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    Default Just saw an Instagram post that horrified me....

    A woman with a sleeping baby (probably 8-12 months old) in her arms and she's putting eye shadow on her!

    I'm disgusted.

    WDYT!?

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    If a little girl asked for it just being cute, I may consider it just to play dress ups BUT on a sleeping baby WTF?

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    What about it horrifies you?

    The thought wouldn't cross my mind to put makeup on a baby, but I can't say I had any reaction to it.

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    This makes me cranky.
    What hope does this child have if living free from the shackles of gender discrimination if her parent is placing an emphasis on her physical appearance at such a young age?

    Gender equality starts at gone by teaching kids they are more than just a pretty face!

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    I think it's pretty odd, not horrifying though. Inflicting pain on a baby/non consenting child by putting holes in their ears is horrifying, putting make up on a baby is just yuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    This makes me cranky.
    What hope does this child have if living free from the shackles of gender discrimination if her parent is placing an emphasis on her physical appearance at such a young age?

    Gender equality starts at gone by teaching kids they are more than just a pretty face!
    Do we know that it's to make her look 'prettier' though? I'd say it was probably just a mum (or dad) applying it for a bit of fun.

    I think makeup is not exclusively something to enhance appearance, but an art form as well.
    Given the general perception of makeup and physical appearance is to make someone more attractive or youthful, I don't think the issue applies to a baby.

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    I'm sure it was done for fun not to improve her looks.
    I'd much rather look at that than the oh look I just had holes punched in my babies ears posts.

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    So horrified is probably a bit too strong, and I'm not sure it was done to make her pretty, but It's just not at all necessary.

    I got the impression the mum was doing it for kicks, or to practice her make up skills but she should have done that on her own face.

    Eye shadows are made of chemicals and chemicals have no place on a baby's eyelids, plus she was asleep. It was totally unnecessary and yes Yuk is probably more the word for it.

    But if it WAS done to make her 'prettier' that's really off too.

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    I suppose the potentially harmful ingredients could be a problem, given the baby's inability to understand not rubbing their eyes and that their skin tends to be much more sensitive.

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