Does your baby ever get mistaken for the oppisite sex???

Steph - posted on 05/08/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )




I was in town when my 10 month old baby covered in pink everything was called a gorgeous little boy!! i was bewildered!! It does my head in coz she looks like a girl without all the pink as well!!! Does anybody else have the same problem?


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Samantha - posted on 05/12/2009




My daughter has been mistaken for a little boy a few times including from a man that said that "he was the cutes boy" she was wearing a dress!! The other times she was wearing pink. I can't fathom why anyone would think she is a little boy her ears are pierced too!

Mel - posted on 05/12/2009




yes but only when i dressed her in a blue suit! I loved the light blue sleep suits when mine was a new born and someone thought she was a boy but that was fair enough and another day i dressed her in a blue top with glitter but someone from my work only saw the blue and not the glitter love hearts on the front and thought she was a boy. i told her it was ok i understood being as she was wearing blue

Heather - posted on 05/12/2009




Yes, My adorable little girl has been called a he, but I don't blame them cause even I think she sometimes looks like a boy. At her age there really aren't any facial differences in the sexes.

Emily - posted on 05/12/2009




Both of my girls were called boys. It never bothered me until someone yelled at me because "Ava is a girl's name!" When I calmly explained that she is a girl the dude told me that I shouldn't have given her a boy's haircut. Ummm, she was 4 months old- no haircut yet!

Janet - posted on 05/12/2009




Just laugh :) Really as you can tell from the second last post they aren't listening to you anyway... I mean really - WHAT? R U color blind? "He" is in pink - typically you might assume that would mean "he" is a girl! Yes, we often dress our "SON" completely in pink? Ya know, just to see what people will think? Just smile. Really they don't care if 'it' is a boy or a girl people just love babies and want to see your beautiful bundle of joy. And honestly it doesn't hurt your babies feels so don't let it hurt yours. Now if they were telling you your baby was ugly that is a whole other story - Up the dukes and pop 'em one (depending on where you live that might not translate well - punch them in the nose).

Kristel - posted on 05/11/2009




Yes! Every single time she is dressed in yellow, someone calls her a boy. Without fail. Ugh.

Natalie - posted on 05/11/2009




yeah, and in fact I had a women the other day who said "aahh what's his name" (admittidley she wasn't in pink or a dress but hey!) and when I said "her name is Roxanne" she still went on "aah he's lovely, how old is he ?" "eerr she is 4 months" and get the idea, she just didn't stop, i thought someone was winding me up in the end !!! ha ha

Coby - posted on 05/11/2009




YES!! i had my twin girls dressed ALL in pink (shirt, pants) and some women comes up to me at the mall and stares at them and says two boys, ahh NO! lol but whatever i dont really care, i knew they are girls and that it all that matters

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I've had it happen a time or 2 even when she was all decked out in pink. I don't understand it either, she'll be in a pink dress with her ears pierced adn a head band and some crazy old cooook caklled her a little boy.

Sara - posted on 05/11/2009




Yes! I can have her dressed from head to toe in Pink or Purple and people still call her a boy. Whatever, I try not to let it bother me. I've just discovered that people are not that observant. Heck, even at the doctor's office they refer to her as "he" sometimes, I have to correct them, but she's got kind of a unisex name, "Rowan".

Sarah - posted on 05/11/2009




Both of my boys got called girls. My oldest son was dressed all in navy blue, with spiderman shoes and got called a girl! It may have been the fact that his hair was collar length, but he had such beautiful curls that I didn't want to cut it, but when I told my husband about him getting called a girl yet again, he said "thats it we're getting his hair cut. we have a boy not a girl". So after the hair cut, he never got called a girl again, and he lost all his curl, his hair is now totally straight. Now my youngest son (who's almost 3yrs) gets called a girl all the time. He wears blue, red, grey and blacks, but still I have people say to me "how old is she?" I guess its the hair with him as well, he's got beautiful curls and I refuse to cut his hair. I just say to people that he's a boy as politely as possible, but its hard to be polite when I tell them he's a boy and I get "A boy? Really?" that's when I want to say something like "Ya, the last time I changed his diaper he had a penis"

Shoshonna - posted on 05/08/2009




wow to this day (and my boy is 17 months) he still gets called a girl! I dont know how they make that mistake. He never wears yellow or pink mainly blues and blacks and red sometime gray. each with white on it too. looks like a boy to me but i cant count on 3 hands how many ppl ive had to correct that he is NOT a girl.

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That happened with my first daughter all the time. I could have understood if she wasn't dressed like a girl, but I always had her dressed up in girly clothes. On Halloween, when she was two, I even had someone refer to her as a boy even though she was dressed up as a witch!

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I think that my son looks a lot like a boy but I also realize that he looks a lot like I did as a baby so I guess I can see where people might make the mistake. It's no fun when people call him a girl but I just try to politely correct them.

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when my son was about 3 months old (hes now 7months) he was mistaken for a girl. Since he was born he has looked like a proper boy! He was wearing a blue coat, a blue blanket and a brown with blue hat. the only thing that was a different colour to blue was the red car seat on the pram! i have found that its mostly older women that mistake the sex. its really anoying x

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