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January 4th, 2005, 04:15 PM
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Ok Ty's hair grows faster than weeds. I think if he had a contest with the weeds they would wave the white flag before it even started.

I've already trimmed his hair at least 5 times and he's 14 months. I usually trim it in the back by his neck, around his ears and his "bangs" with scissors. Now its really out of control though. The whole thing needs to be trimmed up. I've tried DH's beard trimmer with the biggest guard on it and he freaked out before I could touch him. I'm not gonna take him to the barbershop because he barely sits still for me so I'm not going to pay someone to try to get him to sit still.

Does anyone have any tips on how to get an overall even trim? Or tips on how to get him to sit still? Anything would help. I need to do it by the end of the week. TIA
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January 4th, 2005, 04:58 PM
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Unfortunately for you and fortunately for me, I don't have that problem.

I keep my son's hair buzzed (he doesn't have much anyway) and I JUST trimmed Gracie's hair (she had a few wispies around the ears and neck) and she's almost three. She did really well, I was surprised. I just used the clippers.
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January 4th, 2005, 05:05 PM
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What about trying when he goes to sleep?
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January 4th, 2005, 05:09 PM
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There is a kids hair cutter in our neighborhood. Elias has been once before an dis going again on Thurs. They have cars, trains and planes to sit in. they even have steering wheels and a tv monitor in front of each one. Maybe put him in his highchair in front of his fave show. It sure is hard to get them to stay still but Elias does really well at little scissors.

We had a hard time getting Elias to sit still for his passport photo though
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January 4th, 2005, 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by YankeeMom@Jan 4 2005, 08:05 PM
What about trying when he goes to sleep?
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He tosses and turns alot in his sleep. Plus he's a light sleeper.
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January 4th, 2005, 06:35 PM
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my boys really did okay for the barber...but every once in a while it was a nightmare...so i would have him sit on my lap....it meant i had to take another shower...or i was just really hairy that day...but he would sit better for me and then i could help hold his head still....

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January 4th, 2005, 06:56 PM
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A buddy of mine got this thing and loves it Flowbee Haircut System You cannot over cut or mess up really. Heck it can take you days to get it finished and it will still all look the same.
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January 4th, 2005, 07:01 PM
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A buddy of mine got this thing and loves it Flowbee Haircut System You cannot over cut or mess up really. Heck it can take you days to get it finished and it will still all look the same.
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He's scared to death of the vacuum, LOL. I have a wimpy son.
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January 5th, 2005, 04:51 AM
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Well we went and bought the clippers for 12 bucks. We put them in their booster seat and buckle them in. Put on their favorite show, give them plenty of juice, cookies and their favorite toys. Then we turn the thing on and let them touch it and play with it a little. Then we quickly get the bottom half. It takes 2 of us. Andrew ignores it but Nikolas freaks, so we pretty much hold him down and get it as much of it as we can before he has a total melt down. Then we calm him down and I do the top and trim it up with the scissors. I save a DVD of bear live just for the occassion. They are totally mesmerized by it and its not long before Nikolas forgets that we used that thing on him and he goes back to bear while I finish up. They look like they got a military cut when we're through. Its not perfect from the squirming and Nikolas freaking, but its not bad. Theirs grows really fast too so if we didn't do that I'd be doing it ever other week. I thought of the flowby but they are much more afraid of the vacuum and the clippers, its much noisier.
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January 5th, 2005, 06:48 AM
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You know... Christopher is a crazy lil boy and always has to be on the move!

I was shocked the first time I took him to get his hair done. He was in shock the whole time and pretty much let the lady do what she had to for the first 10 minutes and then he was like OK I think I am done. But by that time she was almost done so it wasn't that bad.

I thought it was going to be a lot worst!
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January 5th, 2005, 06:55 AM
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Well, there is a place near us that specializes in kid's haircuts. They have chairs that look like cars and animals, and they have tvs and play videos while they cut your child's hair. Plus, they are really fast! We took Alden for the first time when he was just over a year and I was surprised that he sat still (mostly) through the whole thing.

If you don't have a place like that near you, maybe you could try putting in a video or giving him a new toy???

Good luck!
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