Blinging up baby

(64 Posts)
Thefishewife Tue 29-Jul-14 06:43:59

To think if your giving a 4&2 year old a spay tan false nails and hoop earrings

You need a visit from ss and a parenting course

And also what the hell with al these business willing to carry out these treatments on children so young

mindthegap79 Tue 29-Jul-14 06:47:20

God no, that's hideous. Very cruel too I think.

Link or context please!

JenniferJo Tue 29-Jul-14 06:48:09

Awful. YANBU.

HowAboutNo Tue 29-Jul-14 06:50:18

Why are these people given a platform for their stupidity?

HowAboutNo Tue 29-Jul-14 06:50:40

I don't get why that programme was even made.

wowfudge Tue 29-Jul-14 07:04:14

And you never know with that kind of thing on TV how much of it is a put up job.

freezation Tue 29-Jul-14 07:57:54

I started watching it but could only manage about 10 minutes. DH likened it to child abuse. But it's all in the name of entertainment! If we'll watch it, it will get made wink.

Sirzy Tue 29-Jul-14 08:00:14

The advert was enough to make me angry

Happypenguin2014 Tue 29-Jul-14 08:04:01

Women can afford all the gold for precious and princess but not a carpet for her hall way?

I love traditional and classic baby clothes, but they all seem bloody blinged up now days!

Sirzy Tue 29-Jul-14 08:31:27

What worries me is some of these 'accessories' must he a real choking hazard for young children

AnotherGirlsParadise Tue 29-Jul-14 08:34:04

The little girl in the Hooters outfit... I had no words. And the dance moves she'd been taught! I couldn't believe it, I genuinely had a hard time watching her doing something so blatantly sexualised. My OH found it SO uncomfortable.

IdkickJilliansAss Tue 29-Jul-14 08:42:36

It was totally inappropriate, why did OH feel uncomfortable though?

burgatroyd Tue 29-Jul-14 08:51:22

What was the programme?

burgatroyd Tue 29-Jul-14 08:51:53

Oh, it was bringing up baby, duh!

burgatroyd Tue 29-Jul-14 08:52:19
burgatroyd Tue 29-Jul-14 08:59:30

Mmm.... Don't quite agree with article. Its one thing having bringing taste, quite another thing sexualising children. That said I did find the kiddy dance scenes funny in Bad Grandpa and Little Miss, though they were being ironic

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 29-Jul-14 09:06:14

Omg. Seriously what's wrong with wearing asdfa clothes and jumping in puddles.

Who would seriously coat their young child's skin in chemicals like that.

Anything that stops kids being able to play like kids is just wrong. Those monstrosities called dresses look really inhibiting and must be baking hot to wear.

PlumpPartridge Tue 29-Jul-14 09:15:13

I particularly hated the bit where the little girl was running around softplay with her giant hoop earrings. We had to take them off for P.E. as the teacher warned it would be very easy for someone to collide and rip our earlobes off so I was horrified to see a little girl wearing them in a very physically active environmentshock

Having said that, I thought the bit at the end where the mum said 'If she doesn't want to be a girly girl later, that's fine. But at least I'll have this' was actually quite mature. A lot of people have pictures in their heads of how their little boy/girl will be and sometimes it is very gender stereotyped. This mum is deliberately indulging her cutesy-little-girl preference now because, as she pointed out, her daughter might not want to later. It seems relatively fair to me, put that way.

Granted I don't think I would cover a small child in spray tan and let it wear big earrings as I think they are impractical, but I think big frilly dresses and bows are fine as long as the child isn't bothered by them.

As for the pageants, admittedly I did find those rather dreadful and over-sexualised.

Meglet Tue 29-Jul-14 09:20:26

I can't even get my 5yo DD to keep a basic ponytail in hmm.

Roussette Tue 29-Jul-14 09:35:51

I thought one of the little girls ears looked really sore and red. These Mums need their heads read, they really do. The pageants, the hooters outfit ... well words fail me.

Throughout the programme, what really really got me was all the women on there (including the ones in the shop) droning on "every Mum loves a bit of bling" and "Every Mum thinks their daughter is a doll" on and on and on...

Errrrr no, not every Mum does.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 29-Jul-14 09:54:53

I certainly don't. I dress for practicality not what I think others would deem pretty.

They wear school uniforms all day, let then knock about in shorts and a t shirt fgs.

NumberOneFan Tue 29-Jul-14 10:36:30

The Mum with the two Daughters was horrible. I think they were 2yrs and 4yrs? The eldest said "I do it for my Mum" which I thought was very sad. The Mum admitted that it was all her doing. She was extremely pushy and didn't even try to hide her disappointment at her Daughter 'only' getting 3rd place! Poor girls sad

Idontseeanyicegiants Tue 29-Jul-14 10:41:43

Every time I try to think of a comment I sound like a raging snob so I'll leave it to my DH who walked into the room, watched 10 minutes of it then went upstairs to check on our girls. He came back down and said 'thank fuck we have tomboys' then watched the rest of it with his mouth hanging open..
I do find girls running around just being kids in tutus rather cute though. That was the only but that made me smile, I could have wept at the rest of it. That little dot with a dummy and a spray tan especially.

BigPigLittlePig Tue 29-Jul-14 11:12:23

Ah yes.

Didn't see this on tv, bt when dsds mum picked her up, she had put eye shadow on her 12 month old in preparation for a toddlers bday party...hmm

thornrose Tue 29-Jul-14 11:16:50

Idont I feel the same way, I daren't put my feelings about it into words.

I hated the Hooters thing with a vengeance. I was willing her to realise it was a bad idea, and more importantly, why!

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