what is an acceptable age to draw a moustache on my baby?

(112 Posts)
renlovesyou Thu 17-Mar-11 20:57:54

DP says 6 months. I say 3. Please help resolve this!

BikeRunSki Thu 17-Mar-11 20:59:11

I'd say once you have the fine motor skills to hold the pen.

FabbyChic Thu 17-Mar-11 20:59:59

I agree with Bike! and not a moment before.

MrsKarteDor Thu 17-Mar-11 21:00:16

Best thread title. Very good. I say from newborn, why wait?

VajazzHands Thu 17-Mar-11 21:00:43

As soon as you know for sure he doesn't have overly sensitive skin. Photo shopping one would be funnier though

renlovesyou Thu 17-Mar-11 21:01:12

Thanks for the advice guys! Do you think a Poirot or a Hitler would be the best look?

onepieceoflollipop Thu 17-Mar-11 21:01:36

How old is the baby? You may have left it too late.

Hassled Thu 17-Mar-11 21:01:46

I'm with your DH. 3 month olds seldom have the maturity to carry off a faux moustache. They need the extra gravitas that those few months give them.

4FoxAche Thu 17-Mar-11 21:01:55

You know, I've often been very tempted to do this when watching either one of the babies sleeping.

One is 6months so i'd say that's about right!

MrsKarteDor Thu 17-Mar-11 21:02:01

Or a proper fake furry stick-on....

Honeydragon Thu 17-Mar-11 21:02:41

This is my kind of thread. Ds had Egyptian day recently and dh was horrified at my sheer desperation for the day to come so I could get the eyeliner oiut and make up ds grin

KingofHighVis Thu 17-Mar-11 21:03:07

Not until you've the ears pierced

tethersend Thu 17-Mar-11 21:03:12

Buck convention and go for a Stalin.

Lulumama Thu 17-Mar-11 21:03:54

did curly tache and glasses and a small beard on both DCs around 6 - 8 months, looks better when they can sit up IMO x

brown eye liner looks better than pen and comes off easier wink

VinegarTits Thu 17-Mar-11 21:05:16

you cant draw a mustache on your baby shock

unless you draw a pair of spectacles to go with it

renlovesyou Thu 17-Mar-11 21:11:24

Perhaps one of these?

Hot & Sexy Face Fur

FabbyChic Thu 17-Mar-11 21:15:00

Ha ha ha you would need some eyeliner pencil for that!

jaggythistle Thu 17-Mar-11 21:21:53

my DS would love it if i did! he'd be posing at the mirror for hours.

he's a bit of a Mr Pontipine fan.

he's 18 months though, would probably have to do it at night. and it would currently be erased by snot trails.


Makingaminime Thu 17-Mar-11 21:23:41

Newborn. But wipe off the gunky birth stuff first or the eyeliner won't take too well voice of experience

QOD Thu 17-Mar-11 21:24:40

YOu are never too young to have a black nose & whiskers drawn on, perhaps compromise - start with that and move on to a 'tach at 6 mths?

claretandcheese Thu 17-Mar-11 21:24:47

Handlebar. With a pipe. At any age.

Lulumama Thu 17-Mar-11 21:25:37

don't forget comedy eyebrows too !

PurveyorOfWoo Thu 17-Mar-11 21:29:36

Best thread title ever!

Though I did read it as an acceptable age for YOU not the baby. Was thinking you could probably get away with it up to about 24 as a bit of high jinks. Anything over lacks a certain gravitas grin

DirtyMartini Thu 17-Mar-11 21:39:33

Thank you for this thread. DP and I have just agreed to do this to both kids at the weekend.

Liquid eyeliner work a treat

pop them in a pirate outfit to contextualise

thought I might share photographic evidence of my moustachioed (sp?) DS (was 3 in the pic) have a look in my photos

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 17-Mar-11 21:42:32

I did a go compare moustache for DDs 1st birthday. Did I go too far?

bran Thu 17-Mar-11 21:44:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

vezzie Thu 17-Mar-11 21:50:30


poochela Thu 17-Mar-11 21:58:51

big fat mexican droopy one and a poncho. Or if theyre a good sleeper you could do a lovely designer stubble with a gentle babbing of the mascara wand and voila - baby phil mitchell.

MmeLindt Thu 17-Mar-11 22:02:50


This is what happens when you have your children in a forrin cuntry. You miss the cultural references that are common at home.

Why did no one tell me.

And is it too late to do this to my almost 9yo DD?

