Pink Or Blue
The pink or blue question is a moot one these days, isn't it? After
all, it's so easy to tell the gender of a baby before the happy day,
so there's no need to guess. Well, that's not strictly true. Even with
the advances in technology, ultrasound pictures aren't always one hundred
percent certain, and many parents prefer to be surprised. If you're
shopping for a new baby without knowing the gender, you still might
have to decide whether to buy pink or blue.
You could always flip a coin - heads it's roses and lace, tails you
pick up the little sailor suit. There are more efficient and practical
ways to make sure that you pick up clothing and accessories that will
be appreciated and useful.
The easiest way, of course, is to stick with gender neutral colors in
your choices. As a culture, we're fond of dressing babies in pastels,
but you don't have to limit yourself to pale yellow and baby green to
be safe. There are lots of other gender-neutral colors to choose from.
Looking for a crib set that isn't gender-specific? White and ivory are
good choices, and you can actually get away with eyelet and lace as
long as it's not too delicate. A plump white comforter and matching
crib bumpers work just as well for a boy as for a girl.
Primary and bright, clear secondary colors are another great way to
avoid the gender tangle when selecting clothing and accessories for
baby. Bright red, blue, green and yellow sleepers will look adorable
no matter what gender the baby turns out to be. Pick onesies in turquoise,
orange, dark green or red, either all a solid color, or with contrasting
ribbing along the edges.
Go for the unusual. Imagine how high the adorable meter will raise if
you outfit baby's room in tuxedoed penguins sporting bright red, blue
and yellow ribbons, or pick up a t-shirt emblazoned with red, yellow
and blue balloons. You can even pat yourself on the back for choosing
bright colors for the baby's room and accessories. As much as we love
pastel baby togs, babies respond far better to bright, clear colors.
Gender Neutral Patterns
If you're not sure on the boy/girl issue, keep in mind that you can
err more easily on the boy side than the girl. A baby girl in a t-shirt
printed with sports motifs is cute. You just wouldn't put a little boy
in a sleeper printed with tiny sprigs of daisies. Teddy bears and duckies
are one gender-neutral choice, but you can find adorable, unique prints
that will stand out. Some of the more clever that we've seen around
lately - Noah's Ark, lions and tigers, traffic signs, seasonal themes
(candy canes, pumpkins, candy corn?).
Other gender neutral patterns that work for boys or girls clothing include
candy color stripes, odd-size polka dots and abstract patterns. Pick
a motif, pick a color and have a blast dressing your baby in clothes
and accessories that don't scream boy or girl.
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