I think it's creepy when horror movies incorporate circus music and clown images into their scary scenes. Though I don't mind clowns, I've seen a fair share of kids freak out the second they saw Bozo.
So it's not too surprising that the Nursing Standard magazine reports that children are afraid of clowns.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield asked 250 children ages four through 16 whether they liked the use of clowns. All of them said they found clowns scary.
Penny Curtis, a senior lecturer in research at the university said,
"We found that clowns are universally disliked by children. Some found them quite frightening and unknowable."
So before you book entertainment for your babe's next birthday, you might think twice about the options.