Yes child beauty pageants are harmful.
The reason child beauty pageants are harmful is it focus on the outer beauty of the child and it makes the child feel bad if they are not picked as the most beautiful one.
Child beauty pageants should really be banned as it's also sexual for the minors as well as they dress the child up sexually basically and then have Judges, Judge the child's appearance.
Then also if the child does not win the beauty pageant then they are really hurt.
Beauty pageants can also break out in fights against the parents and children.
I also hate those cute baby contests because it's forcing the baby to be in those contests without their consent and then people judge who is the cutest baby.
Cute Baby Contests, Diaper Derbies, Beauty Pageants etc should all be banned.