string bikini for a two year old appropiate??!

Jacqueline - posted on 06/20/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )

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so my in-laws sent me bathing suits for my twin girls, who are about to be two in august. so you get an idea, they're string bikini's with the puerto rican flag on them. the bikini with the triangles to cover up on top, and strings that tie on each side of the waste. i'm one of those mothers who thinks its inappropiate as hell for a child to wear something like that. there should be nothing that looks the slightest of "sexy" on a baby. they're insisting i put them on them and send them pictures. i swear they did this to irritate me. they couldn't buy them a dress instead? what are your thoughts mamas?

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Tamara - posted on 06/20/2011

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See I would be afraid of taking a picture just in case it gets in the wrong hands. maybe that is just me.

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Stick the suits in the trash and tell them.... not a chance. I would suggest giving them away, but then you'd be contributing to the 'sexualization' of someone else's babies and that wouldn't sit right w/ me.

Amy - posted on 06/20/2011

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I would send the pictures with my girls in the bikini's covered with a rashguard. Neither my son not daughter go out in sun without a rashguard on!

Lissa - posted on 06/20/2011

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I would tell them to stick the bikinis where the sun don't shine. Completely and utterly inappropriate I wouldn't even put them on for pictures. I would send them back with a note explaining why.

Elfrieda - posted on 06/20/2011

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Oh, yuck. I would not be pleased. I'd probably send a thank you card with some pictures of the girls (fully clothed, doing something else) and throw the swimsuits out. Some people see nothing wrong with it, though, so maybe they sincerely thought it was a cute gift.

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Monica - posted on 06/20/2011

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when my litle girl was 2 my sister thought is was cute to buy her a bikini set, so she could be like her auntie but i told her that i don't want people buying inappropiate clothing for her, she is a little girl she is only 2 not 16, i think you should tell them it was a lovely thought but you don't want your girls to be wearing clothes like that

Lissa - posted on 06/20/2011

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I personally think you need to put an end to it now, if you just let them think that was fine then what else will they buy. Are they going to be sending padded bras when they are six? Miniskirts? I think you need to make it known that you consider it innaproppriate and deal with it now, this issue could become a lot bigger if you say nothing.

Kathy - posted on 06/20/2011

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I'm with you. I would NEVER put a string bikini on a two year old. I would burn those things. That is crazy and soooo inappropriate.

Janice - posted on 06/20/2011

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At home put your girls in them and take a pic to appease the in-laws. Then just don't use them. I agree that we shouldn't be sexualizing toddlers. My daughter only has a 2 piece for bathroom/ diaper ease (not a string bikini). However, I also don't know if its worth making waves in the family over clothing. :)

Tamara - posted on 06/20/2011

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I would send them back and say no thank you.

I have decided (before I had kids) that there will be no two piece suits until she can buy them herself.

Alicia - posted on 06/20/2011

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hell no. string bikinis should not be worn by any child until they have the boobs to hold them in place. nothing bugs me more than eight year olds at the pool running around with their boobs hanging out due to the bathing suit being so lopsided because they dont have boobs t hold it in place.but especially not at two. my daughter is 17 months, and has an adorable, brightly colored one piece to wear over a swim diaper. i guess theres not SO much of an issue if its a boyshort stlye bottom with a what i call bar style top with spaghetti straps. but as for MY daughter? she will not wear a two piece until she a teen, and it wont be a string bikini. thats going to wait unti lshes out of my house

Toni - posted on 06/20/2011

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I have to say I agree with you...INAPPROPRIATE!!! That is crazy! Send them back

Sherri - posted on 06/20/2011

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It wouldn't bother me to put it on them in the yard to play and take some pictures. I am not sure if I would send them in public dressed like that though.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/20/2011

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NO I got it!!!! Put one of them on YOU and send them a photo of that and say THANKS - one for next year too! :D

Rebecca - posted on 06/20/2011

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I completely agree with you totally inappropriate I would simply tell them that I appreciate that they want to buy gifts for the children but that I would never dress my little girls sexy and then I would get a bunch of info on pedophiles that hangout at swimming pools (cause theres been problems with that where I used to live)

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I wouldn't do it. I think it's totally inappropriate. But look at what most people are letting their kids copy - Miley Cyrus. She had a boyfriend at 14 who was 18. She posed in Elle magazine with her stomach hanging out, doing poses Playboy bunnies would be proud of. The last I hear of her, was during one of her concerts she had a pole rolled out that guys moved around on stage while she danced next to it. I just don't think this is appropriate. For 2, 5, or even 15. When they are 18, have at it. But until then, i'd like my kids to TRY to learn some self respect before just degrading themselves or deciding they want to be a certain way. I want them to have a choice, not an upbringing which caused them to be a certain way.......

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