Theo's First Haircut

Last weekend, we decided it was finally time to have Theo's hair cut. We are not big into cutting our kids' hair, it turns out. Coco was three-and-a-half at her first haircut and Theo is almost two-and-a-half. If it hadn't been bothering him so much, we probably would have waited longer! I always thought I would have my girl's hair in a neat little bob and keep a boy's hair short and tidy, but I guess not! ;)

To quote my brother, Theo's hair was out of control. I know it sounds crazy, but until it was all wet and combed out, I didn't really see it! But it was out of control. It was definitely time.

I thought I would cry to see my darling baby boy's sweet wings and floppy bangs disappear, but much to my surprise, I was totally fine. My biggest fear had been taking him somewhere and having them completely shear his head. Luckily, we had my cousin cut his hair, and her approach was that we still wanted Theo to look like Theo, just able to see better. Perfect!

Coco jumped in a was so helpful in catching a few locks of Theo's hair to put in his baby book. She was so supportive and said calming things to him as he squirmed and decided he'd had enough.

And just like that, within a matter of minutes it was finished and Theo was transformed! Still Theo, but able to see. And we can see his gorgeous eyes better, too! What a success.

What is your approach to children's hair? Did you cry at your child's first haircut?


  1. I was back in my hometown over Christmas and decided that, after months of attempting to keep her bangs trimmed myself, my 2.5 year-old daughter needed a professional haircut after all. I have a newborn as well and, in the chaos of trying to get a toddler in the car on time without a tantrum, it was decided that I would stay behind with the baby. Maybe it's hormones, but this broke my heart. I knew that this haircut would probably be the end of her curls, and I just really wanted to be there myself. As I sat nursing the baby and my broken heart, I got a call from my husband who asked if I wanted to talk to the hairdresser about what I wanted for my daughter's hair. She said that she would put the curls in a bag for me to keep. My husband came home with a very happy little girl who could now see and a little baggie containing one perfect little "o" of soft baby hair. I have tucked it away and I know it will come out many times over the years when I need a small reminder of these wonderfully difficult days.

    1. Wonderfully difficult days is the perfect description. It's like time is standing still and speeding by at once! Your haircut story totally resonates with me. Coco's first haircut was a really miserable and difficult one - for her and me. I almost missed it because I was with baby Theo. Maybe that's why we waited so long for his first haircut? Probably. Glad yours worked out. Enjoy this time.

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