MrsKwazii Thu 17-Mar-11 22:06:10

Love it! Eyeliner defintely best thing to use and agree that when they can sit up - best for pics. Cat nose and whiskers also works well I've found. Please post pics when you do it!

BanalChelping Thu 17-Mar-11 22:07:14

ROFL at Vezzie grin

I've never thought of drawing a tache on either of the DCs but I really want to now. Should I discuss it with DH or just go for it?

PorkChopSter Thu 17-Mar-11 22:09:31

I once saw a baby with drawn on eyebrows

Really badly drawn as well.

Moosemummy Thu 17-Mar-11 22:10:22

Can you not just balance a slug?

shockers Thu 17-Mar-11 22:12:24


Just give them caviar to eat. The resultant smearing should produce a nice layered effect.

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Thu 17-Mar-11 22:16:25

Id really like to draw a tache and sideburns onto my 15yo when he's sleeping. Just to see how long it takes him to notice! grin

flumposie Thu 17-Mar-11 22:41:06

Hilarious - this has made my night

JFly Thu 17-Mar-11 22:43:06

I am SO doing this to DS2 (15 weeks) on the weekend. But think I'll use a stick on one. DS1's birthday party. Pirate theme. Genius.

iwastooearlytobeayummymummy Thu 17-Mar-11 22:45:11

my first ever ROFL grin grin grin

ClaireDeLoon Thu 17-Mar-11 22:47:37

Best thread title ever!

PerArduaAdNauseum Thu 17-Mar-11 22:50:15

I'm so tempted to creep into DS's bedroom now. But he's 7. And has a cold. [disappointed]

StayFrosty Thu 17-Mar-11 22:53:38

Lol at vezzie.

I stuck a sticker one on my ds aged 4 weeks 5 days. I may provide photographic evidence as long as no one grasses me up to social services otherwise i shall deny all knowledge and claim my account was hacked

vmcd28 Thu 17-Mar-11 22:56:24

Another mum who's going to do this to ds2, 17wo at the weekend. Ds1 has missed out, he's 6yo. He'd enjoy moustache painting, there's no point. Booo.

Whenever the HV isn't coming out the next day

Honeydragon Thu 17-Mar-11 23:01:39

I tell what not to do the day before the HV comes Stealth and that's immac your babies head blush, thank heavens for hats. No one has ever let me forget I balded the baby.

<disclaimer: it was a freak accident>

Greenwing Thu 17-Mar-11 23:32:27

Had to check on acronyms for ROFL.
Glad I did - it applies to me.
Thank you grin grin

mamagotchi Thu 17-Mar-11 23:41:27

finally a thread to bring me out of long-term-lurking
check out this link

LoopyLoopsChupaChups Thu 17-Mar-11 23:43:20

6 days and not a moment sooner.

When I needed cheering up I used to like brushing DSs newborn baby hair into a centre parting.

It works with cats and dogs too, if their fur is long enough.

Grumpla Thu 17-Mar-11 23:52:46

AIBU to wake up MY sleeping DS and draw a moustache on him? Won't be able to do it without waking him up as his current sleep position is head wedged in corner of cot, arse in air.

Oh poo. Why didn't you all tell me? Now I have an all grown up DS1 who has a real one.

I hate you all


Saggyoldclothcatpuss Fri 18-Mar-11 00:05:22

Disclaimer: when painting a moustache on your DC, it is not advisable to use a PERMANENT marker! hmm <<raises eyes to ceiling innocently>>

StayFrosty Fri 18-Mar-11 00:08:04

i have made my ds tache photos visible on my profile. for a limited time only. in my defence i had been up v early after a broken night with a small baby and a toddler. sometimes you have to make a situation work for you.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Fri 18-Mar-11 00:10:39

I can't see your profile, Frosty? <wails>

StayFrosty Fri 18-Mar-11 00:13:29

now it works <must click save>

but no grassing, aiight?

Joolyjoolyjoo Fri 18-Mar-11 00:26:45

Love the taches! Would advise against a proper stick on one if you are b/f- very tickly.

But I believe in encouraging the dc's creativity, so I let them construct their own moustache (and often beard too) from chocolate. But do find the flaky bits from the Greggs sausage rolls then get stuck to it.

tryingtoleave Fri 18-Mar-11 01:36:33

I did a lovely moustache on ds when he was about 9 months and put him in a stripey bonds onesie to dress him up as Pubert Adams. No one got it though sad, even though DH and I were dressed up as morticia and gomez.

