With people fresh out of ideas for what to do at home during the pandemic, one mom decided to give her baby girl a manicure. However, an image of the baby’s “claw-like” nails has gone viral as people criticize mom for putting the dangerous nails on the little girl. The image shows the mom holding her baby’s hand to show off the long claws that extend off the baby’s nails, which appear to be the result of a fresh manicure with fake nails.
The image, which initially went viral on Twitter, was posted along with a caption that declared, “I can do your baby’s nails…cheap rates.” However, other Twitter users were not so supportive of the idea, with many people claiming that it was dangerous for babies to have such long claws on their fingers.
One person commented, “Baby nails are sharp enough as is. I can’t imagine equipping my daughter with claws. Hard pass.”
The image above, which was also posted to Facebook, showed the mom with her baby in a series of different nail polish shades. This indicated that mom did not only give the baby the claw-like manicure ones, but several times to appease her boredom. In at least one image of the baby’s nails, she appears to have been given a “safer” style with more rounded edges than the sharp claws that shocked social media.
The manicure pictures were also posted to Reddit, where people shared their shocked reactions to what mom did to her baby.
One commented: “You’re supposed to keep your baby’s nails cut short, so they don’t hurt themselves… this is trashy and f***in stupid.”
“Oh gosh, this seems so dangerous for both the baby and anyone around them,” another added, “I already get scratched a lot by my baby brother’s super short nails.’
Another wrote: “This is highly dangerous. Babies often times will poke themselves in the eyes or face, and even without nails, they’ll leave scratch marks. This is straight-up stupid and will only harm the baby further.”
Another outraged viewer wrote: “I could understand painting a baby’s nails, but giving them fake ones? It’s too dangerous! They constantly are touching their faces, so it could really do damage to their eyes. It’s better to wait until they are a lot older.”
Despite the wave of outrage, some people believe that mom did not really give her baby this manicure. Instead, they suggest that she used some type of photo-editing software like Photoshop to put the nails onto the baby’s hands for the sake of a viral image.
One person suggested that the fake claws had “all been photoshopped on.”
“Baby nails are sharp enough as it is. Those things would tear your face right up,” one person said.
“An itchy eye could result in permanent blindness,” added another.
Another person wrote, “I hope they did this just for the picture, but then again, they let the baby’s nails grow this much. Either way, it’s not good. I feel for the kid.”
What do you think about this manicure?
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