if money was tight and it being so close to the end of the season if i couldnt keep him in what he has i would put him in the girlie one. im kinda in the same boat but i am praying my ds dont grow any more his jacket is soo small and snowpants just fit. my ds has always been mistaken for a girl from birth even in dress shirts. he is 4 now and will only wear somethings out that are pink (dress shirt, polo or socks). he understands that wearing somethings make people call him a girl no matter how many times they are corrected and on a bad day he will get very vexed. he is a very much in to boy clothing but he wears girlie stuff at home.
Would you let your boy wear pink out in public? - Page 2
Thanks everyone for the replys. Since I am a cultural rebel, I am going to try to not make a color a gender thing. Sure I am not going to put him in a dora shirt, but I will be more easy going too when my dd like a boys color shirt. I will try to dig up a pick of the coat and see what you'all think of the color anyway...
So here are some pics:
Here is 3 yr dd this past summer with a shirt that everyone said she looked like a boy with. What do you think? I am considering getting rid of it. (Oh and please excuse the wild hair as I have no idea how to tame it somehow. My ds is getting hair like that too and I have no curly hair anywhere in the family!)
Here is the coat that I am asking about but it is just the fleece layer in the pic and there is a winter cover basically the same color that goes over it. This is 2 yr old dd. Do you think this is too girly?
And even though this has nothing to do with the topic, I had to share an old super cute pic of ds when he was little. It was moving day and he is just getting his first tooth. Can you see it?
My 5 yr. old son's favorite color is pink. At the beginning of kindergarten they had these pictures hanging in the wall that they drew and said "my favorite color is _____" and his was the only boy's that was pink. He's not shy about it! I would have no problem with it, especially at 1. Now that he's older, if he wants something super girly I let him have it unless it's something I want him to have for years (for instance, I vetoed a pink backpack because I want him to use the same backpack through 2nd or 3rd grade and he might not want a pink one then).
That hair is adorable!! I like the shirt, I wouldn't get rid of it if it's in good condition.
The fleece looks fine. I'd keep using it.
The baby photo is very sweet. Nice looking family! Whether they are in pink, blue, rainbow, tartan....they look happy and cared for and healthy. Lovely.
At 18 months, I probably would without blinking an eye.
I've also learned that it depends on where you live. In some areas, people don't even notice, but other areas, people will make comments about boys wearing pink. But, since he's so little, I can't imagine anybody would say a thing, and if they did, he won't care.
What cute kids!!!!!!!
I would have no problem putting my son in that, it doesn't scream girl to me at all... they are just colors. If it had bows and pleats and frills then I personally probably wouldn't chose it (for public situations) but from your picture it looks like a fairly gender-neutral coat and I probably wouldn't have even thought about it possibly being too girly.
I like that dark blue shirt & I feel like she looks kind of neutral in it -- wouldn't know whether she was a boy or girl just from the pic although I might guess girl based on her facial features.
A couple months ago I was at Wal Mart with my kids, and they saw pj's in the toddler section. I let each of them pick out what they wanted, since they were only $5. DD (16 months then) picked Thomas the Train ones (her favorite pj set ever ever ever now) from the "boy" side, and DS picked some pink Spongebob ones from the "girl" side. He absolutely loves them. He wants to wear them to school but I did tell him no since the pants are a little short on him and I know he'd be upset if they got ruined with marker or paint there.Most days he'll wear them to bed, change for school, come home and change right back into his pink pj's. If he wants something pink, I will let him have it or wear it. I'm all for what makes him happy right now, not what some other person says is ok for him to wear or not.
I think kids should wear whats available to them, or what they like! Until they are old enough to choose mom and dad choose! That simple! When I found out I was pregnant I took a bunch of hand me downs from little boys, I like "boy" colors so even if I had a girl she would have worn boy colors just because that's what I would pick. Heck, most of my clothes are "boy" clothes! I did have a boy, but if I ever took him out shopping and he asked for the "girl" stuff as long as it was affordable I would get it! For now though he's going to keep getting all of his male cousins clothes!
The double standard is so interesting. Our friends' 2 1/2 year old girl wears Batman shirts all the time and everyone loves it. But a boy in Dora shirts would turn some heads?! I think I would be glad to be thought "weird" by those neighbors!
I took my daughter to the grocery store yesterday. She was wearing a pink coat and boots with pink hearts on them-and a brown tutu(!). A man came up and said, "oh, how handsome you are, you are going to be an actor.." It doesn't matter what I dress her in, some people still think she is a boy. I have had some people say that it is because she has very little hair, I don't know how that makes a difference.
My neighbor's son gets mistaken for a girl all the time, even though she dresses him entirely in boy clothes..
It really makes no difference what you dress your child in, people make assumptions no matter what.
BTW, I love that shirt!