Baby’s first stilettos

Well, I suppose it had to happen eventually -- high heels for newborns.

Topics: Children, Advertising, Broadsheet, Love and Sex,

Baby's first stilettos

I’m a fan of quirk. I get a good laugh out of the absurdity of this great world. I’ve been known to buy cowboy booties for my friends’ tots, so I get the whole ironic baby shtick. And yet a new product has elicited a hearty “ugh” from me. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you … high heels for babies.

“Now baby girls can really kick up their heels — in stilettos fashioned for the crib set,” reads a story in Saturday’s New York Post. These collapsible heels are “selling like wildfire in 22 states and overseas,” according to the piece, and are about to make their New York debut. Nice way to sexualize these girls before they even climb out of their cribs. High-fives, everyone! Let’s hope I can find a magenta bustier onesie and a thong diaper to match!

Sarah Hepola

Sarah Hepola is an editor at Salon. Her memoir, "Blackout," will be published by Grand Central in June.

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