Post # 1
I just recently found out I am pregnant and Darling Husband and I have always said we wanted the baby’s sex to be a surprise. As I am looking through things online, or at the store, everything I see is either pink or blue…or else its yellow ducks and I am not a fan of that either. We really wanted gender neutral gear, nursery etc…but its REALLY hard to find things that are not specific towards one gender or another. I also don’t want my baby to have to wear all yellow…can anyone give any tips on this subject? Are we better off just finding out to make life easier? Anything at all would be helpful, thanks!
Post # 3
@Bao: Green is my favorite color, and I’d like to think it’s gender neutral! Or black and white! Brown! Hmmm… orange!
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Post # 5
I have NO patience and I love to decorate, so I found out with all 3 of mine. You could go for an all white nursery, or I have also seen farm nurseries that were pretty nuetral.
Post # 6
My daughter inadvertently ended up wearing a lot of gender neutral clothing because I’m really not into the whole all pink all the time thing. She wore a lot of greens, browns, turquoise, deep red (like rust colored), actually orange and turquoise was a favorite color combo, or any bright color with brown. She had lots of navy blue, and stuff like corduroy, dinosaurs and lizards, and I even learned how to make some stuff too!
I had better luck finding cute gender neutral things at the boutique stores, not so much the places like Target and Wal Mart.
Oh and her nursery was lavender, spring green and white. Her sheets and everything were sage green with animal prints.
Post # 7
Green, browns, and yellows! I’ve had some friends who kept it a secret and it was SOOOO hard baby shower shopping for them. There are a lot of zoo animal, frog, and bee themes too that are pretty neutral.
Post # 8
This is one of the reasons why we found out the sex of our baby due to that reason there is not a lot of general neutral things out there! I wasn’t a fan of duckies either but somehow my son has ended up with a lot of duckie clothes. And I admit they have grown on me.
Post # 9
I have always stuck to the idea that I’ll find out the sex of my future baby, but in any case I have always loved gender neutral decor. I’ve always envisioned a neutral palette of taupe, white, brown wood, and any pastel color (could be peach, green, light blue or even blush if combined with other colors).
This goes for nursery,clothes, toys, etc.
Post # 10
We are team green and have done gender neutral and while it’s a pain for certain things, I recommend it if you guys want it to be a surprise. Our nursery is currently painted in gray and white strips, with a white chair rail, and bright teal on the bottom. We are waiting to do some of the finishing touches and decorations (like curtains, wall hangings) until we know the gender. If it is a boy, we’ll bring in apple green or navy, and if it’s a girl, we’ll bring in purple or bright pink. As for clothes, we didn’t get many at the shower, which was nice because we got a lot of stuff we needed that we registered for instead. We did get our share of rubber ducky clothes, but most of it went back. Our kiddo is not going to have a very big wardrobe when s/he pops out, but my mom has happily accepted the task of going out shopping immediately upon finding out if it is a boy or girl, and how big s/he is, and she will buy us a bunch of newborn and/or 3-6 months clothing items in gender specific colors. I’m currently debating about the going home outfit.. I think I’ll just buy one of each.
I didn’t really want to be on team green, it was my husband’s idea, and I wanted to be able to plan, I was too curious, etc. I’m actually loving it now and really recommend it. It adds such a fun element of surprise to the big day. As it gets closer, we literally cannot WAIT to find out if our little one is a he or a she!!
Post # 11
@Bao: When that times come I would want the sex of the baby to be a surprse too. I like the idea of doing everything in green and white. After the baby comes I would add pink or blue to the decor. My sorority colors are pink and green and I love it! Also, green and blue is very nice as well.
Post # 12
I am team green, and I will try to remember to bombard you with adorable gender neutral baby stuff later, because as of right now, I am only awake because I woke up starving again! UGH! Finishing my egg sammy then back to bed!
Post # 13
Try looking for greens, yellows, browns, creams – maybe even reds and oranges could be gender neutral!
Post # 14
We are having a girl but stil arent going with pink. You can use a combo of colors that dont include pink or blue such as beige, brown, green, yellow, red. If you google gender neutral nursery you should get lots of ideas
Post # 15
Keep it a surprise. With our next we are keeping the gender the surprise (not pregnant yet but hopefully soon). I am going to do the nursery in a Dr. Seuss theme I have found it to be super gender neutral. As far as clothing goes its hard to find anything just buy a few basics and wait to get the cute stuff until after baby is born. Also when you do have your baby people will bring you gifts in the hospital more then likely you will get gender specific clothing as gifts at that point. I have found some good green carseats at Target and Babies R Us as well as highchairs and strollers.
Post # 16
I loved being gender neutral. As for finding things, it was pretty easy, but Wombat does wear a lot of blue even though she’s a girl. As for the nursery, we have a green crib and jungle stuff.