Amazing Ways to Help Your Baby to Hold Still For a Haircut

Each baby is different. Parents will tell you they have raised their children differently. Moments like having the first haircut will show you that babies react in different ways. Some will cry whereas some will just sit there perplexed. Before you take your baby for a haircut you need to have done some preparations. For instance, try to make the child comfortable by mimicking the action during playtime and also take a familiar toy with you. 

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There are many ways you can employ to makes sure your baby is still when being shaved.

  • Do not use force

It is very common for children to wriggle or twist in the salon when they are having their hair cut. This is because the child might not be comfortable with the new surroundings and they are trying to make you notice they are uncomfortable. In such scenarios, you should not hold down the child with more strength to pin them down. Using excessive force will only increase their sense of resistance and sometimes it might be dangerous. It is only fair to hold them gently so that they can relax when they are being shaved. Sometimes caressing them can help them relieve some tension.

  • Keep the baby comfortable

This should be your priority even when you go to the salon. Do whatever you can to make the child as comfortable as possible. They will help a great deal in ensuring the process and of hair, cutting progress without any disturbances. You can carry a toy for the baby so that his hands will be busy while the hair is being cut. Sometimes the baby might refuse to sit down so you might be forced to plop him down on your lap to make him feel more comfortable.

  • Family

You can tag along with a family member who the baby is familiar with to keep them distracted when their hair is being cut. A few familiar faces will make the baby more comfortable even in new surroundings. You can book an appointment when a family member is available so that the baby will be at ease. The baby can play with them and this will be a bonus because the baby will not wriggle or twist while their hair is being cut

  • Do not use mirrors

Another important thing is to make sure there are no mirrors. For their first cut, if at all it is in a salon, you should make sure they look away from the mirror. Naturally, babies will get frightened when they see a strange person is hovering over their head. Try to turn the chair so that the baby is facing you the whole time.

  • Let the baby see you get a cut

You can start by making the baby more comfortable about visiting the salon by taking them along when you are going to have your hair styled. This trick is more effective if their older sibling is then one being styled. Generally, it makes them more comfortable about going to the salon or barbershop. You might be surprised that the baby will be looking forward to their turn for a haircut. At the end of the day, they will hold still while their hair is being cut.

It is easier for a baby to have their hair cut when you have planned carefully. You can always call to make sure the stylist is ready. You can also avoid words like "cut" and use "trim" instead. The focus should not be to get the trim as fast as possible. Taking a few breaks in between might be necessary so that the child does not feel too uncomfortable with the whole process. Breaks will make them calm down and have a still trim. 

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