Boy coloured nursing cover.

(32 Posts)
feministefatale Fri 01-Feb-13 02:21:41

Anyone looking to get rid of a boy-coloured nursing cover? I have a purple one, but I think he'd appreciate something more neutral. ;)

Saw this for sale locally. What the fuck, surely even if you worry about this this sort of thing you can see that a nursing cover is an accessory for you? you wear it And that a baby doesn't care about what color you are wearing anyway?

ripsishere Fri 01-Feb-13 02:24:35

Ah, that's what a boy color isn't. How peculiar.
I don't often come into the area, but saw the thread title in Last 15 minutes and couldn't resist.
Ridiculous to imagine a baby having an opinion, let alone appreciate it. And WTAF is the ;) all about?

feministefatale Fri 01-Feb-13 03:02:41

Apparently babies worry about these things... might put him off his milk wearing a purple cover!

KatAndKit Fri 01-Feb-13 10:08:36

He would catch Teh Gay off a girly nursing cover surely?

I'm sure he would probably prefer to eat without a big sheet thing draped over his head regardless of colour.

Kveta Fri 01-Feb-13 11:42:37

I have seen similar on local selling pages. Like bouncy chairs that are blue or green being deemed inappropriate for a baby girl. And when I was looking for a second hand bumbo for DD, everyone I mentioned it to (in the hope they had one to get rid of!) said 'you'll be wanting a pink one then'. Eh, no, she was 16 weeks old ffs.

I get an awful lot of comments at playgroup if I dress her in anything other than pink too, it is pathetic and in no way influences my decision to dress her in DS's hand-me-downs on playgroup days at all

How weird.

Is anyone else visualizing a 'boy-coloured' nursing cover as some kind of bizarre skintone cammo gear, so that you'd appear to have a lump of flesh growing oddly out of your boob?

Just me?

I'll get me coat.

chipmonkey Fri 01-Feb-13 12:51:22

Oh the idea of a flesh coloured one, yuck!

The idea of nursing covers at all annoys me slightly as I don't think women should feel that they have to cover up when feeding. I did get one for expressing in the car and picked one that looked like a shawl and went with my clothes.

I remember one of my colleagues talking me out of buying a pink changing bag too because ds4 was a boy. I thought given that it was me carrying the thing, it shouldn't matter but then thought that people might think that I had it in pink because I wanted a girl and that that wouldn't be fair to ds4. So I got it in red and later saw the pink one and was annoyed with myself as it was actually nicer.

Which really just goes to show that I spend far too much time thinking about what other people are thinking when they're probably not actually all that bothered!

badguider Fri 01-Feb-13 12:55:00

'boy coloured' is ridiculous - in fact made me wonder if the person's DH was going to be nursing shock

but nursing covers in general are surely great for feeding outdoors - do your boobs not get cold otherwise?

Startail Fri 01-Feb-13 12:56:03

DD had blue summer dungarees.

She was called a boy every time she wore them.

They were covered in batik flowers.

Honestly, does blue really equal boy that strongly.

Startail Fri 01-Feb-13 13:00:32

As for nursing covers, I've never even seen one.

I just fed in a loose Tshirt.
Out doors you just wear a zip fronted fleece.
On country walks you just snuggle baby in the pram blanket and your fleece round the edges,

feministefatale Fri 01-Feb-13 14:55:37

I don't really see the point of them, and I hate that women feel they need them, but can't judge any one for using one if they feel more comfortable for having one.

Absolutely judge needing a boy coloured one though grin

poor little things penis could fall off in a purple one, don't you know

badguider Fri 01-Feb-13 15:10:09

The only time i've seen one in real life was in a bit of rain/sleet in yellowstone NP while waiting for a geyser to go off so it seemed like a good idea to me... wouldn't wear one indoors though.

C4ro Fri 01-Feb-13 15:13:23

Pfft!
My DD hated being tucked under anything, it never occurred to me she might just have been raising an objection to the colour/ lack of sparkly pink glitter.

