There is no one-size-fits-all approach to child rearing (within reason, of course). When we become mothers and fathers, we embark on a voyage of discovery for which no amount of preparation can truly prepare us.
What makes matters worse is that we live in an era where everything we do is scrutinized and frequently critiqued by someone or something. Everyone seems to have an opinion to give, and many of them are expressed online, making many individuals fearful of putting their foot in the wrong place.
Clearly, that was not a concern for one mother, who has been severely chastised for giving her infant a full manicure and then posting the results online for all to see.
According to the Daily Mail, the photos were shared on Facebook and show the baby with long, stiletto-shaped false nails.
“I can do your babies’ nails,” she says. For more information, please send me a private message. The photographs were captioned with the phrase “cheap rates” by the original poster.
Now, we must point out – as others have – that the photographs of the baby’s hands could have been Photoshopped, but that doesn’t mean people won’t try to mimic this dangerous ‘trend’ for real.
The photographs quickly made their way to Twitter, where a lot of individuals expressed concern about the dangers of giving a newborn baby nails like the ones shown in the photo.
Newest trend- acrylic nails on babies. Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/Cas6M5ZQBq— 🦊 Fur Fox Sake Fursuits 🦊 (@FurFoxSakeSuits) March 28, 2021
“I could understand painting a baby’s nails, but giving them fake ones?” one person tweeted. It’s far too risky! They are continually stroking their faces, which may cause serious harm to their eyes. It’s best to hold off till they’re much older.”
“No, no, no,” said another. Because a baby’s nail is so thin, it may be damaged later in life. And it’s simply plain foolish.”
“Especially like the ones pictured,” a third added, “why would you want sharp items in your baby’s mouth that they might swallow?” It’s just a no no no no no no no no
I can do your baby's nails. Kindly DM for more info ❤ pic.twitter.com/13ZvqUTN1j— H O P E Y 💕 (@Shes_fair) March 25, 2021
There were however people who pointed out that an uninformed newborn could easily jab oneself in the eye with such nails, causing injury.
Needless to say, we strongly discourage you against using false nails on your child’s fingers.
You have the right to do what you think is best for your child as a mother or father, but it’s always crucial to remember that their safety should always come first.