i'm going to enter my 9 month old in her first pageant. does anyone have any tips?
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Donna - posted on 02/24/2010
I don't have any tips sorry. Children are not given to us to show off to crowds of people. She is 9 months old she can't possibly give you any signs that she likes it. dress her up is some jogging pants make a big deal out of it i am willing to bet she will smile and act just the same way. Its her life, her body wait till she is old enough to ask to do it.
Dorothy - posted on 02/25/2010
I am sorry i do not have any tips however i would like to say that donna is not entirly correct. I have known many babies who can and do show signs of wether they like something or not at 9 months old. My own child would kick and giggle and grab for things she liked at 9 months, similarily she would cry and fuss and fight at things she did not like. I knew one Baby who especially liked clothing stores and if her mom held up an outfit she did not like the baby would push it away and fuss, but if you held up one she did like she would grab at it. You simply have to know the baby, watch the signs and take time to listen to them. Speech is not the only form of communication. As long as you are not forcing your child to do something she obviously is not enjoying and do not go overboard i see nothing wrong with pagents. My only concern would be materalistic values and self image however if you are pro-active both of those can be delt with and avoided. Have fun!!
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Kaleisha Leigh - posted on 02/24/2010
the way i see it is shes ur daughter and its not putting her under stress or anything like that, its just for fun, i doubt ur gonna be angry at her if she doesnt win or wateva, u just wana show ur little girl off, my older sister did modeling as a young child and her confidence is amazing now, me on the other hand didnt and i had really bad self confidence, i agree with kelly ur daughter is adorable (:
Kelly - posted on 02/24/2010
My niece was put in 3 different pagents when she was a baby, and won 2 savings bonds for collage...she is 6 now and talks about how she looked like a princess and wants to do it again. I have friends that as children werte in pagents and they loved doing them and I loved going to them...it wasnt at all like you see on toddlers & tiaras, THAT SHOW is giving pagents a bad rep! I say go for it heather, and I will ask my sis-in-law if she has any tips for you! p.s. your daughter is adorable, SHOW HER OFF! :)
Nikki - posted on 02/24/2010
Im sorry but I think subjecting your child to such stress and pressure to succeed in such materialistic things is not something I would ever do especially if they are no old enough to make that decision... I can't even watch toddlers in tiaras it makes me sooo mad...
I have a lil boy so I guess that'll won't ever come up, people say he should be in commercials and model all the time... but i just don't think putting them through such scrutiny for my benefit would ever be my choice.
Heather - posted on 02/24/2010
we tried on some dresses and she just got so excited about it! she loves dressing up and loves being around a bunch of people and we have gotten her pictures done a few times already and she just did great, shes very photogenic! i don't seem any harm in it unless she shows that she has no interest but so far shes been having a blast.
Tips are more like how to prepare not whether you think i shouldn't...i would never push her into something she didn't want to do. if she shows any sort of discomfort in a situation i react.
Jennifer - posted on 02/24/2010
I have thought about doing that my self for my daughter. Everyone who meets her says she should be in pictures. I have come close to doing it, but before I got as far as actually making the call to find out what to do and how to do it, I realized that she is a child and needs to live like a child. I have decided that it will be her decision to do it if she wants to when the time is right for her. Otherwise she will miss out on a lot and probly hold it against me forever for not letting her have fun when she had the chance. What I am saying is weigh the options of good and bad and is it worth it in the end. Or can you wait for her to decide on her own with out you pushing it on her?
September - posted on 02/24/2010
Why? Have you watched shows like Toddlers and Tiaras? Do you really want to be one of those? In my opinion that is just sad! I would suggest that you wait until your daughter is old enough to make the choice on her own rather than forcing her when she is not even old enough to understand what the heck is going on. Seems super silly in my opinion!
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