Which Salon To Go For
Find a salon that caters to children. There are many such salons. These salons will provide extra service just for children such as shows for them to watch to keep them occupied when getting their hair cut. Stylists are also used to squirmy and crying children. They will be patient and will know exactly what to say to your child to calm him down.
What To Bring
Prepare snacks or activities for your children. Different children have different ways of keeping themselves entertained. One might prefer playing with its favourite toy or even munching on their favourite snacks. The main focus here is to distract your kid.
Your child may feel itchy and uncomfortable after a haircut. You might want to bring an extra set of clothing for your child to change as well.
Timing Is Crucial
Try to schedule a timing that works best for your child. Avoid scheduling it during nap time, snack time or whenever your child is typically fussy. A successful experience is more likely if you go at his optimal time. You may want to consider arriving at the salon earlier so your child can see other people getting their haircut. Seeing other people in the same situation will help reassure your baby that people do survive from a haircut.
Using The Right Words
Do let your child know what to expect. Words like “cut” or “scissors” might seem scary to children. Try to tone it down by using “snip” or “trim” so as to not scare your child and to prevent crying.
After your child’s haircut, do not forget to praise him. Praise your child for the effort he put in and the successful turnout. Praise him for his willingness to try something new which encourages your child to anticipate his next visit.
Never let your child run around or touch anything. There might be hot and sharp tools which will injure your child. No one wants to see a disaster happening.
Do not have high expectations on your child’s haircut. Let’s say your child is getting impatient with his haircut and is ready to cry. Consider finishing the haircut before he gets upset, even with choppy and uneven hair. You should focus on a positive experience for your child, even if it means coming home with not-so-perfect hair.
It may not be easy for a child to sit still while a stranger snips his hair, but with some cartoons, snacks and a patient hairdresser, haircuts can become an event your child looks forward to – and you’ll be at ease knowing that you won’t have to deal with crying and tantrums when it’s time for their haircut.
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