US mum takes to Instagram to express her anger at a magazine that suggested “waxing and plucking” hair on a toddler’s upper lip.
A section in the magazine “Normal or Not” shared the question “Hair on a Preschooler’s Upper Lip”.
The article highlighted that facial hair in children is normal but that thick or coarse strands are “only a problem when it starts to impact their happiness and self-esteem”.
They advised parents to see a doctor to ensure their child isn’t experiencing hormonal imbalance, but also suggested the beauty treatments as a “safe” option for removing a preschooler’s “moustache”.
The blogger questioned the message it’s sending kids about body image.
“I am APPALLED at @parents magazine for this article stating that it is okay to wax or pluck your PRESCHOOLER’S ‘mustache’,” she wrote in the caption.
“The featured picture even makes me angry. What is this teaching our young children about appearances? It is absurd!”
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