Two mums have accused a daycare centre in Washington of waxing their kids’ eyebrows without permission.
19-year-old Alyssa Salgado, says she collected her two-year-old daughter from the centre, run by Boys and Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties, and noticed a red mark in between her daughter’s eyebrows.
Originally passing it off as a scratch, on closer inspection Alyssa realised that hairs had been removed, The Independent reports.
Alyssa wrote on Facebook:
I birthed my daughter and love every little thing about her and these so called women took it upon themselves to correct the way my daughter should look not only that it happen to another mother’s son Glenda Maria Cruz.
I will not let this get unnoticed. I would like this to get out, imagine if this was your son or daughter and if they were waxing them imagine how much pain you would be in….
I can imagine her calling out mommy and I wasn’t there to protect her I failed her. But I refuse to let this go unnoticed!
The post has since been shared 20,000 times, prompting others to come out against the daycare.
Glenda Maria Cruz accused the centre of waxing her one-year-old’s eyebrows as well.
I really didn’t wanna make this a big deal but today my life changed. I never thought something like these would or could have happened to my son like wtf where this lady’s from thinking to waxing my son’s his eyebrows. And not just him they also did it to my friends daughter.
I know a lot of you are going to say this not a big deal but honestly for me it is because their skin is really delicate and no lady has the right to do this to any kid and when we went to comfort the lady who is in charge there all she said was that she talked to her staff and they all say they didn’t do it.
Then she asked me what I wanted with a smile on her face and then told me that no one is forcing me to bring my son CBC daycare but I’m paying for they can watch him good not to be waxing his eyebrows.
The organisation has since launched an investigation into the complaints.
Columbia Basin College, where the daycare is based, said in a statement the allegations are being taking seriously. In addition, Washington State Department of Early Learning is carrying out an investigation.