Photos of tot wearing watermelon pants go viral in China

A Chinese father`s bizarre method to beat the heat has become an Internet hit in the country after he posted photos of his toddler dressed in watermelon shorts.

Last Updated: Aug 11, 2013, 15:44 PM IST

Beijing: A Chinese father`s bizarre method to beat the heat has become an Internet hit in the country after he posted photos of his toddler dressed in watermelon shorts.

The toddler`s father in Wenzhou city worked all day to create the fruit attire, complete with a watermelon helmet and shoes, to keep the boy cool in the hot weather, media reports said.

While most Chinese netizens think watermelon shorts are adorable and funny, some believe they may be uncomfortable due to the moisture in the fruit.

Dressing babies up in watermelons is a new trend in China, first reported by state news agency Xinhua last month.

The pictures of the baby in watermelon garb, doing rounds on the Internet, were first posted on Sina Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website, according to New York Magazine `The Cut`.

The trend was fast picked up by other parents who posted similar pictures online.

PTI