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To feel less than thrilled about pink mega bloks

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TeacupTempest Wed 14-Nov-12 21:34:43

that MIL has bought for DD 1st birthday?

I love my MIL. She is a star.
I also realise that many girls love pink.

I had just hoped to avoid the pinkification of my baby for a bit longer.

Surely normal mega bloks are gender less?

Momsnatter Wed 14-Nov-12 21:39:11

What do you think will happen if she plays with them - fail all her GCSEs? Seriously, it's just a colour. If you had a boy would you take out all the blue mega blocks?

valiumredhead Wed 14-Nov-12 21:39:53

Oh please! hmm

Seriously, good luck with avoiding pink.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Wed 14-Nov-12 21:40:20

We have pink megabloks.

There are a few blue and white ones mixed in, if that helps.

Dd2 would turn her nose up if it wasn't pink. I don't know where this obsession with pink comes from. One year old is probably a bit early. They like any old bright colour at that age.

Sirzy Wed 14-Nov-12 21:41:06

I have never understood why boxes of pink and 'girly' coloured mega blocks/lego etc need to be made other than as a marketing ploy.

YANBU to be less than thrilled. Nothing wrong with the normal ones! Can you get some normal ones and mix them together

ladygoldenlion Wed 14-Nov-12 21:41:58

Well I had two sons then a daughter so I love the pink stuff!! She plays with it all (their lego and hers) so I wouldn't worry and your MIL will get a lot of pleasure from the giving.

YANBU to be less than thrilled but I bet your DD will love it!

mrskeithrichards Wed 14-Nov-12 21:42:43

They are pointless and I do despair at the pink version of everything that seems to be appearing.

Yanbu because you are only less than thrilled and not hopping mad, seething or feeling stabby or any other number of ridiculous and over the top expressions of displeasure you see on here!

HoolioHallio Wed 14-Nov-12 21:43:33

You need to make sure that if you have a boy, he doesn't play with the pink. In case it turns him gay. At least with a girl the pink will only turn her into a simpering barbie princess unable to think for herself and spending her life waiting for Prince Charming.

TeacupTempest Wed 14-Nov-12 21:44:39

I don't want to avoid pink!

I am fully aware that DD may grow to love all things pink but right now she is a teeny tiny baby that loves all sorts of colours.

Just thought it was a bit early to go down that route.

They come with a princess and a unicorn too!

If I had a boy I would buy him the normal multiple coloured set not just blue ones.

valiumredhead Wed 14-Nov-12 21:45:46

But if you had a boy would you buy him pink blocks?

Momsnatter Wed 14-Nov-12 21:46:13

Sorry. They're ALL pink? In that case YANBU. Where the fun in playing with one colour?

TeacupTempest Wed 14-Nov-12 21:47:08

If he wanted them yes. But for a baby without a preference I would buy the normal set.

LadyKinbote Wed 14-Nov-12 21:47:14

YANBU. We got a box of pink magnetic letters once which made me want to hurt someone. But if it's the only needlessly pink thing in the house you're probably okay!

DamnBamboo Wed 14-Nov-12 21:49:28

I have three boys and we have many pink things in this house.
My youngest DS (not quite 3) is rather taken with a set of pink pearls he likes to wear out and about on occasion.

It is just a colour.

There are so many other ways to influence their lives without worrying about the colour of some plastic blocks

mrskeithrichards Wed 14-Nov-12 21:50:03

But that's the thing, making pink versions turns the normal ones into 'boy' ones.

This wasn't even so bad 7 years ago when my youngest was a baby. Now I'm looking at the same toys for ds2 (think v tech walkers, toy phones etc) and there's pink versions of everything!

valiumredhead Wed 14-Nov-12 21:50:28

Well you buy the normal ones and let her enjoy the pink ones from her granny!

DamnBamboo Wed 14-Nov-12 21:51:29

I agree with valium.

How do you feel about boys playing with predominantly blue things?

TeacupTempest Wed 14-Nov-12 21:51:34

I know it no big deal in the grand scheme.

jaggythistle Wed 14-Nov-12 21:52:32

YANBU to be mildly miffed.

i also don't understand who had the bright idea to make toys in either pink or blue/primary colours. i guess it's to try and make people buy more than one of things.

if either of my DSs had been a DD I'd definitely not have opted for pink versions of whatever noisy VTech/fisher price gubbins they got, unless they were older and chose it i suppose.

it's not about avoiding all pink, just unnecessary pink. it's just weird to automatically start buying baby girls pink everything imo.

mrskeithrichards Wed 14-Nov-12 21:52:53

Where did the op say she was worried about the impact on her dd? It's just not needed!!

DamnBamboo Wed 14-Nov-12 21:54:22

MrsRK - I guess they just respond to what people want. Little girls (IME) love pink when they're very little. Not all of them, but many do.

My DS2 had a party the other day and as party bag gifts we gave each child a Happy Family Book to take home.

They all come in different colour and it's rather misleading because the pink/red ones aren't necessarily the 'girly ones' (i.e. one of the pink books was about a crook).

I tried to randomnly hand them out but many little girls (aged 4) actively sought out the pink/purply ones and these are not children of parents who 'pinkified' their girls.

DamnBamboo Wed 14-Nov-12 21:55:07

What's not needed? It's just a colour... Some people like pink.

Why should there be no pink?

Viviennemary Wed 14-Nov-12 21:55:54

My Mum totally hated pink and I didn't have anything pink. Or if I was given something pink she rolled her eyes. Now I really like the colour.

DamnBamboo Wed 14-Nov-12 21:56:45


Sirzy Wed 14-Nov-12 21:57:44

Its not that their should be no pink, but to make a second version of a perfectly good bright toy just so it can be pink seems odd to me!

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