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    Default Is there clothing / items you don't like for your kids?

    I have decided recently that I won't buy stuff with skulls on it. Boys can be fixated enough with gross things so I don't want to encourage them.

    Unfortunately, our small country town only has Target to buy clothes from and so many of the boys clothes are covered in skulls! It's really annoying.

    I also love bright colours and my boys aren't quite old enough for the whole goth thing yet so they're happy to wear them but again, lots of the pre-teen stuff is grey or black or navy! No wonder our boys are suffering from depression! Ok - so there might be a bit more to it than the colours they wear, but still ...

    I don't like the skulls on the (otherwise lovely) hot pink Smash Woollies waterbottles with covers.

    And, while I've given in for Nerf guns and water pistols, I won't allow replica or any "real" looking guns.

    So, what do you refuse to buy for your kids and how hard do you find it to stick to your guns (excuse the pun)?

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    see i like the punk look....lol...

    having just had a girl, i hate pink. everything is bloody pink. i'm getting used to certain shades but the typical girly pink just reminds me of barbie.
    oh, and i'm not buying barbie either. she has a lot to answer for....

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    I will never ever ever buy a tea set as a gift for any child as long as i live. DD got 3 for christmas. You know the cheap nasty ones with 10,000,000 pieces that you always step on in the middle of the night on the way to the fridge?? I feel like all my day is spent picking the damn things up!!

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    I also dislike images of skulls on children's items
    Shoes for babies. Ditto for headbands and clips for children with no hair.
    Stuffed animals
    Mummy/daughter, Father/son matching outfits
    Light up/squeaky shoes

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    Bikinis for babies and little girls. Come one who are we fooling, it sexualizes them to start of with, and also we live in Australia with high rates of sun cancer. Buy a cute rashie. There is no excuse to not have one there are plenty available. Oh and heels and makeup for girls under 10.

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    Yep, those baby bikinis are just wrong IMO. I absolutely loathe skinny jeans on little toddlers and babies. They look so uncomfortable. My DS was given a pair when he was 3 months old and he could barely move his legs.

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    Garishly branded clothes. Particularly Thomas the Tank, Ben 10, anything Disney, Dora, Barbie and those stupid Bananas in Pyjamas.

    Loathe them and when DS gets anything with a really obvious print of them, I shove them to the back of the cupboard.

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    I won't buy clothes with skulls or slogans like "I'm bad" or "I'm naughty" for my ds. I know what you mean about Target, sometimes that's all they have. It's especially frustrating for my ds who is very tall, so he grew out of clothes with slogans/designs that are age appropriate earlier than most. I don't like Ben10 for example as I think it's suitable for much older children (?8 year olds) and yet when I look for pj's for my ds Ben10 features strongly ... but you can't get Thomas, Chuggington, Handy Manny stuff in over size 4. Thankfully he's now at Kinder 5 days a week and is wearing basic 'school' type clothes every day, so I don't have to worry about slogan/design tops so much.

    For my dd cause she's only little I avoid tops with lots of buttons on them (as decorations) cause I worry that she'll chew them off & swallow them. She will not have bikini's either. Long sleeve rashies yes, bikini's no way! I also avoid tops with slogans such as "Look at me" "Aren't I adorable" ... I'm happy for her to have good self confidence, but being stuck up is not my desire for her.

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    Stuff with skulls on it, anything with slogans on it eg 'mummy's little star', 'here comestrouble'.

    Don't like Ben 10 either.

    On girls, I hate anything that makes them look too grown up. No short f
    Dresses or midriffs.

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    I agree with all other posts! The main ones I really dislike are the 'mummy's little ...' or 'daddy loves me' kind of ones you see at k-mart and target. Also shoes for babies - dd only just started wearing shoes when she could walk properly. But I hate seeing newborns in little baby converse or shoes like that. Sure it's cute but it can't be good for their little feet!!??
    I'm also not a fan of denim shorts on little girls. Like short short ones! You see it all too often and I think it looks a bit inappropriate when they are really short shorts. Oh and headbands!!!! I'm glad it isn't just me with all these hang ups about clothes!!

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