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

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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

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