What do you think of dressing little girls in pink?

Emilie - posted on 10/18/2011 ( 62 moms have responded )

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My cousin is pregnant with twin girls, her brother has a boy and his wife can't have any more kids and she only wants these 2 girls and that is all. My aunt went baby shopping with her the other day and she turned down every girly pink outfir that my aunt picked out. She says she dosn't want any pink girly stuff, but this is like my aunts only chance to dress up little girls and my cousin won't have it. Do you think my cousin should lighten up or do you think my aunt should go ahead and buy pink stuff to put on the girls, after all she is the one buying the clothes.



Edit: She is the kind of woman that never like lace and pink growing up and she is into the hobo look and always has wild weird hairstyles.



I don't think she should always dress the girls in pink. I had a yellow duck sleeper when my daughter was a baby and every time I put it on her people thought she was a boy. My cousin already has a few outfits for the babies and one is a green shirt with a dog on it. I just think she should dress them a little more girly or people will think they are boys. Sometimes people thought that my son was a girl. It really hurt my feeling when people thought my daughter was a boy though. I just don't want my cousin to go through that.

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Krista - posted on 10/18/2011

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If the aunt buys girly pink clothes and the mother is adamantly against it, then it'll just be a waste of the aunt's money. The clothes will just sit in a drawer and will never be worn.



Your cousin is being a bit churlish, but at the end of the day, it IS up to her as to how she dresses her kid. And if she really hates pink girly stuff, then why buy it? My mom buys a lot of my son's clothes, but that doesn't give her the right to completely override my wishes. If she bought him something that offended me, then no way would he wear it, no matter who paid for it.



Besides, karma has a sense of humour, and my guess is that the little girl, as soon as she's old enough to choose her own clothes, will LOVE pink, girly frilly stuff.



At that point, the aunt can have a field day. :)

Melissa - posted on 10/20/2011

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Oh good grief! I have a 4-yr old girl and in my experience, people are going to mistake them for boys occassionally no matter what (even if they are wearing pink and lavender)! So what? Babies are babies. While people should learn not to assume and to ask if they are curious about a babies gender, mothers also shouldn't get offended when people "guess" wrong. Babies look like babies, not boys or girls! But anywhoooo, a mother has the right to dress her child any way she wants...pink and frilly, gender neutral, or even "like a hippy". Those are her children! When they grow older they will develop their own taste in clothes, in the meantime dressing your child as you like is one of the benefits you earn by being a slave to their every sleeping and waking need. However, having said that, if someone is buying someone else a gift, they also have every right to purchase whatever they darn well want to buy! That doesn't mean the recepient is going to especially like it or even use it. But a gift is a gift. Now, I would hope if the grandma buys a few especially girly things, that the mom will occassionally put them on the baby at least long enough for a picture. But it is not a mom's responsibility to provide Grandma with girlie-girls. If she wants to buy girlie things, go for it, but she needs to acknowledge and understand the mother's preferences and realize they may not get used that much.



I tried to avoid pink when my daughter was a baby (and believe me, that is hard to do since there is so dang much of it!). Now it is her favorite color, and she looks great in it. If someone bought an outfit I hated back then, you can bet we didn't use it much. But that doesn't mean I didn't appreciate their thoughtfulness!

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I have no, personal, objection to pink, but I respect that these are HER kids and if she doesn't want them in pink while they are young enough for her to pick all the clothes.... totally her choice.

Terralyn - posted on 10/19/2011

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Your Cousin will dress her babies the way she likes, no one should try and force their opinion of how a little girl should dress on her. After all there may be 2 of them but as you pointed out this will be the only chldren she has so its up to your cousin to decide how they dress. it may not be to you aunts liking but its not her child, she got to dress her child her way now your cousin gets to dress her daughters as she feels is right. She is not being mean or "churlish" its just personal preference and by voicing it now before the children are born she is helping save those around her from spending money on clothes she won't consider putting on her child. Its her child and her style in my opinion. how would you like it if you had a relative tellling you what to wear? would you listen to them even if you hated it or would you do your own thing? the same applies to your children, its your choice until they are old enough to make their own choices.

