When my kids were little, we went to Cookie Cutters — a salon for kids where the chair is a kid-sized car or plane or the like and there’s a tv at each station and a wall of videos to choose what they want to watch while they get their hair cut. (Yes, this was when we were still using VHS tapes, LOL!)
Can you set up something similar? Something to excite him and occupy his mind away from the fear?
Also wondering if there’s something you can cover his ears with so he feels like they’re protected.
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