An obviously questionable fashion accessory for children, high heels for babies are out there. And just as you’d expect, many parents are raising an eyebrow about it, including some of the pictures posted by the company who makes “Pee Wee Pumps” for babies 6 months old and younger.
Even if the shoes aren’t in question, why the lounge-style portrait of a baby wearing those?
Parents are raising concerns about how the shoes would affect the feet of these babies, considering bones are still soft at that age, and the feet are clearly still very under-developed. They’re actually a soft shoe, and very likely won’t hurt a baby’s feet at all (but we’re not doctors here), and are designed to cover the feet as the baby is in her crib. But I think the main reason parents are upset is because of the “sexualzation” implied by high heels, and the fact that a baby is wearing them.
“You have to be kidding me! Sorry but this is sick! Children should be allowed to be children & not dressed up to look like hookers!” says one parent. Another parent said that it’s creepy and ridiculous. This in response to not only animal-print styles, but the fact that babies are photographed in a boudoir style. Creepy. “Even without the heels the pics would be not even remotely okay” says another mother.
The shoes are still generating attention, even from celebrities like Coco Austin (Ice-T’s wife) who got a pair for her daughter:
Here are some shots from their own Instagram page:
What do you say? Harmless and cute foot-warmer for crib time, or overly-sexual accessory for babies?