Liz - posted on 10/22/2011

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Your cousin should lighten up and realize that your aunt is the buying the clothes and be grateful for it. Not everyone gets others to buy clothes for twins and besides what is going to happen when she has to buy two of everything. Let her think about it

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Joyce - posted on 10/28/2011

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I wore jeans and boys' clothes when I was young against my mother's protests. The lacy stuff would get torn and dirty and there was a ruckus, whereas I could get rough-and-tumble as children will and not cause my mother's stroke. Boys' clothes are naturally more durable and comfortable, but all clothes will be worn for a short time and sent on, because kids grow quickly! My mom bought me a crinoline dress with puffy sleeves and lace once. I was 13 years old and way too big for it, not to mention that it would ave been social suicide for me. If you want to dress up something in pink and lace, a doll will do nicely, and the clothes won't get worn out and torn. You can even give the doll to the girl! I suggest yellow, green and earthy colors to compromise. Pink has its place. I now wear pink and purple, and feel at home in it. Pick your battles, and spend the money on an education fund.

Amanda - posted on 10/23/2011

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A freind of mine dressed her daughter in boys things and did get the comment oh what a lovely little boy.I love pink and purples may be buy things that are girly then,may be someone could nicely say that somethings are a bit boyish and wouldn't she like things that are a bit more femine!

Minnie - posted on 10/23/2011

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I can't stand pink. Haaate the color. Lol.

My mother never dressed me in pink, and I still grew up hating pink and sparkles. I don't dress the girls in all pink. A piece rarely, here and there, but it has to be hot pink or magenta or something, not baby pink. And honestly, I think only my second owns one piece of pink clothing.

I don't care if they want sparkles when they begin to choose their clothes. My first is beginning to, and she doesn't show any inclination to liking girly things either.

Janice - posted on 10/23/2011

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Well I think your cousin is being silly. My daughter had every color clothing. I'm not into super frilly clothes either but my daughter did wear girly clothes. She also wore "neutral" clothing too. I feel bad for your aunt who just wants to buy a few girly things for her granddaughters. Unfortunately, even if she does buy them, mom probably wont use them. Maybe your aunt could find some girly clothes in colors besides pink. Maybe some skirts in blue tat could be worn with the gender neutral tops. :)

Alicia - posted on 10/21/2011

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Hasn't anyone ever had...no matter what colour the kid is wearing...ppl still can mistake the gender!?!?! My girls were in full pink...and ppl would say 'little boy??' Alot of ppl look at the kids face before they notice colours...and lets face it...u really can't tell sometimes! A baby is a baby...and its not really a big deal...just politely correct them and walk on. Plus lil girls have a huge selection of colours to choose from, much more then boys. Ever notice the size of the girls section in a store over the size of the boys? So I'm sure there is plenty of other colours for auntie to pick!

Brooke - posted on 10/21/2011

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I don't see a problem with pink and I can see why you aunt would want to dress them up as they're little girls. But you can't go against mum's wishes. Your cousin really should lighten up, they're just clothes. I don't like the idea of a green shirt with a dog on it for the girls though but that's my opinion, obviously their mum does. I'm sure she'll have to deal with her girls wanting to look pretty in pink sooner rather than later.

Danielle - posted on 10/21/2011

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Is your cousin being too uptight about this? Maybe...but who isn't with their first born(s)? In the end, I think people should try to respect your cousin's wishes. It sounds like she is very sensitive to gender scripting and probably will not be bothered if people confuse her girls for boys as you were. You may want to keep in mind too that if you buy her things for the babies that are against her wishes she may just return them or not put the girls in them at all.

Sal - posted on 10/21/2011

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She should lighten up she doesn't have to dress them head yo tOe pink every day just let nan enjoy it I know every single mum who tried the no girly girl road failed as the daughters were just inlove with pink and dollies

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/21/2011

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I don't mind dressing girls in pink, but it gets boring after a while. I also get sick to death of floral patterns so I'm glad I found a travel stroller for my 7 month old with apples on it instead (Macintosh by Saftey1st) My 7 year old helped pick out most of the baby clothes so we have a lot of pink stuff with cats. Some green and some blue. They need to make more purple and deep colours for baby clothes IMO

Susan - posted on 10/21/2011

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i have a friend that didn't want any pinks, purples, or pastels bc her attitude is very vibrant anyway. She did get some clothes in these colors and let her hear them, but no primarily (mainly to appease her mother). The little is now in kindergarten and is a very well-rounded child. As for me and my daughter and my brother and his daughter, our girls are primarily in pinks and purples. Since we live on farms, our daughters have zebra-striped tutus while "helping" repair any of the equipment or wearing pink diva galoshes while helping heard the calves - in the mud.

