Cute but toxic?
March 25, 2014 1:28 PM Subscribe
How safe is it for a child to have adult nail polish on her fingernails?
posted by Dansaman to Health & Fitness (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife sometimes puts nail polish on our five year old daughter's fingernails. To me it smells really "toxic" and I question whether it's a good idea to have that on her fingers since I assume some of it will inevitably end up inside her body (from eating food with her hands, licking her fingers, etc.). I've tried suggesting using the kids type nail polish that basically has no smell, but because it comes off very quickly, my wife and daughter prefer regular (adult) type nail polish.
How concerned should we be about this stuff's potential harm (not in liquid form in the bottle but after dried on our daughter's fingernails and possibly being ingested from later mouth contact)?