Sweetie’s First Haircut

It’s incredible how much the thought of cutting Mr. Sweetie’s hair really brought me down at first. I was close to tears, because I see so much of his personality in his sometimes wild curls and long, straight bangs. I also could not imagine how in the world I was supposed to get him to be still enough for long enough that I wouldn’t chop his ear off or poke out his eye.

However, I have been battling a wicked hair-monster in him every single morning for a few months. His adorable curls get matted in the back into little dreadlocks from all the moving around he does in his sleep, and I always have to comb it out, amidst much protest and unhappiness.

And so, today, I finally did it. I pulled out the little cuticle scissors, and went to town.

I ended up being very impressed with the results, though we will know more after he’s had a shower and his hair has had time to reset itself. I am thankful for his curly hair, because it is so forgiving of imperfect haircuts and can actually look even better with one many times due to the natural texture (spoken from the experience of being the sole person cutting my own curly hair for over a decade). And I was a little proud that I was able to cut it at all, given that he was bouncing in all directions on a small trampoline, watching Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, and juggling several DVDs all at the same time. I’ll admit, it felt a little like a circus, like I was diving through burning hoops and dodging bowling pins, and I enjoyed it much more than I initially thought I would.

He looks different now, and a part of me misses that little hair so much. But I saved it, so that I can show him when he gets bigger, and so I can hug the Ziploc for my grief in the meantime.


Have you cut your baby’s hair? What was your experience of that first haircut? Do you have any advice you would give another reader or mami regarding baby haircuts? Thanks for reading, and feel free to leave a comment in the space below!


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Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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