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My goodness…it’s so frustrating! I want to find some cute baby clothes for my cousin, whose baby shower is in a few weeks. I don’t know if she’s having a boy or a girl, but STILL…can’t there be, like, SOMETHING neutral? WHY do we have to force girls into pink and frills, and boys into blue and tools? I’m so annoyed.
To make this productive…have you found any good neutral baby clothes companies?
Post # 3
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.
Post # 4
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.
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@peachacid: try gender neutral useful gifts like binkies bottles books blankets
Post # 7
@allyfally: But I mean…if I bought a blue shirt for a girl, everyone would be like, “Don’t you know it’s for a GIRL???”
Though my best friend told me that all the clothing her daughter owned that wasn’t pink was from me. So I feel I am making a difference in the world…!
Grey is neutral…that’s not that bad!
Post # 8
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
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 # 10
I plan to give her some books as well as some clothes. They’re all cute…but it’s like, seriously? I found this cute raccoon onesy (is that even a word?) but it’s blue…so if she has a girl it’s gonna be like, “UM DID YOU NOT KNOW THAT BLUE IS NOT EVEN A COLOR FOR GIRLS UNTIL THEY REBEL?????”
My mom tried to have all my clothes be gender-neutral…which worked until she bought a frilly little dress. She apparently said to my dad, “It’s red, so it’s neutral!” and he was like, “Um, Dear…” lol. That makes her sound like a ditz which she is NOT.
Post # 11
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 # 12
I like American Apparel’s baby clothes, and their gender neutrals are pretty awesome. Even they’re gender specific things aren’t over the top:
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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,
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@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
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