My Favorite Tool for Cutting Baby HairPosted by MeckMom on Mar 26, 2010 in Popular Posts: Parenting Hacks | 4 comments
All five of my kids were born with gobs and gobs of hair. With my girls it was wonderful because they got to skip the bald phase and go straight to clips and pixie flips. My boys however just looked shaggy – adorable, but shaggy. The long, ultra-fine baby hair just wasn’t very manly in my opinion so I decided to give them haircuts. I was a bit nervous to hold scissors or sharp trimmers anywhere near their wobbly little heads so I looked around for a better option. Luckily I found it in men’s grooming aisle of Target.
This inexpensive beard and mustache trimmer is the perfect tool for tiny trims in my book. It’s small and lightweight so it’s easy to maneuver around a baby’s delicate head. It has a built-in adjustable guard so it’s impossible for the blades to touch his skin. And it’s cordless so you don’t have to worry about being near an outlet. I bought mine (a Remington) at Target for less than $20 a few years ago and I still love it.
Check out the difference it made on my latest little guy…
See? Doesn’t that look better? I’ve found the easiest way to cut newborn baby hair is to have someone else hold them while you work – be sure to feed them first so they’re nice and sleepy. If that’s not an option, try laying them on their tummy on a towel on a soft floor. Once they’re able to hold their heads up comfortably, I recommend putting them in a Bumbo chair and seting them on the bathroom counter. They’ll be so entertained by the mirror in front of them that they hardly notice what’s going on with their head.
I’ve used this type of tool on all three of my boys – starting around 2wks old. I love the way it evens their hair and gives them a clean, trim look. If you’re not a fan of fine, patchy baby hair on your boys either, you should definitely give this trick a try. Just thought I’d pass it on.