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(Daily Mail)   Thinking of dressing up your baby in a Halloween costume? Well a rights group says: 'It is not like older children dressing up for fun. It is potentially objectifying babies who have no say in what they wear   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 28
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2012-10-31 07:53:46 PM  
7 votes:
If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.
2012-10-31 06:55:00 PM  
5 votes:
Dressing babies up is what parents do on a daily basis until the kid is old enough to scream NOOOOOO
2012-10-31 09:21:15 PM  
3 votes:
"Kidscape director Claude Knights said: 'Many parents will just see this as a bit of fun. But we should maybe think a bit harder about what message we are sending out about our attitudes to children.'"

The message that it can be more enjoyable for parents *not* to leave their children out of their holiday fun. Try not to faint.

"'There is a growing trend to accessorise babies. Some parents make them fit in with their own style, rather than treating them as individuals."

Right, because dressing them up in an unusual costume is *not* treating them as individuals. Dressing them in the same way as everyone else, that's how you teach them creativity.

"'Obviously it is not directly harmful for the baby itself. But it says something about the attitude of the adults who are meant to nurture that infant.'"

It says that they can spend time with their chilldren and have fun doing it. It says that they understand that 9 out of 10 tiny poop-n-burp experts prefer fun to stuffy faux-dignity.

"Miss Knights added ...'Yes, it can be fun. But what does it say about our society?'"

It says that despite people like you, "fun" is valued by "our society."
2012-10-31 11:54:12 PM  
2 votes:
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Just put the little Batman to bed after he went through the neighborhood. I love halloween, he loves halloween
2012-10-31 08:52:22 PM  
2 votes:
That's the POINT. Why stop at Halloween? Why don't we let babies make ALL of their own choices? Oh, that's right- they CAN'T. Get your head out of your a$&, it's just a stupid holiday that they won't remember- and they'll be choosing what they want to wear by age 3, anyway.

My 13 month old is a pumpkin this year and my 3 year old is a peacock. I doubt the baby will be permanently scarred from it. Other stuff, maybe, but not from wearing a stupid costume for an hour or two.
2012-10-31 08:45:45 PM  
2 votes:
Halloween is the bane of people who hate all things fun and creative. At least they don't get away with burning the fun and creative folks at the stake anymore.

/gotta go. doorbell.
/is it wrong to hand out candy with 18 year-old scotch in my hand?
2012-10-31 08:42:59 PM  
2 votes:
I agree.

Let's also ban all clothing for pets, too.

www.dogclothesdresses.com

This is an offense to canine dignity and should be a felony.
2012-10-31 08:42:37 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-10-31 08:40:22 PM  
2 votes:
As opposed to all those non-Halloween occasions where babies pick their own clothing and dress themselves in it?
2012-10-31 08:37:03 PM  
2 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: 'Obviously it is not directly harmful for the baby itself. But it says something about the attitude of the adults who are meant to nurture that infant.'


We already have metrics for measuring the nuturing aspect, so STFU.


Yes, pretty much this.

Honestly I'd be more concerned with what ridiculous things parents dress their babies in on a day-to-day basis than some warm, comfy "costume" they bundle the kid up in for a single night out of 365.
2012-10-31 05:57:58 PM  
2 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com

media.techeblog.com 

/Get away from her you Poopy-head!
2012-10-31 09:47:17 PM  
1 votes:
Seriously?~?~? No one else going to point out that people Trick or Treating with 6 month old kids, dressed up as 'whatever' are certainly not giving the candy to the kid?!?
I haven't given out treats for a while now.. not because I am a miser, but because the last time I decorated and bought candy, over half the Trick or Treaters were adults holding little babies.
I would always get a bag of "shiat" candy and when kids didn't dress up (wore a baseball cap and said they were a baseball player) or parents carrying babies came, they got the cheap $1 a bag junk while the rest of the real Trick or Treaters got name brand goodies... The final year I gave them out, I doubt there were over 10 to 12 real kids - the rest were parents holding babies (and 95% of those were screaming and crying because of the Halloween music/noises, strobe/black lights and decorations).
2012-10-31 09:45:58 PM  
1 votes:
Oh please.

