Argh….vent regarding sexual innuendoes clothing on babies!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Newbee

I feel the same way. So much baby stuff now is EXTREMELY gendered. Why do people want to steep their infant in gender stereotypes from birth? Why does everything have to be suuuper feminine/pink/sparkly for baby girls and masculine/blue/rugged for baby boys? It honestly makes me a little sick. No wonder we have so much sexism in our society when people are literally dictating rigid gender roles in their kids from BIRTH! Yuck!!

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not so concerned about the gender stereotypes as much as I think those clothes are just plain tacky.

There is just no need to sexualize infants and children.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Sexual innuendo in general doesn’t bother me (both FI and I have filthy minds/mouths), but on babies it’s gross. PLUS, yeah, the gender stereotyping shit – it’s just not that funny. Worst one I ever saw was something along the lines of “Yeah, I breastfeed. You’ve seen my mom: are you jealous?” I thought I was going to puke. Gross on SO many levels.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Completely agree.  I also cringe every time I see a parent teaching a toddler to curse because they think it’s funny.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Saw one on the baby the other day “My Daddy only wanted a BJ!”  I was like omfg… really?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Skittles131:  Oh, they are all over Etsy. My cousin and his partner are adopting babies from Thailand and we were giving them a shower and I had the hardest time finding something that was suitable for them. Thankfully, with twins, there was a lot more than for just one baby.

I wound up with onsies that said “born first” and “show off” in gender nuetral colors, as at the time we did not know which one would be born first.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Agree, I know it’s meant to be funny but I find it very off-putting. I am often plagued with innuendo onesies/bibs when I search baby stuff on Pinterest…are they that popular? 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

Wth? Not funny just awkward… I would never want someone to think all they need is a beer to get my (hypothetical) daughters clothes off. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

yeah, what the hell?<br />I mean, imagine what would the kids think when they are older and see themselves in pictures like that! I’d be pissed!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think the ones like “i like boobies” are a bit of a giggle, but the more serious sexual innuendo is  pretty gross.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I agree. Sexual innuendo clothes for babies are, IMO, super tacky. I also dislike super gendered clothes and that is one reason we decided NOT to find out the sex of our baby!

PS I know I’m probably being too sensitive but it kinda rubs me the wrong way when people make jokes about the baby “showing off the goods” or “no modesty for our little princess” or whatever when they try to see the sex on an ultrasound. Um, it’s a fetus in a uterus- it’s not modest or showing off or proud of its genitals.

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Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Meh is it your child, no? Then really none of your business how a parent dresses their child.  If they chose to dress them in a onsie that says something about boobs or what not it is their progerative.  I think as a soicety we are way to uptight in everyone elses business.  What my child wears is not your business.  

Which by the way I don’t put him any of those kinds of clothing anyway.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Skittles131:  I got something even better for you. My cousin, who’s son is now 1 and half, named him Bourbon.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Sassygrn:  Sensitive much? It’s a discussion forum. We discuss things.

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