There Are Now High Heels for Babies, But Why?!
You know what every baby needs? A pair of high heels...thought no one ever!
But yes, high heels for babies actually exist. They're called Pee Wee Pumps, and are described as a "fun fashion prop or cute fashion accessory" on Instagram. Nowhere does it say that the pumps are unnecessary and only serve to sexualize infant girls. But, whatever.
The soft shoes for babies newborn to 6 months go for about $14.99. How much it will cost in therapy for your child when she grows up and sees photos of herself in these ridiculous and ill-conceived accessories is unknown.
I jest of course, because hey, to each their own! If you happen to think high heels for babies is cute, then more power to you! I suppose ultimately the shoes are harmless, and perhaps even good for a laugh.
And as the company's founder, Michele Holbrook, told Today.com, "You put too much thought into it and yes it's going to become an issue, but truly in the grand scheme of things, when it all boils down to it, it's just a photo prop."
But I personally won't be purchasing a pair for this primary reason: As a mom of three daughters, I have always believed there is absolutely no rush for them to grow up. That's why you won't see my girls wearing triangle bikini tops, high heels, makeup, or short shorts. Because eventually, and far sooner than I am ready, they will be young women who feel the pressure to dress a certain way to look sexy. And at that time, you will likely find me shaking and muttering, stooped over a martini, wondering what happened to my life.
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That time sure as hell isn't before they are 1 year of age!
What do you think of high heels for babies?
Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.