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When Did You Cut Your Child's Hair?

When Did You Cut Your Child's Hair?

My daughter has a fluffy head of super fine hair that still has a bit of baby curl so I can't bring myself to cut it. On the other hand, we've had my son's strands sheared since he was ten-months-old and as a result he looked a lot less like a baby and more like a big boy.

Some mamas cannot bear to trim their lil one's locks — when did you give clipper consent?

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Purple-Damsel02 Purple-Damsel02 8 years
*helmet. Wow. You can tell it's Friday afternoon and I want to GO HOME! :)
Purple-Damsel02 Purple-Damsel02 8 years
kythera- I know exactly what you went through! My mom has always had short hair and decided she wanted that for me too. I look back at my pictures and all I see is "helmut head". My mom just chuckles. I love that woman, but WHAT WAS SHE THINKING!
anniekim anniekim 8 years
my oldest didn;t have enough hair to cut until she was about 3 1/2--when it started to get in her eyes we cut it. She love to go to Snip-Its kids hair cutting salon! It's a treat for her. My youngest turns 2 next week and is still fairly bald--to short to even comb it.
kythera kythera 8 years
Don't have kids yet (so I didn't vote). I love reading the responses, I'm definitely getting a kick out of them. I don't know what I would do. I think if it was a boy, and it was growing fast, then I would get it trimmed. If it's a girl...let that hair grow! When I was 4-5ish my parents decided I'd look great with a pageboy haircut...NOT. By the time I got to Kindergarten, I was so envious of this girl that had long curly hair. Yeah, I still remember that. 8)
Dr-G Dr-G 8 years
Baby Tommy is 6 months old and his hair is about 4 inches long and gets in his eyes when he eats! We just can't bear to cut it until he is at least one.
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
Not a momma yet but I am never gonna cut my kids' hair! Boys neither. I am gonna be that annoying mom who has a boy that looks like a girl and everyone is like "cut his damn hair" like they do with Kate Hudson and her son, LOL! :ROTFL: I just hate it when moms give their boys those ridiculous shaved neck military cuts when they're like aged 2 to whatever. Its gross! They're babies for crying out loud, they're supposed to have curls!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
i don't remember, somewhere around 3 or 4 for the first 2. #3, with hair like lilsugar's daughter, got a hair cut from her sister at about 2 1/2 that took over 2 years to get back to it's original length. it was cut so crazy all over her head, someplaces right next to the scalp :( she's 7 now and her hair is down to the middle of her back and still really blonde and still really thin. but very pretty. i only get it trimmed when necessary.
Rally-RE Rally-RE 8 years
lilsugar - give that poor 4 year old of yours a hair cut!!!! :)
abqmama abqmama 8 years
All three of my boys were born with thick heads of stick straight hair. I waited a few months but it started looking really bad so I trimmed all their hair as needed starting at around 6 months old for the first time. I didn't get them an actual haircut until they were about 2.
macneil macneil 8 years
My daughter is 17 months and has mad hair that goes straight down to about her ear then sticks out in a dutch-girl flick out but kind of totally at right angles to the rest of the hair in 3 inch curls. My husband is always telling me to cut it (it goes in her eyes, but I clip it back with the no slippy hair grippy as discovered right here on lil sugar) and this morning he told me he HAD cut it and I went nuts at him and he claimed he was joking. I DON'T KNOW IF HE WAS. Until it is proper girl hair, rather than zany hair, I'm not touching it. Also, it's just adorable. But I do worry that other parents think I'm a slattern who neglects her in every conceivable way.
schnappycat schnappycat 8 years
My poor son is totally bald at 4 months and if he's anything like I was, won't have much hair for years. The good news is that when I finally did get hair, it's pretty thick, so I'm hopeful he'll be fine. But maybe we'll save on toddler haircuts for awhile.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 8 years
My son's hair started out slick straight and before he turned one it was a combination of wavy, curly and straight. I had to cut it right before his first birthday I couldn't wait any longer.
Gruberr1 Gruberr1 8 years
My son was born with a full head of hair (complete with a little rat tail down the back) that everyone said would fall out. Well, it never did, and around 7 months, I couldn't take it anymore, so he got his first haircut. He is just over 2 now and I swear he has to go every 6 weeks or it gets out of control!
jennifer76 jennifer76 8 years
My son was just over one and my daughter was about 1 1/2. With my daughter, I only cut it so it would be healthier and grow better not to shape it or change the length. And, actually...I've never cut either of my kids hair. I leave it to the professionals. 8)
bsobos1123 bsobos1123 8 years
My daughter has curly dirty blond hair and she took it upon herself to use her kiddie sissors to cut her bangs at 3 years and 3 months. She refused to have her hair up and her bangs were always in her face.
faerymagick15 faerymagick15 8 years
my daughter at about 18 months and my son at around 2.
rgrl rgrl 8 years
Before first birthday. My son had a head full of dark hair before he turned one and it wasn't wavy or anything. It just grew unevenly, so I took little cuts here and there to make it look better. After he turned one I was feeling like I was cutting a grown-ups hair, he had so much of it, so we went to a hairdresser then. Not he is 21 months and he is terrified of haircuts! It's such a pain!
Kristinh1012 Kristinh1012 8 years
My 8 year old daughter just got her first haircut 2 weeks after her 8th b-day in January. She had gorgeous dirty blonde waist length naturally super curly hair. I could do it. My 2 year olds hair I think is actually going to be thicker and curlier (if even possible), so we'll see what happens.
Greggie Greggie 8 years
Both boys were about 18 months or so, when the curls got long. I'm sure my daughter will be much later, she's still bald and I want long curls on her.
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 8 years
Our boys have all received their first cut right around the time of their second birthday.
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