Mothers accuse nursery of ‘waxing children's eyebrows’

Published: February 07, 2018 14:54:33 | Updated: February 08, 2018 17:44:04

A US nursery allgedly waxed the eyebrows of these two toddlers (Photo collected from Facebook)

A nursery in the north-western US state of Washington is under investigation after two mothers claimed their children's eyebrows were waxed.

One mother said her girl was missing eyebrow hair and had reddened skin when she picked her up last week.

"I saw she was missing her patch of hair because she has a unibrow and she was born like that," Alyssa Salgado told WLTX News.

The state's Department of Early Learning visited the centre on Monday, says a BBC report.

The Boys And Girls Club, which oversees the facility, said in a statement that they "take these allegations seriously and will work to support the investigation process".

Salgado said she dropped off her two-year-old daughter, Lilayiah, at the Columbia Basin Community College nursery last Thursday morning.

But when she picked her up, she had a couple of tears in her eyes and irritated skin on her forehead.

"It looked like somebody waxed her," Salgado said.

Another mother, Glenda Maria Cruz, who said her two-year old boy's eyebrows were also waxed.

She said when she picked up her son he refused to let her touch his face, saying "no, no, stop, it hurts".

Cruz said when she and Salgado confronted the nursery director "she started laughing in our faces".

Officials at the Washington State Department of Early Learning say their investigation could take 30 days to complete.

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