Toddlar Pagenants.. I can not believe the extent some go

Toddlar Pageneant - Beauty pageants for children
@meandmy3 (2229)
United States
June 6, 2009 4:53pm CST
They make their four five and six year old little girls look like they are 20 something, from the makeup to the thousand dollar dresses to the fake tanning, this is going way to far.. I can not believe that people put this much time and energy into making their baby look as if they are 15 years older than they are. wake up people and let your children be children. stop living through them and stop putting them through crap like this what are your thoughts
2 responses
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I agree, these pageants are more about the parents...usually the mothers...and they're unfair to the children involved. Here in our little town we have an annual festival that's a really big deal. There is a Festival Queen and her Court and there's also a Little Miss, Little Mr., Baby Miss and Baby Mr. crowned. Since my daughter FINALLY had a baby girl after two boys she considered entering my granddaughter in the Baby Miss pageant because all it entailed was dressing her cute and walking onstage carrying her. But, then I remembered my other granddaughter, who is a few months younger and whose momma is a former beauty pageant contestant. So, I called her and, yep, she was entering the baby in the pageant...had already ordered a $200+ outfit for the baby along with buying snazzy clothes for my stepson because Daddy was going to be the one onstage with the baby and he was gonna look very GQ. So, I advised my daughter to forget it unless she wanted to spend a fortune on clothes and to come up with another gimic. I really didn't want to see two of my granddaughters competing against each other even if they are both were less than one year old. So, we rooted for Alayna...and she won. She and Daddy were in the parade...and she had absolutely no idea what was going on...and they spent allll that money....
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I can not believe so many people spend that kind of money on things like this, when there are things out there the money could be spent on that could benefit the child so much better.
@mrsl2008 (635)
6 Jun 09
Hi, This for me is quite an interesting discussion. Although we don't have "pagenants" here as you do there, we still get pushy parents who will do similar things. My eldest daughter dances, therefore wears make up for shows but this is purely to make there features bigger such as eyes, nothing like you describe in your posts. Many of the mums do encourage their kids to do the make & clothes thing to "enhance" themselves if at an important location, eg dancing in a west end theatre etc. I don't agree with this kind of thing and these girls are older than the children you talk about. I have a negative view about doing especially the fake tan when they are 4 5 & 6!! Let kids be kids, it didn't do us any harm!! Mrsl x x
@meandmy3 (2229)
• United States
7 Jun 09
I danced as well and wore makeup for my performances. but I was much older than four years old at the time.