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

posted 3 months ago in Babies
Post # 31
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Busy Beekeeper

chillbee29 :  most of my circle doesn’t find out the gender ahead of time so they just pick a theme they like. My daughter’s clothes are a mix from the boy’s and girl’s departments. She is almost two and likes dinosaurs, pockets, and tutus. Often worn all at the same time. Plus she has mesmerizing blue eyes so I dress her in blue a lot to make them pop!

Post # 32
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Busy bee

chillbee29 :  I LOVED blue growing up. Especially royal blue. I still do but prefer greens now. 

I, too, have always been curious as to why it stills seems to be a thing where blue is for boy, pink for girl. My SOs brother just had a baby girl and let me tell you, It was hard to find a gift, or outfit that was not pink or at least have pink on it. 

It was too mcuh for me. I personally would make it a thing to tell guests to NOT choose pink. And if baby girl needs some pink in her wardrobe i would moderately get it myself.

Your baby girl would look beautiful in blues, greens, yellows, greys, reds, purples, etc! Have fun with color. 

Post # 33
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Twizbe :  This. I’m not a fan of pink either and I have a boy and girl. I would mix in blues with yellows and orange, etc.

Honestly I find myself dressing my 8 month old daughter in more pink clothes than I ever thought I would, partly because they are hand me downs from others, but also, my daughter looks a bit like a boy so I like to avoid confusion when I can. I’m kind of disappointed in myself for conforming to these norms, but ah well. 

Post # 34
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Yeah most people in my circle tend to do blue/boy & pink/girl for things like showers…although that’s not a hard and fast rule because I’m seeing all sorts of different shower themes these days. I think it’s a silly thing to be in discussion over. She can choose whatever theme she wants and go with whatever color she wants. 

Our boy has mostly “boy” items, especially clothing, but that’s beacuse absolutely HATE gender neutral clothing. And by that I mean…I hate yellow, pale green orange, etc. I just really do not like the color of them and I also am very specific about my kid’s clothing. I find gender neutral clothing to be very cheesy looking. That being said we also dress our son in pretty traditional southern/classic/preppy clothing so you won’t see him wearing “Mr Awesome” or “Mommys First Mate” shirts either. 😉 FWIW I have plenty of friends who dress their girls in blues/greens. 

 

Post # 35
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Worker bee

Showers are usually themed… im really not a fan of the pure blue or pure pink shower they are out dated and all look identical

Theme can be anything.. for my best friend who is having a girl we did a sprinkled with love theme… so lots of white and sprinkle colours (pink blue oranage green) as an example

I actually think the shower where parents dont know sex turn out cutest because they are sweet themes like sunshine, woodsy, animals etc.

I also find that within my circle of friends most people dont do their nursery BLUE PINK.. lots of little boys have a forest/animal/space themes and similar for girls..

only friend of mine still so rigid are all helicopter moms and their kids are dresses head to toe in pink if girl and vice versa.. eye roll

 

ETA: not pregnant yet but when we have our baby i prefer blues, whites, greys and lilac colours.

I absolutely do not like gender neutral stuff it honestly all looks the same to me and i live in a massive metro city with endless choices, not a fan of the green/yellow neutral colours are either. But theres 100% chance we are finding out when its time so no concen for me there

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