(Closed) Gendered Baby Clothes- UGH!!!!!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Busy bee

H&M has great gender-neutral baby stuff, which is also very cheap. 

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

Maybe look at buying some sleep gowns instead, since they’re generally 0-6 months, so not as weather-specific. I’ve seen a bunch that are more gender neutral (basically anything in white, yellow, or mint, or most things with a cute animal print. We already have 7 sleep gowns, and I’m only 28 weeks, but I’m planning to use those a lot at first, since they’ll make nighttime diaper changes much easier than fumbling with little snaps and zippers.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

OP I expected to see a lot more gender neutral clothing and found it disappointing too.

Post # 19
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Busy bee

We didn’t find out what DS was. I found it easier to find gender friendly clothes online. Also, I found more “boy” clothes that could go either way. Also, jcpennys and carter’s will both take back clothes with the receipt without a time table. PP mentioned you will get a ton of clothes, that’s not necessarily true. We were given maybe 8 outfits total at my shower.

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

The issue is that so many people are annoyed at others assuming their girl is a boy and vice versa. Most people WANT gendered clothing. And while this might not bother you, we realized after our children were born that even things we thought were neutral really weren’t. Generally green skewed boy while yellow skewed girl. 

But other people are correct about not buying much clothing now. There’s no telling how big or small baby might be, or how fast baby will grow. For example, we never used 0-3 month clothing because our babies were big. Last, the things you think are adorable now might turn out to be really inconvenient later on. Tops and pants didn’t work terribly well when our babies were small because the tops always scooted up, either exposing an undershirt/oneself or a tummy. 

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Misswhowedding :  I agree with PP don’t buy now.  You have no idea how big or small your child will be. You could purchase newborn clothing and find out that your baby doesn’t fit them. Or purchase clothing that is way to big and by the time that it can fit your child wrong season so can’t wear it anyway.  

Post # 22
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Helper bee

I agree that people like gendered clothing bc it saves you from random people at the grocery store or wherever from asking the awkward question “Is it a boy or a girl?” 

Post # 23
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Misswhowedding :  ugh, know what you mean!  I’m not pregnant yet, but decided years ago that we’re not even going to find out our child’s gender (or sex, whateve the correct term is these days) until it comes squirting out.  I despise pink and do not wish to be flooded with it just because I have a girl.  I figure at least that way the showers have already happened and I can handle a couple of pink dresses, but not a whole wardrobe full!  Bonus: based on my husband’s lack of full sisters, I can pretty confidently say I’m likely to have a boy anyway.  But seriously, what’s wrong with orange and green and yellow?  They’re gorgeous colors.  Sigh.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Great advice from PPs. I agree don’t buy much stuff in advance – all babies are different sizes. My baby is huge and in size 12-18months at 8 months.. We bought all this cute winter stuff that he couldn’t fit into. You can’t go wrong with onesies and sleepers though. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Preppy_Bee :  Yeah that’s why i put my boy in blue stuff – he has gorgeous big eyes and if he’s in neutral clothes then everyone goes “aww what a beautiful girl” 😀

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

echomomm :  agreed. I bought so many cute pants and tops and they’re SO annoying. My baby is four months and basically lives in footed sleepers because they’re comfy and you don’t always end up exposing skin. 

I was trying to get gender neutral stuff even when I knew we were having a boy. I ended up just buying packs of plain white onesies and footed sleepers in the smaller sizes, coz I knew he’d grow out of them quickly and they were the cheapest. I’ve found that Next have good gender neutral clothes and free shipping. 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve found that even if I have my baby in blue with trucks on the outfit some people will still ask me if its a boy or girl and he’s a year old! 

I agree that you shouldn’t buy many clothes now unless it’s onsies or sleep n plays. And online is the best resource for gender neutral. 

Idk if you have a generous family or generous friends but I don’t so I wouldn’t just “count” on people giving you stuff like some suggested.

Post # 28
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am currently 20 weeks and expecting a boy. I have not bought a thing clothes-wise, as I know we’ll get some as gifts, and especially some hand me downs from my SIL and her 2 boys (now 7 and 4).

But, obviously if his sizes changes drastically we’ll have to go out and buy… but should have most sizes covered with the nephews.

But I know what you mean. AND, I feel like the girl section of clothes has way more options than the boy section.

Post # 29
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Bumble bee

MarQ makes gender neutral kids clothing.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

Misswhowedding :  Alot of my friends with babies have the same annoyance. I think a big trend that will come in the future is gender netural baby clothing. I don’t mind pink clothing though, as I was super girly as a child and have great memories of everything being absolutely pink! 

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