It is not recommended by our governing bodies to use nail enhancements, including gel polish, on children. Full stop.
As responsible nail techs, that should be our advice to the OP.
But again, you are missing the point. It is already an established medical fact that a child's immune system is less developed than an adult's. But what is also a concern is the long lasting impact of developing sensitivities at a young age - burdening someone with cosmetic allergies at age 12 is very different than at age 40. Your research is faulty. A quick Googling would reveal numerous statements like this "There are medical reasons why makeup isn’t good for your young ones. First, a child’s skin is thinner and has a decreased barrier function as compared to adults, said Dr Lynn Chiam, dermatologist with Children & Adult Skin Hair Laser Clinic. The skin’s barrier function refers to its ability to keep moisture in and damaging elements out “and children’s skin is less able to defend itself against irritants,”
she said." Or this - Letting your child use makeup, hair dye or nail polish might lead to skin and hair problems. Or this, What kids should know about nail care.
Tuna, you need to back off and take counsel with yourself. When we deny the potential negative impact of our services and products, we undermine consumer faith and confidence in us. Your stubbornness in the face of facts is legendary, but your refusal to acknowledge/defer to the medical facts on this is troubling. Your conduct on this matter, as well as many others in this forum, is deeply damaging to the profession.
I fully realize the dangers of the nail profession, much more so than the general nail technician. I've said it before, I am a top tier researcher.
But lets step back to the original point. Yes, it's not advisable to give a young child acrylics, but you're not hurting them from a standpoint of their immune being weaker. If that were true, stop using shampoos, eating allergic foods, touching nickel, etc etc. All of those things can cause allergies.
You can link articles all you want, but those articles are weak and not convincing. They speak in general terms. And, doctors disagree on matters all the time. And, some doctors don't know what they are talking about when it comes to certain subjects, since it is not their expertise. Dr. OZ is a good example of this.
Again, I have a major problem with my original post being deleted. I can careless if I was wrong and proven so. The problem I have is that there are concepts that are not easily understood by people. You cannot delete post because you disagree, based on your understandings. Let people debate objectively.