The littlest did much better than our older one. I’m not sure who was more traumatized, our 2.5 year old, or my poor husband that was weilding the clippers. He felt SO bad. But our son’s hair was in his eyes, and REALLy getting long. I couldn’t approach him with scissors, he would have a meltdown, so buzzing it was our best option. Now that it’s done he likes it however. Our youngest, the one year old, he just squinted his little face and closed his eyes. He’s also our biggest daredevil, so it seems to take a lot more to phase him.