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Baby Bikini Onesies: Cool or Creepy?

And is it any worse than the toddler-sized Metallica t-shirt?

By Jeremy Greenberg Jul 5, 2012 3:21PM

Video still of baby outfit with bikini design (Courtesy of WMCTV.com, http://aka.ms/wmctv)I have never understood fashion. I still have the same haircut I wore to my senior prom, and as I write this I’m wearing nothing more than a barrel and suspenders. My wife is sitting next to me in overalls, smoking a corncob pipe. It’s safe to say that we are not fashion forward. But maybe that’s a good thing, especially since what’s deemed as “fashion” progresses into ever weirder realms.

Take, for example, the “baby bikini onesy,” which has understandably raised quite a bit of controversy. It essentially looks like a baby-sized nightgown with a bikini airbrushed onto it. Because who doesn’t want to see a baby and be forced to imagine the little thing sporting a pair of boobs? Yik—it grosses me out just to write about it!

But maybe that’s because I am hypersensitive to the dangers of this world. There are many fun, innocent examples of adult imagery on kids’ clothes. One of my favorites is the toddler-sized Metallica t-shirts. It’s cute, and when I see a toddler in a Metallica t-shirt I don’t see it as some premature form of corruption. I don’t think that toddler is some antisocial, angry youth. I think he has a parent who used to be. Although that parent must now conform to the adult world, it doesn’t mean that he can’t celebrate his youth by choosing a fun piece of fashion for his kids. Maybe this baby bikini onesy is the same thing for a mom who used to have a bikini bod before giving birth? It could just be an innocent way to have a bit of fun with kids’ clothes, but our society is so scorched by its sickos that we can’t lighten up and laugh.

Either way, to me it looks weird. My kids will wear nothing but barrels and overalls until they leave for college.

Is the baby bikini onesy innocent fun or creepy-weird?


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Jul 6, 2012 7:06PM
I'm so tired of reading "if you don't like it, don't buy it" comments.  There is a bigger problem.  The hypersexualization of children is so accepted that people don't even see it anymore.  Don't believe me?  Go to your nearest mall.  Now pay attention to the middle school and high school girls: what they're wearing, what they're saying; listen to some of the music they're listening to and maybe the movies they're watching.  You're right that I don't have to buy my daughter Bratz dolls that look like stoned prostitutes, or two piece swimsuits that are tiny versions of adult bikinis, but the fact that these things are available at nearly every shopping center in America sends a very sad message to both boys and girls (and pedophiles!): that girls should be beautiful and sexy, even when they're kids.  Kids can be many, many things, but sexy should never be one of them, even if it's "just a joke."  Those of us complaining aren't just "bored women with nothing to complain about."  We're parents who don't want our children growing up in a society where crap like this is not only considered normal, it's "cute."  Okay, now return to your Toddlers and Tiaras. 
Jul 6, 2012 6:49PM
This is about ratings...No one really cares. It is just to get interest on the page. And by me contributing,I am now part of the problem as well.
Jul 6, 2012 5:12PM
If you don't like it, don't buy it!  It's just that simple.
Jul 6, 2012 5:08PM

The problem isn't that there's a onesie with a bikini on it, the problem is that there are too many bored women looking for something to complain about.


The ones bitching about this clothing are the same ones who jump on every bandwagon that comes down the line. They're the ones whose children have every trendy allergy, condition and affliction that is in the news of the day. If the offender of the day is eggs or gluten or whatever else-their kid is suddenly allergic. If the offender of the day is nuts or gluten or whatever else the "experts" say is the newest problem, these women jump on it and sudenly, their kids are allergic it. God forbid THEIR child isn't in need of special medical attention for NOTHING. The attitudes of these women diminish the seriousness of when a child REALLY DOES have a legitimate problem.


They're RIDICULOUS. They're bored. They're trying to maintain their "voice". Maybe instead of wasting all their energy on a bikini onesie, they should take up some real issues and try to help solve those.



Jul 6, 2012 4:39PM
its so annoying getting online and seeing this all the time. WHY is it a big deal???? its a cute little onesie. my son is 8 months old and if there was one with a 6pack on it I would buy it! it doesnt have overly large breast with huge clevage. there is nothing wrong with this! the is the biggest waste of time. hopefully all the attention sells a lot for this business!
Jul 6, 2012 4:25PM
I don't see the big deal with this. It just goes to show that rather than report on the things that actually matter and that are going on in this country that people would rather obsess over stuff like this...Stop wasting time with this crap and report on something that actually matters like i don't know the unemployment rates, economy issues, the war that is supposedly over yet still going on, or how about how the veterans of this country get treated like crap?
Jul 6, 2012 4:21PM
i like the shirt that says im what happened in Vegas lol poeple lighten up i think it's great
Jul 6, 2012 3:28PM
Some people need to get a life so they don't have time to obsess over things like this.
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