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To think the way these nightdresses are advertised is creepy...

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GeppaGip Fri 04-Oct-13 13:47:41

I am starting to collate things I will need for my hospital bag when I go in to have DC2 in Dec. I am looking for a couple of cheap nightdresses so went to Amazon to look at what they have and sorted by price.

I came across these and just think the way they are presented is really quite creepy and unsavoury. I am not normally a prude but AIBU?

GeppaGip Fri 04-Oct-13 13:49:08

Specifically, the way the girl is made up to look about 8 and the bedroom around her is full of toys, cuddly toys and just looks like a little girl's bedroom (in case anyone wasn't sure wtf I was on about.

Stealmysunshine Fri 04-Oct-13 13:49:42

Very creepy. Toys in the background? What's that about?

FreyaFridays Fri 04-Oct-13 13:51:50

The toys are a bit creepy... teddy bears wouldn't have been so bad, but the wooden nursery toys are...

Other than that, I guess they were going to the Japanese-style Lolita-thing trend, perhaps?

SavoyCabbage Fri 04-Oct-13 13:52:05

It is weird, I thought it wasn't that bad as some women do have teddies etc but not many have a wooden rocking reindeer!

CocacolaMum Fri 04-Oct-13 13:52:11

why is it creepy? Its kind of clear that that particular sort of nightdress isn't really the sort you would sleep in (or give birth in, can imagine the midwifes face though LOL)

FreudiansSlipper Fri 04-Oct-13 13:52:59

no you are not

why worry if you are seen as a prude, she has been made to look like a young girl

i am going to report this to amazon

CocacolaMum Fri 04-Oct-13 13:53:00

x post, hold up I didn't even notice toys.. going to have another look

SavoyCabbage Fri 04-Oct-13 13:53:06

I have just realised my amazon recommendations are going to be tainted by the love making get up!

2tiredtocare Fri 04-Oct-13 13:53:59

Maybe she's supposed to be a sexy mum? Clutching at straws

CocacolaMum Fri 04-Oct-13 13:54:51

err yeah the toys are a bit weird.

GeppaGip Fri 04-Oct-13 13:55:16

Haha yes I wasn't planning to buy it for hospital. Think my parents and in-laws would pass out when they came to see the new baby.

I clicked on it out of curiosity because I honestly thought the main picture was of a little girl and was shocked. Then when I saw the other pictures I realised that it was pretty gross. TO be perfectly honest, it looks to me like the advert is promoting the fantasy of paedophilia. I may be unreasonable but that is how it comes across to me.

UriGeller Fri 04-Oct-13 13:56:06

Anyone fancy doing a review?

Bumpstarter Fri 04-Oct-13 13:57:18

Yuck, the model is as near to sucking her thumb in her cot as she can be without actually sucking her thumb in her cot. Vile.

FreudiansSlipper Fri 04-Oct-13 13:59:02

i have reported it to amazon

SavoyCabbage Fri 04-Oct-13 14:03:42

I've had a nose at their other stuff and I think that they took a load of photos of the same girl in one of those 'set houses' and its just that she is in a child's bedroom in this one.

There are lots of other ones of her doing the same sorts of poses in other rooms.

exexpat Fri 04-Oct-13 14:10:10

It looks like pretty standard stuff for Japan and Japanese-influenced other parts of E Asia to me: adult women posing with cute, child-like expressions, fluffy toys etc. That doesn't mean it isn't a bit creepy, but the whole Loli-con fashion thing is very widespread.

sweetiepie1979 Fri 04-Oct-13 14:15:04

Yeah really weird my husband thinks it's really creepy too

sweetiepie1979 Fri 04-Oct-13 14:21:01

I've reported too

NicknameIsInvalid Fri 04-Oct-13 14:44:01

Ugh that is vile. I didn't really think anything of it until I looked at the background but that is clearly a childs bedroom. looks like some mumsnetters have left reviews, good work!

FreudiansSlipper Fri 04-Oct-13 14:48:35

received reply from amazon they are looking into it smile maybe with others reporting it too it will be take off

I know the Lolita thing is popular in some parts of Asia doesn't mean we should accept it

Opalite Fri 04-Oct-13 14:49:19

It's disgusting, even if it is a popular trend, the trend is disgusting. There is a lot of this going on, some isn't as obvious as this though. Glad to see the two reviews

friday16 Fri 04-Oct-13 14:51:00

Cosplay. Some of which is OK. Some of which is pretty vile.

MrsWedgeAntilles Fri 04-Oct-13 15:15:36

I've complained too, I'm in a chat with one of the Amazon people now. All this company's products seem to be advertised by very young looking models.

Pawprint Fri 04-Oct-13 15:25:24

I don't think it's particularly creepy, as the woman is clearly not a child.

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