By Vishakha Sonawane, Parent Herald | July 8, 8:31 AM
The baby care market expands every day with innovative items. Some are cute accessories for the babies and some are just ridiculous, such as moustache-themed pacifiers. Latest additions are wigs for bald baby girls so that are not mistaken as boys.
Baby Bangs offers hair + headband for baby girls without hair, claiming it to be one of a kind of hair accessory. This particular accessory is the idea of a mother and daughter duo who wanted to make small wigs for newborns.
"At Baby Bangs! we believe in the beauty of childhood," they wrote on their website. But this has not gone down well with people. The hair accessory has received wide-spread criticism.
"So the princess dogma is starting at such a young age that a newborn's natural (downy-headed) state is somehow undesirable?" wrote Callie Beusman on Jezebel. "Is the window of time during which a woman's physical appearance isn't subjected to constant scrutiny and held up to strict standards going to narrow so much that all fetuses will need beautiful virtual makeovers." She added that forcing cosmetic enhancements on babies is "insane" and "unnecessary."
The hair accessory was also criticized on Twitter, reported Daily Mirror. "I despair... RT"@pandy92: There's a website selling wigs for baby girls so they don't get mistaken for baby boys," wrote a Twitter user. Another Twitteratti wrote, "*Projectile vomit* RT @mssusieday 'I'm not a boy!' AAAAARGH. RT @sarahcrossan: No no no no no. http://baby-bangs.com/index2.php."
Baby Bangs is designed by hair replacement artist Lisa Griggs-Campbell and is supposedly suitable for newborns. It is priced at £20.