Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by PerilousPoozer, Jan 15, 2015.
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Re:mama's boy. I have one of each and both are stuck to me like glue, but S maybe more than D. He doesn't even want me when he is sick. He wants MIL
Most people (in person at least) are guessing boy for me so we’ll see what I end up with. A boy would be fun, but it’s easier to find unicorn stuff for girls
Today a little boy at work told me “I think it’s a boy... or a girl.” Me too kid!
Or you could have a boy who loves pink and unicorns.
I’m down for that
And if I do I’d absolutely buy it for him, but I might not, and before he can demonstrate that I figure it’s easier to go with the flow and minimize the amount of people being judgmental about how I dress my infant.
The amount of exclusively unicorn baby girls clothes/toys/nursery stuff has honestly made me hate unicorns.
oh, people will judge. They find anything to judge about how you will or will not parent. “Why doesn’t she have socks on???” Because it’s 85 fucking degrees, lady.
Oh I know. That’s why I said minimize, not eliminate. I thought about qualifying it with “try to”
I’m trying to practice choosing my battles. Like if I have a boy he’s never wearing stuff that says something like “chick magnet,” and if I have a girl she will definitely wear stuff with dinosaurs and robots, but mostly I’m not trying to make a statement with the onesie which he or she (or they) might puke or poop all over at any time.
I found the cutest "girl" dinosaur sleeper and I was so happy about it I bought it immediately.
Oddly enough the hardest thing to find is "girl" dog stuff? It's always cats for girls and dogs for boys. I bought some "boy" dog onesies for F because they were in colors I liked, and R's aunt managed to find a cute sleeper, but other than that F's dog related wardrobe is severely lacking
@hellohelloagain Have you checked out Princess Awesome? They don’t have as much for babies and I don’t know about dog stuff, but if I have a girl I’m absolutely buying some clothes from them.
I haven’t noticed that about dog stuff (yet); what I did notice was a onesie with “my dog is my best friend” and I was just like but we have 2 dogs.
YES. I don’t want things with cats on them. I bought E this dress because it’s dog related and I love it.
@hellohelloagain I bet @nym711 is the queen of baby girl dog clothes and can tell you where they are!
We have a cat so I'm fine with cat stuff to an extent, but F has so much cat stuff R was like "Wembley is kinda left out here" and it made me realize it was because I couldn't find anything dog related in girls clothes. But that's super cute. I saw that same pattern in a onesie online but I hadn't seen it in person, so I didn't get it. I might have to get that little dress though.
@fantasynerd I haven't heard of that, I'll check it out!
I mean C1 wore pink diapers because that’s what we had, but he didn’t start wearing pink everything else until he had an opinion about it. (And he loves cats. Weirdo.)
I can support C1 wholeheartedly up until the cats. That’s where I draw the line
There obviously isn't as big of a stigma surrounding girls wearing boy clothes, so I'm fine with that in theory. My main problem is the majority of boys clothes are colors I hate... browns and oranges and that mustard color. Pass. Lol
I've had some odd looks from a staff member at Carter's when I say A is a girl then go into the boy section. While she is adorable in pink, I also want dogs and other patterns so I shop both sides of the store, especially for sleepers. My favourite colour is green which is apparently not a colour for girls to wear? There's been lots of cute girl dino clothes which I am all about though.
@fantasynerd if you have a girl, I am sending her this:
@Zombie Llama Aww, love it!!
I don't even get why sleepers would be in gendered sections! They're the same!
It's so ridiculous! I like El in leggings because they are comfy as shit and he naps in his clothes, but also because he has tiny little legs that look so stupid in joggers. I have to buy them in the girls section - why would a grey legging be gendered
Incidentally this is also the industry I work in, and specifically babywear. Boy, having a kid has really given me a changed perspective on all this stuff.
Hell if I know! Same goes for grey sweatpants. I ordered a pale turquoise hoodie out of the boys' section too. I really feel like they need to stop having gendered sections for kids' clothes. Online especially and then have a filter for those people who care to narrow it down.
And then there’s lace or bows or a weird smaller fit on anything pink.
@hellohelloagain I search dog or corgi in nearly every store Carter's has a bunch of dog stuff.
ETA: She'll also wear "boy" dog clothes.