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Girls panties for boys?

post #1 of 54
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I'll be interested to see what kind of opinions this one generates.

The boy I sit for is 3 years/4 months old and shows NO, ZERO, ZILCH interest in the potty. No, correction, he shows a huge averse interest. He ain't using no potty and that's that.

Sooooooooo, recently he said he would wear real UNDIES, which I see as a big step in the right direction . . . a step which should be taken no matter what. But here's the catch . . . the undies he specifically asked for are Dora The Explorer undies. His mom looked for them, and the only ones with Dora she can find are pink, bikini style, and have lace.

Thoughts?
post #2 of 54
They're just undies...he won't know they're "girls" unless someone makes it an issue. I say go for it if he wants them and it helps.
post #3 of 54
I say let him have them. It is completely normal for boys to want to play with dolls and even wear dresses, my brother did until he was six, if it works for you than let him do it.
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post #5 of 54
Let him feel pretty! He doesn't know they are girls panties.
post #6 of 54
we almost got ds dora panties - but he ended up opting for Thomas the Tank Engine instead - it wouldn't have bothered me at all. When he was in pull ups, sometimes he would get the minnie mouse pink ones - i let him pick. I imagine sharing a bed with mom and breastfeeding until he was four would make him gay faster than pink panties :LOL (um, kidding, btw)
post #7 of 54
Maybe the Momma can buy some plain boy-style underwear and find some Dora iron-ons?
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post #9 of 54
I've complained about that issue a lot. My son loves Dora. But almost everything you can buy with Dora on it is pink. Since everyone calls Dakota a girl now, I wasn't about to put pink on him. Consequently he has no clothes with Dora. He does have an umbrella that is lavender. Fortunately he also adores Thomas and Nemo. So he has Thomas and Nemo underwear. Do you know how hard it is to find underwear that is no super heroes or other violent type characters. Even plain white ones were hard to find. Fortunately his big sister found him the ones he has.

Kathi
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post #11 of 54
My son wears dresses. I think it's fine. Why gender-type little kids who don't care?
post #12 of 54
Underwear is underwear. Even if a boy wears pink with lace, the penis is still firmly attached. Significance is what you make of it.
post #13 of 54
As long as they are comfortable-if they are bikini style I wonder if there is enough fabric in the front to hold everything in. If he gets half his scrotum pinched on the outside of the undies, that could be a major set-back in potty learning.
post #14 of 54
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Originally Posted by Dakota's Mom
Do you know how hard it is to find underwear that is no super heroes or other violent type characters. Even plain white ones were hard to find. Fortunately his big sister found him the ones he has.
I know a PP mentioned OshKosh. Gymboree, Children's Place, and Gap all sell 'em too.


I don't see any problem with him wearing them. Underwear is underwear. If that's what he wants, go for it.
post #15 of 54
if it gets him interested in the potty, why not?!
post #16 of 54
i'll be joining the panty-wearing boys soon. I hate plain white undies, and I refuse to buy character undies. I did find some plain, light colored briefs for little girls. They cost a lot less and look comfy, are higher quality, and won't show under his (little girls) shorts. I buy him girls shirts and shorts too, because they fit more snugly, are cuter, more comfy, and lighter in color than boys clothes. Nobody knows that they are girls clothes.
post #17 of 54
Hi, my dd loved trains when she was toddler. It is IMPOSSIBLE to find train undies for a girl. I know--I looked. I finally got Thomas underwear for her, and she loved them. Little boy briefs. Whatever. So, if I had a ds that loved Dora, I'd go to the fabric store and get 1 or 2 yards of Dora fabric and make a bunch of boxer shorts, but that's what I'd do . I'm sure they have a boxer pattern for kids (just for an example, if you page down here, you'll find a boxer pattern for all sizes from 2 on up)

http://www.timmelfabrics.com/jalie.htm

Or you could buy a pack of little boxers and reverse engineer.
post #18 of 54
Let him wear what he wants * shrug* - honestly if someone has a problem with it ask them WTH they are inspecting his underwear....
post #19 of 54
How could it possibly matter? Seriously, not trying to be flip but what might happen to a boy who wears girl's underwear? My 6 year old occasionally wears flowered underwear and when the father of someone he used to be friends with found out he made a point to declare it was certainly not OK for his son. I really don't get it... it's like people refusing to put flowered diapers on their boys. Gimme a break.
post #20 of 54
Underwear is underwear. Let him wear what he wants. It truly doesn't matter. DS will wear anything and prefers flashy pink stuff.

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