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To take a baby to the hairdressers

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Laptopontable Mon 10-Oct-16 15:36:14

I am aren't i?!
She's 7 weeks and I'd be there for a couple of hours.
Mixed responses from friends and family.

phillipp Mon 10-Oct-16 15:40:44

You will get mixed response here too.

Personally I wouldn't. If the baby starts crying you cant just walk out of the salon. Lots of people use going to the hairdressers as a bit of 'me time' and would be pissed off if another customers baby was crying.

My last hairdresser hated having babies in as it always ended in complaints from other people.

But I have seen babies in salons sleep through the whole thing. I would call the salon. It depends on the type of salon, some are more laid back and bustling.

Some go for a more serene atmosphere.

NoFuchsGiven Mon 10-Oct-16 15:42:58

Please don't, people go to the salon to relax away from dc. Could someone not look after her for a few hours?

Heatherbell1978 Mon 10-Oct-16 15:44:29

Personally I wouldn't. I contemplated it when DS1 was tiny and breastfeeding as I desperately needed a haircut but my hair takes a good few hours. In the end we just waited until he would take a bottle although even then it was hit and miss with it. I bf him, passed him to DH then hoped we could get through a few hours at the salon without him needing fed. I think I'd be annoyed too if I had a few hours away from him to relax and there was another baby screaming there!

JellyWitch Mon 10-Oct-16 15:46:02

I did with my then 6 week old who boobed and slept throughout. I wouldn't with a screamer or for any complicated treatment though. I still take her as a toddler and she just watches quietly.

ilovevenice Mon 10-Oct-16 15:49:09

I did but he was in s really good routine so I was 99.9% sure we'd be ok (and it was more like 1.5 hours). Caused quite a distraction for the stylists though! smile

Dontneedausername Mon 10-Oct-16 15:50:47

I wouldn't, and I'd also hate to have a baby screaming and making a noise while I was having a treat and getting my hair done.
Are there any mobile hairdressers you could use?

AmeliaJack Mon 10-Oct-16 15:51:49

I wouldn't. I'd be pretty annoyed if my 2 hours peace with my kindle was shattered my a screaming baby.

FunkinEll Mon 10-Oct-16 15:52:12

Where about dare you? I know there are a few child friendly hairdressers in S. London and I imagine other areas would have the same too.

melibu84 Mon 10-Oct-16 15:55:57

I personally wouldn't. I'd be distracted, my hairdresser would be distracted, all of the customers would be . . and not just cos DS (14 weeks) is super cute lol. He has quite a pair of lungs on him.

mummaclaire Mon 10-Oct-16 15:57:29

as a hairdresser I had no problems when babies came into the salon, there was always someone to rock the buggy etc, I think a lot of depends on the type of salon you are going into. unlike toddlers you don't have to worry about a baby hurting themselves and touching dangerous items.

Sandsnake Mon 10-Oct-16 15:58:18

Probably not, though maybe if baby was the super quiet, sleepy type. Last time I had my hair done I got my DM to look after baby DS only to have the lady next to me turn up with about a six week old! To be fair, the baby was mostly quiet, only crying for about ten minutes before the end. I didn't really mind, but think I would have been of it had been for longer as wanted to enjoy the rare quiet, baby free time I had. I also felt a little sorry for the baby as the mum kept saying how she was hungry when she was crying at the end but just kept her in her pram as she was having the cut done and couldn't really move properly.

EmzDisco Mon 10-Oct-16 16:00:21

I asked my hairdresser and she said I was very welcome to bring baby, and that she had an area I could feed if I needed to. She has 6 children and grandkids so very baby friendly! I was surprised as it's quite a small luxurious salon, but she was adamant it was totally fine. However I ended up getting DP to walk round the block, they had a good bonding session. I was able to relax but it was good knowing baby was close by.

Sparklesilverglitter Mon 10-Oct-16 16:02:31

DD is roughly the same age and Personally I wouldn't

I'd worry about the smell of all the hair products

And also people go to a salon to relax not be welcomed by a new born!

Is there absolutely nobody she could stay with for a few hours? Could baby stay with dad while you go?

MrsMook Mon 10-Oct-16 16:03:06

I've taken mine in. They were bottle refusers and I had no other childcare options. I only have a cut and blow dry every few months, so it's not a long visit. Once they were old enough for nursery, I did it on a nursery day.

They take turns to have their hair cut at a double appointment now they're a bit older, so one is sat at the side with me while the other is in the chair.

Coffeegivemecoffee Mon 10-Oct-16 16:04:12

Fuck NO! A salon is no place for a baby for a few hours

People go to relax and I know if I've gone to the salon a few hours away from my DC I don't want a newborn in the salon.

There must be someone that baby can stay with for a few hours? What about the Dad?

DartmoorDoughnut Mon 10-Oct-16 16:06:48

I did, he was ebf and I checked with he hairdresser first, he spent most of the time on me sleeping and at the most grizzled once and shut up as soon as food appeared.

CeCeBloomer Mon 10-Oct-16 16:09:50

I bf my dd throughout a whole head of highlights no one heard a peep from her. I also had to take her to three hours of root canal surgery I was rocking her whilst having the work done. Sometimes people just don't have any other options, never occurred to me not to take her

PeachBellini123 Mon 10-Oct-16 16:10:14

Would it be easier to have a mobile hair dresser come to your house? Might be less stressful for everyone

SoupDragon Mon 10-Oct-16 16:18:57

No, you should grow your hair and look like a shaggy yeti rather than dare to "destroy" someone's special time of peace hmm

I had to take DD.
No, there wasn't anyone else who could have had her. Not everyone has childcare on tap.
99% of the time she was as good as gold. Once I had to leave a huge tip as various staff members walked her up and down outside the salon til she fell asleep (I could still see her!).

SoupDragon Mon 10-Oct-16 16:20:02

That said, I wouldn't have attempted highlights or any other lengthy treatment. Just a cut and blow dry.

Goingtobeawesome Mon 10-Oct-16 16:20:13

I never took mine. Was too worried about the smells and of someone dropping something on them.

Hair still a mess.

SuperFlyHigh Mon 10-Oct-16 16:22:20

Soup what if the salon says 'no'?!

My hairdresser she won't allow babies in the salon because there is no-one around to mind the baby.

also sometimes the co-owner brings his dog in... dogs and babies?

I think a large enough salon and staff willing to mind the baby fine or if baby falls asleep in pram but don't expect them to be unpaid childcare.

SuperFlyHigh Mon 10-Oct-16 16:23:07

Soup cut and blow dry it's easier! Highlights, I spend the best part of an afternoon in there!

maddiemookins16mum Mon 10-Oct-16 16:24:21

It was actually easier when DD was tinier, she slept. Once she was over 5 months it was impossible but then again, it was literally 45 mins in and out, two hours would have been too long.

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