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12th Nov 2018

Mum slammed after revealing she’s saving for her daughter’s nose job

Where do you stand?

Orlaith Condon

The mum sparked outrage with her query in the parenting forum.

A mum has started a major debate online after she asked a group of parents if she should start saving money in case her child would want a nose job in the future.

The woman, who remained anonymous, revealed to the group that she worried her daughter would grow up to be self-conscious of her facial features and asked if it was unreasonable to save for cosmetic surgery just in case.

Asking the parents on Mumsnet, the mum said she was considering putting aside money each week for her daughter to have a nose job if she wished in the future.

“DH [dear husband] has a very large nose,” she told the forum. “I like it and I think it makes him look handsome.

“He really doesn’t like it. DD [dear daughter] looks like she is going to take after her father in the nose department.

“Am I being unreasonable to put some money aside each week in case she wants a nose job when she is older?

“If her nose isn’t like her dad’s or it doesn’t bother her she could use it for other things.

“I’m just concerned she will be self-conscious as other people make remarks to DH and he had been teased about it in the past.”

The post stirred a lot of anger from other parents who quickly attacked the mother for her question.

“You can’t possibly know what a baby’s nose will look like when she’s an adult,” wrote one member.

“You’re totally bonkers and, worse, run the risk of seriously damaging your child’s self-esteem if you think this way,” wrote another.