A mum was shocked when her four year old daughter returned from childcare with a temporary henna tattoo on her arm.
Sharing on Mumsnet, the mother asked other parents what they thought.
“When my husband picked up our daughter (4) from nursery, one of the staff said she had drawn her initials in Henna on our daughters hand because she insisted,” wrote the mum, identified only by her username Pencilcase123.
“Hubby did not complain. I am baffled as to why the nursery would have Henna out in the first place.
“It is brown Henna and I don’t think it is particularly dangerous but I am quite miffed that nursery staff thought it was ok to give my 4 year old a temporary tattoo. Would you complain about this?”
Other parents on the forum agreed with the concerned mum, saying the nursery should have sought consent.
We do know that numerous children have reacted to henna in the past resulting in some nasty chemical burns.
Would you be shocked if your child returned from childcare or school with a henna tattoo?
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