Sooner or later, those wispy ends or bangs are going to need a cut. You can DIY at home or go to a salon, but whichever one you choose, make sure your child is well rested and fed. Cranky, squirmy babies and sharp scissors don't mix.
Use professional scissors. Hair shears give a much cleaner cut than kitchen scissors, says Harris. Pick up a pair at any drugstore for about $15.
Strap her in a high chair or booster seat. Then let her zone out in front of an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!
Skip the towel. Think your baby will stand having a cloth draped around her shoulders when she can't even abide a bib? Dress her in an old tee or skip the shirt altogether (then plunk her in the tub afterward to rinse off the little hairs).
Spray, don't soak, her hair. Use a spray bottle to keep your baby's hair damp.
Cut it piece by piece. Hold a section of hair between your index and middle fingers and then comb the piece straight up. Snip no more than a half inch off each piece at a time, recommends Harris.
At a Salon:
Bring a small plastic bag to store your baby's locks in.
Enlist a buddy. You'll want to record your baby's first trim, but your hands (or lap) might be full. Bring a pal to snap the pics.
Hold her. If your baby's nervous, sit her on your lap, where she might calm down long enough for the stylist to finish the job.