Applying nail polish to children can be a fun bonding experience for you and your child. A good manicure will make them feel more confident in themselves, and it’s an opportunity for you to bond with your child over something other than video games. However, you need to know a few essential things before applying nail polish to your child’s nails.
Choose Natural, Non-Toxic Nail Polishes
When choosing nail polish for your child, you should consider the health and safety of your child. Many safe and friendly companies offer good quality nail polish for kids. Some nail polishes contain chemicals that can be harmful to children. The best way to avoid these toxic chemicals is by using natural nail paints and avoiding chemical-based colours altogether. Natural colourants are more expensive than synthetic ones but are worth it if you want your child to have healthy nails and skin. However, finding a genuine brand can be difficult in stores, so you may need to order them online or find a local supplier who carries them in stock.
Ensure Your Child’s Nails Are Dry Between Coats
- If you don’t let the polish dry ultimately between coats, it can get clumpy, which can be challenging to remove.
- Only apply a little polish at a time or put on too many layers of top coat. Too much nail polish will lead to bubbles and an uneven appearance.
- Use the right brush size for your child’s nails – if they have tiny nails use a smaller brush than if they are big!
Consider Using Nail Polish With Less Odour
It’s worth mentioning. You can find nail polishes free of the chemicals that give them their signature smell. There are many custom brands that offer that special care for young ones by producing harmless and alcohol-free nail polish for kids. These polishes might be made to be safer for your child, or they might be easier on your nose—either way, consider these options when you’re shopping for a new colour.
If you are using nail polish with a strong smell and you don’t want to risk accidentally getting it in your child’s face while they’re sitting still (which would feel like forever).
Make Nail Polishing a Fun Activity for Your Child
Make sure your child is interested in nail polish. You’re off to a great start if they are already into it! Make sure that they are not too young for you or someone else to be painting their nails. You don’t want them trying to run away because they’re scared and getting hurt in the process.
Check Out for Open Wounds
It’s essential to make sure that your child has no open cuts or wounds on their hands before applying nail polish. If they do have an open cut or injury, they will be at risk for infection if the polish were to touch it.
Now that you know how to safely apply nail polish to your child’s nails, you can make this fun activity even more enjoyable. Make sure they’re sitting at a table in front of a mirror so they can see their hands while applying the polish. Also, make sure there are no open wounds or cuts on their hands before putting on polish because that could cause infection.