Is it bad to paint babies fingernails?

Tiffany - posted on 05/02/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I havent done it yet, because I wasnt sure. But is there a certain age where its okay? or is it okay now? Shes only 3 weeks old, and its my first baby, so im really cautious about what i do.

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Amaris - posted on 05/02/2009

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this is something that i couldn't wait to do when i had my little girl. But when painting nails you want to just do toe nails. I wouldn't do it at all if your child puts her hands or feet in her mouth. Because they can get the polish in their mouth. But if she doesn't put them in her mouth then its okay.I began to paint my daughters toe nails only!...at 15 months. Finger nails are going to be a long time from now , because they tend to have their hands in their mouths a lot!!

Peg - posted on 12/03/2013

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I'm sorry I have to add something. I am reading the comments. I take it that there are a lot of very very young mothers piping in on this. Girls these are not dolls. They are little humans. You've choses to take on a very adult function being a mom.......you gotta step up beyond your years.

Holly - posted on 05/02/2009

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If you have the money to spend, there are all natural non-toxic products that you could buy. Also, you can get the non-toxic childrens polish. Just be sure to check the labels. There's non-asitone removers for sensative skin when removal is needed

Peg - posted on 12/03/2013

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oh darlin', why would you want to grow your innocent child up so fast. There are two practical reason why you wouldn't want to do it. First you can see if your child is getting enough oxygen by looking at they're finger nails. Also the mail polish remover on that tender skin when you go to remove it may be too harsh and irritate her. Just wait until she is old enough to ask to dress up and then do it.

Lori - posted on 05/15/2013

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i painted my babies toenails when she was 2 days old she was my first too.. the Dr. didnt say anything so i think its ok but i used kid nail polish

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Suz - posted on 05/02/2009

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seriously, why would you want to? let her be a baby!

they'll be plenty of time for her to grow up and wear makeup,, why are you rushing it??? if you want people to know she is a girl, put a bow on her head and dress her in pink.

chemicals are still chemicals!

Helen - posted on 05/02/2009

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i would wait a while but when you do check that your childs skin is not sensitive to the nail varnish remover as it is a very strong chemical

Angela - posted on 05/02/2009

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I wanted to paint my daughters nails right away too, but was scared to do it! Her daycare actually painted them the first time...toenails at about 7 months. They painted her fingernails at about a year old. Since she is the "bully" in her class, they paint her nails when she behaves nicely to her friends and helps out. When she is not a nice friend, they remove the polish. Sounds kind of weird, but it really helps with her! She LOVES to get her nails painted. :)

Jane - posted on 05/02/2009

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It's best to wait until she's older to be honest....... Or at least check for toxins etc that could harm your child. Just be careful

Lindsay - posted on 05/02/2009

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I painted my daughter's toe nails when she was about 2 months old for a trip to the beach but she hadn't started with the things in her mouth yet. I took a break and when she was about 6 1/2 months and crawling we started again. I never painted her finger nails until she was about 2!

Amanda - posted on 05/02/2009

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Uhh it's probably best you wait till she's at least 1 years old.

Cause she will put her fingers in her mouth and the saliva will break down the nail polish .

Wich could get into her bloodstream after digesting and will make her really sick.

But when she is much much much older you should try and aim for the kids nail polish.

But now woulnd't be a good time

If your more concerned about it then ask your doctor

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