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Children and tanning beds/spray tans

How old would your child have to be before you allow them to tan in a bed or spray tan if ever?

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Asked by skinnyslokita at 7:22 PM on May. 21, 2013 in General Parenting

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  • Tanning bed: 18. Spray tan (as long as they had a bathing suit on) maybe 15?

    Answer by 3libras at 7:23 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Tanning bed? 18- no negotiations.
    spray tan? - I dunno... if she is using her own money I guess maybe 14/15...?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:27 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Never. Tanning is just not safe.
    If she wants to spray tan, she would have to pay for it herself.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:29 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Never.... if they want a tan they can go outside and PLAY!!!

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:31 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Tanning bed - the hell up outta my house. Kind of like tats
    Yeah- there are a few things i am anal about

    Spray tan- out of their pocket after other bills are met. ie insurance

    Answer by feralxat at 7:39 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Children and tanning beds don't belong in the same universe. Fortunately, I doubt my little geek boy would ever consider it, but he'd be presented with a 3' stack of paperwork on skin cancer if he ever brought it up. Spray tan - I guess if he really WANTED to look like an Oompa Loompa, I wouldn't stop him.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:48 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Tanning beds = Cancer & I speak from experience so NEVER
    Spray Tan? when they can pay themselves

    Both are pointless

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 7:57 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Never, not that I think DS would ever want to.

    Answer by kmath at 8:15 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • I'm not sure how I will do it with my girls, but my mom let me tan in a tanning bed for the first time when I was 17, almost 18, it was before prom, it was a very cold spring. That was the only time I tanned in a tanning bed

    Answer by leksismommy at 8:31 PM on May. 21, 2013

  • Its not for us and not sure why people do this. Natural skin color looks best.

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 8:57 PM on May. 21, 2013

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