Do people in your circle still do pink for girls and blue for boys?

posted 4 months ago in Babies
Post # 16
1073 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

They tried. But since my daughter wasn’t cooperative enough to show herself I went teal and grey for her nursery. Do not regret it. I am not a big fan of pink. She has a few pink outfits but overall I prefer to put her in just about any other colour. I don’t want her to grow up with the idea of girls should only be in pink.

Post # 17
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

YES. & this is why we will be team green this time around. We have 2 girls, & could literally open up a “pink shit” store with all of the pink stuff they’ve received. Since it’s our 3rd kid, I don’t even expect anyone to get her/him anything, but I just DONT like pink all that much. Baby blue is also not all that cute to me 

Post # 18
675 posts
Busy bee

chillbee29 :  we did a lot of blue but I like that color so even if 8 was pregnant with a girl I would be avoiding pinks and choosing blues. 

Post # 19
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

chillbee29 :  I like neutral colors more, but if I had a daughter I’d dress her up in pink with huge pink bows 

Post # 20
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I definitely see a trend towads more neutral clothing, which I like, and plan to follow suit on when I have kids…I can’t imagine being upset if strangers didn’t know which parts my baby had. What bothers me more are cheesy “word” clothes…onesies that say “daddy’s tough guy” or “mommy’s sweetie pie.” 

Post # 21
9620 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Pretty much everyone in my circle does pink for girls, blue for boys. Which is why my husband and I have agreed that when I am pregnant, regardless of whether or not we choose to find out the sex we will not be informing anyone else so we don’t get an overload of gendered stuff.

Post # 22
150 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My almost 2 year old daughter gets called a boy all the time. She wears mostly black and greys, just like I do and refuses all headbands or ribbons. When I correct people that shes a girl, I often get told “you shouldn’t dress her like a boy”… when she’ll be wearing the exact same outfit as I am. It’s a little frustrating, people definitely still colour associate with genders 

Post # 23
503 posts
Busy bee

Absolutely not. Most people I know think the world will do too much to try to force gender norms on their kids soon enough. 

Post # 24
6806 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

And here I am dressing my son in a pink polo this weekend while he carries around his pink and orange kitty backpack 🤷‍♀️ I think he looks adorable and give zero f**** what anyone else thinks.

Post # 25
2766 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate those headbands too. Baby girl never wears them elderbee :  

Post # 26
99 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I had two showers: One my mom and godmother threw that was women only and PINK EVERYTHING. I rolled with it and let my mom live out her pink baby shower fantasy. The other shower was thrown by my girlfriends and was coed. We did an under the sea theme, so lots of blues, teals and greens. We did have pink cupcakes though. I thought it was a nice balance. Maybe your friend could do something like that? My friend had a girl and had a woodland animal theme shower. It was very cute.

We’re TTC #2 and are going team green for this one. My daughter was given SO many pink clothes and we just don’t need anymore if we are having another girl. Plus I think the surprise will be awesome!

Post # 27
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

I had a girl and my baby shower was pink, gold, and teal. I didn’t choose the decorations though. I think it’d be totally fine to have a blue baby shower for a girl.

My baby girl wears all colors, but if she’s not in pink and the outfit isn’t particularly feminine, she’s sometimes mistaken for a boy. Doe’s bother me.

Post # 28
747 posts
Busy bee

I’m a UK bee so didn’t have a baby shower but in my circle most people stick to pink/blue girl/boy. 

With my little girl, I was very vocal about thinking baby pink and baby blue (and pastels in general actually) were rubbish so most got neutral whites and beiges.

Now she’s a bit older she mainly chooses her own stuff but it really annoys me that the ‘girls’ clothes are always impractical… Girls can only wear tights or leggings or dresses it would seem! 

So I let her choose from either the girls or boys section

Post # 29
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I personally don’t like either ‘baby pink’ or ‘baby blue’ but in general like blues better (though I love dusty pinks). We didn’t find out sex until birth, and in my circles people have baby showers after (which I managed to avoid, we just had a ‘meet and greet”), so we didn’t have to worry much about that. My grandma made my son a beautiful cream blanket, and we were given a few neutral clothes ahead of time. Luckily I really like grey, and have tried to steer away from super gendered clothing anyway because I’m not a huge fan of the whole trucks etc for boys. Lots of stripes, greys, animals. Since we want a second, I have tried to buy things I would be happy putting a girl in, though I admit that if I ever have a girl I would love to have some pretty florals for her. I got my son a black and white floral hoodie for when he’s a bit older 🙂

Post # 30
1081 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

What if, rather than having a color theme, she had a different theme that happened to feature a lot of blue? Like “under-the-sea” or “sky’s the limit” with umbrellas and clouds (fitting with the “shower” idea)? 

I also love blue and would rather have more of a gender-neutral nursery and clothing for a baby. My SIL has lamented how impractical little girls’ clothing often is – restrictive and not meant to be frequently washed. Luckily I think my people will respect a request to refrain from heavily gendered items if we tell them the baby’s sex – though my husband’s family might not be as understanding. I also hate headbands on babies unless they’re comfy/warm ones. Who cares if strangers can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl?

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