(Closed) Settle this debate for me *NWR*

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Is this colour gender neutral?

    Yep...maroonish/plumish is fine for either :)

    Nope...ANY shade of purple is girly!

    Nope...anything in the 'maroon family' is totally boyish.

  • Post # 2
    9436 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    It’s a baby, it can wear any color at all. 

    Post # 3
    25 posts

    Buy it and return or gift it if you have a boy and don’t want to put him in it

    Post # 4
    1012 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Can you post pics? 🙂

    Post # 5
    2722 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    Maroon/purple is fine for a boy.  My nephew had a lot of hand-me-downs from his sisters so he wore a lot of different colors.

    As an aside, I wouldn’t buy too many clothes.  You’d be amazed at how fast babies grow and unless you have a preemie, most babies don’t even fit into newborn clothes.  My nieces and nephew lived in pj’s most of the time.

    Post # 6
    8674 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2016

    sure.. I might be like “aw such a cute girl” if I felt like talking to random strangers about their baby and guessing at the sex/gender of the baby in the process.  

    But in the end, I think your B and C reasons are on the money.. don’t worry about it.

    Post # 7
    1193 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Agree with prior posters. It’s a baby. Who cares what color it’s wearing? You’re not going to ruin a boy for life by putting him in a pink or purple onesie in the first few weeks of his life- he’s just going to be spitting up all over it anyway smile

    Post # 8
    2029 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    My baby has a black and pink car seat and people still think she’s a boy sometimes…so I really don’t think it matters. 

    Post # 9
    2333 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Please stop identifying colors with a gender.

    Post # 10
    119 posts
    Blushing bee

    We did not find out the sex prior to having our little one.we ought lots of gender neutral outfits but one of them was blue. I was convinced we were having a boy but was fine putting it on a baby girl as well. I do not really think colour matters at that age. We didn’t go out anywhere so no one could even  mistake the sex of the baby.

    Post # 11
    833 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I agree that any color, including maroon or purple, is fine for a boy. I don’t really understand the need to buy gender specific clothing at all actually. 

    Post # 12
    30400 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I thought we were done with the idea of gender specific clothing. You will spend the vast majority of your time at home in the early weeks, so what does it matter anyway?

    Post # 13
    2185 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I really don’t understand why this is a debate. If you DH cares so much, make him return the onesie and replace it with something he thinks is gender neutral. 

    Post # 14
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Colours don’t dictate gender or sex.  Hell I’ve seen some really fine men rock pink and some women fail spectacularly with the colour!  My son had the cutest maroon outfit and he has pink and purple snow pants.  I’d use the colour for any sex.

    Post # 15
    4462 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    A newborn might wear it for 3 hours before puking/pooping on it. Trust me, all that matters at that age is whether it’s clean.

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