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The Language of Pink and Frills

It never fails to amaze me how unobservant (or plain ignorant) some people are. I agree that it's usually difficult to tell whether a baby is a boy or a girl outright, and I agree that as many parents don't do "genderised" colours, it in turn makes people want to keep an open mind when asking the question. So let's pretend that a pink muslin cloth, a pink dummy, pink socks and floral patterns don't in any way indicate that the baby is probably a girl. But wouldn't a dress be a relatively clear sign, perhaps, that the baby is not a boy?

There is a definite gap in the market (as far as I can see because believe me, I've looked) for an "I'm a Girl" badge (or "I'm a Boy" for blue bundles) that can be fixed to a pram or pushchair to avoid the question being asked, mums being irked, and fuel added to this already raging fire. Maybe one of these days we'll see them popping up at Mothercare or the like. Meanwhile I suppose the craftier of us can always get busy crafting.

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And you ask me... is my baby a boy?

Seriously?!

11 comments:

  1. Hmmm i just commented and it failed so sorry if this is a repeat!!!
    I cant believe people are still unsure and asking you such a stupid question! i get asked all the time, but probably because i dress loli in greens and blues and her noonoo is green and when she scrunches up her face she does look a little boyish heheheh! I think people are just cautious, but if they have doubt they shouldnt ask! its just an insult as your little one gets older! Emily is a beautiful OBVIOUS girly! xxxx

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  2. Can't they just ask for the name? or nothing at all? I can understand it may have been more difficult when she was younger, but now?

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  3. Your baby is a gorgeous girl...and other people are stupid!

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  4. She looks very girly to me but I know what it feels like. I used to get it all the time with Maia too (even when she wore dresses), probably because I used to avoid pink. You could always get her one of those hamalli lace hairbands. :-D

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  5. When my daughter was a little infant of perhaps a month or two, I had her out with me at a grocery store. She was in a little pink dress with tights, a ruffled bloomer, and a big pink headband. The well-meaning customer behind me in line still said to me, "What a beautiful baby! Is it a boy or a girl?" REALLY??

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  6. EVERYONE thinks Elodie is a boy!! Not one person out in public has thought she was a girl.

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  7. haha at hamalli lace bands? I can't believe some people can be so dense!

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  8. Oh honey, some people will say whatever comes to their head without thinking or realizing what they're saying. Little E looks every inch a proper princess xxx

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  9. Mum used to have the same issue with me... people would still say 'kemm hu helu' even though I had pink bows attached to my head. I don't get it.

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  10. It happened again yesterday. Pink, pink bib on and she was referred to as "he." I give up! lol

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