OK. There are people who are (in my opinion, unreasonably) creeped out by kid avatars. But I do think that there are some such avatars who are guilty of contributing to that creep factor. They’re the ones who look like this:
So if I could offer one bit of advice to people who have or are thinking of creating child avatars, it’s this: don’t make them look like pageant kids. That’s more creepy than most normal minds can bear. Try and make your kids look like kids. Not whores.