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    Default What age to wax a child's legs?

    I would never have thought about this at all until my girls are a lot older but lately my 8 year old DD2 has been asking to "veet" her legs. She has really hairy legs but they are blonde. I think she is absolutely fine however she continues to ask on a regular basis. What is everyone's thoughts? If a child asks, would you do it? Have you done it at an early age? I have told her if I do allow her, she will need to be waxed which can be very painful, she is still very keen.

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    My DD1 is 9.5 and she asked when she would be allowed and i said the summer she finishes primary school is the earliest ill consider

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    I was at the end of primary school when I first shaved my legs so 12.5 yrs old. I personally think 8 is way to young a age but each to their own with parenting styles. Kids today are wanting to grow up and be adults faster then our generations.

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    We.were allowed to shave when we got high school not before

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    At that age I would be trying to encourage my child to focus on being a kid. I would try to delay the inevitable teens-focusing-on-things-that-don't-really-matter-such-as-looks-thing as long as possible. Maybe try and look at what your kid is exposed to that lead them to thinking hairless legs at 8 is necessary - TV shows? older sibling? Babysitter?

    I think I started shaving my legs in highschool so about 12 or 13. I don't really think that's relevant though. I wish my mum had given me a spiel about how hair/looks don't matter - instead she just handed me a pack of razors and said go for your life.

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    Default What age to wax a child's legs?

    My DD2 is the same BabyG4, she has hairy legs but they're blonde. She mentioned them recently as in "geez my legs are hairy" but the was the end of it.
    To be honest, my girls don't even realise people shave or wax.

    Not that I've given any serious thought to it, but maybe around the end of primary school/start of high school. DD1 is ten, and a brunette, but has hairless arms and legs, so it hasn't been brought up at all. The blondies are the hairy ones.

    As for me, I wasn't allowed to shave my legs or arm pits until grade 8 at highschool. I was in the minority and got teased when we did 'Jump rope for heart' and the kids saw my underarm hair, it was mortifying at that influential age.
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    I would want to know why she wants to do it before making a decision.

    If it's because all her friends are doing it or there has been commentary on her 'hairy legs' my answer would be different than if she says the hair catches on her leggings, or is itchy in the heat - hope that makes sense.

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    Default What age to wax a child's legs?

    To be honest, I have absolutely no idea where she has gotten it from, can't be me, I'm a shocker for growing my hair out I have asked why she wants to do it, she said she hates the hair on her legs, it's annoying and not like her sisters. I guess she's noticed that compared to her 10 year old sister and 2 younger sisters, she is considerably hairy.
    Funnily enough, she's my little tomboy. She's outside riding or skating with the boys in the culdesac as much as she can and doesn't care what people say to her.
    @Mod-Uniquey funny how out of our 4 daughters it's our second that are both hairy lol. Wish DD2 would get over it. DD1 won't need to be waxed for years yet, phew. I remember grabbing a razor and shaving without my parents permission in primary school, I'm trying to avoid that from happening here.

    Very true @binnielici but definitely doesn't seem to be anyone picking on her or the hair causing an issue.
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    I would also chat with her to find out why.
    If it was my dd I would encourage her to wait until starting high school.

    Although I just went ahead and started shaving mine half way through year 7. But my mum never made it easy to chat about stuff so I took matters into my own hands.

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    Now that I think about it, we have no problem with her grabbing a razor and shaving. As far as she is aware you only wax or use hair cream removal on your legs, razors are for men's faces. Gives me more time to avoid the subject.

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