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to wish companies would stop making PINK toys

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frogsgoladidadidah Sun 06-Nov-16 10:26:03

This popped up in one of my FB groups today. I really feel the mothers pain. My DD loved green when she was little and trying to find green dresses was a nightmare. At least when the princess and the frog came out, I had the option of getting her a green dress up outfit.

PurpleDaisies Sun 06-Nov-16 10:27:17

They don't need to stop making pink toys-some children love pink. They just need to offer a range.

ProudBadMum Sun 06-Nov-16 10:29:01

This weird MN hate of pink is getting boring now. It's just a colour. You don't have to buy it.

OhTheRoses Sun 06-Nov-16 10:29:06

If people didn't buy them they would. Let's take it a step further and stop making pink babies!

NavyandWhite Sun 06-Nov-16 10:29:54

But what about the children that love pink?

frogsgoladidadidah Sun 06-Nov-16 10:31:04

Wow Roses, Thats a bit far...

some sort of variety would be nice, don't you think? There is a whole rainbow of colours to choose from.

LagunaBubbles Sun 06-Nov-16 10:31:50

I'm 46 and I love pink as a colour. It's only a colour. I think the attitude some people have on MN to is mad.

JosephineMaynard Sun 06-Nov-16 10:36:17

I bet if people just stopped buying pink toys they'd start using a wider range of colours.

I agree it's irritating when you see a range of toys that only seems available in blue or pink though.

toastytoastbear Sun 06-Nov-16 10:36:36

I like pink, my kids like pink confused

Flisspaps Sun 06-Nov-16 10:37:22

Proud there's often no choice though. Want a play kitchen? 90% are pink. Want a play buggy? They're nearly all pink.

Why? This wasn't the case 20 or 30 years ago, and it's a problem because the stereotypical pink toys are seen as 'just for girls' by a large part of society due to the colour.

It's not about hating pink. I quite like pink. I hate the fact that it's being used for everything and there's virtually no choice.

Soubriquet Sun 06-Nov-16 10:38:59

Why can't a boy have pink?

It's just a colour

Yes there should be more colour options but it's not the end of the world if you buy your ds a pink toy

Ayeok Sun 06-Nov-16 10:39:36

My DD loves pink, all the "traditionally girly" stuff and before I get flamed I have no idea where she gets it from because I'm crap at girly stuff, I've been called a "tomboy" since I was about 3! But it's what she likes it so where's the harm? Why should kids who do like pink be punished because of some ridiculous ideas that other people want to force on them? Why can't there just be a range of clothes/toys/costumes in all colours which suit everyone?

Ayeok Sun 06-Nov-16 10:41:00

What she likes, not what she likes it.

formerbabe Sun 06-Nov-16 10:41:56

Why? This wasn't the case 20 or 30 years ago

So many people seem to think it's some great conspiracy to stereotype gender. It's not. It's pure marketing and money making. The more toys are seen as boys and girls, then the more likely parents are to not pass toys on and have to buy 2 of everything.

MrsKCastle Sun 06-Nov-16 10:42:59

YABU in the way you have put it. There's nothing wrong with pink toys, many children like pink.

However, I do wish that toy manufacturers would wake up to the fact that pink is one of many colours. Make toys in a variety of different colours and stop colour coding based on some stupid gender stereotypes.

DustyCropHopper Sun 06-Nov-16 10:44:04

As has been said, pink doesn't need to be banned (Infact my ds1 up until about 6 would have happily chosen the pink toy) but more variety in colour should be offered. I do not understand the anti pink stuff, it is just a colour. I have a dd, her favourite colour is yellow. But she also likes pink.

Aderyn2016 Sun 06-Nov-16 10:44:29

Do we buy pink because we like it, or do we buy it because that is mostly what is available?
I would love more choice. I bought dd a bike for her birthday this year - she really wanted turquoise or green but the only one available in my price range was red and pink. Choice is good.

Cocklodger Sun 06-Nov-16 10:44:39

So, you feel frustrated due to lack of choice, so you want to restrict choice still but in a way that benefits you? So no one can buy pink if they want to... Can you not see the problem here? It's the same issue it just benefits you rather than others.
Can't we just have more choice?

TheFairyCaravan Sun 06-Nov-16 10:46:05

I like pink. Lots of people like pink.

I'm always confused when people say all girls clothes are pink becuse you go into any shop and there's row upon row of every colour of girls clothes, with a small corner of boys clothes all in the colour of sludge.

There's loads of non-pink toys, too.

formerbabe Sun 06-Nov-16 10:46:13

Oh and why is it that "girls" toys and the colour pink are being disparaged. Why are these things seen as lesser? Why don't we ban blue toys instead?

ButtonLoon Sun 06-Nov-16 10:48:02

Do we buy pink because we like it, or do we buy it because that is mostly what is available?


Also manufacturers want us to buy specific colours so they can sell more. Have a girl? Get a pink carset. Have a boy next? Gotta buy something else, if we put him in a pink carseat everyone will think he's a girl. confused

MermaidTears Sun 06-Nov-16 10:48:19

How dramatic.
I love pink and my girls love pink.
We can still have pink, but also other variations too... people are allowed to like pink and blue you know!

nokidshere Sun 06-Nov-16 10:54:34

I just googled play kitchens and 15 items showed up - 2 were pink, 2 were primary colours and the the rest were white or wooden.

Maybe if you are enraged at pink & blue toys they just stand out more to you and blind you to the many alternatives available?

llangennith Sun 06-Nov-16 10:57:18

What nokidshere said

Nanny0gg Sun 06-Nov-16 10:58:10

What I don't understand is where toys are multicoloured - for example the V-tech baby walker - and then they have to offer a pink version (never blue, green or purple!).

What's wrong with with the multi-colour version for girls?

I think the issue is, it's always either the original colours or pink. Because they know that parents with girls seem to like an identifying colour whereas boys and their parents aren't so bothered.

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