Most moms would panic if they walked into the kitchen and found their toddler looking like this. Not I.
Toddler Haircuts are really just a lesson in Bribery
You see, we've had varying degrees of success with Some Boy's toddler haircuts. It's really hard to get him to sit still for a barber and when he finally does, the hairdressers never seem quite sure what to do with him. The boy's hair grows like a weed, but in a really bizarre sort of swirly pattern at the back. He has a jillion cowlicks. It kind of looks like God was playing a game of darts, with tufts of hair as the darts and my son's head as the board. So when Nate asked if he could give it a go himself, I handed over the scissors.
He started by using his trusty Braun Cruzer on one of its highest settings to trim the hair all around the sides of Some Boy's head.
He combed all of the hair upwards to make sure he had an even line above the ears and around the back of the neck.
And then he went in for his own little crew-cut toddler haircut by simply lifting sections of the hair and trimming it all to about the width of his finger. Why yes, those ARE my craft scissors.
We've found that bribery is the key to a successful toddler haircut. Cookies get him to sit still at home, while I usually resort to Jolly Ranchers at the barber. What? Bribery is a perfectly valid parenting method! And don't even ask about that huge gash on Nate's arm…seriously, you don't want to know.
Isn't he just the cutest little guy ever? His at-home toddler haircut is admittedly a little street fighter-esque, but we'll get better at it with some more practice.And maybe a better pair of scissors.
He got plopped directly in the shower after his haircut, while those PJs went straight into the wash.