Good Day! - posted on 12/30/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )
I have a feeling that this conversation may be one sided. All the same I wanted to see some opinions.
I've seen on TV moms that spray tan their toddlers and color their hair all for the sake of toddler beauty pageants. To me it is sickening.
On a less extreme note, my sister in law is very involved with Mardi Gras (we live in South Louisiana). Her crewe has a ball every year that includes pageants on all age levels. Her four year old is participating. I know she would never spray tan her daughter but she does get her nails, hair and makeup done. She keeps asking me to put my daughter in the under two category. I just tell her we can't afford it. What she is doing is more about having fun than competetion and beauty. I just can't see putting my daughter in a pageant even for fun.
So, any experience with pageants? At what age are they appropriate?