My youngest son would never sit for a stranger with scissors in his hand until he was 2.5 - his big brother told him he's get a sucker at the end so that helped. But all my kids had masses of curly hair by the time they were 10 months old and I delayed it as long as I could, but at about 14 months I knew I needed to cut it (he had dread locks happening...). So I got creative - when he was having fun in the bath with his brother, I took out my little manicure scissors and basically snipped away, a curl at a time - it took me a few nights to get through it all, and at first he screeched but he soon got used to it. I did that until recently - now I make his dad take them to the barber and he can deal with it. But 6? I would use bribery.
at 5:29 PM on Nov. 10, 2009