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    Default Why is everything gender specific!!!!

    Hi All,

    We are just starting the shopping with baby no.1 on the way and I'm getting more & more frustrated that everything seems to be gender specific!

    We refuse to have a blue boy or a pink girl but everything is marketed this way. Whyyyyy????

    Also, as we are not finding out the sex, it just makes everything harder.

    I guess its the same with toys really, with a distinct difference between boys & girls toys.

    What are your thoughts? I think my views are too progressive for our environment!


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    Doesnt bother me.

    Kudos for not finding out the gender though......much much stronger than me, that would drive me craaaaazy!

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    I'm starting to realise how challenging not finding out is!

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    We haven't found out the sex of this bub (yes it's killing me) but I find the sake problem. I've actually gone online and purchased items from USA and UK as they have a much bigger range of unisex baby stuff. Once bub is born ill do the pink/blue stuff but I need stuff for the hospital

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    Had the same problem here. Just buy a few things for hospital and then shop after. Loved buying unisex newborn stuff, got to use everything twice

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    I have never found out what sex any of my kids were so I just bought a handful of things then went shopping after I had bubs, family & friends bought a lot while I was in hospital

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    Yep, this really frustrates me as well. Though I haven't had a problem finding colourful (purple, green, grey, yellow) onesies at Target, Big W etc and I don't really mind putting a boy in pink or a girl in blue, either.

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    Yes! I hated this, blankets, wraps, bedding etc are so hard to find not in pink or blue! You can get basic neutral clothing but not heaps :-/

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    Found the same problem, any piece of clothing I've bought so far I find leans more towards looking boyish then gender neutral but that doesn't really bother me. The baby doesn't care what colour it's wearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SummerFun View Post
    Yes! I hated this, blankets, wraps, bedding etc are so hard to find not in pink or blue! You can get basic neutral clothing but not heaps :-/
    Yes, this! It's not just clothes, it's almost everything. Hate that we really only have two options - blue or pink! I refuse to colour code my bub once it's here too, it's just silly.

    But also don't want to spend all my time explaining that it's a boy or a girl just because it won't be wearing the expected colours. Catch 22!

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