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Honestly - am I being unfair to ds3 by dressing him in this?

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MandragoraWurzelstock Thu 18-Apr-13 19:29:36

I found what I think is a super little matinee coat. It's red, very sweet and lovely to use. It's like this - well quite similar, not lacy or picot or anything.

Today I put ds3 in it (he is 3 months) and TWO people thought he was a girl! He was also wearing plain white tights I should add, so maybe it was that?

Is it wrong to dress baby boys like this? I mean maybe he looked a bit Victorian but I didn't think he'd be mistaken for a girl. he looks like a potato anyway

CheerfulYank Sat 20-Apr-13 05:01:03

I'd definitely assume girl, but who cares? smile

Trumpton Sat 20-Apr-13 04:36:24

fab boys' tights DGS wears them . He wore lots of tights when he was a baby.

SchroSawMargeryDaw Sat 20-Apr-13 00:09:34

My 18mo DS is constantly being mistaken as a girl. hmm Even if he is dressed head to toe in blue or 'boys' clothes.

I don't think it really matters.

FatimaLovesBread Fri 19-Apr-13 23:51:02

OP H&M have leggings with feet

TheDevilsGherkins Fri 19-Apr-13 18:59:35

You could always stitch a Thomas the Tank Engine applique to it ...

<<runs away>>

notso Fri 19-Apr-13 15:29:05

It'll be the red, DS3 always gets mistaken for a girl when he's wearing red.

Nicolaeus Fri 19-Apr-13 15:02:03

You cant win so put him in whatever you want.

Ds was in a white all in one snowsuit with a blue knitted hat until 3 months when out and about. Despite me saying 'he' whenever I was asked his age etc many people assumed he was a girl hmm because 'he has hair' confused

Also had lots of people asking me if he was a girl or boy...

purplepenguin86 Fri 19-Apr-13 14:44:33

I think it is beautiful - I love seeing babies in things like that, and romper suits!

MurderOfGoths Fri 19-Apr-13 13:41:33

Mooney I know, I thought they were just practical items of clothing in chilly weather, seems I was wrong. Put your little boy in tights and next thing you know he's sat on a shoe on the roof of a pink bus..

MooneyRara Fri 19-Apr-13 13:21:05

'The tights are outright cross dressing'?? seriously?

MurderOfGoths Fri 19-Apr-13 12:10:13

"I would also think he'd look a bit of a nancy"


propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Fri 19-Apr-13 12:08:24

Threebee, that rainbow jumper is gorgeous and totally unisex looking, IMO.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Fri 19-Apr-13 12:06:50

I think the tights are more of a problem than the coat. The tights are outright cross dressing but the coat is ok on it's own or over cords, jeans. I do like the coat but would probably have bought it for my DDs rather than my ds. Ultimately though if it it is the easiest way of dressing your ds then go for it!

MandragoraWurzelstock Fri 19-Apr-13 07:43:23

and I'm SURE that's a boy!! smile

MandragoraWurzelstock Fri 19-Apr-13 07:42:54

Bit like this

bootsycollins Fri 19-Apr-13 07:32:09

Matinee jackets are traditional baby wear designed for ease of winding baby, I'm loving the matinee and tights combo, very WW2. I was out with my friends baby boy last week and 2 people thought he was a girl, I think it's because there was some purple in his outfit.

I had tonnes of matinee jackets for my dd, so cute and practical.

ThreeBeeOneGee Fri 19-Apr-13 07:13:23

I used to dress my boys in these:

Their penises have not shrivelled up or disappeared.

MandragoraWurzelstock Fri 19-Apr-13 07:06:23

I have looked everywhere for leggings with feet but can't find any! I have got ONE pair of those from when ds2 was a baby. They are really good and yes much easier than tights.

soapandhorny Fri 19-Apr-13 05:34:00

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MysteriousHamster Thu 18-Apr-13 23:12:11

Baby leggings are eBay are good for boys (or girls). I find tights a bit too fiddly for babies.

I would dress my DS in most colours but the shape of the coat is what would make me think girl. As someone says it looks like a little version of a woman's fitted coat.

chartreuse Thu 18-Apr-13 22:59:07

I used to dress my boys in girls clothes all the time when they were little, boy's clothes were all the colour of sludge. Obvs not flowery dresses, but bright colours, stripes, they both wore a gorgeous red cord coat which came from the girls department.

They didn't object and did not suffer emotional scars as far as I can see grin

Btw, ebay do tights/leggings for babies with jazzy designs on for £3 ish a pair but i think they import from china so may take a couple of weeks - really cute tho!

op i'd think girl too but it's more likely just the white that makes it appear 'girly' if it had been brown or navy i doubt i'd notice.

Dd was a baldy until she was 3 and was forever called a boy, even in all pink - i used to get incredibly riled up about it but now i'd say it's not worth bumping your blood pressure up for smile

abbyfromoz Thu 18-Apr-13 22:15:17

Nothing wrong with little boys in tights... They are warm and they cant be kicked off like socks... The little coat and tight combo do look quite girly but who cares? I wouldn't say it's cruel... As long as he's happy, healthy and comfortable! I dress my little girl is a lot of boys clothes- just because i think some things look classier in the boys department. I still dont understand why everything has to be covered in sequins, lace, motiffs, hello kitty and a mish mash of patterns... Block colours and muted tones just look more classic. She is nearly 2 and still hardly any hair so constantly getting mistaken for a boy... Either way she's gorgeous and would make a handsome little boy or a pretty littke girl wink lol

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 18-Apr-13 20:23:33

i got ds tights in gap - they have the bear on the bum which i think is cute! and you can get them in brown/blue etc - maybe not at this time of year though!

tbh my dd is still mistaken for a boy - even when she wears pink or a dress! she's almost 3 but slow growing on the hair front!

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