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what’s next?

There are bras for 1st graders, g-strings for toddlers… now high heels shoes for babies!!

TWO US mums have launched a firm that sells baby high heels.

They sold their first shoes 14 weeks ago and haven’t looked back.

“Oh yeah, it draws attention,” Jenelle Kulaas said. “People see them and are like, ‘Those are hilarious’.”

Read the full article here

What’s next, fishnets for foetuses? Glamour ultrasound photos?

2 thoughts on “what’s next?

  1. This is hard to comment…. how far do we have to go in pressuring our children to ‘look acceptable’ to society. Whether funny or not (in my opinion, not) this is a waste of time and money that could be spent on more practical adventures. I admit, that not everything I choose to do or spend money on is the best choice that could be made but I would not choose to endorse such criticism that “babies look cute in high heel shoes”. Sickening.

  2. I agree Siobhan, that it’s hard to know where the line is. I think that these heels are a stupid idea, and like you said, a waste of time, money and effort. I look at the whole thing with scorn and disgust.
    But at the same time, I have to take exception to some of the comments floating around on the internet connected to the issue. There’s a lot of talk about the sexualisation of children, and I agree that doing this sort of thing is trying to impose adult ideas onto the children. However, one blog linked both these kiddie heels and children getting manicures to sexualisation. Once again, proper “manicures” for little girls are stupid, but my sister and I used to always paint our fingernails when we were little and I don’t feel like that amounted to our sexualisation. Likewise with make up and dress ups. We used to have days where we would dress up in our mother’s old clothes and do our make up with our Barbie make up kits. But we also had days where we played about in the dry creek bed and played marbles and climbed trees. We probably had a lot more of those days than we had dress up days. I think it’s all really a question of balance. After all, if we make sure that kids are exposed to things other than sexualising pressures, surely we can so something towards negating the problem?

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