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Combing/Brushing Hair

“Doin’ the Doo”

  • Have your child go with you to the store to buy a comb or brush.
  • Buy a small comb or brush for your child to use to brush a doll’s hair during play.
  • Establish a regular routine when your child brushes hair (when getting up in the morning, before going out, after a bath, before bed).
  • Brush your child’s hair and have your child brush your hair.
  • Model hair brushing.
  • Place your child in front of a mirror when brushing hair for visual feedback.
  • Stand behind your child and physically guide your child’s hand through the motions of brushing hair.
  • Verbally instruct your child to brush hair.
  • Fade away all prompts as your child becomes independent at hair brushing.