Dangerous beauty trend
Chinese mothers put their children in corrective helmets
When it comes to the looks of their children, some parents know no bounds. In Asia, they put their offspring in “corrective helmets” – and tape their mouths shut at night with “corrective tape”!
In Asian countries, special beauty trends are spreading, which are supposed to change the appearance of children. The drivers of this are the parents of the children.
A strange beauty trend is spreading in Asian countries, which is supposed to change the appearance of children. Two products in particular are recommended by influencers, as reported by Sixth Tone, an English-language online magazine from the Chinese metropolis of Shanghai.
On the one hand, there are “corrective helmets” that are intended to change the shape of a child’s head. Especially in China, many parents are convinced that only a round head shape is considered attractive. They believe that this method will save their offspring from being teased about a flat head in the future.
As the British tabloid “Express” reports, a Chinese influencer used the “corrective helmet” on her daughter and reported about it online. The woman seems excited about this product and recommends her followers to start wearing the helmet early.
In her videos, she repeatedly emphasizes that the helmet can only make a difference for small children. “We started wearing the helmet a bit late, but at least we made some changes,” she says bluntly.
Not only the helmet, but also the “correction tape” is great for the so-called “momfluencers”. The background is shocking. Children are supposed to have their mouths taped shut while they sleep so that they cannot breathe through their mouths. This is to prevent them from getting crooked teeth and a long face. Again, it is mentioned that it is to be used on young children.
But this venture can even be really dangerous, as doctors warn. This is because some children breathe through their mouths because they have trouble getting enough oxygen through their noses. It is therefore important that this airway is not blocked. (lrc)