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Red prams for boys?

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MrsRV Thu 21-Jul-11 16:09:08

Was having this conversation with some of the girls the other day... Right or wrong?? I personally think it's fine (sure Arsenal football fan hubby would agree!).

nunnie Thu 21-Jul-11 16:11:21

I had a black with red interior for my son, never crossed my mind that red is a gender specific colour, he wear red clothes too [eek] seriously though I personally don't see it as a problem, if it was pink all over it might look a bit odd, but I wouldn't buy a pink pram for a girl anyway just as I always wanted more than 1 child and this could cost a fortune!

buttonmoon78 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:13:04

I had a red pram with ds1 (bebe confort loola and creatis car seat). DH's choice.

With ds2 (5days old) we have another loola but this time in black as DH has decided red is too girly. Despite choosing last time hmm He still has a red creatis though as I ran out of time/inclination to do anything about that!

So make of that what you will grin

Personally I think a proper red (ie a good pillar box red) is fine. If it was veering into cherry territory I might be a bit more reluctant though.

TerrysNo2 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:13:28

Absolutely fine, my sons pram is orange and my new baby's pram is purple but we have no idea of sex yet. Only colours reserved for boy/girl are pink and blue but even then I don't think it really matters!

buttonmoon78 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:14:55

Oh, but red clothing is fine smile

And I agree. If you are planning more than one child, a very unisex pram is absolutely essential. Unless you're VB and have one sent free from iCandy!

TabithaTwitchet Thu 21-Jul-11 16:16:40

I think any colour of pram is fine, personally - but in any case red surely doesn't have gender connotations. After all, nobody would bat an eyelid at a man driving a red car, would they?
(Having said that, I had a blue pram for DD and people were always asking if she was a boy - one bonkers woman even asked accusingly "why have you got her in a blue pram then!" confused

phlossie Thu 21-Jul-11 16:16:50

Really??? Does it matter? All three of mine have whatever - grey or blue (ds, dd and one to be decided). Colour was never a factor!

Ephiny Thu 21-Jul-11 16:20:01

Why would it be either right or wrong? If you like red then get a red one!

QueenOfFeckingEverything Thu 21-Jul-11 16:20:38

OMG no.

You absolutely cannot do that to a boy. It will make his willy shrivel up and drop off. Boys can ONLY have blue, black, or sludge coloured clothes and accessories.

hmm

Eglu Thu 21-Jul-11 16:22:14

I think people really overthink this. The only colour pram I would not use for a boy is pink. But then I wouldn't buy a pink one for a girl either as I think they look hideous.

It really doesn't matter at all.

phlossie Thu 21-Jul-11 16:25:42

I thought pink and pinky reds turned them gay, queenoffeckingeverything!

KnitterInTheNW Thu 21-Jul-11 16:26:08

I had a red quinny buzz for DS, which will be re-used for DS2 who is due in November. I wish there were more red things for little boys to wear, I'm bored of blue and just can't bring myself to buy beige -yuck.

apple99 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:28:54

When pregnant with my first we bought a red pram for the precise reason that it is non gender specific.

phlossie Thu 21-Jul-11 16:30:50

H&M does great brightly coloured boys' clothes knitter - my ds (aged 5) has some brilliant red trousers and shorts.

TheCrackFox Thu 21-Jul-11 16:31:37

I had no idea that red was considered anything other than a colur.

sproggaaaaah Thu 21-Jul-11 16:34:23

Well... it's a pram. Most people will understand that unless your pram is Jordan-pink and covered with "Little Fairy On Board" signs, its colour in no way indicates the sex of your baby.

benne81 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:37:53

The world has officially gone mad if red is now counted as a female only colour. I hate the way that girls get pink rammed down their throats and boys get gray/blue. Its all just a major marketing ploy and nothing more - pleae don't let the stupid gender rules spread to other colours as well!

I've never even considered red as anything other than unisex. Rant over - sorry!

KnitterInTheNW Thu 21-Jul-11 16:38:38

Thanks phlossie, I'll have a look. I get tops for him from there and found one pair of trousers that I liked (blue ones though!). I'll go into town on my own one day so I can have a proper look. smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 21-Jul-11 16:39:47

Oh God, VB bought an Apple. Damn. <eyeballs beloved Apple in corner>

Blu Thu 21-Jul-11 16:40:56

People even think of this?

Help - Blu to mothership, Blu to mothership...come in....are you receiving me?

Rosemallow Thu 21-Jul-11 16:41:20

We had a red pram for DD and now have a red double for DD and DS and a red car seat for DS.
He's fine about it.

Catsycat Thu 21-Jul-11 17:07:38

Good point Phlossie, we love H&M bodysuits & plain tops - lovely being able to get brown, green, blue, and black ones for our two DDs! They do seem to be a bit more open on the girl/boy colour stereotypes than other retailers.

I know several mums with red prams for boys - never thought anything of it. Our DDs have a lovely lime green one.

buttonmoon78 Thu 21-Jul-11 17:29:26

I love H&M. It is a serious bone of contention that we currently don't have one where we live grin

I must admit when I visit SiL I do insist we do a little H&M visit. It's too funky not to!

allhailtheaubergine Thu 21-Jul-11 17:33:01

I bought a red pram 1st time around and wished I hadn't because I always used to think red was such a loud, aggressive colour for a sweet, sleeping baby. Absolutely nothing to do with gender, but I would get a calm, peaceful colour next time.

EdwardorEricCantDecide Thu 21-Jul-11 17:44:09

I also bought a red quinny buzz because it wasn't gender specific DS never looked Girly in it.
I'm now going to use it again for DD when she comes

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