Jessica - posted on 10/21/2011

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I didn't want my girls in pink all the time either. I even bought the matching carseat, stroller, high chair, playpen all in a blue and tan pattern. I even had a few sleepers that were for boys. When my oldest started walking, we bought her jeans from the boy section. She was a chunky baby and they fit better and cost less. It is the parents right to choose how to dress their children. If the mother specifically asks for no pink, then everyone should respect her wishes. My girls are 4 and 2 now and both are different. My 2yo loves pink and everything princess. She even calls her dresses princess. Very girlish. My 4yo loves Hello Kitty and purple. She likes dresses as well as pants and shorts. She's pretty well rounded in her color choices. She has a lot of blue as well as a rainbow of other colors. Until her daughters form their own opinions, it is her choice how she dresses them. The time will come when her little girls figure out their own choices and want to pick their own clothes.

Kyla - posted on 10/21/2011

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I have twin boys. Words of advice is shell probably end up dressing them girly bc as a twin mom she is going to get DRILLED on questions. People always think they just HAVE to say something. So the one less question of are they boys or girls, will somewhat help.

Deborah - posted on 10/21/2011

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To be honest I hate pink. I really don't like the idea that people think lil girls should wear only pink/ pastels and frilly stuff because honestly there's a time and place for everything. I understand you want someone to walk over to your baby and say "what a pretty lil girl!" Or "what a handsome lil boy!" But let's be honest most of them would get it wrong anyway. When my daughter was a baby she had an afro n whther t t-shirt of choice was pink/purple with flowers or she wore pink pants with a brown tank top, people would debate whther she was a boy/ girl because her ears aren't pierced. Heads you lose, tails you lose. No one shouild feel upset if people guess the sex of you baby incorrectly, it definitely doesn't affect the child so why should you feel upset/hurt. It was fun to take her to the mall and hear people debate about it to me and my daughter loved the attention she got from it. If it keeps her smiling and in her stroller instead of running around I was thrilled. Back to the point, pink won't make them girls, they're already girls, no changing that.

Melissa - posted on 10/20/2011

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I only read the first couple posts and agree with those. Why bother buying pink if the mother of the children is adamant that she won't let her children wear pink. I had a relative that did the same thing...no pink whatsoever on her little girl and as soon as the little girl was old enough to voice her opinion, all she wanted was pink! I love pink and put dd in it most of the time but I also used all the gender neutral clothes I received as gifts and some boy hand me downs I'd gotten...now and then people commented on how cute "he" was - oh well, I knew they were just making small talk.

Jill - posted on 10/20/2011

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my sister has 2 little girls and her and her husband are goth, lots of tattoos, etc and they dont want their girls in pink. so what? they can still wear dresses that aren't pink and perhaps you can find one of those nifty little black dresses with a tiny bit of pink trim? regardless, put yourself in the mom-to-be's shoes. if you were having a girl and didnt want all pink stuff, you would hate anything that you got that is pink. wouldnt wear it, use it or even like it. so dont let it bother you. the twins will change their likes and dislikes as they grow anyway. i totally get what you're saying, though. little girls are adorable in pink.... and blue.... and green, and purple. those babies will be adorable no matter what they wear!!!! just enjoy them!

Gabrielle - posted on 10/20/2011

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I have a little girl and I dress her in every color in the rainbow. Her first car seat was blue. The one she has now is grey and purple. So what if people are so narrow-minded as to automatically assume gender based on culturally-created stereotypes about colors? If they get it wrong, you just correct them. And by not knuckling to the pink pressure, I have a daughter who isn't afraid to like anything and everything, and she'll stand up for her right to like it, too.

Charlie - posted on 10/20/2011

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I personally think it's boring and predictable occasionally sure but not always.

CAT - posted on 10/20/2011

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I have two grown daughters. All thru their lives the older girl was my "pink" girl and the younger my "purple, I hate pink" girl. My mom has persisted, no matter how much you tell her, to buy the older girl blue (because she's a blonde) and the younger girl pink. The girls, a long time ago, just traded items and rolled their eyes. It's become a funny ancedote in our family but it's also a sad one. If my mother had listened to me when the girls were small (or anytime since) then she would have been able to give them gifts they really wanted, not gifts they either didn't wear or traded with eachother.

