Why are baby clothes SO specific to one gender or the other???

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Honestly, I like clearly defined girly and boy stuff. Not because of trying to force gender roles, but because I think gender neutral stuff is ugly. Its always done in yellows, greens and oranges and I hate those colors.

But I’m just rambling.

 

Are you looking in stores? It would probably be easiest to just go to baby websites and look in unisex or neutral.

http://www.toysrus.com/category/index.jsp?categoryId=13373616′ defer=’defer

http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=by_nav_hp_apparel_unis_2?ie=UTF8&node=3512025011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=left-2&pf_rd_r=13VRYFDWG7VPX0SSZH02&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1577378582&pf_rd_i=165796011

http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-neutral

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve had this problem a few times. Buying gifts for those parties is really tough.  It’s annoying that the stores just assume everyone knows the sex, wants their girls in pink, and that boys don’t like barbie. A Web site for gender neutral baby stuff only would probably do quite well. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@peachacid:  I really love these Hudson Baby Organic onesies

http://www.amazon.com/Hudson-Baby-Organic-Bodysuit-Carrot/dp/B002H9W0JQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1381346675&sr=8-3&keywords=hudson+baby+organic

They’re going on my registry 🙂

Also Target has some cute gender neutral stuff. These Burt’s Bees ones are cute too!

http://www.target.com/p/burt-s-bees-baby-newborn-organic-2-pack-short-sleeve-bodysuit-set-white-bee-print/-/A-14433757#prodSlot=medium_1_26

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@peachacid:  try gender neutral useful gifts like binkies bottles books blankets 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

gender neutral clothes are hard or they’re just ugly. I’d go for gender neutral gifts – play mat, blanket, swaddle blanket, etc.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I haven’t bought baby clothes in quite awhile.

And you aren’t the first Bee who has posted this complaint.. but the first one I am replying too… as I feel I sort of “know” you @peachacid: from our time on WBee together.

I guess Baby Clothes have changed…

Because altho there were always Boys & Girls stuff in this market when I had my own kids, there was a lot of great neutrals.

When I was pregnant I didn’t want to know the sex (it was realtively new technology then in the 1980s) so I bought things that were “netural” and after the Baby came people gave us stuff in the “gender” colour

I remember one could find sleepers in a lot more than just Pink or Blue…

I had a collection of gender neutrals… White, Yellow, Green, Red, Orange, Tan, Purple etc.

Sad to hear that these aren’t around / easy to find any more.

Lol, someone needs to start up an Esty Biz for sure.

 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Baby Gap is actually pretty good as far as gender-neutrals go. They do split their clothing into two categories, but there’s a lot of overlap between baby boys and girls and it is all SUPER CUTE. Like, bear-ears-on-hoodies cute.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

And when it came to Girls…

Our kids definitely wore the whole rainbow… even as babies.

And for Boys…

No pink & frilly sleepers, but the rest was fair game as well.

Sure there were people who got the genders mixed up cause they made assumptions… no big deal.  We weren’t offended… but we did correct them.

I mean really, most babies look the same anyhow, and the only way anyone knows is when their diapers are off.

Within a few months, they were out of sleepers, and into more “real” clothes, pants, tops etc… and then their features & personality began to shine thru too.  So people making mistakes became less of an issue.

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@peachacid:  NEUTRAL GOWNS!  Even if it’s a boy gowns are perfect for sleeping in because they make nighttime changings super easy and they are usually one size 0-6 months.

I like the Carter’s ones and there are usually a few gender neutral ones to pick from at the store.  http://www.carters.com/carters-baby-baby-girl-sets-giftable-sets/V_121B711.html?cgid=carters-baby-baby-girl-sets-giftable-sets#start=14&cgid=carters-baby-baby-girl-sets-giftable-sets

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@peachacid:  I cant really say anything, cause my favorite colors are pink and purple. I’d probably have my son decked out in purple if I knew he wouldnt get made fun of. =/

But I’d also totally get stuff like this for either gender.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/116826324/cute-where-the-wild-things-are-ill-eat?ref=br_feed_21&br_feed_tlp=kids-category

http://www.etsy.com/listing/110513791/superman-baby-bodysuit-with-built-in?ref=br_feed_30&br_feed_tlp=kids-category

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