I agree! Which is why our nursery is rainbow themed and the only blue clothes he has are ones given to him!
It's so frustrating isn't it?!
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06-07-2013 09:36 #11
06-07-2013 09:42 #12
Good for you OP!
Pink = emotional princess, caring & nurturing, pretty
Blue = strong moneymaking manly footballers
Gender = more complex!!
IMO, kids don't need to be dressed in pink and blue and be given gendered toys from the word go. There is enough pressure from elsewhere to constantly perpetuate pink & blue gender stereotypes without us adding to it. How are they going to feel later down the track if our daughters don't feel pretty enough and our sons are always told to 'man up'? Pink and blue is just the beginning...
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06-07-2013 09:57 #13
I have only just started having trouble buying gender neutral clothing and DS is 11 months (size 1).
I bought a lot of unisex clothing bundles (secondhand) from eBay. Also bought a lot of new clothes from target, Kmart, bigw. Pumpkin patch and la mode bebe online.
I've found baby boys clothing is more gender neutral. Think greens, grey, denim, black, orange, red, yellow, mint, white.
Hope I've helped
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It generally doesn't bother me. The only time I've been annoyed was trying to find a tea set. They were all pink or had flowers which was a bit frustrating.
06-07-2013 10:05 #15
I'm finding it hard too because we are having identical twin girls and I plan to dress one pink and the other purple so we can tell them apart! I want to get matching stuff which is fine when they get to about size 1 but in newborn I have either pink, blue, or white as my options. I wanted to get a couple of preemie suits just in case they were born early but same deal: pink, blue, or white.
It's been a money saver though, because I have decided if I can't get the same thing in either pink or purple, then I don't get it at all.
I might have to teach myself how to dye clothes so I can dye white stuff purple.
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06-07-2013 10:12 #16
06-07-2013 10:18 #17
I get almost everything from op shops (somethimes ebay/gumtree) so that makes it a bit easier.
My daughter is rarely dressed in pink or "girly" clothes and yes, people usually assume she's a boy. That said... she was once dressed in pink and our neighbour kept referring to her as 'him', so who knows...
06-07-2013 11:02 #18
06-07-2013 12:17 #19
We knew we were having a girl and were amazed by the no-option-pink-girl sections - especially at Target! It's not that I don't like pink, I just don't like everything to be pink just because we happened to be having a girl. Most of the little boy clothes were funkier and most of he girl section to be fairly insipid.. It's not just you
06-07-2013 12:49 #20
I just bought a few 0000 onesies in blue, yellow, green and white. Also wraps with colourful animal prints. Owls seem to be all the rage at the moment. Doesn't matter if there's some pink on a boy or some blue on a girl. As mentioned, babies don't care what colour they have on so long as they are warm and comfortable.
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