For thinking that "Blinged up Babies' is so wrong!!!

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Writerwannabe83 Tue 19-May-15 11:01:18

Has anyone else seen it in This Morning?

Two mothers talking about their Blinged up children/babies and explaining how their children wear designer clothes, have fake tans, wear perfume and prefer to have handbags and shoes over toys.

Apparently it's a waste of a girl not to dress her up shock

The full documentary is on TV tonight and although part of me wants to watch it the other part of me can't bear the thought of seeing young babies and young girls being dressed and treated like the mother's fashion accessory sad

Lovewearingjeans Tue 19-May-15 11:04:44

Yes, just been watching it myself. They look awful. I'm surprised the baby could hold her head up with that bow on!

TruJay Tue 19-May-15 11:07:27

I haven't seen it on tv but I can imagine. I do like to buy lovely clothes for my kids but get them in the sales for the year after but fake tans on babies??!
Waste of a girl..I don't put my little girl in anything pink/frilly/glittery etc can't stand the stuff and she's much happier in her jeans and tshirts etc and can often be found in the mud!
She still wears dresses and things with flowers in but just not that whole 'here is my giant pink sugar plum fairy' much to my best friends disparity who wants to buy her tutus haha she has just become an auntie to a beautiful niece thouhj so she can do it for her.

TruJay Tue 19-May-15 11:07:38


AlpacaPicnic Tue 19-May-15 11:07:53

Well... It's not to my taste I'll admit. But on the other hand, these babies and children are loved, cared for and treated with affection. So on the whole, I'd rather see a blinged up baby than one that is ignored.

TruJay Tue 19-May-15 11:08:37

and *dispair hmm

RoboticSealpup Tue 19-May-15 11:25:49

Way to go, teaching baby girls that looking 'pretty' is more important than being able to move comfortably, play and have fun. Babies are already the most beautiful thing in the world, so why would they need to be 'decorated'? Sometimes women are our own worst enemy...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 19-May-15 12:31:20

It's ridiculous. I've never heard or seen the likes.
I saw an advert for it where that mum said. Something thing along the lines of oh I'd starve to buy her bling! What you'd go with out your own nutrients and food thus eventually succumbing to illness ect just to dress your baby up on daft jewellery designer wear ect.
Yes going without to feed your kids any good mum would do that but for designer weAr! Is she for real. Baby's designer clothes and bling would not step in as her mother.
I doubt very much other mums are talking on street corners about her and her blingef up baby. oh have you seen so and so's bZby? she's always in designer wear. No one gives a shit. They have their own little ones to be proud of.
Also these bling/designer patents are the fools. The are paying to advertise a name for someone!
I will watch it out of morbid curiousity.

loveareadingthanks Tue 19-May-15 13:53:58

I think it's a horrible trend. My big fat gypsy baby. Bleurgh. It looks tacky tacky tacky and Ithink it's awful for the babies. They can't move freely or do normal baby getting messy/exploring stuff in those clothes. And it's sending messages about looks/function/being female that I despise.

What if that girl grows up a bit and wants to live in jeans, play football, climb trees and get muddy instead of doing ballet or something. I can't imagine the parents will be very supportive of that.

I overheard a horrible conversation at work many years ago with a woman expressing her relief at her neice, 10 years old, finally showing an interest in makeup and going for a manicure with her mum. They'd been 'so worried' about her being 'a bit funny'.

Lolimax Tue 19-May-15 13:58:52

I saw it and was horrified! I won't be watching tonight (well ok I might just out of pure curiosity!!) but simply don't understand it. And I also hate that small babies have their ears pierced a real pet hate of mine.

FoulsomeAndMaggotwise Tue 19-May-15 13:59:32

I watched the first "blinging up baby", it just made me so sad for the little girls. One mum forced her children to take part in a beauty pagent despite the youngest crying and not wanting to do it. She actually came third in the end and the mum took the crown from her and said "one of the stones has fallen off." That was it, not a 'well done' in sight.

PippaPug Tue 19-May-15 14:00:39

What channel is it on tonight? I will be arching and no doubt be looking like this shock

Writerwannabe83 Tue 19-May-15 15:05:33

I think it's channel 4. I'm recording it and then will find the strength to watch it when DS and DH are in bed smile

ItsRainingInBaltimore Tue 19-May-15 15:06:56

Awful. Just awful. But it will only be a matter of time before someone comes along to tell you that you are a judgemental classist snob.

formerbabe Tue 19-May-15 15:07:49

I hate it....I like babies in babygros for as long as possible as I hate the idea of them being uncomfortable.

Feminine Tue 19-May-15 15:08:12

I'm wondering how they afford it all?
I agree that l'd rather see attention lavished, then have a child ignored.

RosaGertrudeJekyll Tue 19-May-15 15:15:31

yes, indeed the main point is they are loved and cared for.

I just find any extreme behavior worrying, be it extremely religious or extremely blinging up baby. Its like brain washing and that's the part that makes me feel it errs to un acceptable behaviour. I love dressing up but its one part of life, one small part.

Writerwannabe83 Tue 19-May-15 15:22:32

I don't care if it does make me a judgemental and classist snob, putting perfume on a 6 month old baby is ridiculous grin The mother was saying that as soon as baby stops putting her fingers in her mouth then she'll start using nail varnish too confused

One mother had spent over £400 buying her daughter a mock, sparkly Audi for her birthday. WTH?! And to he honest, the girl did not look at all impressed, despite what the mother thought grin

Ev1lEdna Tue 19-May-15 15:43:37

While I agree that love and care are vitally important and the main concern, I do think that bringing up any child, but particularly girls, to believe their value lies primarily in their appearance isn't the kindest approach to parenting. Indeed, it is setting a child up to always compare themselves to others on the most superficial level and I firmly believe that this is often a path to unhappiness since the parameters of what is considered attractive/desirable grow ever more narrow. As for using harsh products such a perfume, fake tan or makeup on young skin, I find that unnecessary, they can be so irritating to my own skin never mind a child's.

Part of being a young baby and toddler is learning through exploring, how do you do this properly in restrictive clothing? You know I try not to judge other parent's parenting but I'm doing a pretty poor job of it here so I'm going to stop. I'm not keen but I guess there are worse things a parent can do ... I don't know if that's an excuse to bling a baby though - it would be potential damage to self-confidence which would bother me, I haven't actually seen the programme yet so who knows...

Yep, failing at not being judgemental here.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 19-May-15 16:11:52

A waste of a girl not to dress her up.
Imagine her face if she'd have had a boy or has a boy.

FoulsomeAndMaggotwise Tue 19-May-15 17:12:08

I am judgemental of these women and unapologetically so. It's not good parenting.

Oldraver Tue 19-May-15 18:30:40

I don't personally like to see it but its up to others what they do with their babies.

I do worry about the 'waste of girl' mentality

OrlandoWoolf Tue 19-May-15 18:42:29

I wonder what the dads think?

Chottie Tue 19-May-15 18:43:29

It's on Channel 5 at 9.00pm tonight.

Shall we all watch it and then post again?

Stanky Tue 19-May-15 19:14:04

They dropped the Ben Needham story to show that. sad

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