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to want to buy pyjamas that are something other than sugar pink...

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Rhubarbgarden Wed 02-Oct-13 21:50:04

or branded with Pepa fucking Pig for 3yo dd?

I'm sorry if the age old whinge about excess pink princessy stuff for girls has already been done to death on here, but I've been looking for some nice inexpensive pyjamas for dd for weeks, and everything, everything is sodding pink. Or branded with TV/Disney characters. Even places that should know better, like M&S.

If dd really wanted pink sequinny princessy shite I would buy it for her, but so far she is immune and I'm damned if I'm going buy this stuff and encourage it.

Once again I have ended up buying boys pyjamas for her, with a nice colourful rocket on, but I shouldn't have to look in the boys' sections to find anything interesting, should I?

Or am I just overreacting? It is just pyjamas after all. I'm not normally particularly militant about this sort of thing, but today it has really annoyed me.

fuzzpig Wed 02-Oct-13 21:54:34

I mostly got boys ones for my DD at that age too. Boots (mini mode) is great for jammies - DS is now in all DD's old ones so they've had a good 4 years use. And the times I've looked in the past (DD now too big for Boots clothing, sob) the girls ones were just as varied as the boys

fuzzpig Wed 02-Oct-13 21:56:06

And yes it has been done to death grin but I don't think you're overreacting - in some stores I end up thinking why is all the stuff aimed at girls pastel pink and yet boys stuff is really varied.

ChaosTrulyReigns Wed 02-Oct-13 21:56:18

Asda sometimes have some non-pink, non-licensed stuff in. but it's rare.


soontobeslendergirl Wed 02-Oct-13 21:56:27

theses are nice and only a very little bit pink:

DefiniteMaybe Wed 02-Oct-13 21:57:28

Sainsburys have got red, purple and green in at the moment for girls.

miffybun73 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:57:42

Sainsbury's have lovely "girls" ones. 2 in a pack for £10. DDs are red and royal blue with cats on. They have plenty of other non pink ones.

Her brother is two years older and so she has the dinosaur ones that he's outgrown and loves them too.

PossessedPollyPumpkin Wed 02-Oct-13 21:58:20

grin One of my (boy) dts loves pink fluffy clothes and we have to scour through the girls section till we find something he likes.

miffybun73 Wed 02-Oct-13 21:58:37

xpost with DefiniteMaybe

Shallishanti Wed 02-Oct-13 21:59:22

I asked in the market, years ago, for plain jammies (for ds, as it happens)- the response,
'kiss of death is plain love'
so, there you have it.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 02-Oct-13 21:59:32

Boots - thanks for that tip I hadn't thought of looking there. I have looked in Next and not seen those ones linked to, they must be just online, so thanks for that. In our local store it was the usual vomit-inducing sea of sugar pink.

mejon Wed 02-Oct-13 22:01:55

I know there's a bit of pink here - but saw these in Matalan yesterday and thought they were lovely. Unlike the pjs from previous seasons that have either been polyester or a poly/cotton mix, these are 100p/c cotton.

VerySmallSqueak Wed 02-Oct-13 22:02:32

I often get given mismatching hand me downs and have to put a t shirt with the bottoms or vice versa.

Perhaps you could buy separates to put together? After all,PJ's are just a top and some bottoms.

Also good in that there are times when more bottoms are needed than tops.

duckyfuzz Wed 02-Oct-13 22:02:55

Nice ones in sainsburys at the mo

Rhubarbgarden Wed 02-Oct-13 22:03:40

Will check out Sainsbury's too - again it was all pink when I looked but that was a couple of weeks ago.

PollyPumpkin my 16mo ds loves pink princessy stuff too! That's fine by me - I just don't want my daughter indoctrinated when she is so far not interested!

soontobeslendergirl Wed 02-Oct-13 22:04:31

verysmallsqueak The OCD in me is screaming inside at the thought of mismatched pyjamas - it's making my teeth itch...

VerySmallSqueak Wed 02-Oct-13 22:13:24

I have to admit that even when they have matching pj's they don't often wear the correct bits together soon. There is a pile of night stuff and it's up for grabs - so long as it's clean(ish),it's fine by me!

NoComet Wed 02-Oct-13 22:14:29

DDs had ASDA dinosaurs years ago,

M&S really should know better, Hello kitty on everything. Even stuff for older DDs who aren't faintly interested.

Non pink, grey or miserable beige women's night wear would be nice too (I don't mind cartoons, I'm a big kid, but not pastel colours).

duckyfuzz Wed 02-Oct-13 22:15:28

Sains had stripy, red robins, orange owls etc the other day, I could have bought loads for dts who are 9 but they only had them in small sizes in our local branch

WhizzforAtomms Wed 02-Oct-13 22:17:33

These are not bargain-Sainsburys price range, but their clothes are so lovely (and soft, and last ages) - polarn o pyret

Rhubarbgarden Wed 02-Oct-13 22:17:45

StarBallBunny I agree with you about adult nightwear. I am currently wearing green pyjamas with watering cans on, from Tesco, and I bloody love them.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 02-Oct-13 22:19:18

Oh Whizz I love Polarn o Pyret, but can't justify the cost at the moment. Especially not for pyjamas.

Shallistopnow Wed 02-Oct-13 22:20:15

I've just bought nice owl PJs for my DD from Sainsburys. They are cream, orange, blue & green I think. Sure they had them in the smaller sizes. £12 for pack of 2.

WhizzforAtomms Wed 02-Oct-13 22:20:58

more nice PJs or silly-expensive as separate leggings and tops

bumperella Wed 02-Oct-13 22:21:33

I was going to suggest Sainsbury too. They seem to wash well but come up BIG for sizes....
Rhubarbgarden, am v jealous of your non-pinky-frilly-sequined 3-y-old.

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