My baby daughter is really freakin' cute, but that doesn't mean I'm going to dress her like a doll. Sure, she's got long lashes and shapely lips that will someday look gorgeous with a little mascara and lipstick, but the key word is someday.

While searching for a christening gown, I recently stumbled upon a bunch of websites with tutu dresses.

These elaborate little gowns -- which involve everything from feathers and crystals to yards of tulle and, to my horror, halter tops -- look like they came right off the Toddlers & Tiaras catwalk. And they're modeled on babies who aren't old enough to sit up!

Where, other than a beauty pageant, is my daughter going to wear a massive pink tutu? Grandma's house? A play date? I assume (at least I hope!) the purpose of such a costume is just to take cute pics like the one above and share them with friends and family members.

Now, when my daughter is at an age where she can pick out her own clothes and so desires to wear a tutu, I won't deny her. Heck, if she wants to wear a three-piece suit and a fedora, that's totally cool with me. But there's just something too adult about a halter top affixed to a tutu. It veers into creepy baby pageant territory.

For the near future, it's onesies and sleepers for my little one. And if I change my mind about that, well, there's always tutu onesies!

Would you put your infant in a tutu dress?

 

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