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Oh my gosh! People are crazy!!! Tell them to mind their owm business!
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My son wears them all the time (9.5 months) in all kinds of colors and we never had a negative or weird comment. I love them. Especially for an EC baby. Can't imagine not having them!
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I never ended up getting them for my son, but I see them on boys all the time and never thought of them as gender specific.

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Well, my son wears Hanna Andersson tights to keep warm in winter - he has chocolate brown and navy blue for winter. He wears them under snowpants and such - they work GREAT. Our nanny was from Austria and she used to put both of the twins (boy/girl) in tights and I admit the first time I kind of did a double-take but she said in Europe all little boys wear tights to stay warm in the winter, and then I realized how stupid it was to worry about it. He also wears Baby Legs and everyone is usually so busy ooohing and ahhhing over them, I've never gotten a single weird comment.
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The only comments we get are how freakin cute they are! We have argyle ones that are a big hit. So adorable. DS2 wears them daily. We have 5 pairs!

DS1 likes to wear them on his arms sometimes too, but that's more for novelty.

I'm sorry you have to deal with such strange comments. Viva la babylegs!

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so weird about that, people have asked me, too what my husband thinks about the babylegs. of course these are people that don't know my husband - cause he could absolutely not care less - in fact he thinks they are cool looking.

here's my boy in a pair i made - http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreas...7602299209121/

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My ds wears them, and some of the are pink and have zebra print hearts. He also wears tights and barretts. When people say anything we say, "we are actively trying to make him gay." that usually shuts them up (and its no lie)

Also if they ask you what DH thinks of them say "who said there was a dh?"

Wait, are you actively trying to make your son gay? What, exactly, is the lie?

That's off.
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Wait, are you actively trying to make your son gay? What, exactly, is the lie?

That's off.
I saw that and am giving her the benefit of the doubt, that it was just a typo or something
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My son wears the rainbow babylegs and i get a lot of comments like, "He is going to hate you when he's older." or "You're going to turn him gay."

I just say, if legwarmers were all it took to turn you gay then those of us who grew up in the 80s wouldn't be procreating.
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I never ended up getting them for my son, but I see them on boys all the time and never thought of them as gender specific.
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I saw that and am giving her the benefit of the doubt, that it was just a typo or something
I mean I really tell people that (as opposed to I want to tell people that) and

I mean that we are as equally "trying to make him gay" as I would be "trying to make him straight" its not within my power to control, so tights, babylegs, pink or blue

We are trying to make sure that ds has a sense that there is more to gender and sexuality than the typical binaries. And that clothes hold no gender within themselves and that he has the freedom to wear anything he choose and express himself however he sees fit
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I love my son in his black and white bone printed baby legs. They're adorable! He even likes to pull them out of the box and bring them to me to put on him. So cute! Too bad what others think.

Besides, he gets called a girl all the time, even when he's wearing all blue. At this point, anything goes. If someone on the street asks me what "her" name is, I just give them the first girly name that comes to mind. Does it matter?
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Does your 2yo wear just babylegs and a diaper or underwear? Maybe that's what they're commenting on, more than the fact that he's a boy.
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just this evening DS and i had dinner w/ a friend of DH's and he asked me if DS is still wearing the legwarmers in a way that implied that he feels that they are feminine... i of course said yes andhe commented that he didn't mind them, that he was just a little thrown by the rainbow ones

i immediately thought of this thread...

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My DS #2 HAS vintage RAinbow Leg Warmers that totally work like baby legs. We have gotten comments. I believe one was "Gay Pride Baby"
silly silly silly
My DS1 wore rainbow babylegs his first winter! I chose them cause they matched most of his clothes! My DH thought he looked like the
Lollipop Guild kids from The Wizard of Oz! We loved them and they were in shreds by spring! Now he has heather grey with rainbow stripes!

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my ds wore babylegs when he started crawling. we have hard wood floors and wool rugs so he needed the knee protection! a few grandparents asked about it but thought it was an excellent idea once they realized they were for his protection! recently i took them on a trip to a cold destination and was grateful to have another layer to protect him from the snow and ice!
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i haven't had any questions... if I had my response would be: "no, my husband does not have a problem with my baby boy being fabulously dressed!"
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Well I am not huge fans of them anyway, and would never put my boys in them, but I wouldnt think it was strange to see boys in them.
YEa thats me honestly I do not like the look and living in south AZ and SW texas had little use for them but honestly have better things to do than worry if another parent likes and dresses there baby in them

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My oldest (3.5) wears baby legs all the time, esp. this time of year when he needs an extra layer of warmth without doubling up on pants. My husband puts them on him even, they are great when we are hiking or just need another layer. Of course, my husband is a bike commuter who has his own "babylegs" aka "legwarmers" when he's biking so he doesn't think anything of it being too girly. it's there for warmth, people!

