Saturday, 6 July 2013
Would you put your baby in a WIG? Outrage at company offering wigs for bald baby girls
From diamante dummies to moustache-themed pacifiers, the abundance of baby accessories is fast becoming more and more ridiculous.
And the latest crazy baby accessory to hit the market? A wig for fashion-forward baby girls who have no hair but want to make sure no one thinks they're a little boy.
The latest must-have accessory? Baby Bangs! are a new wig for baby girls who want to be fashion-forward and differentiate themselves from boys
Baby Bangs! is the brainchild of a mother and daughter who wanted to create a miniature hair piece suitable for newborns to wear.
Writing on their website, they say: 'At Baby Bangs! we believe in the beauty of childhood.
'Our unique designs are sprinkled with magic- inspiring a world of whimsical wonder and mystical magical memorable moments for you and your baby girl to cherish forever!
'For she is, and always will be, your little princess!.'
Baldness, be gone! Baby Bangs! is the brainchild of a mother, daughter, and baby granddaughter who wanted to create a miniature hair piece suitable for newborns to wear
The design trio called in hair replacement artist, Lisa Griggs-Campbell, as well as a real live baby model for styling, sizing and comfort testing.
After two years of designing, they unveiled the 'Fleurs Collection', a collection of miniature hair pieces in a range of colours made size-appropriate for infants, toddlers and little girls priced at around £20.
Baby model: The design trio called in hair replacement artist, Lisa Griggs-Campbell, as well as a real live baby model for styling, sizing and comfort testing to showcase the £20 wig
And it seems that Baby Bangs! aren't being well received.
Callie Beusman writes on Jezebel: 'So the princess dogma is starting at such a young age that a newborn's natural (downy-headed) state is somehow undesirable?
'Is the window of time during which a woman's physical appearance isn't subjected to constant scrutiny and held up to strict standards going to narrow so much that all fetuses will need beautiful virtual makeovers.
'Babies all look the same; that's kind of their thing. It's not only unnecessary, but also pretty much insane, to start forcing cosmetic enhancements on a child too young to even have hair on her head.'
And the Twittersphere are also up in arms about the latest baby accessory.
One user wrote: 'I despair... RT"@pandy92: There's a website selling wigs for baby girls so they don't get mistaken for baby boys.'
Another added: '*Projectile vomit* RT @mssusieday 'I'm not a boy!' AAAAARGH. RT @sarahcrossan: No no no no no. http://baby-bangs.com/index2.php'
Not impressed: The Twittersphere are also up in arms about the latest baby accessory