When my grandaughter was born to my oldest she was happy as a clam for pink stuff...but nope, my mom gave her blue stuff. SIGH. When my younger daughter found out she was having a boy she celebrated and said "at least now I know for sure Gramma won't be giving me pink baby clothes!".



So, no, please please please, Auntie...listen to the Mom to be. Buy cute little girl clothes in any other color than pink. The pink clothes might make the Aunt feel better but I bet they only get worn when the Aunt is around or suddenly are just too small for the baby and never get worn or given away.

Yes, gift giving is from the heart/mind of the giver but the person who the gift is for should be taken into consideration first. After all, the gift is meant to please the reciever, not only the giver.

Nancy - posted on 10/20/2011

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i think all children should be dressed in
a variety of colors. it really does not matter if people think a girl is a boy. That is their mistake. I learned to NEVER assume the sex of a small child or baby. just tell the parent what a beautiful child they have. that is really all they want to hear. Or better yet how smart they look.

Tracey - posted on 10/20/2011

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I think it's silly to either go all pink or no pink. Once she's old enough to start expressing a preference, which could happen younger than you think (my older daughter first attempted to "shoplift" a hat when she was 6 months old--it matched and I almost didn't notice it wasn't hers until we were almost out of the store! I ended up buying it.)--once she starts expressing her preferences, she may want nothing but pink. My older daughter, the hat "thief", is now 12 and dresses extremely well. When she was six, she wanted to wear nothing but black and silver, after several years of wearing mostly pink and purple. She told me recently it was because she thought black was "lonely" at age 6, because no one her age liked it! She's also pretty much refused to wear anything plaid until just recently, when she found a very cute, feminine top she liked.

My youngest is also very picky about her clothes, and prefers pink over all other colors. She's almost 7. A few weeks ago she told my older one that the older one is "not a real girl" because she never wears pink! My older one was highly amused. That's her on the left in my avatar.

Carolie - posted on 10/20/2011

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Although it would be polite of your aunt to listen to her daughter's preferences about what she wants/needs for her twin babies, I personally think it's extremely rude of anyone to say "you better not get me THAT as a gift!" or in any way dictate what gifts they will or won't accept. It doesn't matter if your own mother is buying you a gift -- you can hint to her that you would prefer something else, but it's just rude to say "I don't want that!!" It's also pretty rude to ignore someone's desires.

Gifts are meant to please the recipient -- these are not your aunt's children (or dolls) to dress up. BUT she can buy any gift she wants. Then your cousin is welcome to return or exchange or give away or whatever those gifts.

Basically it has nothing to do with whether or not anyone other than your cousin and your aunt love or hate pink or ruffles or whatever (in Japan, blue is for girls and pink is for boys, and it used to be that way in America a hundred years ago!) The point here is that your aunt should respect the desires of the gift recipient (your cousin), and your cousin should be a gracious recipient of whatever anyone gives to her, whether she likes it or not. It's common courtesy.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/20/2011

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I just think it makes for a great story. Seriously, there are hearts, it's a dress. Why would I put a boy in a dress?

My youngest brother in law was mistaken for a girl until he was about 5 because he had really curly blonde hair growing up. My MIL even tried dressing him like a girl a few times when he was younger because she REALLY wanted a girl and ended up with 3 boys.

Jessica - posted on 10/20/2011

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My girlie has worn pink almost everyday since she was born (she'll be 5 months on Wednesday), after having 3 boys pink is soooo welcome!! Those babies will end up with their own style, Gramma shouldn't worry.

Darcy Sharman - posted on 10/20/2011

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Yes, especially when they are babies, it's easy to have the girls wear the "offending" clothes a time or two for visits with the giver, and then to donate or pass them on to another mother and just say they grew out of them :)

Darcy Sharman - posted on 10/20/2011

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Fun fact: until relatively recently, pink was the colour for BOYS (being considered a shade of aggressive, masculine red) and blue for GIRLS (being associated with the Virgin Mary).

I am not a fan of all-pink, all the time either and one of the reasons we did not find out the sex of our baby was to prevent people buying us highly-gendered items either way. Of course, I and other people do buy her some pink now, but she wears a wide range of colours. When she starts to show a preference we'll be going with what she says she likes.

