Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

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Jinx
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Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

I have a lady looking for some sort of non-tradtional blessing for her baby and henna seems to be at the top of her list. I am pretty certain that henna is not great for babies and I have told her I am not willing to go that route for health reasons so we are trying to come up with something else that will work for her.

Any ideas? Has anyone else been faced with this?

 

Cheers!

Jinx

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Re: Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

Turmeric is safe, nice bright yellow, and has been used in blessings.

Are they insisting on a pattern, or just a blessing marking?

Unless it is absolutely certain that the infant does NOT have G6PD deficiency .... no henna. 

Avoid kumkum, sindoor, and kohl unless you've tested them for lead.

Flavia@hennacaravan (not verified)
Re: Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

My first choice would be to do nothing, or henna the mother as proxy.

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Re: Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

What about brown/red watercolor pencils?

Natalia
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Re: Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

If she isnt atached to red/brown as a color what about transfer paper? Ive seen it in blue, purple, and black. Would that be safe? You coud do complicated designs very easily if so.

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Re: Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

but if she wants something henna looking a brown/red would be good, if she doesn't there are other colors of watercolor pencils and paints that could be used.

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Re: Safe alternatives to henna for a baby?

I think its time to refer this to the woman's pediatrician.  Only a physician is qualified to make a determination of safety.

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