Fingernail Polish on Children

I love fingernail polish and every time I am at Target, I grab a new color.  I also love to paint my daughters nails…they are 4 and 6.  One day we’ll do purple, another day we’ll do orange and sometimes we go for a softer color like pink.

They also love to get their nails painted and stay very still and are careful not to get a smudge.  It’s fun for them, fun for me and a sort of bonding thing we do.

Some celebrities have been criticized for putting nail polish on their toddlers.  Kingston Rossdale was spotted with yellow polish recently and Suri Cruise has been spotted in red lacquer.  I too don’t have a problem with kid’s piggies and paws sporting a fresh coat of paint, but ask me about make-up on kids and the hair on the back of my neck starts to crawl!

It make me sick to my stomach when I see a child with make-up on.  About a week ago my daughter had her dance recital and some of the little girls in her group had a hint of gloss and a touch of powder and/or blush and that didn’t bother me, but I looked over at a younger group of girls and just about fell off my rocker!  A few of the girls had on red lipstick, mascara and heavy, heavy eyeliner…it looked pathetic!  It also looked weird!  How cute they would have been in their natural state.  Oy!  What are these parents thinking?!

What do you think about polish on children or makeup?

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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We only do nail polish on special occasions with my 4 year old – like when she has a ‘date’ with Daddy (he takes her out about once a month “to make sure she knows how she should be treated when she’s older – sweetest thing ever). At her dance recital, she did have some blush and lip gloss, and the teachers gave age appropriate guidelines which I thought was really great. Toenail polish is pretty much a given though; she and I always keep our piggies painted 🙂 .-= Jen @ BigBinder´s last blog ..Top Ten Things I Might… Read more »