(Closed) Would it bother you if someone got the sex of your baby wrong?

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Haha, I wouldn’t be bothered at all for my own BUT I feel embarrassed if I do it to someone else’s baby – not sure why.

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Nope! My little girls wears a LOT of pink (sorry not sorry smile) and people still refer to her as a boy because she doesn’t have a ton of hair. It just makes me laugh. 

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

people mistake my son all the time, he is very pretty and I refuse to completely shorn his head just so people will guess correctly but it honestly doesnt bother me, most just apologise when they find out and to be fair most babies look the same so its an easy mistake to make (especially when they are very young) but the few who then critisize us for their mistake are the ones who look like morons

Post # 19
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Busy bee

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Itsnotme :  I hate those headbands too! IDK why, I just do. I also hate it when people pierce baby’s ears. so horrible to put them through that pain, and it looks weird to me — like, about as weird as if you put makeup on them. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I don’t have a baby but I don’t think it would bother me. It’s an honest mistake. My little chihuahua is often referred to as a ‘she’ but that doesn’t bother me either.

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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Itsnotme :  I don’t have kids yet, but I know it drove my aunt nuts when people mistook my female cousin for a boy. She has a feminine name and my aunt went out of her way to dress her in pink with bow headbands because she didn’t grow hair until she was nearly two years old. People would ask her “why are you dressing your son in such girly stuff?” and she wanted to throttle them lol. 

I would personally only care if someone repeatedly made the mistake – like my good friend who has known my dog forever and still calls him “she” and “here girl”. It just shows that someone doesn’t care enough to pay attention! 

Post # 22
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I was often annoyed actually, when people called my baby girls boys…  but they were dresses head to toe in pink and I think that is why I found it so annoying.  Like I could not have made it any more obvious, lol.

Post # 23
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Helper bee

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Itsnotme :  This is why there are pink outfits and blue outfits.

Post # 24
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Honey bee

I expected people to not know, and to ask me if I had a boy or a girl if they were that curious. I can’t imagine expecting a stranger to just know what the round, short haired, little creature is when said creature looks like every other round, short haired, little creature out there.

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Whenever I put my son in gender neutral clothes – creams and white and hand knitted cardigans infrequently got told what a pretty girl he was!!! Didn’t bother me one bit – I thought it was quite funny! I certainly didn’t correct people I just said thank you! 

 

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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Itsnotme :  Not even kidding, the first clothing section I go to is the boys.

Dinosaurs, monsters and dragons? SIGN ME UP!

Sparkly flowers, butterflies and gumdrops? — Meh, only if it’s really cute.

Post # 27
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Busy bee

It’s a baby. I really can’t understand why someone would care.

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Nope! Babies look genderless for quite a while. I’m 40 weeks 1 day pregnant though, and an uncle that I’m fairly close with just asked for the 6TH TIME what the baby’s gender is. I’ve told him it’s a boy every time. I’m starting to get offended at this point.

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Nope. It wouldn’t bother me. I’ll be too busy with potential strangers touching my baby with no consent which would probably lead me to baby wear as often as possible while they’re small enough.

I remember seeing a story where a woman put her hands on someone’s stroller as the mom was turned and in one hand she had a lit cigarette while the other she started caressing his bare cheek. She then muttered “oh I shouldn’t have touched him, I forgot to wash my hands earlier” before continuing to touch him….that right there would have me seeing red not a gender slip up. 

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