Mum accused of ‘child abuse’ after sharing snap of her baby’s fingernails
When it comes to parenting, everyone has their opinions on how you should take care of your children – from what you should feed them, to what they can play with, you can be criticised for almost every choice you make these days.
One mum has recently been slammed after sharing a picture of her baby’s fingernails on social media, with some so appalled by the image they accused the woman of “child abuse”.
The photo has made its way onto Reddit’s r/Trashy forum and it shows a “baby manicure” with the little one’s nails transformed into long, pointy talons.
Parents were outraged by it, with over 300 people commenting to share their thoughts.
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A concerned user asked: “Would this count as child abuse or endangerment if the child hurt itself with these nails?
“It’s technically giving a child several sharp objects.”
“That baby could poke its eyes out, terrible parent,” wrote a second.
Another: “Baby nails are sharp enough as it is, those things would tear your face right up.”
Someone else replied: “WTF? You are supposed to keep a baby’s nails trimmed so they don’t scratch themselves.”
“The stupidity of some people…. words fail me,” proclaimed a fifth.
A few others on Reddit thought the photo might have been edited or that the nails were fake ones that had been stuck on, as baby’s nails are too thin to shape like that.
“The more I think about this the worse it gets. Sooo disgusting,” said another after reading through the possible theories.
This comes after a mum was accused of “child neglect” over an innocent photo of her daughter’s bedroom.
The Australian parent, known only as April was trolled for having her child’s mattress on the floor instead of on a bed frame.
April explained that she had set the bedroom up “Montessori” style, with the bed on the floor to allow her daughter room to move about and use her imagination while playing.
She added that the child doesn’t really sleep on the mattress often, as she co-sleeps with her mum and only uses her room for naps or play.
However many still felt this was a bad idea.
According to The Sun, some accused April of “neglect” while others thought she was putting her daughter’s health at risk by having the mattress on the floor, where it wouldn’t get enough ventilation.
The mum was shocked by the negativity her post was met with and later updated it to clarify a few things – letting people know that the bed actually is on slats.
She added: “If you would like to call the department of child services on me for having a completely safe bed for my child tag me and I will give you my details because this is very clearly not a neglected child’s bedroom.”