'Should I shave my six-year-old girls legs?'
This mum doesn't know what to do
By Practical Parenting team
October 01 2018
A desperate mum whose daughter hates the dark hair on her legs has asked the internet if she should shave it.
The anonymous mum in the UK turned to Mumsnet to see if other parents thought her question was outrageous, given the girl isn't being bullied for her dark hair but she has become super self-conscious.
She even posted a photo of her daughter's leg so followers could she what she was talking about.
And she told the forum that she was upset for her daughter who has suddenly become so aware of the hair on her legs that she is refusing to go swimming and wants to wear pants.
As the mum says, she suffers from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. According to doctors one of the side-effects of that is excessive hair growth so it could mean her daughter will also inherit PCOS and more hair on her body.
Users on the site mostly agreed that the mum should help shave her daughters legs, while others suggested that if it's a medical condition she should go to the doctor first.
But others remembered their own childhood and the pain caused by being bullied for having hairy legs, so they were keen for her to help shave her daughter's legs as soon as possible, even though she is just six.