Amanda and Emilie, if this woman is like me, having her girl addressed as a boy won't necessarily be a big deal. My 18 month old still has very little hair and even when she is wearing flowers and pink many people initially refer to her as a boy. It's no big deal for us on the whole, and if we're talking to a stranger in passing sometimes we don't even bother to correct it.

Michelle - posted on 10/20/2011

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I must admit I'm fond of the pink blanket, blue hat combo myself to keep people guessing, because I hate that everything is so stereotyped. Her child will likely wear some pink because it's hard to avoid, but if people know she has a clear preference they should respect that. The babies don't care so it's just as much a gift for the mum. And who buys someone a gift that they know they won't like.

Amanda - posted on 10/20/2011

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I don't think anything you say will change her mind. She'll find out soon enough. The first time someone calls a girl a 'handsome little boy ' in her green dog shirt you can bet the next time they go out she will put pink on them and/ or hairbows etc. Plus, try as she might, she won't be able to control their individual tastes. One might be a Tom boy while the other insists on princess dresses and tiaras.

Christy - posted on 10/20/2011

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I felt the same way about my daughter wearing pink. However almost all girls' clothes are pink now! If someone got her girlie stuff, I let her wear it. She is 3 now and so girlie I sometimes wonder if I brought the right baby home from the hospital, as I was a total tomboy and still sort of that way, LOL! Your cousin shouldn't restrict the gifts of clothes if they are pink, hell the babies will grow out of them in 10 minutes anyway! Tell her to lighten up. Eventually the girls will have their own style.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/20/2011

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When I took my older daughter for her 1 week check up she was weaing a red velvet dress and someone still asked how old my little guy was!

Lady Heather - posted on 10/20/2011

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haha. Too true. I took Freja out in a dress with a big flower on it at 3 months old and I had two people ask me how old my little boy was.

♥♪Megan♫♥ - posted on 10/20/2011

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Jackie, the OP is posting about her aunt buying it for her cousin.

My girls both have a lot of every colour (one of my aunts just sent my older daughter some clothes including blue and green and my baby a black and white outfit with black and white leopard print leggings.

Most of their pink stuff is from my mom, my MIL and I and my older daughter loves pink. However I believe everything in moderation. Besides, my children have been in obviously girl clothes with bows even if they weren't pink and someone has said what a cute fella.

Heidy - posted on 10/20/2011

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hello, I believe that gender does not define colors in children, if not the style of clothes they wear ... above all, twin girls will look very chic with other colors than just pink .. is a matter of style

Lady Heather - posted on 10/20/2011

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My husband tried to not put anything pink or frilly on our daughter at first. It was futile. Other people are always going to buy that stuff for girls anyways and I think it would be weird for me to send an email to all my family members requesting non-pink and frilly only. haha.

We ended up going with a blend of the frilly stuff people sent us and the more neutral stuff we had picked out. I mean really - how bad could it be for your cousin if her kid wore a pink shirt once a week? I guess it's weird for someone to knowingly buy something they know she won't like, but well...it seems blown out of proportion.

After dressing our daughter in a mix of things, she has totally become a pink and purple loving girly girl. She loves to put on dresses and twirl around. I really never thought we'd have a kid like this. Ha. Your cousin might be surprised by what kind of girl she ends up with.

Jackie - posted on 10/20/2011

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My husband is an only child and I insisted I didn't want pink either, and so just to mess with me his mother bought an entire basket of pink things. I now have 2 girls and there's more nauseating pink than ever in my house. I personally can't stand pink but no matter what I say no one listens anyway, so just leave your cousin alone, they're HER KIDS NOT YOURS. A PARENT ought to have the the ultimate decision for anything in their childrens' lives, no matter what unsupportive "family" might think.

Sylvia - posted on 10/20/2011

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I never liked dressing DD in frilly pink outfits when she was a baby, either. (My personal pet peeve is that beyond the tiny newborn size, it's virtually impossible to find clothes that aren't heavily, stereotypically gendered.) My ILs are all heavily into the pink and frilly, and were quite peeved with DH and me for not telling them the baby's sex ahead of time so they could "shop appropriately" -- but we didn't want to know ourselves, so we just ignored them.

