I've heard and said it myself 'boys clothes are just not cute' - I see rows and rows of gorgeous little girls clothes and then two racks of boys that are just ... not the style I'm fond of.
Anywho - question for those with boys - do you get frustrated when you try and buy something that both a boy and girl could use - eg - a play kitchen - and they are always in pink. I've found some gender neutral ones but they are so much more expensive. Now - my boy has some toys that have pink through them but when they are so concentrated with pink - it's a real put off.
I too would love to see a pink tool set for my son's little girlfriends. I really wanted to get my son an ironing board - (he only sees daddy doing the ironing in this household - it's against my religion ) and yep - you betcha - PINK!
Would love to know the frustrations of other mums and dads when trying to buy toys or imagination play that are really geared to a stereotype.
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01-04-2012 15:10 #1Senior Member
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question for those with boys ... and even girls!
01-04-2012 15:14 #2
Yes it drives me batty!! We ended up making a kitchenette but the ikea ones are gender neutral (also check out ikeahackers). Every time I see kids baby stuff that is pink I want to vomit, most boys will be parents one day too!
01-04-2012 15:22 #3
I would like to see more colours, but only because I don't like pink. It's probably my least favourite colour. He does have a pink pram, pink baby doll and a few other bits, but I'm not bothered in the slightest that he is a boy with pink things. I'm more bothered that they are garish and tacky looking.
01-04-2012 15:25 #4
My lil man's only 21weeks but I'm already finding it a bit disappointing that clothes/accessories etc are much more creative for girls and those that meet the mark for boys are often pricey I sense a business op out there for someone.....
01-04-2012 15:38 #5
I actually think that boys clothes are cuter, just less variety. We dress DS (20 months) almost exactly the same as his dad- it's so adorable! Im not into all blue stuff either. I tend to buy things like his furniture/ large neutral toys in red, yellow or green. My mum thought I was crazy for buying a red Bumbo because 'boys need blue'. What evs Mum
01-04-2012 15:40 #6Senior Member
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I totally agree Deville! have been shopping around for my DS's up coming 1st birthday and have had a similar experience to you. There are awesome gender neutral things out there but they are all on the expensive side.
With clothes I hate black for small children and so many are especially in more reasonable priced department stores. Or they have a lot of logos or silly writhing on them.
01-04-2012 15:47 #7
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01-04-2012 15:59 #9
I have the same problem. I van get lots of stuff for girls but boys clothes are hard. Getting toys neutral colours are hard too. I don't mind pink or blue but I hate being restricted by it.
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01-04-2012 16:19 #10
DS wanted a toy kitchen when he was 3, so we bought him one and received some strange responses from visitors as it looked so girly (mainly pink).
He also loved the Dora show and we bought him a Dora doll for Christmas one year (he still cringes to this day when we remind him, lol)
There definitely needs to be more variety with unisex items.
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