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Poundland slammed for selling baby 'crop top' as outfit branded 'disgusting'

A "crop top" for babies sold by Poundland has sparked fierce debate - with some branding it "disgusting".

Mum Kate Clarky noticed the top at a Poundland shop in Kent and immediately posted a picture to a local Facebook group to share her discontent.

The piece of clothing in questions is available for children between six months and two years of age, and comes as an outfit with leggings.

As reported by The Mirror, alongside the photo she wrote: “These are not pyjamas for the comfort of your own home on a six-to-nine-month-old baby.

"Perhaps a vest would cover the midriff but what about on a two-year-old as it goes up to 24 months.

“Is it just me? I find this really DISGUSTING. It’s amazing how people pass the buck to others OWN mindset.

What Poundland says the top looks like when worn with leggings (Poundland)

"Yes peados will look at any child regardless whether they’re wearing a coat or crop top and shorts but personally I feel as though I don’t need to make my daughter perhaps more appealing to these sickos.”

The post soon attracted significant attention, with parents debating wether the top was appropriate.

Fellow mum Lindsey Platten wrote: “Yes it is disgusting.

"My babies won’t wear nothing like that.”

Lou Elizabeth, another user on the group, responded: “So don’t buy them then – problem solved.

"Adults shouldn’t be sexualising children’s clothing.

"They are children.

"The problem lies with you.”

Kate was backed up by mum Phoebe Ware, who commented: “People are putting their tiny kids in bikinis.

"Kids clothes these days are awful overall and way too adult looking, personally wouldn’t dress my kids in it.

"But each to their own!”

Hannah Heather agreed, writing: “Kinda feel like this is how body issues in girls starts.

"Although my daughter was nine before she had cropped tops like that.

"I personally wouldn’t for children so young but it’s easily fixed with a vest.”

What Poundland say:

A spokesman for Poundland responded to the incident, saying: “We’re bemused.

"This is just a T-shirt and leggings set that’s a summer best-seller.

"What’s more, the leggings are high-waisted so when worn together, no midriff is on show.

“That’s obviously why our customers like it.”

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