Kveta Fri 01-Feb-13 15:15:24

at the 'pink' playgroup we go to, I often see mums using nursing covers - each to their own, I guess. but needing a 'boy-coloured' one is absurd, and should be judged, and judged hard!

Booyhoo Fri 01-Feb-13 15:18:27

are boys different colours than girls then? confused

i dont understand people like that.

BinarySolo Fri 01-Feb-13 15:38:37

At the risk of sounding thick, what's a nursing cover?

My ds has a bright pink my little pony and a piglet cuddly toy that he loves. Wouldn't dream of making him play with just boy coloured stuff.

duchesse Fri 01-Feb-13 15:43:39

"What colour is a boy?" was my immediate thought.

tethersend Fri 01-Feb-13 15:46:44

How silly.

She could just make it a boy cover by simply getting a marker pen and drawing massive willies all over it. Hey presto! Problem solved.

feministefatale Fri 01-Feb-13 16:14:06

she'd have to first erase all the vulvas already drawn on it though. It could ruin the effect

5madthings Fri 01-Feb-13 16:18:20

Oh god its madness.

I have a ring sling that was given to me, I used it lots for my five, eldest four are boys. The amount if comments I got asthge sling was....purple... So a 'girl' colour. Ds4 looked particularly fetching in the sling in his purple the dyed baby grows! I dyed loads myself, red, green, blue, orange, purple all bright cheerful col ours but I did get comments on how they shouldn't wear the purple or the red ones as they are girls colours?!!

SolomanDaisy Fri 01-Feb-13 16:23:42

I didn't realise purple was a girl's colour until I dressed DS in it. Mind you, people still mistake him for a girl even when he is wearing navy blue. There must be a specific shade of boy blue that alerts everyone.

WilsonFrickett Fri 01-Feb-13 16:47:00

But what colour is boy coloured? Doesn't it depend on the colour of your boy?

WilsonFrickett Fri 01-Feb-13 16:47:43

YY tethers what in my school was called an (ahem) 'cock an' baws set'.

SaraBellumHertz Fri 01-Feb-13 16:53:38

It's interesting though the point that it is the mothers accessory and not the baby's. I wear a lot of black and grey and navy but somehow that just feels wrong for a nursing cover (not that I ever used one).

SaraBellumHertz Fri 01-Feb-13 16:54:09

<<realise that is missing the point somewhat >>>

feministefatale Fri 01-Feb-13 17:07:54

I see it as the mother trying to give herself some privacy, if you never used a cover you may not have needed privacy so see a cover as giving the baby in quiet?

I saw the pram as my accessory, I am pushing the bloody thing (dh's too but he works so more mine) and I really wanted a hot pink bugaboo (so sue me)... IN the end I got a sand coloured one because it was on Ebay.. but I never saw it as needing to "match" the dc. Same with car seats, they match our car... not the kids.

piprabbit Fri 01-Feb-13 17:11:28

My boy is mostly pink-coloured, with crusty brown bits round his fingers (chocolate biscuit) and crusty green bits round his nose (recovering from a cold). I guess you could use that as the basis for some sort of camouflage cover confused

Kveta Fri 01-Feb-13 17:19:55

grin tethers - a CDC (crudely drawn cock) would definitely macho it up!

LineRunner Fri 01-Feb-13 19:43:31

I don't even understand 'nursing cover.' Is it some sort of cape?

crazycanuck Fri 01-Feb-13 19:50:04

This reminds me of when I sold ds's last 2 bikes (he's 7 so they weren't big bikes). I listed them on a local online site with photos and described them as 'child's bike'. Both were red. Every single reply I received referred to them as 'the boys bike you advertised'. Good grief it made me stabby! angry

MortifiedAdams Fri 01-Feb-13 19:51:52

Id have took a pen and wrote "if the purple one is used, he might catch The Gay" underneath.

Stuff like this really grips my shit.

rosabud Fri 01-Feb-13 20:31:41

I've never heard of a nursing cover before! It sounds awful! One of reasons why our breasts are about 20cm from our faces is because that s how far new born babies can see - so I don't thnk, evolutionarily, so to speak, babies are meant to be focussing on what colour the blanket over their head is somehow.

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