There’s no doubt that marketing baby products to parents is a big business. It is not uncommon for expectant parents to have a list a mile long of baby paraphernalia they think they need for their new addition. One thing I am certain is probably not on most baby shower registries, especially eco-friendly baby showers, is high heeled baby shoes.
We’ve covered bizarre baby gear before, but this one I really can’t understand. Heelarious is the name brand for “her first high heels”. They come in five styles, including leopard and zebra satin. These strange shoes were the idea of two Seattle moms who intended them to be funny; however, I don’t find humor in dressing up an infant in stillettos. Why would my baby need a pair of heels when I don’t even own a pair?
I do have fond memories of playing dress up in my mother’s shoes, but I think these high heeled baby shoes are disturbing. Considering the warped image many girls and women have about body image and beauty on top of the harmful health effects of high heeled shoes, I just don’t get the humor. My babies were not dolls for me to dress up for my entertainment or to turn into mini fashionistas. Let children be children!
Image: New York Post