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.

Per brush bribe

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"We did that thing people will probably scold me for. We bribe her. 5 brushes for 5 Smarties. I usually get about 20 to 30 brushes in - she's 2, so counting isn't her strong suit yet. Works for us." - Kathryn


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