(Closed) When people mistake your baby as the opposite gender (RANT)

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 92
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

amb1030 :  I would say it’s his hair coming down over the forehead and his big eyes.  But I would have looked past those things and seen that he’s a boy.  ANYWAY, I wanted to share these two pictures of my daughter and my friend’s son.  Can you tell which one is the boy and which is the girl????  I just think it’s so funny.  They are even different ethnicities and they look so alike.

 

Post # 94
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

amb1030 :  Ok that is correct!  But would you have still guessed that if the top one weren’t wearing a pink and white striped shirt?  Haha.

Post # 96
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729 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I could definitely see it but wouldn’t be certain that’s for sure! Probably the soft features and longish hair, but I agree with PPs that babies are pretty gender neutral most of the time and obviously all have soft features because they are babies, so I usually look at the clothes and then decide or avoid gendered pronouns haha.

Post # 97
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3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My son is 2 and he’s been mistaken for a girl about six times, probably. It doesn’t bother me at all. I just think he’s a beautiful child with delicate features and that must be the reason 😉 I’m sure if our second baby is a girl she’d be mistaken for a boy constantly since I plan to use most of my son’s clothes as hand-me-downs and I don’t love super girly pouffy pink dresses anyway….

Post # 98
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

He looks like a boy….however, I do have a question.  

Does this happen a lot while you’re out and he’s in the cart with that cart cover thing?  Just wondering, because I can see the “cuteseyness” (can that be a word?) of that cover throwing people off.  Especially older people who may be more use to traditional prints/colors for boys/girls.  Even though the cover doesn’t scream either gender to me, I think that plus his hair over his face like that may be the culprit here. 

Post # 99
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8863 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

amb1030 :  “Why shouldn’t I care? Hes my child, pretty much anything about him warrants my concerned parental attention. ”  LMAO. Have fun with that. Hope it turns out how you hope it turns out.

Post # 100
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2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Huh, odd, I see boy there.  But I’m the mom that’s ruining it for you because I dress my girls from the boy’s section all the time.  I’m sorry but the t-shirt with glow in the dark dinosaurs is SO MUCH COOLER than anything in the girl’s section.

One of my girls went through a hair stage where it really looked like a boy’s haircut, even wearing pink people called her a boy.  It never bothered me really but I think gender is a ridiculous social construct that we shouldn’t imprint on babies to begin with.  But now she’s almost 20 months and everyone can tell she’s a girl even in her dino t-shirt.  Back to the world subtlely conditioning her to fit into their antiquated gender norms 🙁

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