Friday, October 9, 2009

Dressing Toddlers in High Heels.

This story is on E online this morning....

What is with TomKat dressing Suri up like a teenage fashionista? High heels are not appropriate on a toddler!

Well, neither is fame, but Suri's parents have had no problem parading her around in public and in the media since the day she was born. How on earth is Katie Holmes supposed to boost her image as a fashionista without dressing up her 3-year-old like a tiny runway model for an itty-bitty Paris Fashion Week?

I mean what do you want Katie to do, concentrate on her fashion line? Yeesh.

Indeed, high heels were basically designed to make females look sexier. They lengthen the leg and tilt the hips forward. But given that the shoe height on Suri is pretty small, the real issue here may actually be something more serious...

...her development.

"This is really setting the kid up for some issues," says Ray Margiano, a pedorthist and founder of Foot Solutions. "The feet are the foundation of your body. If it's not solid and correct, you start seeing stress cracks."

Specifically, bunions, hammer toes, improper muscle development and the like.

"While the heels seen [on Suri] are not terribly high, they do force Suri's feet into an unnatural walking position," says David L. Hill, a doctor and the pediatrics expert on JustAnswer. "Worn for short periods they may lead to minor pains, but if they're a regular part of her wardrobe I think most podiatrists would have a conniption."


Anonymous said...

Most of these actresses and actors treat their kids the same way they do their dogs they think of them as ornaments not real people. Most of them don't live in the real world.

Anonymous said...

Obviously money can't buy intelligence.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Katie was allowing Suri to express herself. My daughter who is 5 loves wearing heels and yes she has her own pair of Hannah Montana high heels not that I allow her to wear them to school but she has fought with me a few times to wear them to Sobey's and really when you have children you have to learn to pick your battles. Also, what parent hasn't let their little girls wear lipstick just for fun or go to the mall wearing a princess dress? People need to stop judging.