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MN Facebook post - not sure about the accompanying pic

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AssassinatedBeauty Fri 16-Jun-17 21:41:56

I'm probably going to be told I'm being over sensitive, but a Mumsnet thread about keeping babies cool in the heat popped up on my Facebook feed... and this was the accompanying picture...

Does anyone else think it's a bit, well, weird?

Megbert Fri 16-Jun-17 21:45:39

In what way?

TheBrilloPad Fri 16-Jun-17 21:47:52

I don't usually like little ones in two pieces (especially since if you were going to keep them safe in the sun a one piece UV suit sort of thing would probably be better), but that pic is so ridiculously freaking adorable I can't bring myself to care!

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 16-Jun-17 21:49:14

Oh ok, just me then.

VerityHabitat Fri 16-Jun-17 21:51:46

I can't see any weirdness there.

MacTweedy Fri 16-Jun-17 21:55:25

Nothing weird at all. It's a baby in swimwear. Also- why is this in feminism?

Calyrical Fri 16-Jun-17 21:56:19

I dont like it much either OP.

MrsBadger Fri 16-Jun-17 21:57:43


AssassinatedBeauty Fri 16-Jun-17 21:57:45

I thought it would be obvious why it's in this section but I think I'm out of step with everyone else on this. Which is interesting.

isthistoonosy Fri 16-Jun-17 22:01:50

Im not keen either my kids (girl and boy) are either in trunks/ just bottoms or in UV suits depending on the weather. I think the two peice combined with the pose is a bit strange.

ThymeLord Fri 16-Jun-17 22:12:54

Is it the pose? You'd normally expect to see a woman reclining like that in a two piece, artfully arranged for the male gaze. I may be totally wrong, just my first thought.

CocoaLeaves Fri 16-Jun-17 22:22:57

The photo is nonsense - surely it would be a one piece, a sun hat and more realistically a child either playing about or on the lounger in a towel if they have been in the waiter. Toddlers don't sunbathe!

That said, I have a picture of DD on a lounger, she is wearing a one piece and had been in the pool. It is perfectly natural, but I think also a private photo, I am not sure I think it would be advertising material. So there is something out of sync in the image here and the boundaries around images of children.

Xenophile Fri 16-Jun-17 22:47:12

No, not out of step with everyone OP, it's a bit of a weirdly adult pose for a start and in this day and age, putting babies in two piece cozzies is just stupid.

Xenophile Fri 16-Jun-17 22:47:36

(because of the risk of sunburn, in case that's not clear)

ThanksMsMay Fri 16-Jun-17 22:57:25

I like bald babies in sunglasses. Especially bald babies in sun glasses chillin in sun loungers. It's a picture I'd have taken myself (though I'd never put my dd in a two piece bikin) But I do see your point.

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 16-Jun-17 23:02:47

It is the adult pose and the adult style bikini, which I find really incongruous on a baby girl.

Asmoto Fri 16-Jun-17 23:04:42

I'm not bothered by the picture but I love the comment underneath.

DJBaggySmalls Fri 16-Jun-17 23:20:15

The pose and the glasses make it look like someone posed the baby as an adult female. I dont like it.

CivQueen Fri 16-Jun-17 23:23:02

I found it a bit stupid to have a photo of a baby in a two piece by an article about sun protection.

At first glance it is a cute picture, on a longer look it makes me feel uneasy.

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