Baby Bikinis?

Yep, you read that right, a baby bikini!

Yesterday I received a catalogue in the mail. Not a company I've ever bought from, but their children's clothes are nice and I've always considered buying from them. 

As I flicked through the catalogue, I stumbled upon this picture, of a baby in a bikini. 

I have a problem with this.

I have a problem with it on many levels. 

Firstly, from a purely aesthetic view, why, oh why, would you want to put your baby in a bikini? Does anyone really think that baby girls look cute in a bikini? I don't get it. Is in not just too young to try and make our children look older? Surely bikinis are just for teenagers and above? It comes in sizes which fit girls from 3 months to 3 years old. Babies and toddlers.

Secondly, I hope if you're buying this that you're also investing in a serious amount of factor 50 sun cream for your child. In a day and age where we are bombarded with information about skin cancer, you wouldn't want your baby wearing a bikini in the sun would you? My children have all in one sun suits which protect them from the sun. Yes, this is a lazy parenting method because there are so few bits of skin you need to put lotion on to!

Lastly, from a practical point of view, would they not just take it off? I know my daughter would have that off in seconds, which kind of defeats the object.

Is it just me, or does anyone else have a problem with the idea of a baby bikini?