I picked up this fabulous tip at the equally fabulous blog Parent Hacks, which is a great resource for “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.
When Alex was a baby, he had an amazingly full head of hair and at six months, he had his first hair cut at SuperCuts. It was fine, but each time we went back, he’d be more difficult. Finally, we decided that we might as well just cut his hair at home. So now
we Marc cuts the boys’ hair with clippers every few months.
And when he’s done, I use a little baby powder to get the little hairs off the boys’ bodies. It works much better than a towel, paper towel, or tissue, and is easy to clean up. I still whisk them into the bath as soon as Marc is done, but I don’t have little boys screaming that their skin itches while I’m getting the bath ready. No screaming? That works for me!