I’m a parenting expert – the Kardashians’ bad habit which is putting their kids in danger | #parenting


THE Kardashian/Jenner fans are quick to point out when they think they have innocently put one of their combined ten children in danger.

From Kim using cot bumpers with Psalm (risking SIDS), to Kourtney not strapping her kids in on a vintage car ride, and Khloe putting True ‘in danger’ with a name on her school bag.

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Kylie Jenner faced criticism from fans this weekCredit: Instagram/kyliejenner
Four-year-old Stormi's nails were branded a 'choking hazard' because of the gem additions5

Four-year-old Stormi’s nails were branded a ‘choking hazard’ because of the gem additionsCredit: TikTok/kyliejenner

This week, Kylie came under fire for a manicure she and daughter Stormi got together.

Parenting consultant at Auntie K’s Childcare and mom-of-two Kirsty Ketley, 41, from Surrey, UK, spoke to The US Sun about the risk of letting young kids get cosmetics – and it’s not just Kylie who’s guilty of it…

She says: “Kylie shared a picture of Stormi’s gemstone nails, and fans were quite rightly worried about the gems being a choking hazard, as Stormi is only four.

“She’s not alone in allowing cosmetics with the kids – Kim Kardashian’s daughter North West was first pictured wearing bright red lipstick at a Christmas party aged five. 

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“This is despite Kim previously claiming, in a YouTube tutorial in April 2017, that she would make North wait until 12 to regularly wear beauty products. ‘That’s when I started to get into it,’ Kim explained at the time.

“Having any cosmetic products within easy reach of young children can be dangerous, and not just the damage to the contents of your makeup purse.

“If products get in a kid’s eyes or they are swallowed, it can do serious harm. 

“The bright, colourful products are often easy to open, so they are extremely appealing to curious kids and should be kept well out of reach. 

“But what about allowing kids to wear makeup and dabble in using cosmetics. Isn’t that just as dangerous?

“Along with Kim, Khloe has let daughter True play with makeup from a young age, once posting a picture of her with purple eyeshadow and red lipstick aged just three.

“If you have a mom like Kim, who makes a living Instagramming makeup tutorials, it is inevitable that your child will be very interested in makeup and cosmetics, as they like to copy what they see. 

Kim Kardashian has also faced backlash for letting daughter North West wear makeup from a young age5

Kim Kardashian has also faced backlash for letting daughter North West wear makeup from a young ageCredit: Instagram / Kim Kardashian
Aged three, Khloe posted a pic of daughter True playing with dramatic shades of makeup

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Aged three, Khloe posted a pic of daughter True playing with dramatic shades of makeupCredit: Instagram / Khloe Kardashian

“While there is no right or wrong age as such to allow kids to use cosmetics, makeup on a child’s delicate skin can cause irritation.

“These range from a mild redness to more serious reactions such as hives or swelling, and some products can cause itchiness or dryness too.

“These can harm the skin’s barrier and structure which may cause teenage acne later – something your kid won’t be thankful for.

“The risk is heightened if the products are not removed properly, which, let’s face it, will likely be the case in younger kids.

“Avoiding makeup until kids hit their teens is probably best.

“But if it can’t be avoided, because of dance competitions etc, then make sure that you read the ingredients list and always do a patch test before using.

“It is also worth making sure that what is being used isn’t contaminated – no bad smells, and that it is stored in a cool spot, rather than anywhere too warm or moist.

“And what about the nail polish that Kylie allowed Stormi to wear? 

“Many brands of nail polish contain a mix of potentially harmful, toxic chemicals.

“And as young children tend to put their fingers (and toes) in their mouths, they can easily ingest the polish or any added gemstones like Stormi had on her nails, which is a potential choking hazard. 

“Looking for water-based polishes to use at home, checking what polish salons use and avoiding adding gems is the best way to go ,as well as not making it a regular activity.

“Children’s nails are much weaker than adults, so regular painting won’t help them strengthen.

“And it’s also worth noting that left unsupervised, the biggest risk isn’t nail polish stains on your carpet or furniture.

“If your child swallows the polish or remover, they could wind up in the ER.

Parenting expert Kirsty Ketley explained the unintentional risks of using such products on kids - and how to minimise them5

Parenting expert Kirsty Ketley explained the unintentional risks of using such products on kids – and how to minimise themCredit: Sian T Photo

“Aside from the physical dangers, what message are parents really conveying to their kids if they allow them to use cosmetics? 

“The occasional nail painting or spa day is fun.

“Assuming your child isn’t swigging out the bottle of remover or sniffing the polish, you may want to indulge with your little one from time to time.

“But kids who use cosmetics from a young age may begin to feel their beauty and worth depends on superficial things, or perceive ‘natural’ as boring or undesirable.

“That is something that many parents want to avoid.

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“Role modelling is always a key point in achieving positive behaviours in kids, so considering your own use of cosmetics in front of your kids is important to reinforce healthy habits and instil self-worth from a young age.

“And importantly, kids should be allowed to be just that, kids, and not feel pressure to grow up too fast.”



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