Holly - posted on 03/16/2010 ( 51 moms have responded )
So, I saw this thread on the main page where a mom was asking when people thought it was "appropriate" to paint her daughter's toenails. I wrote that I did my baby's at around 2 months and left it at that. Well, I went to check the thread toady because I noticed it had been locked and thought that was odd. What I found was a bit disturbing...
There were a whole bunch of people condeming mothers who paint their baby's toes because of (IMO) exremely sily reasons. One was that babies are not "accessories," another was that the baby can't choose to have their toes painted (likening painting toenails to peircing ears), and some even went as far as saying that if a mother paints her baby's toenails then the baby would want makeup and spray tans at two, and bikinis at 12 (Oh my!!! ::note EXTREME sarcasm here::).
What do you guys think about this issue???
Honestly, I do not think a little nail polish (yes, I will admit it's for ME, not my baby) is not going to harm my child. Nor is play makeup at 2 or 3 (my 7 year-old was REALLY into makeup at 3 and was onto something new by 5, she doesn't even have any more). I put nail polish on my 1 year-old's toes when she was 2 months old because it was summer and I thought it was cute. I didn't do my 2 year-old's for the first time until she was 6 months old, but only because she was a winter baby and her toes weren't showing until then. I LOVE doing my toes, my 7 year-old's toes, my 2 year-old's toes AND my 1 year-old's toes all in the same day (we did red and green alternation at Christmas time - I even have pictures!). It's fun and makes the (older) girls feel pretty. :)