Haircuts can be expensive, and if you have a large family, you might find this part of your budget needs trimming. Invest in some good clippers and scissors to cut your children’s hair at home. Keep in mind that cleanup is a critical part of a successful home haircut. Either clip your children’s hair outside, or in an area that’s easy to sweep. Avoid using the bathtub as its slippery surface is prone to causing accidents.
Place a cape over your child. If you do not have one, use a towel and a safety pin or clothespin to hold it in place. Sit your child down in front of a video or TV show to minimize wiggling and mis-cutting hair.
Wet your child's hair slightly with water using the spray bottle. A spray bottle makes it easier to wet hair. However, if you do not have one, put water in a cup, dip your comb and comb through the hair several times. Damp hair is easier to cut.
Part your child's hair down the middle and create four sections if your child has longer hair. Create a top left and right section and bottom left and right section. Hold the sections with pony tail holders or clips.
Pull a piece of the hair from one of the top sections straight toward the ceiling. Clip the hair straight across. Pull another piece of hair right next to the piece you've just cut and clip it to match the first section. Continue until the section is finished. Move to the other side of your child's head, cutting both top sections.
Follow the same process for the bottom sections, but pull the hair down from the head, toward the floor.
Trim your child's bangs 1/2 to 1-inch about the eyebrows. Remember that wet hair is longer than dry hair, so be cautious to avoid trimming the bangs too short. Use the comb to comb the bangs down several times and check that they are even.
Using Clippers Place a cape over your child. If you do not have one, use a towel and a safety pin or clothespin to hold it in place. Sit your child down in front of a video or TV show to minimize wiggling and mis-cutting hair.
Put the 1-inch head on the clippers. Go over the child's entire head with the clippers, cutting it all to one inch. Move from front to back and then right to left to make sure you didn't miss any hair.
Remove the head from the clippers and use the metal clipper head to trim the hair on the back of your child's neck.