To think our baby's room could easily be used for a boy?

(74 Posts)
MaeBla Wed 20-Jul-16 11:33:50

DH and I, have been working on the baby's room for a while, we don't know what the gender is, we have one of each, so we thought we might as well go for a surprise, so we wanted to do the room gender neutral.

We are pleased with it, but a couple of friends have gone "oh, it's a girl!?" or "I think it's a bit too pink". Be honest, do you think a boy would be fine in this room/would you put your son in this room? blush

mrsreddington Wed 20-Jul-16 11:35:08

That's a gorgeous bedroom. My son would love it!

branofthemist Wed 20-Jul-16 11:35:10

Yes I would put my son in that room.

I would also put my son in a pink room as well. My dds room is white and blue.

ThedementedPenguin Wed 20-Jul-16 11:35:27

I love it. Would happily put a boy in that room.

mrgrouper Wed 20-Jul-16 11:35:59

what a beautiful room!
I think it is gender neutral

lexiferluther Wed 20-Jul-16 11:36:32

Your friends are ridiculous - it's a lovely room for a boy or a girl.

Helmetbymidnight Wed 20-Jul-16 11:36:48

It's beautiful.

Honestly what kind of person sees that and thinks it's no good for a boy?

KayTee87 Wed 20-Jul-16 11:37:08

It looks lovely and baby's / kids don't care about stuff like this. It's only really for us isn't it grin

53rdAndBird Wed 20-Jul-16 11:39:00

It's a well-known fact that baby boys can be DAMAGED FOR LIFE if exposed to pink interior decor! wink

YANBU. It's fine and your friends are weird.

MaeBla Wed 20-Jul-16 11:39:01

Ah, fab! Thank you smile it's just the curtains are pink, so I don't know if that's what really stuck out for them

NotWithoutMyMerkin Wed 20-Jul-16 11:39:02

It's fine (it's lovely). I'm more cross at the assumption a boy couldn't have a pink room. What would happen to a boy in a pink room I wonder? Would he end up <whispers> gay? <shock horror>

what outdated bullshit is this?

RiverTam Wed 20-Jul-16 11:39:29

Of course it's fine for a boy. Those bows will get ripped off the wall in no time, though ... grin.

MrsJoeyMaynard Wed 20-Jul-16 11:40:10

Fine for either a boy or a girl IMO.

There's also more blue than pink in the picture as far as I can see, so comments about "a bit too pink" are baffling me slightly.

MaeBla Wed 20-Jul-16 11:40:41

I never had an issue with the pink, tbh. So not sure why they object really, but oh well. Oh gosh, I didn't think of the bows... confused

RedHareWithBlondeHair Wed 20-Jul-16 11:41:10

Have you basically just couched your want for us to look at all your hard work into an AIBU? grin. It's fine.

WilLiAmHerschel Wed 20-Jul-16 11:42:00

People are thick. The room looks great.

Artandco Wed 20-Jul-16 11:42:18

It lovely

However. I wouldn't want the cot right next to that long ribbon on the wall and bows as they could easily pull off the wall at night and it would be a chocking hazard or they could get tangled around neck

Same with the curtains hanging right next to cot I'm afraid

Can you move cot elsewhere and put the chair in that corner?

MaeBla Wed 20-Jul-16 11:42:24

No, honest!! I genuinely thought, oh shit, as soon as they mentioned it

StarlingMurmuration Wed 20-Jul-16 11:43:05

My only caveat would be to make sure those bows on the kites' tails aren't a choking hazard once your DC is able to pull up in the cot.

Otherwise, it's lovely!

Yokohamajojo Wed 20-Jul-16 11:43:45

As I repeatedly told my boys - Colour has no gender - they now have no problems wearing pink or purple and has no time for anyone telling them it's a 'girls' colour

It's a lovely room for any child!!

StarlingMurmuration Wed 20-Jul-16 11:43:51

Snap, Art! Sorry for the crosspost, OP.

MaeBla Wed 20-Jul-16 11:44:58

Oh... Erm... I didn't really think of the curtains being a problem blush the other side of the room as been built in, shelves/wardrobe etc. I can't really change them to the other side

justalittlelemondrizzle Wed 20-Jul-16 11:47:40

What a beautiful room. It would definately work for either a boy or girl. Well done for avoiding the usual creams and yellows.

moggle Wed 20-Jul-16 11:48:51

That's gorgeous and absolutely fine for a boy. The bows will be fine until they start pulling themselves up so you've got a while yet! The kite strings...are they vinyl stickers or ribbon? (and reaaaallly sorry to even bring this up because I know you didn't ask about this, and they really are gorgeous) I am not particularly paranoid with child safety but I think if they are ribbons I would probably take them off the wall when you start putting the baby to sleep in the cot. I personally wouldn't want anything long enough to wrap around a neck within reach of the cot even when you think they are too small and uncoordinated to grab at it (because one day they will be able to and might do it for the first time after they wake up from a nap). Or just pull the cot far enough away from the wall that they couldn't reach it even if they tried.
You might be able to use vinyl stickers instead, or I think the kites will look just as fab without. It really is a lovely room.

RiverTam Wed 20-Jul-16 11:49:43

I don't think the curtains are a danger, really, just that they might get pulled by the child once they're old enough to be standing. Make sure the curtain pole is very strong and well attached to the wall.

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