|Nate’s perfect curls!|
His curls would’ve been so wonderful if they stay that way ’til he grows up, but he’s a boy and boys’ hairs are known to be short (except for others who want longer hair. Well, I don’t want him to have a really long hair too). After some sort of discussions with Dane, we finally decided to have his hair cut. Our plan before was to wait ’til he’s 1 year old but we couldn’t wait anymore.
1. It’s summer, he feels so hot with his hair
2. His hairs so long, they cover his eyes already
3. Many thought he’s a girl! lol!
4. My parents suggested it.
|Before we cut his hair, we’d use a ponytail on his hair so it won’t cover his eyes, otherwise it’ll look like this:|
So yesterday, we went to Ever Gotesco Mall to have his hair cut. To our surprise, he was very happy and friendly. When he’s with people he’s not familiar with, he’s usually snob so I thank him so much for being very cooperative. But during the later part, he got bored and started crying. Thankfully, the barber was very patient with him even though he was jumping up and down! Dane took a video during the haircut but so funny how everything was paused without his knowledge until Nate’s hair’s all gone!
|The all happy and excited Nate, amazed by all the new things he saw|
We said goodbye to Nate’s curly hair. I was sad to see his hair being cut. I’m being OA right now but I was a bit emotional. lol! Honestly, I came totally unprepared. I thought it would be easy but it wasn’t. I know there are barber shops that have really cool stuff to keep babies and kids stay but this shop we went to was just a regular barber shops and we don’t know where to find those types of shops. Here’s what we can expect and be ready for during our child’s first haircut:
1. Expect to sit on “that” chair. No, your baby’s not sitting on that chair (plus, the chair’s huge, he’s not gonna stay still! haha. So you, we mothers are the ones to sit on that chair while carrying him.
2. Expect a lot of cut hair on you and your baby. Nate didn’t like the cover they use, he takes them off so the barber decided not to use it anymore. And, we forgot to put it on me instead. wahaha! So I was all messed with Nate’s hair.
3. Prepare extra clothes. This one’s a must (and I know now). On his next haircut, I’ll definitely bring extra clothes not only for him but also for me.
4. Prepare your tricks so he’d sit still. I think it took about 7-9 minutes for the barber to cut his hair. Nate was very active so it took longer. I had to do something para matapos na agad and I had to use all the hidden talents I have to get his attention so he’ll stay and not move because if not, he’ll go grab the scissors, the combs and the brushes! lol!
5. Expect the feeling of shock. When your baby’s hair is lengthy, just like Nate’s and it suddenly becomes very short, you’ll get a mixed emotion! haha. May shock factor talaga sya!!! I think it was funny how Dane and I kept staring at him for a few minutes. I personally think Nate has changed, his entire being is what I meant, I don’t know. hahaha. When we arrived home, they were all laughing to see him with a very short hair. Tumawa lang din si baby. Nakakatuwa!
I hope these tips can help you in preparing for your child’s first haircut! 🙂 Oh, and before I forget, here’s Nate’s before and after photo:
|Nate’s long and curly hair versus the new trimmed hair. 🙂|
What was your experience during your child’s first haircut? I’d love to know your story. 🙂