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Hay I wanna know others opinions on this subject. Would u or do u think it's okay to put make up on a toddler or even a young child. I personally feel that it's not a good idea and would really like to hear what other people think as well.
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by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I hate ALL Pagents PERIOD !

by Gina on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:15 PM

 I don't watch the show, because like the OP, I don't approve of all that these little girls go through. Hours of practise, make up, fake smiles, spray tans, etc, just seems wrong to me so you wouldn't catch one of my daughters on there. But hey, I can only decide what I wanted for my daughters, not someone else's.

by Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM

My daughter is involved in dance and does wear make-up for dance competitions and recitals. She is almost 6, but has been in a yearly recital since she was 3. She does not get a spray tan, fake teeth, fake hair, fake nails, or compete on beauty. After her make up is all done, she looks like a 5 year old with lip stick on. I would not put her in beauty pageants as they are WAY too competitive and I don't want her to be involved in anything that gives awards out for whoever spends the most money. Plus, it is way too expensive. Dance is expensive too, but not 3500 for one dress kind of expensive.

by Milami on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:42 PM

 It is not for our family.

by Ruby Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:44 PM

I watched the show a couple of times and that was enough. I just have a problem with toddlers being all made up with tons of make up, tweezing their eyebrows, wigs etc and being taught to glide across a stage, while shaking their bottoms and flirting with the judges.  I had looked at enrolling dd in the local dance studio when she was almost 4 but they wouldn't take her...after seeing a few public performances, I was pretty glad they wouldn't. When she was 10 she wanted to join but I wouldn't let her due to the costuming and very suggestive dance moves they use. After one performance there was a picture in the local paper of two of the girls in their costumes, they couldn't have been more than around 8 yrs old and honestly they looked like a couple of hookers on a street corner. There are better ways to build self-esteem than that.

by Platinum Member on Feb. 18, 2013 at 5:47 PM

I think it is wrong on so many levels.  

by guerrilla girl on Feb. 18, 2013 at 6:23 PM

We don't do it for dance, but for dramatic play we do...especially for dress up or costumes....but it is mostly to look like an animal, or ghost, or something like that...Not to look like a made up woman.

Quoting Kylie819:

I would not do pageants.

But I would put makeup on a 5-year-old for dance or theatre.

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by on Feb. 18, 2013 at 7:09 PM

 For play and dress-up? I do not have a problem.

And my dd starting performing in recitals at age 3- and it was required that she wear "makeup" :eyeshadow and lipstick. Even during horse show competitions, she was required to wear lipstick and eye shadow. Now as an older teen, when she is performing and competing, she still is required to wear show makeup. But for everyday she uses a bit of eyeshadow and gloss.

There is a time and a place. But I could not make any blanket statements such as "never!" There is a time and place.

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