Why so many pink blankets?!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Pics or it didn’t happen lol

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

megz06:  This is the most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard.  How can people think these designs are appropriate for ANYONE, of ANY gender?  I’m sure we’d all love some pics, by the way.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Meh they are just blankets who cares as long as you can use them and they are not soiled, why should it matter if they are neon or pink or blue or yellow.  Babies don’t care, it is the parents who care.  For the record my son had a pink snow suit.  As long it keeps the baby warm does it really matter??

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

It’s annoying how people try to force gender stereotypes down the throats of infants, but hey … maybe there’s a sale on pink blankets lol?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

what the hell???

I’m desperately trying to imagine the conversation that led to the creation of the hedgehog blanket. “I’d like a blanket featuring hedgehogs holding flowers.” “Hedgehogs, you say?” “Yes. Those little spiny rodents.” “Okay … ummm … what color hedgehogs?” “Bright neon colors, especially pink. It’s for a little boy.” “Uhh … a boy, you say?” “YES! Are you hard of hearing?! I need a blanket made with neon pink hedgehogs holding flowers for a little boy!!”

Something must have gotten lost in translation because that is one big pile of WTF.

Post # 8
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

megz06:  Just say thanks and have them ready to lay out when those family members visit.  Other than that you really have no obligation to use them.  I’m pretty sure your in-laws hate you or they are severely color blind and stupid.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wtf is with people?! DH’s family kept giving us boy clothes for our daughter. And yes, I’m one of those horrible moms who want my daughter to look like a little girl. We got onesies with tools on them, some with trucks, and PJs that say ‘so handsome.’  My little girl isn’t handsome, she’s pretty/cute. 

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

megz06:  There will come a day when everything else is covered with vomit or diarrhea and you are grateful for a spare clean blanket of any color.

If you hate them so much,give them to your local women’s shelter. Someone wil be grateful for your thoughtfulness.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

“I am going to sound like an ungrateful, nit-picky bitch I am sure,”

Bingo. 

“but DH and I are perturbed with his family.”

Perturbed? By what you consider to be bad tastes in colour? Really? They’re MAKING you blankets, for chrissake. Are you perturbed that they don’t give a hoot about gender stereotypes? Maybe they figure they’re being gender neutral so if you have a little girl next time, you’ll be covered? 

How dare they make blankets that do not work with your nursery theme! The gall those freaks have! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

Well, I’m all for not buying things that are super gender specific.   I will re-use my son’s clothes and stuff with my daughter when she is born.   I traded stuff and my son wore pink cloth diapers, he poops in it, who cares.   I would probably use pink blankets and stuff around the house, but not outside because while I’m pretty relaxed and open about that stuff, lots of people aren’t.   If my son ASKED me to buy him something with a my little pony on it, I probably would, but I certainly wouldn’t decorate his nursery in pink princess or hello kitty becasue *I* wanted it (or the in-laws or whatever).    I agree, they’re totally weird for integrating all the pinks and girly stuff in there.

I’m not sure how you would even broach the subject with them, to ask WHY all the pink stuff.   I’m just glad I’m not in your shoes, how awkward!

AND, for what it’s worth, I don’t see how ANY of that could be rude and ungrateful?   I mean, it’s not like they picked up what they could afford to gift at goodwill, or whatever, they deliberately went out of their way to craft girly stuff when it wasn’t necessary.    It’s totally weird.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Purple_Bride.
Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

megz06:  omg lol I need pics!! People call my daughter a he even with all the pink on her! I am all about pink and girly girl things for my DD but I draw the line at Hello Kitty (which my mom is slightly obsessed with buying for some reason?!)  

Even if they didn’t want to go the typical blue route, they could have gone gender neutral! They will be good for tummy time when DS starts drooling all over the place!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

megz06:  Then I feel sorry for you,  honestly so what if some one you don’t know says what a cute girl.  I had that happen before I just said thanks and moved on and for what it is worth my son was wearing all blue at the time.  People will assume your baby is whatever gender in no matter what you put them in.  It really isn’t a huge deal you kow what gender your child is. Does it matter that some one you probably will never see again say that your child is the wrong gender?  

A baby is a baby boy or girl.  My son plays with boy and girl toys it isn’t a big deal.  Don’t make it bigger deal than what it is worth. And if you really can’t stand the blankets I echo what PP said give them to someone will use them. 

 

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