J.A. asks from Goodyear, AZ on September 29, 2008
First Haircut - Goodyear,AZ
Hello all... does anyone know when it is "OK" to give your baby their first haircut at a barber shop?
E.C. answers from Phoenix on October 04, 2008
There are places designed for kids, but if you want to take them to an actual barber shop, I would just call around and ask :)
A.J. answers from Phoenix on September 30, 2008
Little Chops by Arrowhead mall.
7410 W Bell Rd
Glendale, AZ 85308
D.S. answers from Albuquerque on September 30, 2008
My son's first haircut was done at a barber shop. You may also want to consider one of the kid's haircutting places. They're used to all of the moving and fussing of small children when they get their haircuts and they usually have cartoons/movies playing at each station to distract the kids. Good luck.
A.T. answers from Phoenix on September 30, 2008
I'd say, when they can sit still long enough. My sons'first haircuts were by me w/ one of those do it yourself clippers w/ the one inch extension. By the time they were around two, both were able to sit in the barber's chair for haircuts...the barbers were amazed at how still they were. They pretty much sat stonefaced and quiet until their hair was done.
P.G. answers from Tucson on September 30, 2008
I think it is ok to take your child whenever you feel the child needs one. YOu may to to the child thre to watch and see what is happening to get out to the scariness of it, depends on your son. My sister-in-law took my nephew pretty much right after he was born as his hair was way past his shoulders at birth! HOw crazy is that, not to mention super cute... I took my son when he was close to one because he didn't have much hair. I took my daughter when she was 3 for her hair cut. It all depends on how long the hair is, how much it gets on your nerves to fix (especially for girls who don't want to put their hair up) and how much your child might be ready for it. My son never stops, but when it ocmes to hair cut time, he is so mellow and totally enthralled with the experience. He loves it! Every kid is different. Don't forget the camera and maybe someone to help take pics so you can help hold the baby becaue these are big moments for the baby book! You can also re-enact the experience for pics and no one will ever know if the baby squirms too much. Have fun with it; it is so cute!
I took my daughter to a place that made her feel like such a queen and they gave her the whole works with head massage and everything. She felt like queen of the world and lapped up all the attention. It was so cute hearing a 3 year old describe her hair as if she was a queen.
M.C. answers from Tucson on September 30, 2008
When he is old enough to sit still for more than a few seconds. Usually around 2 yrs old is a good starting place for boys. 8 months is definitely going to be too young.
B.C. answers from Phoenix on September 30, 2008
Whenever you feel they would sit long enough for a hair cut! If you go in and they tell you they are too young, I guess that would answer your questions too! My kids would never sit until they were older! But if your 8 month old will sit on your lap or in a chair, then I am sure it would be fine!
M.M. answers from Albuquerque on September 29, 2008
I don't see a problem with it, my daughter had her first haircut at about 6 months. I took her to mop tops to have it cut.
L.M. answers from Tucson on September 30, 2008
I took my son at a year....but at the same time it was at a hairdresser friend's house, not in an actual salon.
It was rough, but it's still rough...he just hates it regardless.
K.K. answers from Phoenix on September 30, 2008
I do my daughter's hair-cut at home. She was one when she got her first hair-cut. We used the hair-cut kit we bought from Costco. My daughter's hair growth was not good enough. So me and my husband together cut her hair first with scissor and then with the trimmer and when she was sleeping i shaved her whole head with an old shaving razor of my husband. I first shaved one side then i turned her and shaved other side of the head. Whole time she was sleeping and i did not get any trouble. I think you dont need to shave his head. I did because her hair growth was really bad plus she had a tiny bald spot in her head. Although shaving did not help the bald spot but i did all without a fuss. Now she is three and she got split hair and this sunday i trimmed her hair at home. I know she will create a scene at hair-cut saloon because she likes long hair. So i thought its easy to handle the kid at home plus it saves money. My husband distracted her while i was trimming her hair. So good luck for you and your kidoo!
J.R. answers from Phoenix on September 30, 2008
I took my son at 8 weeks, he had lots of hair. We went to Snip-Its and they were great. They have special first hair cut packages and also specialize in only children so they have the patients for a crying baby. They also have very quiet clipers if you want a short style.