kyle is ten now and i was thinking about his unibrow(sp) should i wax it off -has anyone done that? i do not think i can torture him but i think is this something that is done? i keep thinking about a documetary i seen about a family putting their child in surgery due to his looks- what i am asking is FAR from, but we do haircuts so i just thought
mom to kyle 12-20-97(DS) loren 02-04-03(DS) gilly danie andrea and grandmother to audrey
I was just thinking about this, this morning also!!!
My 12 y.o. (well on 1/23) non- ds is going through puberty and I have waxed his once and told him that we needed to do it again...he was not happy!!
Collin who will be 8 on 2/1 also has a unibrow going on and he's not going to be happy when I wax his either......I'll let you know how that goes though but I have a feeling it's going to go like CUTTING the hair....not well!!!
Just my opinion here, but I think there is a huge difference between grooming a unibrow vs other things you may have heard of. I think if it was my kid I would probably try waxing. It's not pretty either way!!! LOL
Good luck with that!!!
Jessie, mom to Jason 20 yrs old (Ds), Ellie 8, and Jake 6, married to Brian
Ask Susan and me about UNIBROWS...LOL...of course we have girls and we have been doing it for years. I am thinking about saving up for Emily to have laser removal..but heard it takes a number of visits and its hard when she isnt here with us. There are times I think she must be part Neanderthal... ;D. I have hers done professionally now..but she is allergic to the wax on other parts of her face...so those $10.00 little tiny razors are her saving grace for chin and mustache. I say go for it...take him to a professional...you can find people who will do it for 10.00...and probably he can go for long periods between visits. It really does make a difference in appearance and there is nothing wrong with giving our kids an overhaul every now and then. You would probably do the same thing if you had a son without ds who had a noticeable one. It's not like plastic surgery. Most of us go to great lengths to enhance OUR appearance...why shouldn't we do the same for our kids.
Sarah is only six so I haven't considered doing anything about her unibrow yet but I am sure I will when she is older. My question is why do people with Ds have unibrows? Sarah also has a very hairy back. It is weird because my husband and I are not hairy people.
Mommy to Alyssa 5-18-90 and Sarah (Ds) 9-10-01 ~Wife to Sam ~ GG to Lillianna 6-7-11
LOL...never realized this was common to DS...actually just thought for years that Em had the unfortunate luck to have so many eyebrows....then...I heard from Susan...same problem...and then figured maybe it was just "people named Emily " LOL...so now I find out that it is many of us....WOW!..maybe we should add this to the list of things on the 21st...
Post by mollysmomma on Jan 9, 2008 18:20:14 GMT -5
where both your brows grow together, and it looks like you just have one!
we've been talking about it with molly for 2 years...and she's 7!! all my little monkeys were born with a bunch of hair! soft down on lower backs etc...she also has VERY hairy legs!! i just thought it was that german coming out in us!!
all the kids keep telling me that it needs to happen....and i do want her to look well groomed...so it will...one day
right now we're still fighting cutting her fast growing nails!! EEK !!
if her brows grow back as fast as her toe nails....we'll be working on it DAILY!!
I saw a documentary on a family who did that to their two year old. Cruel. The parents didn't look to good after the poor baby came out of surgery. Doesn't remove the extra 21 and honestly, kid still looked like he had DS. I'm more for finding a way to help my daughter's memory and helping her learn. Something that some people in research are working on.
Meanwhile...if your typical kid had a unibrow you'd be doing something, so I think it's even more of a reason for a child with DS. We take pride in the way they dress, etc...why not excess facial hair? My question is how old Emilies with DS have to be for their first waxing? My beautiful girl soooo has a unibrow going on. She's lucky she's a fair, blonde haired vixen!
Christine Mom of Ryan (9), Emily Noelle (4) and Julia (1)
I did it!!! I had a Sally Hansen waxing strip (the ones you warm between your hands) and cut it to go between Collin's eye brows...He' really didn't fight it. He did how ever complain when I ripped it off. But, he did let me put another one on!!!
His favorite part was when I put one on and let him pull it off!!!
It can be painful...but it just hurts like taking off a bandaid. I would prefer (on my self ) to always have it done professionally cuz they seem to use a gentler approach...LOL...but when you weigh the cost of doing it at home vs at a salon...well....I think I would rather sink that beautification money into something I really can't do for myself...like a pedicure. ;D
I always have Ems brows done professionally because they are trained to create two eyebrows that match . I also have hers thinned and arched a bit...it makes a lot of difference.
Cbean...I think Emily had hers done first at about age 11...hers weren't that bothersome to me before that...but I agree...it's to our kids advantage to do what can easily be done to make them presentable...and right...do whatever you would do for your other kids...not talking about going to extremes.