Mum attacked after revealing she is considering dressing her newborn son in dresses.
Sharing on the online parenting forum Mumsnet, the mum says she’s determined to dress her only child in dresses despite his gender.
“He is my first & last (traumatic birth),” she wrote on the forum.
“He’s only 10 weeks so is still quite neutral [That is], you can’t necessarily tell he’s a boy yet!”
“I think dresses are lovely & as I don’t follow this gender society crap of girls wear dresses & pink, boys wear blue & trousers… I don’t see the issue in putting my DS in a dress. However, everyone else thinks it’s wrong! Is it??”
Commenters on the post were quick to point out that the new mum might be projecting her own issues onto her baby.
“It sounds to me like you wanted a daughter,” wrote one commenter. “If he was asking for a dress, that’s one thing. But that’s not what this is.”
“As much as you don’t buy into the gender crap, by putting him in a dress you’re sort of taking that decision of whether to follow it away from him?” wrote another. “If you want to dress him gender neutral then dress him in white baby grows.”
“Sounds to me like you’re just doing it to make some sort of point,” wrote another.
Meanwhile others argued, ‘Would you think it was weird to dress a girl in trousers and a top?’ one asked.
Another made a similar point saying that baby girls are put in frilly dresses every day and can’t voice an opinion about it.
The mum soon hit back saying.
“I am not projecting onto my DS,” she replied. “I simply would like to dress him in various different clothing which includes dresses as I very much like the way they look.”
Many mums did point out that it is really not practical dressing little ones in a dress anyway and that growsuits are much easier.
I remember for both our boys we had a couple of little plain white gowns. They were certainly not the easiest outfit to put on though. Especially the one with buttons at the back. What was I thinking?!
I did have a pumpkin patch one that I flogged to death though. It had the press studs all down the front you could either do it up with or without the legs. It was so easy for quick nappy changes.
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