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Can I paint my 16 month olds toes?

She's really into everything mommy is doing recently...& it'd be SO cute. She sits still when we pretend paint her nails... and walks like I walk when I paint my toes. Hahaha. Is it toxic? Or bad? She doesnt put her feet in her mouth anymore haha

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Apr. 10, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I think it's fine just wipe off what you get on her actual skin. After you let her toes dry have her take a good long bath it will help soak off all the extra gunk. Have fun ladies :)!

    Answer by Bugsmommy1908 at 9:37 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I painted my girls toes at that age, no problems.

    Answer by BusyBeesmom at 9:46 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • painted my daughters at a lot younger than that.

    Answer by amymartinez0214 at 10:08 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • It's great to start teaching her how to be girlie at that age. I take my niece to the salon with me every week. While I'm getting my eyebrows and whatever else done, she is sitting in her booster getting herself a "Little Lady Mani." They show her how to properly wash her hands, clean out under her nails, how to file. It's only $8!!!! She also gets to talk to someone besides her family. She loves "Her Linda" She also has the cleanest, softest, and best looking hands for a 2 year old.

    Answer by i-believe at 10:10 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I don't see anything wrong with it, my daughter loved having "girlie" time, when the boys (aka Daddy) weren't welcome. . . lol. Paint her toe nails, ( I would suggest a soft color like pink or glitter gloss, but sometimes we would do the red, I admit) brush her hair fancy and watch a "girlie" show (something with a lot of giggling). . . I think it can be a sweet innocent bonding experience with your daughter.

    Answer by Panditacjp at 10:23 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I painted my 5 day olds toes for a picture!


    Answer by meghancooper at 10:32 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

  • I have 2 girl and I was painting there toe nails long before they were 16 month. Go for it. She will love it.

    Answer by LovemygirlsPH at 10:41 AM on Apr. 10, 2009

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