Our son is 16 months old and I took him this morning for his first haircut. I took some fruit and biscuits with us to occupy him with morning tea.
He was fine when we got there. Played with some toys while waiting. But then the strange hairdresser lady talked to him and wanted to touch him and touch his hair... cue sad face, wailing and clinging to mummy for dear life. We managed to wet his hair and that was it. Morning tea didn't help or distract him either.
I didn't think about this before going but it makes sense to me now. He has the same reaction if a relative he hasn't seen for a while (like a few weeks/months) comes to visit and tries to get a cuddle from him. He's not comfortable with strange faces and places.
Should we try again? Any tips?
Or, another thought, give him a crop top with the clippers at home?