Mum furious after child has brows waxed at day care

TWO mums have been left reeling after claiming their toddlers' eyebrows were waxed while at daycare.

Alyssa Salgado, 19, has accused staff at a Washington State daycare club of removing her two-year-old daughter Lilayiah's "unibrow" after she found redness and lost hair between the toddler's eyes.

Alyssa Salgado believes her two-year-old daughter, Lilayiah Mendez, had her eyebrows waxed at daycare. FULL INTERVIEW: Childcare reforms to leave lowest income brackets 'worse off'
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The distraught mum has now stopped using Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties in Pasco, Florida and has filed a complaint with the police, reports the Tri-City Herald.

In a Facebook post on February 2 she wrote: "I take my daughter to the CBC Daycare to be cared for while I'm at school trying to focus on graduating!

"Then I go pick up my daughter yesterday and saw a red mark in between her eyebrows. I think it's a scratch but as soon as a get home I get a closer look. These women decided to wax my daughter's unibrow.

She adds: "I am a mother. Nothing like this should ever happen and they had no right to touch my daughter at all."

Alyssa Salgado has accused workers at a daycare centre of waxing her daughter’s eyebrows.
Alyssa Salgado has accused workers at a daycare centre of waxing her daughter’s eyebrows.

Ms Salgado said she attempted to contact the daycare director in "multiple texts" before going there in person, when she said the director "laugh[ed] in my face telling me a bunch of lies".

Glenda Maria Cruz also wrote on Facebook to say that her son had his eyebrows waxed while he was in the daycare centre.

"Their skin is really delicate and no lady has the right to do this to any kid," she said.

"He's just a baby. He can't defend himself - he's not even two yet - and I'm at a point right now that I feel like a bad mum because I can't protect him when he needs me the most."

The daycare centre is run out of New Horizons, a 270-student alternative high school.

Both mums have now removed their children from the club, and NBC Right Now reports that Ms Cruz has also filed a complaint to Pasco Police Department.

In a statement issued on February 5, the Boys & Girls Club told the TV station: "The Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties is investigating a parent complaint at our childcare centre operated for the Pasco School District at Columbia Basin College.

"The Boys & Girls Club takes these allegations seriously and will work to support the investigation process."

Both the daycare club and the Washington Department of Early Learning are investigating the alleged waxing.

 

This article originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.



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