Last year:
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This Year:
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The horror.
2012-10-31 09:33:08 PM  
1 votes:
Worse than that is the punk ass kids in my neighborhood driving from house to house in a car and knocking on doors for candy. Sans costume, of course, aside from one that had his football shoulder pads. I think people only gave them candy to prevent future vandalism.

The teens looked...as you'd expect.
2012-10-31 09:19:34 PM  
1 votes:
Objectifying? Babies ARE objects. Are you telling me otherwise that they are actions or locations?
2012-10-31 09:12:58 PM  
1 votes:

God Is My Co-Pirate: [i48.tinypic.com image 403x403]

My baby dragon stayed home and did some colouring. I think the psychological wounds will heal.


I hope you got him some baby friendly candy.
My sons' first year, he was a mouse.
Year two he was a Bumblebee; his baby sister was a ladybug.
Year three, they were both doctors with lab coats with their names on them.
Year four my daughter chose to go as a princess and convinced my son to dress up as a handsome prince. He even agreed to wear a crown and a pink velvet jacket, but he told every person at every door that he did it for his sister and he was wearing something scary next year.
This year my son spent weeks making his own costume. He made cardboard armor and painted it so it looks almost real. He made his own mask out of clay and painted it. It was cool to watch him in full creative mode.
2012-10-31 09:08:24 PM  
1 votes:
i48.tinypic.com

My baby dragon stayed home and did some colouring. I think the psychological wounds will heal.
2012-10-31 09:06:30 PM  
1 votes:
I thought the article was a great advertisement for cute baby costumes. Halloween is better than Christmas. You don't have to buy gifts for teachers, co-workers, Secret Santa events, every one at your daughters' level in dance, everyone in your sons' Karate class. You don't have to spend a bazillion dollars. You don't have to travel out-of-state to spend time with in-laws you don't like.

The whole neighborhood turns out. People mock up backyard haunted houses for the neighborhood kids. Kids haul enough candy to last them till Easter. And I have four kids on my front lawn right now spinning in circles until they get dizzy and fall down. You can't buy entertainment like that!
2012-10-31 09:04:44 PM  
1 votes:
And because I am a crappy parent I took my son--who was born at 11:30pm on Oct 30th--trick or treating at 20 hours old because I had a houseful of little girls (my older daughter and her friends and my nieces) counting on it. He was dressed as a basketball.....

And he didn't die, or (so far) suffer some major psychological trauma. These people can piss off.
2012-10-31 09:00:37 PM  
1 votes:

bmihura: Did not read article due to .uk extension.

Is there a way to block all .uk extensions in Fark? I already have that filter in Chrome, but I don't want to see anything .uk in Fark.


blog.chron.com

Now your day is ruined. 
2012-10-31 08:44:40 PM  
1 votes:

Jim_Callahan: As opposed to all those non-Halloween occasions where babies pick their own clothing and dress themselves in it?


^^^^^^!
2012-10-31 08:42:26 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: "Halloween has become a 'marketing opportunity' for businesses, and said they risk commercialising children in their quest for profit."


Someone's going out dressed as Captain Obvious, I see.
2012-10-31 08:39:50 PM  
1 votes:
any child under 3 wont remember what you do to them in any case. maybe a kid between 3-5 might be freaked out, but let them roll at their own speed. by the time they hit 5 and up, they'll probably be way more into than their parents
2012-10-31 08:39:19 PM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: [sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net image 850x789]


You evil, evil bastard. That's funny as hell. Took me a second to get it, but then I snorted soda out my nose. +1 Good sir and madam. Each.

As for the article: Are you farking serious? Really? REALLY?
2012-10-31 08:37:02 PM  
1 votes:
Clearly these people have never met my sister.

/Every time I log into Facebook I have to wade through her instagram pictures.
2012-10-31 08:32:52 PM  
1 votes:

jaylectricity: Babwa Wawa: If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.

I'd hate to be your dog.


I'd say it's my right. Whether I'd actually do it is another question entirely.
2012-10-31 07:55:50 PM  
1 votes:

Babwa Wawa: If I'm in charge of caring for something to the extent that I have to clean up their fecal matter on a regular basis, I reserve the right dress him/her/it up as whatever the f*ck I want.


I'd hate to be your dog.
2012-10-31 06:57:50 PM  
1 votes:
Yeah, because baby is likely to remember said objectification what with their lack of long term memory. Oh, wait.
 
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