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Black clothes for under 3's - yay or nay?

(19 Posts)
Shoegazer Tue 05-Aug-08 13:48:33

I'm not talking a whole goth/emo look here but would you dress your under 3's in anything that is black? I know some mums who are not even keen on black shoes for toddlers, so I was just wondering what the general consensus is.

RubySlippers Tue 05-Aug-08 13:49:40

DS has a couple of black t-shirts

what is the issue with black???

doesn't show the dirt for starters grin

mumblechum Tue 05-Aug-08 13:50:31

Only prob is the inevitable snot/slobber/worse marks show just as badly on black as anything else.

Othersideofthechannel Tue 05-Aug-08 13:50:45


FoghornLeghorn Tue 05-Aug-08 13:51:14

Neither of my DD's own anything black and they are 4 and 21 months.
I don't think I have conciously avoided black, maybe it's a bit too strong on such little people ?

castlesintheair Tue 05-Aug-08 13:52:14


suwoo Tue 05-Aug-08 13:54:35

DD probably didn't but wears a lot now aged 6. DS had a lot of black stuff from birth. I love black on baby boys. My rule was no pastels.

halogen Tue 05-Aug-08 13:58:01

I don't see why not. It's only a colour like any other. My daughter had a fab black babygro (I dyed it) which really suited her.

flack Tue 05-Aug-08 13:58:39

DS1 loved black when he was 2-3yo.

mooki Tue 05-Aug-08 19:55:51

I think DD looks quite cute here though it's now a black, white and orange outfit after lunch.

lulumama Tue 05-Aug-08 19:57:48

DD had fab black outfit. leggings and tunic, with tiny flowers on black background, she looked like a very small , cute beatnik, would buy more, but hard to find black clothing for toddlers full tsop

OurHamsterisevil Tue 05-Aug-08 20:01:50

I don't like black on little people. DS1 has a black t-shirt, he is nearly 5. I still don't like it but I'll get over it.

I don't like black shoes on toddlers. DS1 had a pair when he was 20mo, for our wedding. I felt he looked all wrong in them, because black shoes are school shoes IMO. He now has his first pair of proper black shoes for starting school in a couple of weeks.

Don't even get me started on black trainers, at any age. THey are just ugly

MingMingtheWonderPet Tue 05-Aug-08 20:05:30

What about this to bring your newborn home from hospital in?

hmm - [yuck] emotion!

mooki Tue 05-Aug-08 20:24:18

OOh, probably won't like this one at all then! Pink picture also added for balance.

elkiedee Tue 05-Aug-08 20:36:26

MingMing I wouldn't put a newborn in that anyway - prefer babygros, but I think black and white looks really different from black on its own.

Pinchypants Wed 06-Aug-08 09:51:15

DD (2) has really cool little pair of black M&S leggings which looks great with any t-shirt or top. I wish I'd bought a couple more pairs.

seeker Wed 06-Aug-08 09:53:52

My dd had the most enchanting black velvet babygro when she was a newborn. She was very fair with a fuzz of gold/red hair and looked fabulous. Some people didn't like it though.

Elkat Wed 06-Aug-08 09:58:02

My DD has got a pair of black leggings, and agree that they are great with a variety of coloured tops. Not sure I would use a black top though.

cupcake78 Wed 06-Aug-08 11:38:18

My mum wouldn't let me and my sis wear black till we were 10!!shock

I really don't see what is so wrong with it. Its only a colour. Dress your children how you want to.

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