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post #81 of 92
I saw an ad on craigslist - someone NEEDED to trade their blue bumbo for a pink one because they were having a girl this time around.
post #82 of 92
That is funny. I'm sure I screwed up my daughter's psyche by making her sit in a green Bumbo.

Pink clothes I can deal with. DD looks nice in pink. Pink TOYS, on the other hand, drive me batty.
post #83 of 92
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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post
I saw an ad on craigslist - someone NEEDED to trade their blue bumbo for a pink one because they were having a girl this time around.
That's one of the most depressing things I've ever heard.
post #84 of 92
Oh, I hate hate how hard it is to find tasteful, plain clothing for kids that's made in the USA. We do a LOT of American Apparel T's and I make the majority of his bottoms myself out of wool yarn or purchase them from US WAHMs.
post #85 of 92
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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post
I saw an ad on craigslist - someone NEEDED to trade their blue bumbo for a pink one because they were having a girl this time around.
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Originally Posted by mbm View Post
That is funny. I'm sure I screwed up my daughter's psyche by making her sit in a green Bumbo.

Pink clothes I can deal with. DD looks nice in pink. Pink TOYS, on the other hand, drive me batty.


OMG. That Craig's List ad makes me roll my eyes. Seriously? I can't stand the pink and blue allegiances when having a girl or a boy. I love the color blue, but I purposely did not buy anything that was blue or pink. I went neutral all the way.

I also don't buy anything sports related, too girly girl, adult slogans, attitude slogans, nothing commercial, and if it's something overtly genderized that we get as a gift, I donate it.

I'm also not subjecting my child to characters on clothing, but now that my child is growing older and requests things, I do buy character clothing and toys my child specifically asks for. I think that is OK. I would prefer not to but I want my child to have fun during childhood, too, and if it's something directly asked for, I think it's important to honor choice, as long as it's something safe and not-offensive.

(I'm also a no violent toys/toy gun person, and those just get thrown away and not donated because I just don't think a kid ever needs a toy gun).
post #86 of 92
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Originally Posted by honeyhaze View Post
You know what kills me with girls clothing these days is all the garish "rose pink." Pale pink I can deal with, but these medium-pink shades usually strike me as cheap and 80's looking. Every children's clothing sale I go to is an endless wash of pink pink pink pink. I can still find the green and purple and orange and yellow gems amidst all that pink, but at first glance it seems impossible. And don't even get me started on jersey knit.

Zutano makes cool, fun clothes that either boys or girls can wear. Lots of colors other than pink or blue, lots of patterns other than trucks or flowers.
I know what you mean. The hot pinks are everywhere now. They sort of give me a headache. I was just looking at clothes yesterday and the colors are just too bold and too overstated in the girls' section. Maybe it's the spring season colors. I don't notice it as much during fall/winter.

My child is really getting into things like Barbie, and My Little Pony, and we went to look for some things and it was all this over the top loud, bright hot pink and sparkles, sequins, and applied scents...on the toys! Crazy.
post #87 of 92
I haven't read all of the responses, but I have to say that I put my 3 yo DS in Hawaiian shirts a lot (and have since he was a baby) and he gets a ton of compliments. I love the fact that I can put him in something colorful and flowery and fun and still be masculine.
post #88 of 92
We've bought alot of our clothes from the "cheap" shelves at Target/Kohl's, they usually have like 4 or 5 pairs of shorts/pants/leggings and then 4 or 5 shirts that all coordinate in their store brands, folded on shelves. I've found a fair amount of that stuff to be more likely to just be solid colored, patterned, etc. They are blue/green/red for boys, pink/purple/light blue for girls, but I don't mind that, it's the "Cutie" written across the butt, and the "All Stars" on the front that I try to avoid. I like too that they all coordinate, so I'll get three tops and three bottoms that all go together (bigger problem with girls stuff). Now that my DC are older, my DS really does LOVE trucks, so we get those things too. But yeah, it can be hard and gets worse as they get bigger!!
post #89 of 92
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Originally Posted by lach View Post
The difference is that nowadays you can only buy them either with pink butterflies or blue dinosaurs on them.
Just tonight my 3 year old DD was wearing her favorite pajamas with the dinosaurs on them and commented on how the pteranodons were all green and she wanted pink ones. Her favorite dinosaurs are scary t-rexes. but I never see them in pink. Only on the boy aisle in green and blue. She's noticed that too. The only girl clothes dinos seem to be cutesy, not scary, if one can even find them.
post #90 of 92
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Originally Posted by rubidoux View Post
And I am completely astounded by the fact that so many women (and let's face it, it is the moms 99% of the time, and you can see the way these little boys are dressed that they aren't going to be dressing their babies either) dress their little boys in such a gendered fashion.
I personally would prefer to put my kids in gender neutral clothing as much as possible. But, I got a lot of hand-me-downs. Most of the clothes weren't things I would have picked out myself, but guess what? I used them anyway because they were free and in good condition. So, not every mom is trying to dress their boys or girls in "such a gendered fashion". A lot of the nicer clothes are expensive (i.e. Hanna, Zutano, etc.). Sorry, this post just rubbed me the wrong way.
post #91 of 92
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Originally Posted by MJB View Post
American Apparel's baby and kid clothes are almost all unisex. They run small though so order up a size (my 4yo wears a 6, my 6 yo wears an 8). Their t-shirts are very soft and are more fitted/flattering than most kids' t-shirts.
we love american apparel too...precisely b/c I can get plain colored clothing for my girl and boy...
post #92 of 92
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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post
I saw an ad on craigslist - someone NEEDED to trade their blue bumbo for a pink one because they were having a girl this time around.
Maybe they were just tired of all the blue. I know when I went to get dd's new car seat a couple of months ago, I bought the pink & brown one b/c she is a girl & we are having another girl. When it comes to baby equipment such as bouncy chairs & toys, sometimes I get tired of always "having" to buy the neutral/boy item. I purposely bought dfd2 pink toys b/c I bought dd a bunch of gender-neutral colored ones b/c we didn't know her sex & I also wanted them to share w/ our other kids. I see having a second girl this time as a perfect excuse to explode w/ pink & frills & sparkles if I want to.

DD's clothes are mostly pretty girlie &, nope, I don't mind. I shouldn't, I picked them out. She has plenty of things that are not pink or have pictures on them, but every piece says "girl" either b/c of ruffles or the cut. I am always able to find v feminine outfits that are not always "girl" colors from the regular outlet stores like Old Navy, Carter's, Children's Place, and Osh Kosh. DD has an outfit in her closet right now that is from Carter's that is a thin, puffy tank top that is white background w/ large orange & brown dots on it that goes w/ brown shorts. The CUT is girlie, but not the colors (traditionally). She does not have many shirts that are covered in flowers & ponies & things. Not hard to find at all. I do get her lots of girl clothes that are not pink b/c I don't want to look at it all the time, but her clothes are still from the girl's section & look like girl clothes. My mother generously pays for all of dd's clothes & there is no way that I am interested in asking her to buy expensive organic clothing for my kid(s). I'm not paying twice the price just to avoid a dang flower. DH and I also both hate pastel clothing for baby boys w/ a passion. We just cannot stand it & won't put it on future sons. GN soft greens & yellows are okay, but that's it.
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