I tried not to say anything about this ridiculous “Skinnygirl” onesie that reality star Bethenny Frankel created for her daughter. I really did. But this is kind of personal to me.
Frankel sells herself – and by proxy her family – as part of her brand. I get it. But knowing that Frankel gave birth five weeks early and that her daughter weighed just 4 pounds 11 ounces just makes this all the more horrifying to me.
A lot of you know that my daughter was born prematurely at a little over 2 pounds. She spent months in the hospital and suffered numerous complications – as many low birth-weight babies do. Even now – weeks after bringing her home – Andrew and I worry constantly about her size. We celebrate every feed she takes and pray (secularly) before every visit to the doctor that she’s put on weight.
Trust me, you do not want a skinny baby. And for Frankel to sell something that promotes as much – even in a “cutesy” way – is straight up offensive.