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One year old girl LOVES pink

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sidonie1 Thu 12-Jul-18 21:37:24

My 20 month daughter loves anything pink. Over the last month, she seems to have become obsessed with pink.

I don’t dress her in pink as don’t really like it. She has a twin brother and I never do the pink/blue thing with anything such as cups, plates, etc. But my elder sons have a doll dressed in pink (and one dressed in blue), which she is glued to. She also chose some pink crocs and will not take them off. Anything pink is like a magnet to her.

I’ve looked up various studies and it seems to not be a “thing”. Has anyone else experienced this with their children? Just interested in where she’s got it from!

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rainingcatsanddog Thu 12-Jul-18 21:43:00

Tv and movies perhaps? Peppa Pig, Disney Princessses etc wear pink. Is she in childcare? They may have lots of pink
dressing up and toys?

sidonie1 Thu 12-Jul-18 21:55:30

No, she’s not in childcare and doesn’t watch that kind of thing. Mainly CBeebies, which is reasonably unpink, apart from Upsy Daisy 😂

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ThinkingCat Thu 12-Jul-18 22:30:30

Toy shops? Adverts for toys? Argos catalogue?

CaptainKirkssparetupee Fri 13-Jul-18 06:14:05

She might just like the colour, some kids are just attracted to colours, the fact that it's pink is a coincidence.

sidonie1 Fri 13-Jul-18 06:59:35

Thinking Cat, perhaps, although we don’t really hang out at toy shops and don’t watch much advert tv. Captain, maybe. I honestly cannot think it could be from an external influence, as I have been careful not to expose them to gender colour stereotypes. I’m just interested that she’s so young but really has a strong preference for pink!

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Witchend Fri 13-Jul-18 14:20:03

Child I nannied expressed a preference before 18 months on pink. It was odd. Her mum was if anything slightly against pink, and this was over 20 years ago when things were less pink/blue.

She couldn't even say the words to say, just if there were two or three objects that one was pink would go straight for that and sit there hugging it.
I remember particularly when I bought some Neapolitan Ice cream when she was about 18/19 months old. She ate all the pink then burst into tears, leaving the white and the brown which she wouldn't even touch.

She's now a very good scientist and doesn't insist on wearing pink all the time and prefers chocolate ice cream.

sidonie1 Sat 14-Jul-18 12:58:45

Sounds similar Witchend, good to know it’s not permanent!

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