What are you smiling about?
The Heelarious baby booties have created a media frenzy in Australia and New Zealand and everyone seems to have an opinion.
Excited Mums, Nanna's and Aunty's are ordering the booties in the hundreds calling them "adorable", "cute" and "just so funny".
For women who adore shoes, it is a race to buy newborn baby girls their very first pair of high heels.
Apparently it is not all fun and cuteness. Pyschologists, professors, journalists and reviewers are all having their say and calling the shoes "sexualising", "ridiculous" and "dangerous for girls self esteem".
Ninemsn had a poll running and 50,000 readers voted on whether they thought the baby booties were "bad for babies".
Our website www.girlygadgets.com.au/ is the only shop selling the shoes in Australia and our website hits have gone crazy. We received hundreds of emails from excited people who love our website and all the fun girly gifts we sell.
A few people sent complaints, asking us to "stop selling the shoes". Some even spent hours preparing carefully drafted emails with footnotes relating to articles on eating disorders, anexoria and the like. I replied with carefully drafted emails including footnotes to articles about the importance of smiling and laughing each day.
And, I am still smiling.