The internet just got a little weirder thanks to an Instagram trend called #babysuiting. The trend started on the website Mommy Shorts in March and soon after spread to almost every social networking site used by mothers.
Disturbingly, all the website had to do to make the trend happen was post a blog under the title: “Can we make babysuiting happen, please?”
With such trend-making power, we ought to thank the heavens that Mommy Shorts didn’t call for something more drastic to “happen” like – I don’t know, nuclear warfare.
The trend involves putting a baby inside a suit, taking a picture of him/her and uploading it, something that’s meant to be funny and/or cute.
If you’ve never heard of the related trend #babymugging (no, I hadn’t either), you should know that it made its way onto the US show Jimmy Kimmel Live. Mommy Shorts are hoping for similar success with their latest sartorial trend.
While these pictures failed to amuse or impress me in the slightest, the babies’ resemblance to that creepy shrunken-headed dude at the end of the movie Betelgeuse did make me wonder if Mommy Shorts are deliberately paying homage to that cinematic classic.
Some popular internet sites are calling the trend “adorable.” All I can say is: “No.” Adorable is Prince George in sailboat dungarees ruling the roost on a New Zealand playdate. Babies’ heads emerging from suits is just freaky.
The variety of suits on display is, however, impressive – from a dusty navy suit (top) to a dark navy blue suit (above) to a fine pinstripe (below).
So if you, like me, find the trend incredibly annoying, perhaps you’ll enjoy critiquing the babies’ choice of shirt and tie.
Looks to me like some of them need an appointment with A Suit That Fits.