Toddler Boy Haircuts
Haircuts for Little Boys
We celebrated my sonâs first birthday with all of the usual things, a birthday cake, presents and balloons but we also marked the occasion with a very special trip.
We took him to my husbandâs barber to get his very first haircut. I knew exactly what I wanted. I saw other moms browsing magazines of toddler boyâs haircuts but I wasnât one of them. I wanted him to look just like my husband. Iâve always loved the way he looks after a new haircut.
My husband sat in the barberâs chair with my son on his lap and I began to explain the style of haircut that I wanted. I wanted a number two size clipper used on the top, his sides faded and I wanted the stylist to line him up all the way around.
Would my son sit still? Was he going cry? Would she get started and have to leave his head half shaven because she couldnât handle a temper tantrum. I had no idea but I was about to find out.
Iâm going to share with you a little bit about taking a little boy to the barber and give you a few ideas for a toddler boyâs haircut.
Photo by Gina Birdsong
Our son is a very easy going little guy. My husband and I made the decision to get his haircut a few weeks before his first birthday. We didn't have big expectations. We weren't sure how he was going to behave but we thought it would be a great family experience.
He did awesome, looked absolutely adorable and my husband was beaming with pride when we stepped outside.
We often forget how big and scary the world can be in the eyes of a child. We may think a trip to the barber shop is fun and exciting but it can be really overwhelming to little ones. Calm your child by making special events a part of his routine. Read a story about a little boy that overcomes his fear of haircuts and maybe take him on a few visits to watch daddy get his haircut before the big day.
Make It a Pleasant Experience For You and Your Child
You want this moment to be special. You don't want to be stressed out or for your child to be completely traumatized by the event.
It doesn't have to be scary.
Here are a few tips to make it a little easier on you and your child.
- First, choose a barber that makes you 100% comfortable, someone that you trust to have patience with your child.
- Timing is everything. Take your child to the barber in the middle of the week when most people are at work. You don't want a loud and chaotic environment. Don't skip nap time and make sure it isn't close to meal time.
- Relax. Your child will know if you are anxious and nervous. Have fun! Make your child comfortable by sitting him on your lap, wearing a matching smock and making a few silly faces in the mirror.
- Don't forget the camera. We also asked the barber for a snippet of hair for my son's baby book.
Pick a Style
Choosing a Haircut
You can put completely trust in your barber and simply ask for a little boy's haircut or you can browse a few photos and be a little more specific. You have a few options if your child has long hair.
One of the easiest choices is to get a simple trim. This is a great option if you don't think your little boy will tolerate a pair of clippers. Ask your barber to trim his bangs so he can see, clean him up around the ears and trim the back so he is no longer confused for a little girl at the park.
Just Like Dad
My son looks exactly like my husband so I chose to give him a big boy haircut and had our stylist cut his hair just like daddy. I think this is a really fun option, especially if daddy is in the military or just has a unique one of a kind style that will be especially cute on your boy.
Do You Dare To DIY
Sometimes mom knows best. What do you do if you know your child will freak out in the chair. How do you avoid disaster. Cut his hair in the comfort of your own home.
You can do this mom! Watch a few YouTube videos, invest in a quality pair of scissors or clippers, keep it simple and have confidence.
How To Cut Boy's Hair
Invest In The Right Equipment
Sometimes The Classics Never Go Out Of Style
I remember sitting on the porch of my childhood home. I would watch with curiosity as my neighbors three sons would line up to get their haircut. They didn't always get bowl cuts but I remember when their mother suddenly thought the style was effective, efficient and fashionable.
I would giggle as she would tug them one at a time onto an old kitchen chair. She would place a cream and green porcelain salad bowl on their head and slowly start trimming around the bottom.
The results were jagged and uneven but she would admire each boy, trim a few more strands of hair and send them off to play.
Don't dismiss the classics. You never know when the bowl cut, crew cut or a buzz cut will suddenly be the hottest, must have style.
They might look great on your son. It just takes a little patience, imaginations and a steady hand to achieve the look you want for your toddler boy.
A Toddler With Style
My Best Advice For a Toddler Boy's Haircut
It's hard not to have high expectations when it comes to our children. We moms won't settle for anything less than the best for our kids. Haircuts are no different.
It's almost painful the first time you see your boy's beautiful locks of hair hit the floor. You want it took look perfect and you want beautiful photos to prove. it.
I am sure of one thing, kids will be kids. You can expect your child to not take thier usual nap that day, or wake up cranky. Your hairstylist might be out sick or the batteries in your camera might be dead. Don't let it ruin your day or your experience.
Take a deep breath. Your son will have many haircuts in his life time but you get to watch the first.