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#1 jodles15

Posted 09 February 2010 - 02:54 PM

Hi ladies.. My question is at what age would u put nail polish of bubs toe nails?? Might be a silly question but my daughter seems to love jewelery so I just thought it would be cute to put some pink nail polish on but my partner thinks she is too younge...

Thanks:-)

#2 alyssatahli

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:02 PM

The first time my DD had it on she was 3 almost 4. Old enough to know not to bite or suck it off. IMO you should wait until your DD is past the "everything goes in my mouth" stage.

ETA my DD2 is 2.5 and has not been allowed to wear it yet.


Edited by alyssatahli, 09 February 2010 - 03:03 PM.


#3 Bel Rowley

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:05 PM

Certainly not before they're old enough to ask for it.

#4 vegiepatch

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:10 PM

The minute they come out of the womb would be fine  dev (6).gif

In all seriousness, we were visiting our friend who is a beautician and she asked DD if she wanted her toenails painted and DD said yes so we did it. She loved sitting up on the beauticians table! She was only 3.

I probably wouldn't make a habit of it at this age but girls do like girly things.

#5 jadish

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:25 PM

in my opinion not til after 3 and even then i think only a pale pink or pearl is pretty as a special treat .

Dsd is forever coming back from her mums with bright red, blue and green nails which i dislike and  removing the polish before school is a pain .

Edited by jadish, 09 February 2010 - 06:06 PM.


#6 Ange

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:30 PM

My DD often has her toenails painted - although I refuse to do her fingernails.. I don't know why I view it different but I do  tongue.gif

She probably started asking for it when she was around 2yrs old. She just has a light pink or purple original.gif

IMO, 12m is too young.

#7 a*different*person

Posted 09 February 2010 - 03:38 PM

I agree with the 'when they can ask for it' comment.  I wouldn't be instigating the application but if she is watching mum do it and asks I can see no harm.  My girls currently have a foot each of a different colour and have been known to have rainbow nails in the past too.  I don't do fingernails though - chipped finger nails look tacky and DD1 can't wear it to school anyway!  biggrin.gif



#8 ginger72

Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:05 PM

18.  Seriously.  They are so beautiful as they are -  I've never even considered putting nail polish or any sort of makeup on them.  The day will come soon enough when they do it themselves.

#9 tick

Posted 09 February 2010 - 06:46 PM

Never!  When they can buy it and put it on themselves I guess I'll just have to live with it, but until then ....

#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 09 February 2010 - 08:54 PM

I remember the first time mum did my toenails with a silver polish. I was about 3 and felt like a princess biggrin.gif

#11 Obesa cantavit

Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:32 PM

DD1 was 5, DD2 nearly 4 when they first used nail polish. they are very into "makeup" and "princesses" atm. Luckily they are confined to glitter, moisturiser and face paint. I wouldnt be putting it on any younger then that.

#12 **Xena**

Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:38 PM

I put it on my DS's when they ask if I am putting it on myself. As yet my DD is too young to ask so I have never put any on her.

To kids make up and nail painting is like having their face painted. It's fun original.gif

#13 mellyeli

Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:40 PM

my MIL painted my girls nails and toe nails not long ago DD1 is 4 and DD2 is 2, its a bit of fun, we dont make a habbit out of it, but seriously what the harm!
They were excited to show DH

#14 *Lilami*

Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:43 PM

DD asked for it done when she was about 2 and i was happy to paint her toe nails. I'll only occasionally paint her fingernails, maybe for a special occasion

#15 babybelli

Posted 09 February 2010 - 09:49 PM

My daughter got some nail polish and other kids makeup from my sister in law for her 5th birthday.  Before that I had not let her have any but now she wears it on occasions and its very pale pink.  She loves the makeup she has been given but I wont be rushing out to get her more when it is gone.

#16 wilma09

Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:31 PM

lol tick - I was going to say 16

#17 Waltzing

Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:01 PM

DD 3 has already put toenail polish on her month old baby brother!  Only on one toe though. He doesn't know it yet but it's the start of her longterm plan to dress him up and paint makeup on his face throughout his childhood so at his 18th all his mates can laugh at the photos  original.gif

 



#18 Guest_cathode_*

Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:17 PM

My son was 2yrs old when he wanted gold toe nails like mummy (Napoleon Perdis "Oscar"  wub.gif )



#19 pipstar

Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:29 PM

my girls asked the other day to colour their toenails in with texta - happy with this but won't be putting nail polish near them any time soon. Let them be babies/kids for as long as possible, not little teenagers or tweens - there is plenty of time for that!

#20 justthetwoofus

Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:44 PM

I have been painting my son's toes since he was two....but only because he has asked for it. He just wants to be like Mum. I cant paint mine without doing his too or he gets most upset.

#21 Ferelsmegz

Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:51 PM

My DD was 18 months.. and its black like mine.. only on the toes as her fingers are always in her mouth and shes a thumb sucker..

I had a pedicure today and she came along and had a mini one too... she likes to do what I do and if there is no harm then its fine,

#22 sophiasmum

Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:02 AM

I think it's unnecessary on a baby.

Edited by sophiasmum, 10 February 2010 - 09:03 AM.


#23 Turn left

Posted 10 February 2010 - 09:10 AM

My girls are 3 and 4 years old and I have never put nailpolish on them.  I think it looks very tacky.  I was not at all pleased when their aunty painted their fingernails and toenails a few weeks ago.

#24 Guest_*~Fergi~*_*

Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:12 PM

I agree with your DH. Way too young in my opinion. Let her be a baby for gods sake. She has years ahead of her to worry about nail polish and jewellery.

#25 dabear

Posted 10 February 2010 - 12:15 PM

My daughter was 6 months. We had to take her to hospital with Gastro one night & all the nursing staff came in to see how cute this baby girl with painted nails was.  






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