5 month old baby has hair straightened!

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8 thoughts on “5 month old baby has hair straightened!

  1. Not sure it’s cool to call a baby ‘ugly’ – that seems very harsh to call a 5 month old that – she’s beautiful. But dealing with the issue of her mother straightening her hair, it’s not only uncalled for, but unsafe, whatever method she used. Ear piercing,? I wouldn’t do my own child’s until they were much older, but that’s a personal thing. I wouldn’t call it child abuse though.

    • No worries, she is referring to the hair. (English is 2nd language). THe hair situation has upset many people who feel like you that it’s unsafe. I imagine they did it as a bit of a joke, but not fair on the baby.

  2. It wasn’t a joke, I read where she said she did it so the baby would be cute, also in her own statement on the pic she says and I repeat “its just hair)!!! how crazy is that!

    • Oh dear! Poor baby. I do hope it isn’t a relaxer. The Kids products I’ve seen here in the UK are not meant for under 10’s. I’m totally anti relaxing any childs hair. With young people I’m totally old school, less is more…!

  3. I know this is a bit late but I just had to comment. A friend of mine recently had a baby and relaxed her hair at just 2 months. I almost had a heart attack! I told her that it’s not healthy and the chemicals might harm the baby and she retaliated insisting that she should be allowed to “raise” her child in the manner she wants! I’m no expert and I am relaxed myself, but I just felt for the poor baby because I always feel a bit of discomfort, if not an actual relaxer burn; now imagine the poor baby’s tender scalp.

    As for ear piercing, I’m southern African and growing up girls usually had their ears pierced to make them look more feminine, as we always had our hair cut short. So I was pierced at about 6 months. I’m not sure how I feel about that now; I probably won’t do it to my daughter, but it’s just a normal part of our culture.

    • Hi Ruwa, It’s never too late to comment, especially when you have something so extreme to share. I cannot imagine why anyone would want to relax a baby’s hair. At two months the hair has yet to develop. It saddens me that someone would risk as you say the burns and the chemicals on a new born baby for cosmetic reasons. I would be surprised if the baby has any hair by five, because a baby’s scalp is so so sensitive.

      Like you I had my ears pierced when I was a baby, it’s was a standard as having a christening in Caribbean families when I was a baby. Would I do it to my own baby girl? I would want to because like you it feels cultural, but somehow I don’t think I could justify it so I probably wouldn’t.

      Please stay in touch. I Look forward to hearing back from you.

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