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my first grand baby is due next March and has sparked some debate in my home. I’m a knitter so I’ve been knitting baby things, even though my son doesn’t really like knitted things. We don’t know bubs sex yet, so I’m trying to find neutral colours, mostly white, some lemon, some pale green (so hard to find things for baby that aren’t pink or blue!) The other day I grabbed some purple wool. Hubby asked why purple when we don’t know the sex? I replied boys can wear purple! His response, only hippy, feral, out there, weirdo type people. How rude! Who decided baby boys can’t wear purple? It made a gorgeous little jumper!
Second thing, why don’t makes go to baby showers? I’ve tried to tell my son, it’s your baby too, why shouldn’t you be there to receive the gifts and congratulations? My nephew has just become a dad, he went to his baby shower. My son is adamant he won’t be attending his. Society has been so brainwashed in some things


Posted by mom81879, 19th September 2015


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  • oh don’t get negative, keep positive! you can still see that bubby! just takes a little more planning!

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  • Question is irrelevant now. Excitement of first grandbaby being due has turned into sadness and depression as I realise I will have minimal contact with him/her. Something I knew as we live in different states, but I chose to ignore……til now :(

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  • I would put my son in purple. I even put him in a “raspberry” coloured wondersuit.

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  • Colour is not gender specific – knit with wool that is every colour of the rainbow!

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  • We didn’t know what sex our baby was. She had red and mint green onesies.it’s all the gender stereotyping that makes people think they can only wear cetain colours

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  • my mum suggested I put my son in a purple onesie when he was little. I didn’t like the idea because it would make him look like a girl. He looks ok now he is older.. It’s not so bad. But when they are baby baby’s you don’t want to have to explain “no… She is actually a he”

    Baby showers have changed. I have been to a few baby showers with male and female. I think it’s turning more into that these days.

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  • I put my sons in purple. And I think men avoid baby showers for fear of graphic conversations about giving birth!

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