Cut Baby's eyelashes to make them grow longer?

Young Parents Team

Will cutting your baby’s eyelashes make them longer and thicker? We ask Dr Natalie Epton, specialist paediatrician and neonatologist at International Paediatric Clinic.

There is no scientific evidence to support this practice. The only factors known to influence the growth of eyelashes are nutrition and genetic potential (that is, the characteristics you inherit from your parents).

In terms of nutrition, the ideal food for a newborn is Mummy’s milk.If breast milk is unavailable for some reason, an infant milk formula may be given.

No other nutritional supplement should be given unless recommended by a paediatrician. 

Cutting a baby’s eyelashes is extremely dangerous and should be avoided. Just stick to hoping that Baby inherited long…

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