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calling your baby sexy?

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wannabehippyandcrazycatlover Tue 19-Apr-16 08:32:45

I was browsing Facebook last night and came across a post asking if this person was wrong as they called their child sexy all the time and friends had expressed their disgust with this. A lot of the comments were saying how they also called their children sexy, 'sexy legs', 'sexy bum' etc.

Now, I don't know whether IABU as its not my place to judge and/or whether I am getting on my feminist high horse, but I think this is entirely inappropriate to call your child sexy? Please please PLEASE for the love of God tell me IANBU with this.....

KinkyAfro Tue 19-Apr-16 08:36:17

It's been discussed on here a lot. I agree with you, totally inappropriate

Oysterbabe Tue 19-Apr-16 08:36:19

Yanbu shock

wannabehippyandcrazycatlover Tue 19-Apr-16 08:37:57

Kinky oh no has it? I'm relatively new here so apologies. I'm just a bitshock that people think it's okay....

kaitlinktm Tue 19-Apr-16 08:38:09

OMG - I have never heard anyone do this (thank God) and yes I do think it highly inappropriate - and distasteful.

GreenEyedMonster2014 Tue 19-Apr-16 08:38:31

I would never imagine calling my son sexy! I personally think it's a bit icky, how could you look at your own child in that way??!! Isn't it also sort of setting a bit of a precedent for the kid?

PPie10 Tue 19-Apr-16 08:41:35

Yanbu op, I too think its inappropriate. There's no reason to ever describe a baby or child this way.

KinkyAfro Tue 19-Apr-16 08:42:06

Sorry wannabe, that came across a bit snotty, didn't mean it to be 😊 I think most, if not all, people would agree with you

Divathecat Tue 19-Apr-16 08:42:21

Glad you posted this. Someone I know calls their DD sexy, she is 3. She called my DD sexy when she put a hair clip in her hair, I was wtf but didn't say anything, I will ask her not to if there is another occurance

YorkieDorkie Tue 19-Apr-16 08:45:34

Ewww. They're our babies they're not sexy confused.

YoJesse Tue 19-Apr-16 08:45:51

Yuk, yuk, yuk. YANBU!
I don't know anyone who calls their kids sexy confused

StrawberrytallCake Tue 19-Apr-16 08:46:12


Walking in the park at the weekend with dd1 we passed a family with a girl who was around 4/5 saying 'I'm not sexy today' to her siblings who were calling her sexy whilst strutting in a spaghetti strap dress (it was freezing).

Dd judged on my behalf and she's only 7.

elQuintoConyo Tue 19-Apr-16 09:00:58

Nope. YANBU. Disgusting, weird, inappropriate.

Are they Kardashians? grin

FlyingElbows Tue 19-Apr-16 09:03:28

Modern society encourages women to equate self worth with physical attractiveness. For some women that boils down to the word "sexy" meaning something has worth, something to be desired. Mostly women who have Nutella for brains!!

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Tue 19-Apr-16 09:05:31

No you're not wrong. It's completely weird. Weird enough with the parents using it for little babies to mean cute, but even weirder for the 5-10 year olds when they seem to mean it more like the actual meaning confused talking about little girls strutting in heels and party dresses and calling them sexy. Think for a second you raging numpties!

LunaLoveg00d Tue 19-Apr-16 09:06:43

Maybe it's a regional thing - have never heard this in Scotland but have seen similar things on the FB pages of southern English friends.

It's hugely inappropriate and as chavvy as it gets.

neonrainbow Tue 19-Apr-16 09:07:03

Yuk. Gross.

PastaPrincess Tue 19-Apr-16 09:07:18

YANBU. It's creepy. Reminds me of when my uncle gave me loads of T-shirts to sleep in when I was about 6. One of them said "I'm too sexy for this T-shirt".. that one was confiscated pretty fast.

Hagothehills Tue 19-Apr-16 09:07:42

Ew. No you are definitely definitely definitely not BU. It's gross. They'd children. They are many lovely things but not sexy! Ick. Got the shudders just thinking about it. Feels a bit peado to call a child sexy imo.

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 19-Apr-16 09:11:08

Ditto Luna.

bumbleymummy Tue 19-Apr-16 09:13:04

Yuck yuck yuck!

wannabehippyandcrazycatlover Tue 19-Apr-16 09:14:18

The comments were along the lines of 'I mean it as in cute and a nice way' - JUST DAY CUTE THEN!!

Although one comment did make me laugh, one woman claimed that it didn't matter about the 'actual/dictionary' definition of the word sexy as she used it in a different way and another poster said 'well if I call you a cunt but I don't think of it as the general consensus means it, would you take offence?'- inevitably she kicked off, oh the irony.

liz70 Tue 19-Apr-16 09:14:24

I once, over ten years ago, saw a girl, can't have been older than 9 or 10, slightly chunky, might have been puppy fat, wearing a tight t-shirt. Stretched across her chest were the words "Look But Don't Touch." The mind really does boggle. confused hmm

IwannabeKate Tue 19-Apr-16 09:15:30

Totally inappropriate for any child. My son's (otherwise lovely) hairdresser has said this a couple of time when doing his hair and it has irritated me (but she's the first and only hairdresser he would ever sit for so I have to bite my tongue!) if he ever picks up on it I will have to think again.

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 19-Apr-16 09:24:28

'well if I call you a cunt but I don't think of it as the general consensus means it, would you take offence?'- inevitably she kicked off, oh the irony.


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