We all see young children and babies wearing make-up & beauty products now a days! Especially in the celebrity world.
Children such as Katie Price and Peter Andres ‘Princess Tiaamii Crystal Esther Andre’ and Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes daughter ‘Suri Cruise’ have been caught wearing make-up out in public.
But what are your thoughts on this?
A recent study shows that there are more and more parents buying their children beauty products.
This study polled 1,352 parents from across the UK with at least one child under the age of four.
The parents that were taking part were asked “Have you ever purchased a beauty product to use on your child”?” 23% of which answered ‘Yes’.
They were then asked to specify the type of beauty products purchased for their child.
Here are the top five beauty products that UK Parents have bought for their babies and toddlers:
- 35% Nail Varnish
- 28% Lipstick / Gloss
- 23% Mascara
- 12% Concealer
- 8% Fake Tan
The parents then explained why they had bought these products for their babies.
Here are the results:
- 39% of parents bought the beauty products for a ‘special occasion’
- Just under a third, 30%, claimed that they simply wanted to make their child look ‘prettier’
- A further 14% admitted doing so ‘for fun’
- And 9% said their child had asked for certain beauty products.
The parents taking part were also asked if they held secret fears that their child was ‘UGLY’, to which one in twelve respondents said ‘YES’. Of these 54%, admitted to feeling ‘ashamed’ of their fears. Whilst 8% of respondents had fears about their own child’s looks, over a quarter of the parents taking part admitted to finding one of their friend’s children ‘UGLY’.
What are YOUR thoughts on children, toddlers and babies wearing make-up!?
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