Back in June (which, she's one, three months is a LONG time), her great-grandfather was like "Her hair is in her ears and on her collar." Around her birthday, her grandmother was like "I thought you cut her hair, but now I see you didn't."
Eventually, even I, who haven't had a haircut since January, came to notice that the child's head could use a little attention.
So, I made an appointment at a salon for children. I know that paying someone to cut a baby's hair is sometimes considered silly. I get that with a good pair of super sharp scissors, it is conceivable that a parent could maintain their child's bob.
I had a home haircut until I was like five. My mom was very practical like that. And I'd guess no one could tell the difference. It looks totally reasonable in the pictures anyone saved anyway.
But if I cut my kid's hair, you'd be able to tell. It would look totally homegrown. I'm quite confident of that.
We went today and she sat on my lap and she got to watch Daniel Tiger on an iPad and the stylist understood that I just wanted her to have the sort of bob that every little girl has (and often gets at home), no bangs, and in ten minutes it was over.
She still looks like herself and all. Just a little cleaned up in back. And now we don't have to do that for another year. (That's only mostly a joke. I typically get my hair cut every 9-15 months. I might do better for my kid though.)