It’s been an soaperific week thus far – do you want to see all the soap I’ve made? Our FB page has them all. I’ve been working on fun designs, interesting color schemes, testing out new products and projects.
We’ve also had a splendiferous week at home. Jamisen is just starting to really acknowledge that the gibberish coming out of his parents’ mouths has meaning. The video below is a twofer: he appears to understand English and he shakes his little baby booty.
Jamisen is also well past 10 months old now so I’ve been remiss in not sharing his 10 month photo shoot photos with you. Behold our rapidly growing little person. Yes, I recognize that his hair is getting long but seriously, how do you cut a baby’s hair?! No really. That seems like a disaster and/or missing ear waiting to happen.
He is just as happy as ever though has added a new facet to his personality: impatience. If we don’t feed him fast enough, we hear about it. If we don’t let him play with our cell phones, he tells us in no uncertain terms that he expects to play with cell phones and not those silly kids toys. Luckily, he recovers quickly and with a small distraction, he’s back to his normal, smiley self – cell phone or no cell phone! This month, I’m excited to start up family sit down evening meals again since Jamisen’s finger food abilities have improved so rapidly in the last 30 days. If you have any thoughts on hair cutting for babies, I’d love to hear them – it seems fraught with potential peril!
Wow,”he’s the greatest dancer” as he “shakes his groove thing”. (Hopefully all of you 1980’s music fans recognize these songs).
Seriously, Jamisen is always just adorable and I never get tired of looking at his pictures and hearing about his latest developments.
Lori Rodenbush says
I would recommend using the clippers that you use on the back of the neck to “tidy up” a hair cut to do a baby’s hair. NO scissors and missing ears to worry about that way.
I just love watching Jamison grow! Takes me back to when mine were that little. I put off haircuts as long as possible while taking them with me for my appointments. Then started out with just bangs to keep it out of their faces.
Thank you for sharing Jamisen with us. It is wonderful to watch him grow! As for the haircut – I was fortunate because all 3 of my kids loved having their hair cut, so I never had a problem. I think Katie’s suggestion that you take him with you so he can get used to the sounds, etc. is a great idea! Who knows, he may even want his cut while you are there. 🙂
Well there are choices for hair cuts for little ones. Personally I think cutting hair at two yo and do a Beatles Hair cut. That style can last until about 7 when a man hair cut might be requested. A blond Beatles hair cut is darling on little [email protected]
I agree with waiting till there 1yr. I had a beautition give me a hint before I had my daughters done. Take them with you whenever you get yours done,even let them sit in your lap a lil, and get used to the sounds and instuments, it makes haircuts ALOT less tramatic. Uor 2yr old doesnt mind haircuts at all (as long as they don’t take to long)
Donna Maria Coles Johnson says
We didn’t cut our son’s hair until he was well past his first birthday, and we took him to a professional so we could focus on taking pictures and watching him eat the “first hair cut lollipop.” By then, everyone in the family was calling him Sampson, because his hair was so long and curly. I miss those sweet little curls!
When they are that darn cute, why cut it at all? I used baby nail scissors to trim Hayden’s bangs when they got in his eyes. I left the rest alone (he has the cutest curls ever!) until I kept hearing what a pretty little girl I had. He was just over one.
One of us distracted him and the other trimmed with the nail scissors. It doesn’t look perfect, but it works. I have a friend that uses one of those vacuum trimmers, if the scissors are too scary.
Your lil man is so cute! As far as hair cuts go, that is a hard one, lol! My son was born needing a hair cut, literally, and has always grown a shaggy look after 6 weeks of hair cuts! When he was itty bitty, we would trim it with scissors. We tried taking him to a hair dresser one time. That was a bad idea! We switched to clippers eventually, and he was never a happy camper with it. However, considering I am not a professional hair dresser, lol, and clippers allow his hair to look professionally cut, we just hurry up and get it done. He is more compliant with it these days (no more putting him in the high chair to get it done)…but he lets us know what he thinks about it with his 4 year old verbalization skills.
My son was born with a crazy long hair and sideburns! He was the cutest un-newborn baby ever, but my sis went at his hair with her husband’s electric moustache/beard trimmer, and it worked great; noise is fairly quiet and it is very safe. Cordless action is key with little ones! Good luck, and don’t forget to save a lock.
Jean Horn from SoapArt says
What a smiley boy!
Thanks for posting the dancing baby video (great job getting him in action while the camera was going). He’s so adorable!
Haircuts do present challenges. Hopefully you’ll get some good suggestions.
Oh, and thanks for sharing the soap pictures, too.
Jean Horn from SoapArt says
I should say lots of good suggestions. The ones above my post weren’t there when I started writing. Didn’t want it to sound like I thought those weren’t good suggestions.
One word advice for cutting baby hair: wait. Seriously, it can wait until he’s at least a year old. (Btw, he’s so cute!)
I agree with wait. I cut my first son’s hair as a baby, then he had a growth spurt. Boy did that look so funny.
Cutting baby hair My mom is a barber, she has mom or dad hold baby and works very carefully around baby and parent. She also puts the hair in an envelop and gives you a first hair cut ribbon to keep in their baby book. my suggestion just go to a barber or beautician that is use to dealing with small children.
my sister in law is beautician and actually gave my nephew his first hair cut on her own.