Wednesday, April 7, 2010

6 Tips For Your Baby's First Haircut

Baby, Meadow Lee's First Haircut at Troy Richard Salon was successful because we know the long-term importance of your baby's first haircut.

You may not remember your first haircut and if you do... you may be wondering what is the best approach to your baby's first haircut. The first haircut sets the stage for years to come. The first haircut can be really significant in many cultures and religions... as in a rite of passage or a huge milestone. Its normal for parents here in the US to save a lock of the cut hair.

What age in which the first haircut occurs varies widely, depends on an array of issues including the baby's amount of hair – in some cases the trepidation gives way to tears at the sight of the scissors, a long cape surrounding them, or sitting in the tall salon chair... others, wonder what is happening to them.
Your child's first trip to the salon can be very exciting, but they won't see it that way. So you can use these tips to keep your baby happy and smiling before and after the first haircut:

6 Tips For Your Baby's First Haircut

1. Know When to Go
There's no right or wrong time to go. It comes down to this: Do you want to preserve her baby look, or do you think she's ready for a big-kid 'do?

2. Give a Heads-Up
Toddlers don't like surprises, so have your child watch you get a haircut or visit his barber before the big day. And read books about the subject: We like Henry's First Haircut, by Dan Yaccarino, and No Haircut Today! by Elivia Savadier.

3. Pick the Right Place
Choose a salon like Troy Richard Salon that knows how to deal with squirmy little rascals. Many kids' hair places have videos and books to keep little kids entertained.

4. Be Prepared
Let your child bring a small toy. These will help him stay calm and keep his hands occupied. You might also hide a treat in your purse for afterward. Before the barber begins, swing the chair away from the mirror so your child doesn't fixate on the scissors. If he refuses to wear a cape, put one on and show him how it looks. If he won't sit still, you may need to plop him down on your lap for the duration.

5. Get Psyched
If you're apprehensive, your child will pick up on it and be more likely to cry during her haircut. Talk to her about how much fun it will be... when she sees that you're looking forward t
o it, she will too.

6. Plan Carefully
Book your appointment between mealtime and nap time so your child isn't hungry or too cranky. Call Troy Richard Salon ahead to confirm appointment. And don't hesitate to reschedule if your child seems out of sorts that day. The first haircut sets the stage for years to come so it's important to make it a positive experience.

If you have more tips we would love to hear your success and horror stories. If you have questions or want to schedule your baby's first haircut send email to

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