...to want toy cleaning equipment that isn't fecking pink
somewherewest · 07/04/2013 20:31
16mo old DS loves copying us at sweeping, hovering and wiping up. The toy hoover is his favourite thing at the toddler group by miles. So off I potter to the ELC website to look at toy hoovers, brushes blah blah. But yes...some of you will be ahead of me here...they're all sodding pink, and the children playing with them in the photographs are all girls. Seriously???? Do I actually have the only boy in the world who likes hovering (he is also obsessed by cars too by the way )?
MissyMooandherBeaverofSteel · 07/04/2013 20:35
Really? My dd has a yellow singing hoover thing, and a dyson one, I have never seen a pink toy hoover. She also has a green ironing board and a yellow washing line and a silver iron and I didn't see any pink versions of those either. Try looking in argos or tesco or somewhere.
BrandyAlexander · 07/04/2013 20:37
My ds is totally obsessed as well. He has this mop and the dyson vacuum which is like ours. He also likes playing with this washing machine. We bought them dd who liked them but not as much as ds does now!
cantspel · 07/04/2013 20:38
complete cleaning kit in non pink from elc
MumToOneMogwai · 07/04/2013 20:39
intheshed · 07/04/2013 20:42
this one looks nice
Fwiw, I have 2 DDs and they have a wide range of toys that are pink, blue, green, orange whatever! I wouldn't not buy a toy because it's the wrong colour.
Ezza1 · 07/04/2013 20:43
I dont like pink either but DC#3 has had a pink sleeping bag, pink bumbo and pink cot bed amongst other things, including toys, handed down from family. He doesnt care and neither do I as its helped us out tremendously.
I just dont get why it would bother anyone I suppose.
TallyGrenshall · 07/04/2013 20:49
DS does have a pink hoover but thats because he picked that one. He's got a yellow washing machine from Sainsbo's), a normal dustpan and brush instead of a toy one, he's nicked my DM's mop because the handle adjusts.
He also has a pink buggy and a pink carseat for his baby.
I don't like pink but they are not my things so he can have whatever colour he wants
Murtette · 07/04/2013 20:58
Yes, YABU as you appear to have only looked at ELC which, for some reason, seem to think that all girls like pink & only pink and all boys like blue & only blue. Most other retailers (supermarkets, JL, Toys R Us) do them in colours which aren't pink or blue. DD is happiest when mopping the floor with my proper mop which happens to be blue or sweeping with my proper dustban & brush which happen to be flowery. When I bought both of those items for myself, they happened to be the cheapest in the shop I went into (ASDA for the mop; TK Maxx for the dustban & brush) when I needed that particular item.
TheCraicDealer · 07/04/2013 21:01
Just did a google shopping search on "toy hoover" and "toy cleaning" - one of the results was pink, the rest were "gender neutral" colours. [[http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0037LIZKQ/?hvadid=9557943429&ref=asc_df_B0037LIZKQ&tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21 Here is a little toy cleaning "kit" from the makers of Henry the hoover. Twelve quid and pretty much whatever he could want in order to copy you!Most of the stuff available is for 36 months + though, that might be a bigger issue.
TheCraicDealer · 07/04/2013 21:02
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