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So DS is 16 mos. I trimmed his bangs once about 4 months ago. We're not sure we want to cut his hair, and don't want to trim his bangs again for the sole reason that we don't want the back waaay out-growing the front (can we say mullet?) His hair is officially in his eyes, I sweep it away when I can, but it always seems to fall straight down back into his eyes, he doesn't seem to mind and will actually sweep it back down himself. I've tried using mouse to hold the part and keep it off to the sides with no luck.<br><br>
I'm tempted to just use clips. Is there anything I'm forgetting about?<br><br>
I'm not sure bandanas would work well.
 

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My DS is 18 months and he got his first real haircut last week. It was more traumatic for me than for him - we went to a place that specializes in children's haircuts and got out of there without one tear! He sat in my lap and watched a DVD, and the stylist gave him a lollipop (his first).<br><br>
I loved his long soft curls and always just smiled when a stranger would say "oh, <i>she</i>'s so pretty" but he got pine sap in it and we had to cut out a noticible chunk. So we consoled ourselves with the fact that it will be a cooler more comfortable hairstyle for the summer (we are in Florida). But cutting off his babycurls! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I am still not over how much more grown up he looks, I am not ready to let go of his babydom!<br><br>
Sorry I don't really have a less drastic solution. My cousin uses mousse on her son (he has finer hair - can you say babyhawk!) and I have been known to slick DS's back with apricot oil for pictures and such. Prior to the big haircut we had trimmed the bangs 2X, the hair in his eyes didn't seem to bother him as much as the hair tickling his ears.
 

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When my son was around 2 his hair was always in pigtails or clips. He looked adorable in pigtails! Also, we'd use bandannas or stretchy headbands (you can get the terry ones for sports, they're adorable). He's 4 now and won't keep anything in his hair but it's long enough to just push back. I'd cut it if he'd let me but he says he wants to grow it out to his ankles.
 

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I use barettes and now that the bangs are super long I either give him a ponytail high enough to include bangs or a front side pony or braid. It's pretty girly but I don't care, I hate his hair in his eye's and he won't cut it.<br><a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7da01b3127cce836f44fbcf9700000016108CcuGThwzaw" target="_blank">Here is a</a> <a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7da01b3127cce836f61660eb000000016108CcuGThwzaw" target="_blank">few</a> <a href="http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7da01b3127cce836f65838f6700000015108CcuGThwzaw" target="_blank">examples.</a>
 

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We had the same prob all the time before we finally caved and started getting DS' hair cut ... we did pigtails, barrets, headbands, bandanas...he still asks for me to "doo piiggiees!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I miss his long hair, even if it did look like a mullett.
 
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