I know I am so absolutely going to have a girl...because I cannot stand baby clothes for girls. I am all about trucks and baseballs and turtles. I hate the flowers and butterflies.
My mother and I took a trip through the baby section today, and it's slim pickin's for a girl, especially if you don't want her to look like a tramp. Yes, even baby clothes are following this trend. I noted the following sayings on girl clothes 3-6 months today:
Yes, that's right: Bling Bling. On a shirt covered in diamonds and dollar signs. I mean, why don't we just go ahead and buy her the Stupid Spoiled Whore Video Playset and be done with it?
Ugh. I'm so having a girl.
She will wear baseballs and puppies for the first year. With one of those scrunchie bands around her head so people can tell she's a girl.
Our favorite shirt for sprout is a dark green tshirt with a plaid skull and crossbones on the front. It's very, very hard to find cool clothes for girls. This summer I've stuck with plain tank tops and plain shorts... but yes, the look you describe is what I call "hooker chic".
Although, depending on the font and cut of the clothing, I don't have a problem with "princess" or "angel". Unless it's on panties. I don't think little girls should have words on their panties. That's something new I've discovered since having my stepdaughter here this summer.
Please don't curse her with the scrunchie band, though. Just let them think she's a boy. It'll be better for her in the end.
Posted by: Sis B at May 31, 2008 11:13 AM (0ZS+T)
I am so getting you baby clothes from here:
These folks were my neighbors in NJ for 7 years. Maybe a little punky for some people's taste but I like it.
I agree, no scrunchies, or those stupid hairbands with bows on them.
Khaki, Red, Navy and White look good on girls too.
Are you going to find out ahead or be surprised?
Posted by: Mare at May 31, 2008 11:54 AM (APbbU)
it can be a challenge to find something that is simple for a girl. zutano clothes, though a little pricey, offer a blend of patterns and have boyish items that do not scream BOY. they wash well and are worth it. i purchased a lot of them, mainly hitting sales or ebay, for my daughter up until age 2. she is almost 4 now and can still wear some of their fleece pants and jackets that are made for 18-24 months.
Posted by: Mel at May 31, 2008 12:28 PM (lt+5K)
I got a real laugh at that. I can see it now...
Daddy's little princess in a tutu!! Whatever it is the clothes are going to be cute. You just have to be selective. Not everybody buys the slut look. Specially for their boys.
Posted by: Ruth H at May 31, 2008 12:55 PM (w9ltj)
At least, as a knitter, you can knit her something that doesn't have a butterfly, or flowers, or say "Spoiled Rotten".
This probably will be frowned upon by at least one of your relatives/friends, but there's no real reason a baby girl can't wear boy clothes. The only real consequence is that strangers will say "what a handsome baby boy!" instead of "what a darling baby girl!"
Posted by: amethyst at May 31, 2008 02:20 PM (vEC+I)
Lol! We don't do anything with writing on it either as a general rule, but I'm not entirely opposed to flowers and butterflies either. I find more and more that I shop online though, because even for my 2yr old the clothes at the big box stores are often too "grown up" for my taste. I like Zutano as someone suggested, and I love Hanna Andersson, they have some decent sales as their regular prices give me sticker shock. You might try Boden too. Good stuff is out there, you just have to do some looking.
Posted by: dutchgirl at May 31, 2008 03:09 PM (NhxCQ)
Oh, just go to the PX and buy a bunch of the camouflage onesies. After all, girls are Army, too!
And instead of the scrunchy bands, you could always to little camo do-rags... Our blond wore do-rags for the first three years of her life because her head was so round the scrunchies slipped off it and she was bald.
I saw a onesie I really liked, though. I'm getting the older kid shirts for my kids. It said, "Plays with Pit Bulls."
Posted by: airforcewife at May 31, 2008 04:10 PM (mIbWn)
I forgot to add... I could help you stitch some ruffles on the butt of the camo onesies if you need me too...
Posted by: airforcewife at May 31, 2008 04:12 PM (mIbWn)
I didn't want girls -- don't really like girls, the clothes, the screaming, the nail polish -- and ended up with 3 of 'em. But guess what? They're cool girls. And yeah, super girly, too. But it turns out ok. You'll see!
I hate writing on clothes, too, but Target usually always has el cheapo t-shirts and shorts, cute dresses and things that aren't too nasty-ho.
Posted by: Allison at May 31, 2008 04:59 PM (Gm5x2)
OH! And another thing! You soooo do NOT have to TAPE a bow to a bald head to prove femininity.... Or pierce tiny baby ears...
Posted by: Allison at May 31, 2008 05:06 PM (Gm5x2)
sarah - I am with you. I have 2 girls. I cant shop at alot of stores - shorts too short, too much mess on tshirts, etc. I get alot from Target or LandsEnd. Also there are alot of shops online that have "cute" stuff. (I do think you are having a girl based on that heart beat.)
Posted by: keri at June 01, 2008 04:24 AM (HXpRG)
Second to Landsend,etc. Even BabyGap has some
cute things that aren't too 'tramp in training'.
I am not a fan of those velcro hair bow things
either. I say hats. Little hats. Protects their
little scalps and eyes in the sun and keeps them
warm in the winter.
I see all of these Moms at the park,they are
wearing hats and sunglasses and yet their poor
babies and toddlers are squinting and looking
I was too overcome to say it before but to you
and your DH - CONGRATULATIONS!
Posted by: MaryIndiana at June 01, 2008 05:35 AM (PEFLo)
Ooh, hats! I forgot those! And no matter what you dress your child in, whether it's a pink tutu and bows in the hair, there will be ignorant fools who say "Isn't he handsome!?" I swear, I could have hung a sign on my son that said, "I AM A BOY" and people would have cooed over how beautiful "she" was.
I also forgot to say that I was completely terrified of having a daughter. I'm still not entirely sure what to do with her, but she guides me. I swore, SWORE I would never make her wear headbands, even when she had hair and was older, because I remember them pinching and scraping my head as a kid. Then one day we were walking through Kohl's, she walked right up to the headband display, grabbed a loose one and stuck it on her head. Like she knew what she was doing. It was the only thing she wouldn't rip off her head for weeks. Luckily, she likes to play in the dirt and chase bugs, too. That, I can understand.
Posted by: Sis B at June 01, 2008 07:02 AM (0ZS+T)
It's VERY hard to find suitable, non-hoochie, non-too-girlie things for girls.
I've always found cute things at Osh Kosh & Carter's for the wee ones. When they hit closer to 4T, it becomes more of a challenge. Usually successful with Land's End, Talbot's for Kids, and sometimes even JCPenney will have mixie-matchie clothes in the big, bold colors acceptable to Ms. M2 who is very anti-bows & bare midriffs.
I hate, hate, HATE sequins and glitter and all that jazz and it's EVERYWHERE.
Posted by: Guard Wife at June 01, 2008 09:58 AM (fwy0X)
My daughters did not wear pink and fru fru stuff until they started having an opinion. Now almost everything is pink or purple. I am amazed they like the colors even though I never had them around.
Navy, red, blue, teal, and yellows were our colors of choice.
I shopped at resale stores, Wal-Mart, and Old Navy.
Posted by: Amy at June 01, 2008 03:01 PM (QRbmz)
Target is definitely the place to go:
How can you resist? http://www.target.com/DWELL-LAYETTE-PINK-KIMONO-SLEEPER/dp/B000XQ5QAU/qid=1212450115/ref=br_1_16/601-6456105-7670539?ie=UTF8&node=16280511&frombrowse=1&rh=&page=1
Posted by: FbL at June 02, 2008 02:46 PM (HwqvF)
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