Time to take your little one for that first haircut? It can be a bit of an adventure, as some kids scream through the whole thing. Most children get their first cuts somewhere around 12 to 18 months old, just when fears and stranger anxieties can be at peak levels.
To prepare you hairy honey, don't use words like "cut." This may make the child think that the experience will be painful. Instead, explain that people get their hair trimmed so they can look nice and neat. Maybe you could get your hair cut first, so the baby can see that there is nothing to fear.
Ask the stylist to use warm water on the hair, as cold water can be frightening. You may also want to get a recommendation for a hair salon that is "kid-friendly."