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    Jessica Simpson has been blasted by some for this picture of her baby in a bikini. Do you think there is anything wrong with it?



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    We just had a debate where many said it was fine for a baby to go around naked. I am not sure why this is different. I personally do not wear a bikini or let my girls, but I would think nothing at all of seeing a baby in one. Go to the beach and you will see them all the time.

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    I can see both sides.

    For me personally, I actually think the picture is kind of funny. It doesn't bother me. On the other hand, I do understand why a baby in a bikini would upset some more than a naked baby. Bikinis still hold a tiny bit of of the old thrill from a more innocent time, like pin up girls in the 40's and 50's. Obviously, anyone might wear a bikini these days and it's acceptable enough, but there is still something vaguely sexual about the idea of a bikini. It's not about the amount of skin that's showing, it's about the associations that some people hold with bikinis. Kind of like if you put a baby in a teddy bear nightie. Sure, you might not see any more skin than if you just had them in a little onesie, but it's the association that makes it weird. No one wants to see a sexy baby.
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    What an interesting association. I would not have thought of it that way. I tend to not dress my children in ways that I would not dress. It is just easier for me. I am hoping to avoid teenage battles in dress, by the fact that they were not ever able to dress that way. I know many people though, who would put a baby in a bikini but not their older child.

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    I don't think it's sexy at all. You see babies in 2-piece bathing suits all.the.time. What makes this different?

    Why don't people get uptight about stuff that really matters?

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    I don't think there is anything wrong with it either. I would much rather see a baby in a bikini than a 15 year old. My granddaughter looks really cute in a bikini with her little fat tummy hanging out. I would never think of that as sexy.
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    I think babies in bikinis look tacky. But, I certainly don't get bent out of shape over it and that isn't the worst thing you can dress your kid in by any stretch.

    For those with the "bikinis are ok for babies, but not older girls" view, when does it become not ok? When they are 2, 4, 6? How do you suddenly say "it was cute then but inappropriate now"?

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    I don't mind bikinis on babies or kids at all. IME it is much easier to change a baby or take a toddler or kid potty when they have on a 2 piece swimsuit.....wet one piece swimsuits are a PITA.

    But given the total option, I prefer the European approach of just having babies, kids, and heck even adults, topless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kris_w View Post
    For those with the "bikinis are ok for babies, but not older girls" view, when does it become not ok? When they are 2, 4, 6? How do you suddenly say "it was cute then but inappropriate now"?
    I don't think there is any hard and fast rule and depends a lot on the location. I would say probably when they start to reach puberty and develop something for the bikini to reveal.
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    I think it's funny. I remember when Nathaniel was a baby and he suddenly got into this pose like that one and my sister and I were laughing our heads off calling it his "sexy baby" pose. It's funny. I'm not a bikini-buyer for myself OR my daughter, but that is just a funny baby picture. The expression on her face makes it funnier.
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