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DIY Toddler Hair Cutting Tips

When I was in college I learned to cut hair. It was more of a money saving skill so I could give my brother free hair cuts. Then I gave them to my friends and boyfriend (now husband). I learned to do it on my own, I eventually learned layers, highlighting and dying as well. I’ve been cutting my husband’s hair for 11 years now. So when I had a son and he needed his first hair cut I got out the clippers thinking, “this will be simple.” Boy oh boy was I ever wrong! If you haven’t ever done it giving a toddler a hair cut can be tough. He squirms, yells when I get near his ears and cries over the itchy hair…

Well after many attempts over his two years of hair cuts we have done many things to try and make the process less painful. Here is what works for my son and I best, especially when daddy isn’t home to help hold him. The tub. Yep, that’s my big secret. I put him in the tub, trim his hair in there, vacuum it up and then rinse and bathe him all in one spot!


Then the vacuuming. He likes to help, the second pic is his hand holding the vacuum hose 🙂 I make it a game, how fast can Noah get up all the hair?!



This is a before picture, his hair was getting scruffy.


This is a picture after the bathtub hair cut 🙂 I think he is pretty handsome in both pictures!


Also I only use trimmers with a guard on him. He moves around a lot and I’m too afraid to have sharp scissors around my precious squirmy boy’s head. Well thanks for stopping by!
Johanna 🙂


About crazyblessedlife

I'm a homeschool mother of two adorable girls only 11 months apart, and a sweet little boy. I love with being their mommy. My husband is a camp manager. I am passionate about being a stay-at-home mother and homemaker, its such an exciting, exhausting and rewarding job!


5 thoughts on “DIY Toddler Hair Cutting Tips

  1. Such a good idea.

    Posted by sheila fish | March 27, 2013, 10:11 pm
  2. What a brilliant idea! Noah is certainly a handsome boy.

    Posted by Pauline Fisher | March 28, 2013, 5:03 am
  3. Adorable! Great job!

    Posted by terrikenworthy | March 28, 2013, 7:23 am
  4. This is awesome! We too give our son haircuts (he is 2) and have been since he was 1. We tried a couple kids haircut places and he screamed and hated them. Now we just do it at home and it’s much better, plus I love keeping his hair short! I would love if you shared this at my link party!! Hope to see you!

    Posted by arzea | March 28, 2013, 8:52 am
  5. I have a friend who is a pro. she advised me for my boys (the 2nd oldest is terrified of the clippers) to put a guard on & let him hold it & turn it on & off for a minute & when he was ready to give it back start by buzzing the side of the handle on his arm and then move slowly up to his shoulder talking all the while about how cool it feels and how it tickles a little and it can’t hurt him because of the plastic guard… It worked and he has never been scared of them since. We also let Daddy and older brother (who almost falls asleep every hair cut because he loves having his hair played with) go first so he can see them survive and enjoy it.

    another trick is to park them in front of a movie they have never seen or an old favorite that holds their attention and have the remote handy. Turn it off every time they get too squirmy or threaten to get down. That works for us because our kids are mostly TV deprived. We watch a movie a week as a family at most and it’s not on at all otherwise (until we started potty training) So it makes a great motivational treat for occasions like this.

    Posted by Dawnelle | November 22, 2013, 10:22 am

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