Spike heels are a bad idea for infants, unless they’re boys. Discuss.

Spike heels are a bad idea for infants, unless they’re boys. Discuss.

[Ed. – Gotta love the left.]

Coco, of “Ice Loves Coco” reality TV fame…recently posted on Instagram, “Guess what #ChanelNicole is leaving out of the hospital in? Yep! She already got her 1st pair of heels.”

Those “heels” she’s referring to are several pairs of Pee Wee Pumps, satin crib shoes with a collapsible heel designed for babies ages zero to six months, with names like “Diva,” “Glamorous,” “Swanky” and “Wild Child.” According to the company’s website, “Your little princess will be the belle of the ball with her first fashion statement in her Pee Wee Pumps crib shoes.”

Needless to say, the mere idea of baby high heels, let alone the highly gendered marketing, has caused outrage among many parents. …

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Eileen Donovan-Kranz, the mother of two daughters, took issue with both the product and how it’s being sold. “To me, as a mom, it’s sickening,” she said. “An infant cares nothing about gender and cannot speak for her/himself. The parent is projecting an anxiety about gender from the infant’s earliest days on the planet, or making a baby into an attention-magnet for the parent’s own needs and/or insecurities. Let a baby be. The shoes are deeply offensive, and the ‘princess’ marketing is only part of a putrid package.” …

Even the most staunch objectors, though, probably would find this gender reversal worthy of applause. A mom named T. Alvarez posted on Amazon about putting a pair of Pee Wee Pumps on her 4-month-old son (yes, her son!) for a good cause. “As April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, we were participating in a walk a mile event to raise money for a local non-profit that helps victims of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking in our community. Men, women and children. We ask people to donate to our team as we walk a mile in ‘her’ shoes,” she wrote. To their credit, even with all their girly marketing, Pee Wee Pumps posted a photo of the boy on their blog.

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