Lulie110 Fri 18-Mar-11 01:43:39

StayFrosty - I am horrified at how you have treated your poor child. SHE clearly wants a moustache too, why discriminate against her? wink obv.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Fri 18-Mar-11 04:00:35

Hee hee. Gorgeous children, SF.

madwomanintheattic Fri 18-Mar-11 04:21:13

dd2 had her first moustache at about 6 mos.

eyeliner is def the way ahead.

it didn't ever occur to me with dd1 and ds1. i can't imagine why not. (dd2 is now 7yo lol, clearly i was way ahead of myself in the mn uber-parent stakes)

Penelope1980 Fri 18-Mar-11 04:28:38

My Dad drew one on my little sister when she was a baby. Mum flipped when she came home because it was in a felt that took ages to get off. My sister seemed unconcerned, and over 25 years later I still laugh when I think about her with it.

Tee2072 Fri 18-Mar-11 06:49:02

Brilliant! Is my son too old at 21 months? Or shall I do it before I head to the shops today?

StayFrosty Fri 18-Mar-11 07:21:25

Thank you man i love me a hairy baby.

notremotelyintofootie Fri 18-Mar-11 08:12:25

We popped stick on stars onto dd's forehead when she was 3 months, she was into scary stares and had spiky hair... She looked exactly like Vivienne from the young ones!

Nb. No child was physically harmed... Perhaps psychologically traumatised but not physically harmed!

fiveisanawfullybignumber Fri 18-Mar-11 08:17:32

tryingtoleave, I too had a Pubert Adams. He was only 6 weeks and thouroughly enjoyed the experience. Black eyeliner did the trick.

tinierclanger Fri 18-Mar-11 08:17:39

have I missed the boat at 2.5? Can't believe this never occurred to me before!

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Fri 18-Mar-11 08:26:58

Honeydragon how on earth did you manage to Immac the baby? shock

colditz Fri 18-Mar-11 08:28:49

You MUST wait until the child recognises himself in the mirror. Watchng a baby trying to pull a drawn-on moustache from his face is a little known and transient pleasure.

nickschick Fri 18-Mar-11 08:29:36

Well that didnt go well sad .....managed to draw half a stalin moustache on ds1 then he woke up ......hes now gone to college without washing or looking in the mirror.

AtYourCervix Fri 18-Mar-11 08:34:11

I once painted DD2 green. all over. must have been about 6 months old and a touch chubby. looked just like the hulk. DH didn't talk to me for days.

Wamster Fri 18-Mar-11 10:22:30

To the poster who made the slug suggestion: Don't be silly- slugs are so last dear, daarling.

CharlotteBronteSaurus Fri 18-Mar-11 10:25:35

i can't belieeeeeve i never did this with dd1 sad

but i knew there had to be a good reason for having a second child
<sharpens eyeliner>

CrapBag Fri 18-Mar-11 10:27:57

Umm, I really don't get this.

Why is this funny? I am assuming this is some sort of piss take?

BarbaraBar Fri 18-Mar-11 10:29:48

Frosty - genius!

I'm loving the way your ds wears the 'tache with such nonchalance.

Do you think he was a circus ringmaster in a former life?

I can't believe I missed this opportunity! Why did I never think of this!

Right, decision made. We're having a second child grin

shmoz Fri 18-Mar-11 10:41:35

I must do this now, my mother is coming over later and will go mental not be too pleased grin

nethunsreject Fri 18-Mar-11 10:44:12

I'd NEVER though of this.

Will be doing it during afternoon nap!

CrapBag Fri 18-Mar-11 10:47:17


What is* *this about? I'm really* confused

StayFrosty Fri 18-Mar-11 11:57:34

Barbara, i think he might have been, either that or a 40s raf pilot. Nowadays his hair kind of naturally is in that sort of style. Would lveto try him wih the tache again, sadly at 17 mo he is somewhat less compliant now.

BarbaraBar Fri 18-Mar-11 13:15:44

Frosty - I knew I'd seen him before. He looks exactly like my grandfather did in 1942 when he was in the RAF!

olderyetwider Fri 18-Mar-11 13:20:58

I'm looking after GS (6 months) this pm. How angry do you think DIL would be if I just did a little one?

StayFrosty Fri 18-Mar-11 13:24:04

grin barbara

Older, you are a mil? Oh my woolly word, imagine the aibu thread that would ensue!

BarbaraBar Fri 18-Mar-11 13:25:07

Older - I dare you, double dare you and triple dare you with a cherry on top!


olderyetwider Fri 18-Mar-11 13:29:52

Barbara, do I have to leave it on for when she collects him to win the dare?

