Mum Appalled As Mag Tells How To Remove Toddler Facial Hair
A mother has spoken out of her disgust when she came across advice in a magazine on how to remove your toddler’s facial hair.
The mum has slammed the magazine, which suggests “waxing and plucking” a three or four-year-old’s upper lip.
The mum, from Wisconsin, has called out the latest issue of Parents magazine, for highlighting the beauty treatments as “safe” ways to get rid of - get this - a preschooler’s “moustache.”
The article, titled Normal or Not: Hair on a Preschooler’s Upper Lip, featured a photo of a young child holding a fake moustache over her mouth.
The article explained how almost every child has hair on his or her upper lip, and that thick, coarse hair on that area is “only a problem when it starts to impact their happiness and self-esteem.”
The advice is to check if the child has a hormonal imbalance.
If there isn’t, as a way of getting rid of it, it suggests carefully cutting the strands with scissors, or waxing and plucking for “kids who can handle the discomfort”.
In response, Sturdy Mom, who has a one-year-old son, wrote on Instagram: “I am APPALLED at @parents magazine for this article stating that it is okay to wax or pluck your PRESCHOOLER’S ‘mustache’ (sic).
“The featured picture even makes me angry. What is this teaching our young children about appearances? It is absurd! #parentsmagazine #sturdymomcentral #bodyimagemovement.”