How to Cut Hair for a Baby

By A. P. Anderson

In an effort to save money, many people are cutting their babies' hair at home rather than paying for haircuts. But if you don't have the right tools or know the right approach, your home haircut can be a disaster. By taking your time and following these simple instructions, your baby's haircut will be adorable as well as cost-effective.

Choose a time of day when your baby is in a good mood and feeling calm. After a nap or when she's just been fed is best.

Seat your baby in a high chair and drape a towel or plastic cape around his shoulders.

Spray your baby's hair with warm water. Spray the comb with water or use a damp cloth to gently moisten her hair if she dislikes the feeling of having her hair sprayed.

Start with the hair around the ears. Comb your baby's hair, then take a lock of hair between your forefinger and middle finger. Slide your fingers gently down the lock. Once you reach the desired length, cut the hair that extends beyond your fingers.

Cut the hair at the nape of the neck and around the skull by using the process outlined in step 4.

Cut the bangs. Comb the hair onto the forehead and cut in a straight line.

About the Author

A. P. Anderson is a writer, editor and teacher. These days, she divides her time between Nepal, the USA and Australia. Her essays, short stories and translations have appeared in various print and online publications, and she is happy writing about anything from vacuum cleaners to Greek philosophers.