Things I Learned at the Salon

Taking a baby to the salon Never before have I relied on my husband’s work schedule as much as I do now.  You know how it is with a baby…that cute dress that’s on sale at the mall 45 min. away has to wait until the hubby is home.  The relaxing dinner with friends at the new restaurant has to wait until the hubby is home.  The spray tan you want to get for an upcoming wedding has to wait until the hubby is home.  See a trend?  Things can be done with baby in tow, but they don’t always go as planned do they?

I switched my hair cut appointment all around so that I could take off and have 45 min. of someone playing with my hair, while baby boy has some quality time with Daddy…that is until the schedule changed (insert shrieking sound here).  You know, it really isn’t that big of a deal, but in a way it is.  Taking baby boy with me requires more thought and planning about that one activity than I ever thought humanly possible.  Remember my post a while back about things that have changed since having a baby?  Well, this is another one of those things.

So off I go to the Salon with baby boy in tow…oh joy.  At least it isn’t during a nap time or feeding time…that’s one thing going for us!  Here is a run down of things I learned at the salon today:

  • An almost 8 month old has to sit on your lap while getting your hair cut.  He is no longer happy in his car seat on the floor.
  • He enjoys bouncing on said lap creating a very bumpy hair cut for the beautician.
  • Spit up happens only when we are out and I am covered in a cape.
  • A raspberry teether can occupy any baby.
  • Blow dryers are a very curious object, especially when you can feel the warm air blowing on you.
  • You don’t want to drop any toy on the floor of a salon.
  • Keeping the above lesson in mind…tether toys to your child.
  • Cords of hair straighteners are fun to grab.
  • There are lots of fun ladies to look at with tin foil in their hair.

After all is said and done, I DID IT!  I always have a sense of accomplishment after taking baby boy somewhere new and with good results.  It makes up for the times that I had to leave something way early, and he screamed bloody murder!  And my beautician pointed out that this is one step closer to him feeling comfortable at the salon for when the scissors are aimed at his head! *Note, with the way his hair is growing his first hair cut will probably be when he is in Kindergarten.*

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6 comments to Things I Learned at the Salon

  • LOL, we have something in common. I am always waiting for hubby to get home so I can be able to do the things I do. So I can totally relate to this blog. Once again, another thing in common!! :)

  • LOL! It’s crazy the way a baby can complicate the most basic tasks. :) You never said, did you like the cut?

  • spoonmomma

    So true Natalie! And Jennifer yes I loved the cut…she always does a wonderful job!

  • My last trip to the salon with my four children was nothing short of a disaster. In fact…it’s been about 4 months! I haven’t been back. Thankfully the salon owner is an old family friend and has been cutting my hair since that VERY first cut…so she is very understanding of my situation! Still, I feel horrible for all of the relaxing salon appointments that my shrieking children ruined! You reminded me…I’ve got to gather my courage and make that call!!
    Thanks for linking up with us this week!

  • Wow, that sounds nutso! I do hair from home and have had a couple of clients here and there end up holding their kids while I cut their hair. I can’t imagine trying to entertain him at a salon, though! I’m so glad you linked up to the Mommy-Brain Mixer, friend! I hope to see you again next week! :)

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