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The thing is:
IF a grown man should leave the house with twentyone pockets in his pale blue trousers, a big shiny yellow lorry on his chest, a number on an otherwise undistinguished t-shirt that makes it look like he's a wannabe sports star, or in a pair of dungarees featuring a zebra driving a choo-choo train, then are people going to call him a cool dude? NO. It's going to be homophobic slur time again, people. My boys have been given all of these offending items over the years (we liked the yellow lorry, just to be clear), and frankly, life is just too short. Just wear the babylegs.

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My ds is 5.5 and he still wears his rainbow babylegs in winter under his trousers. I used to put him in tights too because they're warm and he wasn't and he needed to be. I couldn't care less what anyone thinks, though we have had our fair share of comments.
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my friends boy7s wear them all the time.

i think people have very weird expectations of gender in our society and it sucks for us mamas a lot of the time because of that!

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Wow. My guy wears babylegs and I've never gotten a question--especially one like "how does your husband feel?" I like the idea of telling them that he likes his kid to have warm legs.
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The thing is:
IF a grown man should leave the house with twentyone pockets in his pale blue trousers, a big shiny yellow lorry on his chest, a number on an otherwise undistinguished t-shirt that makes it look like he's a wannabe sports star, or in a pair of dungarees featuring a zebra driving a choo-choo train, then are people going to call him a cool dude? NO. It's going to be homophobic slur time again, people. My boys have been given all of these offending items over the years (we liked the yellow lorry, just to be clear), and frankly, life is just too short. Just wear the babylegs.
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It is too hot here in Texas, but DH had no problem with babylegs when we lived in GA. They are great at preventing scars. Who cares what others think. Supposedly I am wrong for letting DS wear t-strap shoes?

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Wow, I never even thought that anyone would think it was weird! My almost 3-year-old ds2 wears our set of rainbow babylegs ALL the time. No one has ever commented, except to say how cute they are.

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My 3 year old son has them on right now

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ds loves his baby legs! he recently picked out a fairly feminine pair with flowers, but he loves flowers so much, how could I say no? he's 19mo for crying out loud! I've gotten some strange looks, but that could be for a combination of reasons. He has long hair, a very boyish face and wears flowers they're probably just all around confused.
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hi everyone - i have an odd question. my 2 yo son wears babylegs (the skull and crossbones) and sometimes other parents ask me how my husband "feels" about his son in leg warmers. this has happened a few times and i try to explain the function of them, but maybe people just don't get it?

Does anyone else get questions about boys wearing them? Or is it just me? Thanks!
first of all how rude of those people to actually come up to you and say something! People do need to mind their own business..and the only reason they should say anything is to find out where to find those great babylegs! hehehehe!
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Well, my son wears Hanna Andersson tights to keep warm in winter - he has chocolate brown and navy blue for winter. He wears them under snowpants and such - they work GREAT. Our nanny was from Austria and she used to put both of the twins (boy/girl) in tights and I admit the first time I kind of did a double-take but she said in Europe all little boys wear tights to stay warm in the winter and then I realized how stupid it was to worry about it. He also wears Baby Legs and everyone is usually so busy ooohing and ahhhing over them, I've never gotten a single weird comment.
(Blue is mine)

Yeah, here in Italy I've seen "boy" tights. They're blue or red with tractors or trains and the like.

I have a girl, but I'm sure I'd be using babylegs if my child were a boy too. They're just so practical. I made the ones I have for DD because they're not available here, and I get compliments all the time; "OOooohh, How cute and clever. Baby leg warmers! Where did you get them?"

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My son wears the rainbow babylegs and i get a lot of comments like, "He is going to hate you when he's older." or "You're going to turn him gay."

I just say, if legwarmers were all it took to turn you gay then those of us who grew up in the 80s wouldn't be procreating.


And.... I wonder if DD will become a paleontologist just because I got my DD some ("boy") dinosaur PJs.


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I mean I really tell people that (as opposed to I want to tell people that) and

I mean that we are as equally "trying to make him gay" as I would be "trying to make him straight" its not within my power to control, so tights, babylegs, pink or blue

We are trying to make sure that ds has a sense that there is more to gender and sexuality than the typical binaries. And that clothes hold no gender within themselves and that he has the freedom to wear anything he choose and express himself however he sees fit
I think this is well put.

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