, dad never took the boys for haircuts again.<br><br>
Now.... both sons are shaved regularly and all the baby curls are gone away..Pout..makes me sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Oh Karen...that would have done me in too. Amy...Ben doesn't want any barrettes either, tho I offered.<br><br>
I can't cut Ben's hair. He has gorgeous blonde, bouncy curls and looks like an angel <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I have trimmed the back a little, but can't bring myself to go any further up with the scissors. And I won't let you guys change my mind. :LOL
 

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My ds had his first haircut right before his third bday. His hair is really fine and he didn't need it cut before then. We took him to Cartoon Cuts in the mall and a nice lady cut it. She was so good with him, telling him everything that she was going to do and pausing at the times when he wanted her to stop. He looked like such a little man afterwards that I almost cried.
 

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DS has 2 hair cuts at the hairdressers. The first was fine, she was a friend of mine and did as good of job as she could on a wiggly 9 month old. The second time, another hairdresser scratched his ear. He won't go back.<br>
Now, my little darling gets his hair cut incredibly short with a pair of electric clippers by me. He looks like such a little man. Plus, it makes it easier to get him clean in the bath. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My son had his first haircut last week. He will be 2 in Sept. It was just messy not really overly long. He does not have a fuill head of hair either. We took him to Kids Kutz in the mall. He sat in a tractor and did great considering he is still young. He swated at the scissor twice so we held his hands for the rest of the cut. Not too traumatic. Now he looks like a little boy instead of a baby.<br><br>
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My DS had his first (and only so far) cut on Easter. We were getting ready to go to Easter Service at Grandma's church and I just thought, I can't let him see all Grandma's friends with this long hair. So I cut his bangs and the back. He's got really fine hair so we really can't do much with it yet. It's still long on top and just combed to the side. But at least he doesn't have the bangs in his face anymore.
 

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amy, i just have to say thank you for sharing the story. I've never heard anyone tell the story of the traditional first orthodox jewish haircut and it made me smile<br><br>
maybe for now i'll just trim the bangs and the big wild pieces. lol
 

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For DS's first two cuts, we just got his hair trimmed a bit so it would look so shaggy. For the third cut we buzzed it off since it gets so hot here in NC.<br>
Here's a picture:<br><br><a href="http://img45.photobucket.com/albums/v138/hjohnson6/Dscf0008.jpg" target="_blank">http://img45.photobucket.com/albums/...6/Dscf0008.jpg</a>
 

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My baby had his first haircut at 4 months <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> It was really LONG. We cut it ourselves. We have been doing it since then, but now at 13 months, he really needs a PROFESSIONAL cut. :LOL
 

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I tried to cut DS's hair at 4 months when it was shaggy, slightly curly and quite long. My cut was a disaster so we shaved his head (well, used a shaver set on 1/4") and it looked so right on him, we've been doing it since. His hair grows so fast that the longest we can wait is about 4 weeks (at the end of 4 weeks it has grown an inch and he looks silly).
 

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My sons first haircut was actually last week. He is 15 months old. Beautiful white curls. I have to second the person that said her son looked like such a handsome young man. My ds looked like a different baby. I took pictures (about 30 of them, hehehe). <a href="http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/laura_a_wright/album?.dir=/Kaeleb&.src=ph&store=&prodid=&.done=http%3A//f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/laura_a_wright/my_photos" target="_blank">Kaeleb's first haircut</a> He never cried, even laughed a couple of times. I cried though! They did his hair in what the stylist called a 'skater's cut'. I had these horrid visions of an 80's haircut, but it was actually just a bit longer in the back and then kinda shave up. It's so damn cute!!
 

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i LOVED your pictures!!<br>
the little boy i watch has the skaters cut and i think its darling with the shaved under part.<br>
Romans hair is pretty thin, just wild. This was taken Mothers Day at the river...so a good month ago<br><a href="http://members.cox.net/hippiechicklet/romycrawlsattheriver.jpg" target="_blank">Roman and his wild hair</a><br><br>
i think we're going to just do it tomorrow. he's so hot with all that hair. and its always getting in his eyes
 

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DS got his hair cut in May, at 32 months old for the very first time. It was his idea and changed his look completely. We waited for him to be willing and eager. He sat still (I cut it, used scissors & buzzer), ate a popsicle and was sooo proud of himself. I was really glad he waited!<br><br>
Here are pictures (we got LOTS of girls comments btw). The first is him from the front (pre-cut) the second him from the back (pre-cut) and the third is him post-cut.<br><br><a href="http://share.shutterfly.com/action/share/view?i=EeAN2TNoxasWzDzA&open=1&sm=1&sl=1" target="_blank">http://share.shutterfly.com/action/s...en=1&sm=1&sl=1</a><br><br>
He definately is my little man now, no longer my baby. I held it together, but DD cried and cried.
 

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Our ds had his first haircut around 3months-just a little trim up top, he had a patch that grew super fast there and it never laid down. After a while he atrted to look like a little baby monkey. He has been getting it cut about once a month ever since. He is 14 mo now. He loves to play barber shop with daddy and he sits ever so still!
 

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Oh, Colorful mama, your little boy is sooo cute! We were told by the stylist that a 'skater's cut' would make Kaeleb's hair look thicker and sure enough, it did! The stylist was awesome! Also, once he found out that it was Kaeleb's very first haircut, he didn't charge us. He said that it's his policy that the first haircut should be free...like I said, he was an awesome guy and did a great job!
 

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My first son had long, beautiful red curls until he was almost three. I really didn't want to cut it. He was so adorable! Okay, sometimes people called him a girl, but I didn't have a problem with it. I guess he did. He climbed up on the kitchen table and somehow reached the basket on the top of the refrigerator while I was in the shower, and when I came out he had a big handful of his lovely curls and a pair of scissors in the other hand. "Look Mommy I got a haircut!" I was freaked out more by the fact that he could have gotten the scissors, actually, but felt sad about the hair too. We went to the barber after that and had a regular boy cut. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
When our little guy was about two (long blond curls boo hoo) I caved in to family pressure (mostly teenage daughter pressure) and took him in for a cut. (With the older son.) Bangs in the front, and then down around the ears and short in the back. Kind of like a bowl cut in length but more variable. He looks very cute. He likes to go to the barber (I think we have only done it maybe twice more, it doesn't grow very fast.) He sat very still and tried to act like he big boys all around him.<br><br>
He has a friend whose dad has long hair (my dh doesn't) and is letting it grow. But he isn't letting it grow all the way, he has gotten it cut. I think a lot of people think he's a girl. Plus he has kind of delicate features. If I were him I would either let it grow completely or get him more of a "boy" cut. At this age (3) I think (at least from my older son's experiences) that it would bother someone to have people confused about their gender constantly.
 
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