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Is it OK to do face painting on my 16 month old?

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crokky Mon 17-Aug-09 14:13:27

Is it OK to do face painting on my 16 month old? I have some snazaroo face paints suitable for 3+ and I am going to do some face painting with DS (who is 3). DD is only 16 months and I wondered if it would be OK for her. She is a very grown up 16m and wants to do everything her brother does - she would sit still and she would be amused by the painted faces. I would never have done it with DS at 16m as he wouldn't have understood and I think it would have upset him, but DD is a totally different child.

Is there a reason why it is 3+ ?

Would test them both for allergy beforehand.

StopTalkingAndEatYourDinner Mon 17-Aug-09 14:18:49

I do it on my 19 month old and no problems. I think the age guideline is probably for letting them handle the face paints themselves (small and therefore choking risk?) As long as you do an allergy test I'm sure it will be fine. Have fun!

crokky Mon 17-Aug-09 14:37:39


I'm off to allergy test her...

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