Here is what you need:
Spray bottle of water
sharp scissors (hair scissors are best)
sheet (only if your not doing this on a hard surface where you can sweep up)
tall chair or stool
mirror or/and TV
choose a time of Day your child is most happy. putting them in front of the TV watching a favorite program or for some older children a mirror to see what you are doing might be enough. you can either strip them down or put a towel around them to help keep the hair off the clothes. (tip for you: don't wear socks)
Time to get started!
1. spray down the hair and comb through it.
2. take the comb and comb down the back to find desired length. remember curly hair bounces back so you will want to cut it longer then you may think. Cut at desired length.
3. using that first cut as a guide cut the rest of the hair the same length. pull hair at a vertical angle from the head with some hair from the original/ previous cut and cut to the length of the shorter hair.
continue this with the rest of the head. You may want to trim around the ears and side burns to give it a more clean look.