Prepare for Baby's First Haircut
Your baby’s first haircut can provide a scrapbook moment, complete with a photo and lock of hair — or a screaming, crying meltdown. To increase the odds for smooth snipping, stylists offer these tips.
► Stop by the salon a day or two before to let your child play and see other kids getting haircuts.
► Calm your own nerves. Kids react to parental jitters. Consider a salon that caters to children. Some feature videos, toys, cute chairs — and patience.
► Make sure your child is fed and rested. Schedule the appointment after naptime.
► Bring a favorite toy or doll for your child to hold.
Stanley Thomas is a local freelance writer.