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Do you have any tips for those who would like to start?
I have no clue how to get started. What to cut with, how to get my child to sit still, etc. I just can't see paying $13 at best to have 3 clips made around his head (I want to keep his hair long, just neaten it up). Also, how to go about it and not mess it up is my main concern! Anyone doing this and having success?
We bought clippers(dont remember the cost)at like Walmart a few years ago.
We put the kids in a clothes basket(they sat in it on a towel) and just buzzed them. It was summertime so that was best for them cuz of the heat LOL.
As they have gotten a bit older we have kind of noticed what looks good on them and what doesnt, cut-wise. Like my oldest is a buzzcut all the way, no longer than an inch all the way around. He has this section on the top of his head that stands straight up no matter what we do to it while the front part(on the top) falls forward so it looks quite silly unless its short, etc.
They wiggle and a couple of them cry but when you need to do it...you do it. Sometimes I hold them while DH does it because I can hold their heads still while he clips. I clip my hubby's hair too, he usually uses the #3 and #4 sized pieces and that leaves his hair longish.
There should be instructions with the clippers explaining which piece will cut so many inches and which is for going around the ears(the trickiest part).
We've saved a lot of money I think that way and they always look decent. Havent made them look funny yet LOL!
I do both clippers and scissors. For my younger DS, who is only 1, I only use scissors because I like his hair on the longer side and the clippers would scare him. I started by strapping him in his highchair or a booster with a toy or snack while I cut his hair. But now I sort of just crawl around after him and clip here and there when I can. It might take me a couple of "sessions" to get the hair cut, but it works, lol! With my older DS (4-1/2) I started using clippers on him when he was about 3. Yes, he still doesn't like it and used to cry alot. But I just strap him in his booster, promise a "treat" when it's all done, and work fast. He's better at it now, though.
Thank all of you for your input!! While Hugo was still a bit groggy this morning and sitting in his booster seat, I attempted to start trimming his. I could only get the sides above his ears but that was the place that looked the most unkempt. He wouldn't let me go near his bangs (do you call it bangs for boys??).