February 13, 2007 4:31pm CST
recently a friend gave me a couple of baby outfits. She has a baby younger than my five month old. One outfit was yellow the other white. I couldn't figure out what the problem was. She has a boy and i a girl. She felt that the detail on the collars were too feminine. I couldn't believe it. If I had had a boy I would have put him in pink without concern. As you can see my girl dresses at times in what may be considered boyish clothes. I ask you, why gender them this early?
13 Feb 07
I hear you! I don't like genderizing them either! I did the exact same thing as you. My eldest is a girl and I did NOT buy her anything pink at all. Whatever pink stuff she had were gifts. A year later my eldest son was born. Sure I bought his "boy" colors, but I made him wear what his sister outgrew, including the pink stuff. My hustband drew the line at having his son wear dresses! hehehehe. Although he did bend a little bit and made our son wear those shirt nightdresses during our son's toddler years....ones that his sister outgrew :)
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13 Feb 07
A long time ago all babies were dressed the same. You can see it in the old seipia photos of families where the baby is dressed in a white fluffy dress and bonnet. Today we are very fashion conscious and get offended when someone calls your little girl a cute little boy or the other way around. My daughter spent the first two years in a diaper. Now she prefers a t-shirt and pants, but will play dress up with her dresses. I see no reason to enforce a gender role, especially that young. Maybe good fashion sense when they get older.