Post # 1
So a blog I visit once in a while posted a picture of the writer’s daughter in a tiny string bikini. Her daughter is only about 12 weeks old (whe was born right before my son). That really disgusts me. I’m more conservative than a lot of poeple when it comes to clothing, but I can’t imagine it. I feel like there is a difference between letting a baby play around naked or in a diaper and purposefully dressing her in an adult piece of clothing who’s purpose is to be revealing.
Girls today have so much pressure on them and the clothing retailers target them with just gets tighter and more revealing all the time. I never wore a two piece bathing suit until I was in college! I didn’t even wear a tank top until I was in my junior year of high school. What happened to modesty?
What are your thoughts?
Post # 4
Really? I think it’s cute
Post # 5
I’m much less modest than you seem to be but I personally don’t care for them. I actually think they look very awkward on a baby.
Post # 6
I was at Starbucks yesterday morning and a group of teenagers, probably about 13 or so were in front of me ordering “skinny” lattes with non fat milk. Listening to them talk about dieting made me so, so sad. What kind of message are we sending to kids who now are DIETING before their bodies are even developed? I wanted to give them a hug.
Post # 7
I’m with you on the conservative dressing… especially with the lust issues our poor young men are hit with… and now young women too.
I think it’s terrible how even little baby girls are dressed in “skimpy” dresses and like you saw bikinis (which I’ve seen a couple seasons now) =/
I’m finding myself more and more yet less and less surprised by what people are doing or find acceptable these days.
Post # 8
I can’t imagine… then again, I grew up with very conservative parents. When we would go to the beach as kids, my swimsuit was basically a leotard instead of a swimsuit – because it had short sleeves instead of being sleeveless. We also had to wear t-shirts on top of the swimsuits most of the time.
I don’t have children yet, but my child will not wear a 2 piece bathing suit until highschool (and even then, it will need to cover quite a bit – maybe more like a tankini). Apparel with writing/ logos will not be allowed (especially on pants/ shorts). I’m not a big fan of cartoon characters either, only because I really don’t want my child wantching t.v., but we’ll see what happens. I know that it’s easier to say these things now because I’m not a parent yet.
Post # 9
I am truly surprised by this. All of my friends have their little girls in their cute bikini’s and their fisherman hats and their sunglasses. I think they look so cute when we go out. And this isn’t a trend either. I have pictures of me in 2 piece bathing suits when I was little too.
Post # 10
Well.. I only wore bottoms (a speedo technically) until I was 9. This was in Europe so it’s much, much, much more accepted.
I don’t think it’s disgusting but I do think that a baby in a bikini must be a hassle. I just don’t associate kids/babies in skimpy clothes as immodest or inappropriate.
Post # 11
@EvaBostonTerrier don’t worry it’s more than possible. We don’t have cable or really watch tv. We do have Netflix but everything is incredibly screened… for DH and I as well. If our son evers asks why a specific show isn’t watched (by us either) we just explain about how important it is to be aware of the things we watch and listen to b/c they make up who we are and how we think…. he’s almost 7 and he’s totally cool with it. Just be sure to explain as it’s apart of who you are as a family and not “just becuase” and they’ll take it well 😉
Post # 12
@mwitter80: I have to agree my mom has pics of her and her cousins when they were very little in 2 piece bathing suits so it is nothing new. I think they are cute.
Post # 13
@EvaBostonTerrier: It might be a little unrealistic for your child to not watch tv at some point during their childhood. There are still some good clean cartoons these days although I will admit, not too many :/. Also, your not going to allow your children to wear anything with logos or writing? Plain shirts and plain pants? I’m just curious as to what your reasons are regarding your choice.
I think bikini’s on babies are unrealistic and silly. I would allow my child to wear a two piece bathing suite once they were in jr.high but not any sooner.
Post # 14
I guess I feel like not wearing a suit (naked, diaper, only bottoms on a girl) is more child-like. It gives the message that this is a kid, and doesn’t need to be covered (though toddler age – after that coverage is needed, IMO). I feel like bikini’s are adult clothing, and putting them on babies and little kids is accentuating parts of their body that they don’t even have yet. Maybe I’m just mental… but it bothers me.
Edited to add – the picture I saw was a string bikini halter top. Extremely skimpy no matter what standards you judge by.
Post # 15
Is this Emphasis Added?
I have a 21 month old daughter. She wears one piece bathing suits. If she ever WERE to wear a little baby string bikini, I sure wouldn’t put pictures of her in it up on the Internet.
Post # 16
I have cute pics of me maybe 1 yr old in a gold lame bikini, this was late 70s- and i don’t mean to toot my own horn but its a dang cute picture. I don’t see anything wrong with a baby in a bikini. let those cute buddha bellies out! But really to each their own, so if you’re not comfortable with your baby in a bikini, just don’t buy one. But I wouldn’t say its “disgusting” (thats a bit harsh). its just your personal preference.