One of the fun things about having a baby is that for a few short months, you get to pick what your kids wear. If your cousin takes her babies out in their green and yellow outfits and people think they're boys, she will either be offended/hurt or not. (The babies, obviously, won't care.) If she finds it hurts her feelings, then she can think about starting to shop in the pink and frilly section. If, like me, she couldn't care less what sex strangers think her tiny bald babies are, or enjoys messing with people's gender expectations, then she can just get on with things.

It's unfortunate for Grandma-to-be that she doesn't get to dress up her new grandbabies in exactly the way she wants, but, well, she's not the mum.

Frankly I think they're both overreacting ;)

Alexis - posted on 10/20/2011

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My daughters hair and eye color led me NOT to dress them in pink..their color pallet was more bright bold colors or if they wore pink it was the palest of pale pinks..I think waiting to see what the children look like will play a part in what they'll look best in..and they are babies, not dolls to dress .. I didn't like frilly girly clothes either, but my girls looked like little girls .. Your cousin should be allowed to dress her girls in a style that she prefers..when they are old enough, they may request pink..

Erin - posted on 10/20/2011

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The thing is, once the little girl is born, EVERYBODY will buy her pink. So by buying only purples, greens, blues, yellows, etc, she will have a nice balance. She won't be able to return everything pink that people buy and eventually, she'll be so tired she won't care ;) At least that is what happened to me.

Mildred - posted on 10/20/2011

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My Mom had seven girls and three boys no matter how hard she tried to make us girlie we were all tomboys. Nothing was more comfy on a date or in church than a flannel shirt and blue jeans. And we arent from the hills either lol

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/20/2011

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She has her own style, and she knows how she wants to dress her kids. I think your aunt needs to be the one that changes her perspective. Not the mother of the children that are going to be dressing them everyday. There are PLENTY of adorable girl cloths in MANY alternative colors to pink.

De Ann - posted on 10/20/2011

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While I agree with the previous posts that these are your cousins children, I have to also address the part where you say YOUR AUNT is the one buying the clothes. If your aunt wants to do something for the children, she should go for diapers and bottles and other things that will get expensive later on. Clothing is not a big deal right now as the babies won't be wearing anything except onesies and PJ's. The cousin should buy her own clothes for the girls. This way, the aunt gets to help out and the daughter gets to dress the children in what she thinks is appropriate for them. Kids grow out of clothes too fast as babies and it won't make sense to buy them clothes right now. I have five children and all of the girls wanted either pink or purple when they were old enough to express their liking for their colors. I don't think the mother should force her choices on the children but that will come at a later date.

Mildred - posted on 10/19/2011

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Post a reply!Ithink a gift certificate would be nice. Boys in blue girls in pink is a sexual stereotype society pushes. I have 3 boys now in their twenties but we were very grateful for handmedowns and most of them were from girls. So as babies they wore alot of la Vender and pink sleepers. You have to respect the Mom. And even if they hadnt been handmedowns I would have done it anyway we teach our girls about equality every where but fashion

Stifler's - posted on 10/19/2011

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I like to give my kids a variety of colours to choose from in clothes and toys. Not just pink but I don't specifically avoid pink. That is weird.

Brianna - posted on 10/19/2011

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well shes probably gonna be getting alot of pink gifts from people anyways so her girl will probably end up wearing pink anyways... but maybe ur aunt should compermise with girly purple things ?

Tamara - posted on 10/19/2011

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I think some pick is ok, maybe not overly girly if that isnt what she wants. its a compromise but that is me, Sometimes when the baby comes they change and want more pink its hard to say. I wouldn't worry to much right now like Iysha said a little of everything is a good idea.

another idea is maybe clothes with multi-colors that way its not pink pink but somewhat girly. like i said its hard to say what she will really like when the girls get here.

For me My daughter is 9 and has only owned maybe 5 or 6 outfits that werent pink or purple lol but Heck i waited 9 years for a girl LOL.

Iysha - posted on 10/19/2011

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i didnt like the idea of putting my daughter in pink when i was pregnant. However, once i had my daughter and saw her in pink, i couldnt help but think that she looked absolutely adorable. now i take every opportunity to dress her in little tutus and all the pink i can! I think your aunt should get your cousin mostly the type of outfits she likes and throw in a few pink stuff just to have a "well rounded wardrobe." who knows, she may end up thinking pink lace is cute =]

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