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"At about 9 to 12 months, most infants experience the onset of stranger anxiety—a normal phase of social and emotional development," says Stuart Teplin, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics in the Center for Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.
"Being in an unfamiliar environment with new sensations, people, odors, sounds and the perception of possible harm often sets the stage," Teplin adds. "All these conditions come together in a 'perfect storm' during a baby's first trip to the hair-cutter; depending on the child's temperament, the reaction can range from mild to severe." Here are his tips for minimizing the "trauma" of a first haircut.