Mum admits to plucking her 15-month-old baby's eyebrows as she slept

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Woman hand using a small tweezers isolated on a white background

There’s nothing more precious than a sleeping baby but one mum has caused a stir online by revealing she decided to pluck her 15-month-old daughter’s brows as she slept.

For “aesthetic reasons”, she took a tweezers to her sleeping baby’s face, because she had developed a unibrow.

However, while she initially thought nothing of it, her friend was ‘horrified’ at her actions when she told her about it later.

The mum has since taken to Reddit to ask ‘Am I An A*****e’ , after ‘feeling insecure’ over her friend’s reaction.

“I gave birth 15 months ago to a beautiful baby girl. She’s always been hairy. It’s nice in a way because she was born with hair on her head and she has really full eyelashes,” the mum started her post.

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“But she also developed a unibrow. It was light at first. But over the last 4-5 months, it’s gotten fairly prominent.”

She went on to say that ‘for aesthetic reasons’ she decided to pluck it while she slept, but stressed that if her if her daughter were to have woken up she would have stopped immediately.

“I managed to get it all off in a couple days,” she continued.

little boy sleeping on soft white blanket

She went on with life, not really thinking it was a ‘bad thing’ until she met up with a fellow mum.

“She’s an extremely observant person and she mentioned my daughter’s eyebrows,” the mum continued.

“I was honest and said I plucked the middle while she slept. She had this horrified look and said she was surprised that I did that. I didn’t really know what to say, but obviously I felt a little insecure about my decision after that.”

The woman’s husband told her she was just overthinking things and not to worry but it didn’t stop her from asking the internet what they thought.

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Some people were appalled that the mum would take a tweezers to her daughter’s face, while others say nothing wrong with it.

"Let your baby be a baby,” one person said.

"There will be plenty of time for her to decide what beauty standards she wants to uphold and which ones she wants to buck, but there will never again be a time in her life of so little self-consciousness as now.

"There's no need to project it onto her."

However, another person disagreed, saying: "She did it while her kiddo was sleeping, and stopped if she woke up . She didn’t pin the kid down and pluck her while she screamed and struggled."