Saturday, December 19, 2009

Amazingly,,,I Actually had a Haircut

Never though before that I have to haircut by someone else besides my Dad... He usually cut my hair while I was sleep lately night or even early morning. It took my Dad more than hour just just to cut my hair. My Dad did that since I was a little baby...of course I just a toddler right now, but I mean that my Dad begin to haircut me since I was 6 months old...

I always scared to go to the barber or salon to have haircut, the "tools" that can "loose"(cut) the hair make me worry. Imagine the hair fell from the head,,, it always make me nervous to see that things. There were an experience while my Dad took me to his barber shop,,, stood like a fool and all can I do was asked my my Dad when we can go home...

Today,,, is a big story for me, and my parents. Somehow, I didn't refuse when my Mom asked me to go to salon and get haircut. It was a major experience to me and I don't think I can do that any more in the future. You can imagine, I just sit and almost not breath while the electric things cut my hair... My mom cheer me up ... she said that I have to keep my promise to her about to go to saloon to get haircut. That's it....why should I have to promised her such a thing...

Anyway.... it is good to have a nice hair style.., no matter you avoid your haircut,,,, you shoul go for it... (of course to all toddler friends,,,)

I will give you a tips from a toddler stylist;

As a stylist, the toddler haircut is not unfamiliar to me. They come in regularly and there many ways the experience can go, ranging from both good and very bad extremes. I have even written before about when to just say no to the toddler haircut. There really are times when it just isn't worth it. If your child is screaming and terrified this is one of those times to stop. Normally I refuse to give into tantrums, but listen people, we use sharp instruments. Safety is an issue. A big issue. I have been holding the clippers away from a child waiting for him to stop flailing, the child then flailed into my clippers and ended up bleeding. That being said, there are a few other things I would like to recommend to help you and your child get the best toddler haircut experience possible.

Do NOT come when your child is tired. Besides just being cranky and irritable about the haircut it causes another danger issue. A moving target is a dangerous target, tired children bob their heads and, on a occasion, nearly fall out of the chair. I have had to grab more then one child as they tumble to the floor completely asleep. You try to safely grab a child while you have laser sharpened scissors in your hand. If your child starts to fall asleep I will send you home. I reserve the right to safely cut your child's hair.

Please, please comb your children's hair. I am going to charge you extra to comb out matted hair. It takes a long time to get those out. By the time I do, your child is now cranky and irritated with me for hurting them, because it does hurt, and because they have already been sitting for a long time. Avoid heartache and comb your child's hair every day.

If your child has a sensory issue You Need To Tell Me. I can not stress this enough. Lots of children have mild Autism or sensory issues that touching makes worse. I understand that you may not feel comfortable going around and broadcasting this. You can discreetly tell me, I will not make a big deal about it. I will make adjustments for it. It will change the way I shampoo as well as the way I go about preforming the toddler haircut as well as just making a hastier effort so the child doesn't have to endure a prolonged experience. I routinely touch kids to keep them in the chair, lift their chin, or keep their head straight. If I know you child will suffer from this I can avoid it. I can do nothing if I don't know.

A lot of things can make a toddler haircut go better for you, your child and for me. Please remember how dangerous a salon is. It is not a place to play or a place let your guard down. A little preparation is going to go a long way.

source: What to expect

Other tips for parents:

When I had kids, I expected to change diapers, have midnight feedings and potty train. But it's what I didn't account for that really challenged me: the haircuts.
Toddler Getting Haircut

Stay away?

For Will's first few -- or six -- haircuts, I stayed as far away as possible. I paid for the cuts but sent my mother or my husband along. It was beyond my willingness. Then everyone else got busy. If he needed a cut, it needed to be me taking him. So I waited. And waited some more.

Unfortunately, the six-month rule doesn't work for little boys. He looked all ... messy. Then I thought about growing it long, but it didn't suit him.

Ultimately though, I was simply delaying the inevitable. Eventually, I really would have to buck up and take my own son for that haircut. I am the mommy, afterall. Still, I remember when my stepson was Will's age. Haircuts were major to-dos. He would scream and cry and whine. Bad. Experience.

Doing the deed

Finally, I caved and went -- with my mother -- for the much awaited haircut. Sometimes, just swallowing the worries and fear and just going helps. You kind of have to turn your worries off, hard as it may sound.

You know what? Ultimately, it wasn't that bad. At all. Apparently with his prior experience and all of my talking about the impending cut, he was ready and willing to sit still while the barber snipped, buzzed and tweaked his new shorter 'do. No tears, whines or otherwise. Just my happy boy getting a cool new 'do. And now, I am hooked. His cut transformed him from my little toddler into a little boy ready for preschool.

Planning a good haircut trip

Are you dreading your toddler's hair cutting? Fear not. Here are some simple tips to help make your trip to the beauty parlor a success.

1. Prepare them: One of the best things you can do is to talk with your child about what happens when they get their haircut. That way the scissors, clippers and razors won't be a surprise -- or scary -- to the littler people. Plus, if it's not a surprise, then they are less likely to freak about it.

2. Don't be afraid to bribe: There is a reason that little kids get lollypops after a trip to the beauty salon. It's bribery. The good kind of bribery that gets little boys and girls to behave and do as they are supposed to. See? Sometimes bribery is a good thing!

3. Stand firm with boundaries: Whatever rules of behavior you have need to apply everywhere -- at home, in the barber shop or wherever. Keeping things consistent is half the battle to having happy, well-behaved kids.

source: Sheknows Parenting


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