Ellie's hair was/is ridiculously long. When she was born, she had a full head of hair. Later she looked like a Muppet with wild, crazy wisps. Two years flew by and her baby fine hair grew to be halfway down her back. While not a bad thing, it made washing and combing rather difficult given The Bear's sensory issues.
|Muppet Baby: notice her ever sparkling personality already shining through at 4 months|
While ordinarily I planned to cut her hair myself, I realized that Ellie is one strong Houdini and thus opted to pay someone the pleasure of hacking off The Bear's locks. Good thing I did because Ellie is a feisty little thing who loathes anyone touching her head, face, and hair. I would have accidentally gouged her eye out with the comb or scissors.
Three inches chopped off and she still has longish hair.