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Blue pushchair for a girl?

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VictoriaaaJohnsonnn Mon 09-Nov-15 02:21:02

Hello! I'm not sure what the gender of my baby is yet, but I know I want the Quinny Moodd in Blue Base. I'm just wondering if the colour would be suitable for a girl too? Thanks!

Hoplikeabunny Mon 09-Nov-15 02:24:31

In the nicest possible way...why wouldn't that colour be suitable? Blue isn't restricted to boys!

cranberryx Mon 09-Nov-15 02:30:07

I say go for it!

I may be judged for this, but I have the moodd in pink passion for my DS (due dec)

WishIWasWonderwoman Mon 09-Nov-15 02:45:14

Yes, absolutely fine.

Here is my criteria:

Is this product related to the genitalia (e.g. nappies)?

If yes, consider buying different products for boys and girls.
If no, it doesn't matter. Buy whichever one you like. They're all equally suitable.

VictoriaaaJohnsonnn Mon 09-Nov-15 02:48:45

I don't believe the colour is just for boys, but I still think people would mistake a girl, as a boy, in a blue pushchair? I'm probably wrong though!

WishIWasWonderwoman Mon 09-Nov-15 02:53:57

You might get a few more assumptions but it's really not an issue.

But I have seen people walk up to babies dressed in pink and ask "what's his name?"

So even if you dress your child in gendered clothing there is no guarantee people will guess correctly! Just buy a pram you like.

SoupDragon Mon 09-Nov-15 03:20:42

I don't believe the colour is just for boys, but I still think people would mistake a girl, as a boy, in a blue pushchair?

On some level you do think blue is just for boys or you wouldn't be asking the question.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 09-Nov-15 03:22:22

Why does it matter if they mistake her for a boy?

spondulix Mon 09-Nov-15 03:26:26

It's just a colour. And even if it actually said BOY ON BOARD in neon lights does it really matter if strangers make the assumption that your baby has a penis?

VictoriaaaJohnsonnn Mon 09-Nov-15 03:35:56

Okay, so spondulix, you'd be happy to dress your girl in a top that says 'my little prince', or your boy in a top that says 'my little princess'? SoupDragon, it doesn't mean I think blue is for boys (I had a blue bedroom growing up) but there is a gender stereotype on colours, so no, I wouldn't paint my baby son's room pink. Yes, I would let him, if he wanted that, when he was older, but while they're younger, I do think parents, as a majority, stick to gender stereotypes with colours...

icclemunchy Mon 09-Nov-15 03:38:26

We have a blue car seat and sometimes get asked why we bought a girl a blue seat. They usually shut up when I point out its because her sister chose it and she likes blue!!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 09-Nov-15 03:40:19

Prams have only been pink and blue recently. Prior to that they were fairly nutural.
I brought a pram. I had a baby. No one judged.

CorydonFrills Mon 09-Nov-15 03:55:59

Honestly I would think very carefully before putting a girl in a blue pushchair.

What if it turns her into a boy?

Or she starts playing with trucks or non-pink Lego?

Could lead to all sorts of confusion.

Angelina321 Mon 09-Nov-15 04:27:16

I would never put a baby girl in a blue pram, or let her wear blue clothes. Because blue is for boys and I am really obssessed about what other people think. I also think all baby girls should wear pink flowery headbands in case they get mistaken for being a boy. Or even worse, they might grow a penis.

Angelina321 Mon 09-Nov-15 04:27:58

I am obsessed, too! grin

Doraydiego Mon 09-Nov-15 04:28:54

I would be very careful, what if your baby was to catch the gay?

GreenRug Mon 09-Nov-15 04:32:42

Op, seriously, if you want the buggy get the buggy. As a pp said, people will mistake kids for the opposite gender regardless. My dc3 was once in mostly pink, with a pink clip in her hair and i was approached by someone asking all about 'him'. In afew months time you'll be so deranged from sleep deprivation you yourself will forget your baby's gender at times smile

HeteronormativeHaybales Mon 09-Nov-15 05:10:56

I wouldn't put a child of any sex (note: sex, not 'gender') in a top with 'my little prince/princess' on.

Not that long ago in historical terms, people used to dress baby girls in blue (due to its association with the Virgin Mary) and boys in pink (as a variant of the 'strong', 'manly' colour red). I think your dd will probably survive the blue pushchair with her gender identity intact. I'm often to be found carrying mine in a blue sling (but then again, I keep calling her 'he', on account of having had two sons).

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Mon 09-Nov-15 05:41:29

Everyone mistakes DD2 for a boy. Not sure why, I think because she's bald. You know what? I don't even correct them. Because I don't care what sex strangers think my baby is.

claraschu Mon 09-Nov-15 05:49:20

There is a community in the Dominican Republic where some of the children grow a penis at age 12: before that they appear to be girls.

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34290981

TheDowagerCuntess Mon 09-Nov-15 06:11:48

The world has crazy if you even have to ask about this on the Internet. I mean this in the kindest possible way, OP.

I'm certain gender stereotyping was nowhere near this bad when I was small. We don't know what DC1 was going to be - we bought a purple, orange and green pram. DC1 was a boy and it was just fine.

AuntieStella Mon 09-Nov-15 06:17:08

"I don't believe the colour is just for boys"

OK

" but I still think people would mistake a girl as a boy, in a blue pushchair?"

So you are bothered.

"I'm probably wrong though!"

You would be if you let your perceptions of what others think change your actions.

BikeRunSki Mon 09-Nov-15 06:21:59

Man!! This must be why dd(4) is a total tomboy who refuses to wear skirts and is not into princesses - she had a blue pram!!! I must warn the eBay lady I sold it to immediately. She may have some hankering for gender stereotypes.

AuntieStella Mon 09-Nov-15 06:23:04

"you'd be happy to dress your girl in a top that says 'my little prince', or your boy in a top that says 'my little princess'?"

I think both sound vile tbh.

But that's a league different from an expensive item such as a pushchair, which I expect to last for more than one child. Nearly all were blue of grey when I had my DC (racy colours were turquoise or green).

It's been the biggest success of sex-driven marketeers, hasn't it? Double the sales on expensive items for more profit. By installing worries about doing the sensible thing (well, I think it's sensible to avoid excessive consumption, but realise not everyone does and that lots of people are much richer than me).

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 09-Nov-15 06:28:49

My daughter is in a blue buggy - people can plainly see she's a girl.

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