Skip to comments.Padded bikinis for 8-14 year olds
Posted on 03/25/2011 8:58:30 AM PDT by pabianice
Just shown... Abercrombie and Fitch is offering a new item: padded bikinis for children ages 8-14 years old. Developing...
I’ve a cousin, my cousins daughter, who when she was 13, didn’t need a padded bikini. She had bigger boobs than her mother.
13 yo girls didn’t look like that when I was 13. Gotta be those hormones in the water and milk and stuff.
Not as much as I hate me.
Congratulation to all of you. By the Grace of God things are turning out OK. May it continue. :0)
* (except their moms)
I hate me more than you hate you, Plebian!
I guess it is to offer protection when they hit the water.
You’re too much. LOL
Great answers and I feel the same.
Let em stew for a good 6-8 more years.
I don’t have children but I can’t understand why parents would think this appropriate.
heck, with the stuff in processed foods these days,, it’s probably not gonna be a hugh seller. a lot of gals are already plumped and ‘developing’ at that age, as is.. but it is a pretty sad thing to see this marketed, any way ya cut it.
“... there are girls in her class that wear bras”
Unfortunately, they may NEED to. My daughter is ten and several girls in her second, third and fourth grade classes were wearing either “training bras” or actual cup bras. Two of her friends started their menses by fourth grade. My motto is when they need them, they need to wear them. Otherwise, it is silly.
Yeah, but when’s the breast age to allow this?
Good for you.
Two of her friends started their menses by fourth grade
They must be gifted and real smart
I won’t either, but you can see how as this becomes more popular, those people that helped popularize these kinds of issues, will be the ones making up those juries.
Just refuse to buy SLUT clothes for children and let the crap rot on the shelves. I refuse to buy it and I’m an 62 year old. I refuse to buy SLUT clothing for my young grands and great grand. Nor do I buy things with skulls and death symbols on them.
I’ve left their SLUT crap sit on the racks/shelves for the past 10 years. Live in T’s and jeans for every day wear.
You can find decent/modest church dresses at the Salvation Army for a tiny fraction of the cost of new. And they look like new in most cases.
Same to you FRiend.
I am a father, my daughter, who is 8, will be nine this may, has already developing breasts. My wife buys bras for her to wear, and they probably match. Purchasing the underwear is not exploitation. flaunting your daughter, or having them dress like prostitutes are another matter.
“They must be gifted and real smart..”
You are a hoot! Unfortunately, since they are “early bloomers”... they are usually mortified. One girl that is now in fifth grade has a upper B cup. Poor thing wears sweatshirts even in the Summer. The idea of MAKING a child appear more developed than she truly is... outrageous.
Many 6 year olds would need breast implants to even think about wearing these tops, still though, they’re only 24.50.
Really? That’s the only reason?
Yer kinda weird
Saw this at Target the other weekend. Told my wife if she buys one for my daughter, I had better be dead. She said she would have to be dead also.
and their moms mom
You know...this company is really sick.
That’s the rub, though. So many people want to be their kids’ best friends.
Quite frankly, I don’t care if my kids like me. I have plenty of grownup friends - who wants kids as friends? My job is to be the parent, not the buddy.
As a side grouse - when did it become acceptable for kids to speak to adults using their first name? My son’s friends tried that crap with me & I let them know they can call me “Mom or Mrs C”. My first name is reserved for grown-ups only. Hell, I still refer to MY friends’ parents as “Mr & Mrs”, and I’m in my 40’s!
Lack of respect & parenting, that’s why.
Thank you, Laz.
Abercrombie and Filth?
Another step towards making them prostitots.
I get that, I should have been more clear. That is not what my granddaughter’s friends are wearing. These bras used to be called training bras, used for early development. What you find at these stores in many cases look like jr Victoria Secret.
I am always shocked when I picker her up from school how the girls dress, they are children for crying out loud, not adults.
Abercrombie and Fitch: Clothes only a Child Molester can love.
We’re on the same page.
Some girls need a bra or t-shirt to wear under their garments because of early development. My girls only 12 and she has had to wear something since she was 10.
I don’t believe parents should do anything that would promote their young kids looking “attractive”. Parents out there will know what I mean by that.
Should your kids look well maintained, with decent clothes? Sure. Should they look even the slightest bit enticing well beyond their years? Hell no.
In a former life I had to fight with the Mrs. to keep our young daughter from using make-up, dressing in clothes that made her look older and more appealing that she should have, for her years.
That being said, you don’t blame kids for enticing. Being a responsible adult, you should still try to make sure they are not enticing. The last thing I would ever want to have happen, is for one of my kids to look appealing to an abuser.
That being said, there’s only so much you can do. You do your best and pray.
I wouldn’t mind at all if there was a law out there that criminalized businesses trying to capitalize on sexifying young children.
What’s the up-side for society for enhancing the sexuality of an eight year old?
This NAMBLAesque (for boys or girls) mindset makes my blood boil.
You are correct all around. None of our kids’ friends EVER called us by our first names. We never had to tell them either...but you don’t get respect if you don’t earn it.
Parents are silly today. The way they act the way they talk with the kids and the way they allow the kids to talk to them. We told our kids we are NOT your friends. We are your parents and it is our JOB to do right by you and....we will tell you the TRUTH NOT what you want to hear from your friends which is nothing productive.
Being a good parent is the most important job on earth and...as a sign I saw one time said: “Parenting is not for sissies.!!”
oops better read the post twice before posting : )
Little girls used to go shirtless exactly like little boys—at the beach, for instance. This seems to be no longer true. It’s ridiculous—and it is a sign of the sexualization of toddlers.
“Training bras” and T-shirts are one thing, it is the matching Jr Victoria Secret bra/pantie sets I am talking about, which I have said.
I had a classmate that had her period in 4th grade, too. She was on the plump side, which I understand is a factor for early puberty.
Unfortunately, my 11 year old granddaughter does not require “padded” bras. She also isn’t allowed to buy from Abercrombie and Fitch.
Human beings are not always rational, but they do rationalize. “How could it possibly be wrong? I do it.”
I think what we see as wrong, is relative to many things, mostly the individual and the customs/mores of the times.
Are you saying that you don’t believe in any absolute truth?
No, I believe we each have an absolute truth instilled in us by God, but it’s individual, not an absolute truth for everyone.
I keep taking my daughter into local Christian bookstores to ask if they have, or would consider, swimwear that is modest.
I do this to get them to consider it, and to get my daughter to realize that I am not the only person who thinks modesty is the way to go, as the staff invariably begin discussing their difficulty finding the same.
Are you then saying that individuals apply God’s truth to their own situation, so the individual’s outcome may differ person to person? Or that there is only a loose definition of truth out there that each individual is free to interpret as they will?
No, I believe that God applies His truth to each of us individually, and that that truth varies from soul to soul.