|View Poll Results: Have you or would you ever, paint your toddler's nails?|
|Yep, we paint them!||50||37.31%|
|No, we haven't but we might. . .||19||14.18%|
|No, I would never paint them.||55||41.04%|
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Boy, did we get mileage out of that one! DD was delighted with it. She fell asleep checking out her "pretty fingernail" and woke up looking at it, too.
So once in a while I paint a nail or two. She really digs it and blows on her nail. She still smudges a whole lot but sometimes one nail manages to stay done.
Do any of you paint your toddler's nails? Why or why not?
DD#2 isn't old enough (she is 12 mo) to know what nail polish is, but she likes looking at my painted toenails and my dd#1's painted fingernails and toenails.
I suppose I will paint her's, too, when she asks.
then i turned ultra hippy /actvist and stopped useing it for the chemical reasons for about 6 years.
for the last 7 years i go through phases. sometimes its really really neat to do it, until it begins to feel like a chore, then i just quit for a while. but oops this was about kids
a few months ago when i was painting mine ds really wanted me to do his,hes three and a half. i hesitated, all this contradicting sexist thought going through my head "he cant, hes a boy""if it were a girl, i would DEfinatly not" and so on, untill i was like "sure ,why not?"
he loved it and loved blowing on his toes (couldnt bring myslef to do his fingers) and he even enjoys blowing on mine to help me out -mommas little helper -
but when daddy came home and saw it, he had to take a moment to reset his sexist ideals that he was raised with as well and just sort of grinned and beard it. -toung in cheek here-
then a few weeks later i painted dss fingers and he just loved it again. daddys made his peace with it by now and is totally cool about it (he went through his little goth phase too )but i will still embarrased when we went out and i forgot to take it off. o well,i think it might be a good thing, maybe he wont grow up being all intimadated by "girly" things?
i dunno, i dont think its a big deal, as long as it doesnt become on of those things that HAS to be done to feel good about oneself, just as an addition if you will.
i sometimes wonder if i would feel diferently if i had a girl,(and sometimes makes me wish i had one) it seems like such a different issue to address, or am i way off base?
theres a natural nail polish? cool, whats it called?
vanna's mom, my ds wont want to put it on unless its glitter too
Then, I started reading about all the gunk that is in the nailpolishes and threw them all out. We've been polish free about a year now.
If there is a great natural brand out there - post it. I miss the time and my daughter somewhat misses the polish, but I just didn't want her exposed to the chem.s in it.
My dd nick name since she was about a year old has been punkinbutt. I am not sure how it got started but it has just always been. One year for halloween she went as a pumpkin and when opld ladies ask her what she was she would proudly proclaim "I am a punkinbutt!" Much to thier hooror (she was 2)
I grew up with my strict father who never let my sis and I wear any makeup or paint our nail (becuase of the strong smell).
He didnt agree with feminist stuff.
But to bribe my dd to let me cut her fingernail sine they hurt me when she kneads my breast during nursing I had to cut her nail. So I came up with the clever idea to paint her nail as a bribe for letting me cut them. It works.
But was worried about the chemical since she will suck on her finger or chew on her finger and the paint comes off. I will look into the one at the health food store like someone mentioned earlier. Thanks for the tips.
The whole reason I painted dd's toenails this summer was because her nails started to look dirty from playing barefoot all the time....even after washing. I wasn't about to take a sharp object to clean them out and her nails weren't long enough to trim, so I decided to paint 'em. She loved it...especially since older sis and mommy have their toes painted too.
It's mostly worn off now & I'll just leave it rather than using that nasty smelling remover. If someone wants to do her toes again I guess I wouldn't mind...but definitely not her fingers. Like others have said, I don't want it in her mouth.
I think painted toe nails are awesome!
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He's 23 months old and calls it "shining"! He loves having his toes painted and you should see him stick his foot out for the polish and when it hits his big toe, the toe just jumps straight out. We get such a kick out of it that we just do it whenever it hits us.
A few weeks ago I gave him some clear polish and he went from person to person painting their toes, even the cat! I have this great photo series of him painting his own toes, and then finally the cat's. The cat is holding his paw up and everything, truly hysterical. If anyone wants to see, let me know and I'll give out a link.
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DD2 will turn 2 this week. She has had her fingernails painted once - we were at the beach cabin for 4th of July and a bunch of girls DD1's age were painting nails. DD2 went in and sat very still while a teenage girl painted them for her. It was cute - I took pix. But in general, I think 4 or 5 is a minimum age (for my house) and even then not too often.
I very rarely paint my own nails as I prefer to leave them natural.
I was given a gift certificate last year for a manicure and pedicure. I didn't have nice fingernails at the time, so I took dd1 (almost 7 at the time) and she got the manicure, I got the pedicure. She was allowed choose whatever she wanted colourwise, and ended up with a different colour on each finger. Luckily she likes pale colours!