Hair trigger: How to avoid family meltdowns when you brush your child’s hair

Little girl with top knot

When a mum turned to Babyology for advice, explaining her three-year-old was becoming extremely distressed when it was time to have her hair brushed, our readers raced to the rescue.

“My three-year-old absolutely HATES having her hair brushed or combed, and has a huge meltdown every time I try, “this mum told us, admitting it’s making life miserable for everyone. Here’s the brush time, tantrum-busting strategies other parents suggested.

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"I struggle with my little girl too. Her hair is a real mix between my unruly mess and her dad's Afro. We use baby oil in her hair to soften and control it and then put it into a style to keep it as free from matts as possible. Show your daughter some pictures of plaited / braided hair and if she wants that, then it needs to be brushed first." - Jessie

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