Mum sparks online debate after revealing she plucked her 15-month-old daughter’s brows as she slept.

The mum has since taken to Reddit to ask ‘Am I An A*****e’ , after ‘feeling insecure’ over her friend’s horrified reaction.

“I gave birth 15 months ago to a beautiful baby girl. She’s always been hairy. It’s nice in a way because she was born with hair on her head and she has really full eyelashes,” the mum started her post.

“But she also developed a unibrow. It was light at first. But over the last 4-5 months, it’s gotten fairly prominent.”

She went on to say that ‘for aesthetic reasons’ she decided to pluck it while she slept, but stressed that if her if her daughter were to have woken up she would have stopped immediately,

“I managed to get it all off in a couple days,” she continued.

She explained how a friend questioned her about it, “She’s an extremely observant person and she mentioned my daughter’s eyebrows,” the mum continued.

“I was honest and said I plucked the middle while she slept. She had this horrified look and said she was surprised that I did that. I didn’t really know what to say, but obviously I felt a little insecure about my decision after that.”


Some people were appalled that the mum would take a pair of tweezers to her daughter’s face, while others say nothing wrong with it.

You may recall the story last year after one mum shared a rant after she claimed that day care workers secretly waxed her two-year-olds eyebrows.

Her post soon went viral, with another mum also claimed the same thing happened to her child. Read more here.

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  • Oh goodness! I wouldn’t even think to pluck them lol


  • It’s awful that she felt she had to do that. I wonder if the mum will continue to do it or if it was a one time thing?


  • If the baby really didn’t wake up it can’t have been painful. Not something I would do but I would never risk waking the baby up.


  • I personally wouldn’t do that to my child, but it’s her choice


  • Wow, I’m horrified by this. Firstly, it hurts just a little plucking your eyebrows. I understand her daughter will never know… or is this now something that will have to happen regularly for the rest of her life? I can’t imagine a time when I would think that my baby/young child would need something like this.


  • I don’t think I would have done this to my child but who knows for sure. Maybe this Mum was teased when she was young for having a unibrow. She probably thought she was saving the child from being ridiculed as she got older and at least she did it herself while the child was sleeping.


  • I’m a little divided about this. At first I was horrified, but if it was a unibrow maybe not so much, but I maybe might have waited until the child was a bit older.


  • I think its not as bad as it sounds. Its like biting of finger nails really. would i of done it prob no.


  • Disgusting sorry this is so unnecessary and cruel


  • Probably not much different then adding to the beauty of your child by piercing the ears, or having floppy ears corrected. I wouldn’t do it myself though.
    I LOVE unibrows, my 5 year old has it and it’s just gorgeous


  • Personally I wouldn’t do this to my baby but it’s her baby and her choice. A little too young also in my opinion but once again it’s not my place to say if she’s right or wrong. Her baby her choice.


  • She isn’t hurting anyone so why all the hassle. The child will tell her mom what she thinks once she is old enough and in the meantime the child won’t get teased or laughed at.


  • No too young! Just leave it and embrace it


  • ouch,no way! If your kid doesn’t like it they can fix it when they are old enough


  • I wouldn’t do it, but I wouldn’t bother having a go at someone who decided differently. It’s not a big deal.


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