MrsKwazii Fri 18-Mar-11 13:29:59

<Passes older an eyepencil> grin

MrsKwazii Fri 18-Mar-11 13:30:47

Crapbag, this thread is about having a bit of fun. Babies with 'taches! How can you not see the comedy in that?

BarbaraBar Fri 18-Mar-11 13:32:15

Def leave it on!!

olderyetwider Fri 18-Mar-11 13:36:27

He has a nap around 3pm, DIL collecting at 4.30pm. Once he's nicely asleep I'll get the eyeliner out.grin
[evil MIL cackle]

RevoltingPeasant Fri 18-Mar-11 13:46:26

older, do it and claim he did it himself when your back was turned.

Fluteyboots Fri 18-Mar-11 13:55:50

Larfing a lot

Older, I love your reasoning that a baby tache would be acceptable if it was just a little one.

Was wondering what to do with DS this afternoon. Think we might go for a Tom Selleck then out for a walk.

yosammitysam Fri 18-Mar-11 14:24:10

I'd go for a stick on one, you get more texture. My ds's have gone to school with one each today for comic relief and my 2yr old wore one walking to school- we had a handlebar and 2 poirot types. They took the moustache wearing very seriously. Soooo funny!

BringBackGoingForGold Fri 18-Mar-11 15:57:57

Stick-ons have better texture but drawn-ons have old-school charm (makes me think of Roobarb and Custard). I'd go for a music-hall impresario curly one with waxed-looking pointy ends. And agree that there is no minimum age. Why wait?

Pinkjenny Fri 18-Mar-11 16:00:41

My ds has beautiful, long, thick eyelashes. I am dying to put mascara on them. I mean, I won't. But I want to.

Surely much more fun to draw massive facial hair on the baby and then Veet your husband's eyebrows when he is sleeping, no? grin

spooktrain Fri 18-Mar-11 17:06:03

I think it has to be a Dali for sheer artistic flourish

but I also think a goatee beard would be good

spooktrain Fri 18-Mar-11 17:06:38

* goatee depending on how many chins the baby has

olderyetwider Fri 18-Mar-11 22:38:25

Bottled it! Didn't really dare, though think DIL would have found it funny

LoveLeonardCohen Fri 18-Mar-11 22:49:22

Charlie Chaplin

MissusF Fri 18-Mar-11 22:52:25

When and only when the drawing of the moustache is deemed to send the MIL over the top with judgyness.

monkeyjamtart Fri 18-Mar-11 22:52:28

At birth. That would look good on One Born Every Minute

Loobyloo1902 Fri 18-Mar-11 23:57:16

Oh thank goodness I'm not alone. I was planning a family moustache photo for the Christmas card. Thought I might be a bit odd but I'm in good company.

ledkr Sat 19-Mar-11 00:11:18

what a great idea to liven up the 4am feed,is it ok for a baby girl tho?

BigChiefOrganiser Sat 19-Mar-11 00:38:19

Our DS was 2.4mo. Poirot style, it was in support of his Papa for Movember. Hilarious! Used an eyeliner.

BringBackGoingForGold Sat 19-Mar-11 11:07:35

ledkr surely on a baby girl it is Even Funnier?

peeriebear Sat 19-Mar-11 11:19:00

I have photos somewhere of DD1, me, my friend and her DS all 'tached up when Dd1 was about 2. It has to be done sooner or later. Every year when I go to a big music festival I spend the whole weekend with a curly eyeliner tache. Well, I used to, until the Hipsters got wind of it, now they're all at it hmm

ledkr Sat 19-Mar-11 12:14:18

bringback shes looking dapper thanks.
We went on a pirate boat trip yrs ago in florida with dc's me and dh got tipsy and it wasnt untill we saw the photos that we realised we had drawn on pirate moustaches, arrgh jimlad.

BringBackGoingForGold Sat 19-Mar-11 13:18:34

Drunken moustache-drawing. Even better.

very glad to see I'm among like minded people.... we have a xmas picture of DS2, 3 1/2 months old, with a black handlebar stick-on job.
Best picture ever, he didn't notice and carried it off very well.... planning to store it safely until he hits teenage years!

forgot to say, gutted we didn't manage to get registered for the London Tweed Run in april, it would have been a perfect excuse to do this again...

ivykaty44 Mon 21-Mar-11 16:06:51

- 46 years old and not a day younger

jaggythistle Mon 21-Mar-11 20:35:32

Where can one acquire small person sized stick on moustaches? I am too lazy to draw one on and then have to wash it off, but seeing as DS has just spent two days wearing sunglasses in the house I am sure he would love a moustache!

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