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To paint my DS toe nails blue?

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Mindexplode Mon 27-Jul-15 15:18:57

DS is 6
he has asked if I can paint his toe nails blue - I have blue nail polish so could do this
However he wears sandals in the summer - am I setting him up to be laughed at? It would only be during the holiday time and completely removed before school started. Or should I do it and then wipe it off after a day or so?

Elisheva Mon 27-Jul-15 15:20:42

This is mumsnet, he is a boy, therefore should have pink nail varnish. Pink sparkly even better.

mmollytoots Mon 27-Jul-15 15:26:36

if he asked you to die his hair blue would you.

sometimes as parents we need to are children that something is ridiculous for the sake of their wellbeing

mmollytoots Mon 27-Jul-15 15:26:45


AlwaysSpoiled34 Mon 27-Jul-15 15:29:17

Let him do it. You love them for who they are not who you wanted them to besmile

bakingtins Mon 27-Jul-15 15:31:21

It's temporary, it can easily be wiped off. Same as wash out hair dye, temporary tattoos etc - no reason why he shouldn't be allowed. Would you let a 6 yr old girl paint her toenails in the holidays?

AngieBolen Mon 27-Jul-15 15:32:38

No one has ever laughed at my DCs painted nails, or under pants worn over trousers super-hero style.

He did get get some smiles though.

Do you actually have blue nail varnish? I wouldn't buy any, I'd offer what ever colour I had.

MirandaWest Mon 27-Jul-15 15:33:15

I'd do it. If he changes his mind it's very easy to remove. Is rather different from dyeing hair where reversing it is rather more difficult.

mypussyiscalledCaramel Mon 27-Jul-15 15:33:21

My DS painted his own toenails pink and his finger nails dark blue. I care not one bit what other people think.

tinkytot Mon 27-Jul-15 15:33:22

Yes, paint them.

No one will notice and if they do. Well, do you really care?

My DS used to have his painted up until about age five as he had an older sister.

Goths have painted finger nails, is it a big deal?

It only has meaning if you place meaning on it!
If it makes you feel any better my DS loved orange and yellow so blue is getting off lightly! It is not the same as colouring his hair.

blondegirl73 Mon 27-Jul-15 15:33:28

My son (he's 5) has green toenails pretty much all the time and has done since he was about three. He says they're his dinosaur claws. No one has ever so much as commented on it, to my knowledge. He's quite quirky though and people are used to him being unconventional!

squoosh Mon 27-Jul-15 15:33:49

I doubt a bit of nail varnish will adversely effect his wellbeing. Lots of rocker type boys paint their nails.

pickingstrawberries Mon 27-Jul-15 15:33:55

Personally no. I don't like nail polish on young children.

miaowmix Mon 27-Jul-15 15:36:17

It's compulsory I would say. On Mumsnet. Just don't do it to a girl, in case it makes them into a girl, or something.

Buttercup27 Mon 27-Jul-15 15:36:41

Go for it ! But please use a Base coat. I've learnt the hard way- was in a rush to go out so quickly painted my toes with a dark navy blue without a vase coat. 2 weeks later and 2 different types of nail polish remover and I still have a bluish tint to my nails!

blendedfamilygrinch Mon 27-Jul-15 15:39:17

Ds asked for his nails to be painted last summer (aged 5). I've suggested painting them this summer (he's biting nails & I thought it may help breal habit) but he doesn't want to because "other children will tease him".
If dc wants to, why not? I don't think it's same as dyeing hair (other than a v temp spray in/comb out one) as dyes usually contain some pretty harsh ingredients & can damage natural hair.

goldenlilliesdaffodillies Mon 27-Jul-15 15:40:36

My 6 year old DS has blue painted toe nails and loves them! His big sister is always painting his nails and he has never been teased.

Gruntfuttock Mon 27-Jul-15 15:40:47

AngieBolen "Do you actually have blue nail varnish? I wouldn't buy any, I'd offer what ever colour I had."

She said she has.

LittleprincessinGOLDrocks Mon 27-Jul-15 15:42:25

As I painted DSs thumb nails bright red I have no issue with it. I bought myself some George at asda gellies varnish which looks like jelly and smells like it too. DD wanted to try it so I did her nails, and DS wanted to join in. I would have done all his nails but eczema to a few of his fingers stopped me. He loves his jelly thumbs.

MarchelineWhatNot Mon 27-Jul-15 15:42:58

Blue? Why not pink? I think the Feminist MNers might have something to say about this blatant gender stereotyping grin.

GiantGaspingSatanicCyst Mon 27-Jul-15 15:44:41

My 6yo has had blue toenails for much of the last two months.

He also took it upon himself to have his fingernails painted bright glittery blue at the school fair.

He doesn't give a flying one what other kids say. I admire that about him smile

Fatmomma99 Mon 27-Jul-15 15:45:48

I wouldn't have an issue with it, and wouldn't expect other people to either.

I have a 15 yr old cousin who's VERY quirky in his tastes (think tweeds, top hat and cane) but he'd drop-dead gorgeous, so he gets away with it.

Redtowel Mon 27-Jul-15 15:48:13

Boy or girl I'm surprised at so many people who paint their child's nails!

I wasn't allowed to do it, or wear make up, until a lot older than 5 or 6!

Are little girls wearing make up that young too?

Goshthatsspicy Mon 27-Jul-15 15:48:16

I don't think people really care.
Go ahead! grin

ButterDish Mon 27-Jul-15 15:49:40

My three year old son attended a wedding with sparkly silver nail polish on finger and toenails this weekend. He spent most of the time on the bouncy castle (wedding was in a field) with a bunch of slightly feral eight to eleven year old boys who don't appear to have batted an eyelid.

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