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Bikinis for babies?

(19 Posts)
bamboostalks Mon 18-Aug-08 20:35:26

My mum has just bought dd (18 months) 3 (yes 3) bikinis in the sale. I was a bit hmm Are they tacky on littles? or sweet? Any opinions?

Tutter Mon 18-Aug-08 20:36:05


Upwind Mon 18-Aug-08 20:37:03


Dozymare Mon 18-Aug-08 20:37:05

as an 18 month year old, I just wore bikini bottoms and a HUGE swimming nappy (30 odd years ago!) in fact, most of my holidays as a child were spent in just bikini bottoms as were most of my friends.....or naked in the garden!

Lizzylou Mon 18-Aug-08 20:37:22


beanieb Mon 18-Aug-08 20:37:39

Horrid. Go naked.

Lucycat Mon 18-Aug-08 20:38:28

I can see that a vest style top and bottoms make it easier to change nappies - but skimpy ones nope.

bamboostalks Mon 18-Aug-08 20:38:53

So bottoms ok and no top?

derelicte Mon 18-Aug-08 20:38:55

I think they look weird on young children, so I'd just use the bikini bottoms.

bamboostalks Mon 18-Aug-08 20:39:59

They are not string ones lol. They are quite square iykwim, a sort of cropped tankini.

Upwind Mon 18-Aug-08 20:40:11

At 18 months surely it is a choice between swim nappy or naked?

If you want to cover her top half use a t-shirt for protection from the sun or even one of those sun suits..

Dozymare Mon 18-Aug-08 20:43:16

top sounds ok to me if it is sort of square tankini...I was imagining triangle top which is just yuck! Still go for bottoms only though!!

(But then I don't have a daughter, jsut based on what I wore)

shhhh Mon 18-Aug-08 22:18:32

on the hanger they look so sweet..tony and mini me...BUT in reality imo, they look awful. IMO bikinis are for teenagers (at a push) upwards iykiwm.

shhhh Mon 18-Aug-08 22:19:37

meant "tiny" not tony..hmm.

cheesesarnie Mon 18-Aug-08 22:20:04


ThatBigGermanPrison Mon 18-Aug-08 22:23:54

They are hilarious. Bikinis on babies look like blue shimmery eye shadow on 55 year old male accountants - so incongruous it's laughable.

Can you imagine the rolls of pudge squirting out of the bikini? Awwwww!

MsHighwater Mon 18-Aug-08 22:41:22


madrose Mon 18-Aug-08 22:48:56

We've just got back off our hols, my dd is 3 and was desparate for a bikini (she's obsessed with bras), she saw lots of little girls wearing them and wanted one so badly "i need one".

As she is very fair I make her wear a sunsuit when swimming/beaching abroad, but I did get her a bikini to wear inside, it was a cropped taninki top and the bottoms had a little skirt attached, but she looked so funny with her little tummy sticking out. She just loved having her own bra grin

My neices 4 upwards have been wearing them and they looked really cute.

MadBadandDangeroustoKnow Wed 20-Aug-08 00:03:30

Mrs Dogmatic says

Bikinis for children should never have skimpy, triangle tops. That is The Rule.

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