Better way to organize kids' clothing departments

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  1. maggiekb

    Ah, shades of horrible things to come. My mother-in-law had tubs of hand-me-down baby clothes sorted by "girl", "boy" and "gender neutral". In reality, they were basically "girl", "normal human being", and "plain white onesies". We took home all three and Althea will wear a mixture. But I really really really really really am already hating the little girl clothing industry that treats small female people as strange creatures that are only interested in pink, sparkles, and shopping princesses. It's vile.

  2. Seki

    It worked great until she was around age 5, when the other girls at daycare convinced her that she had to wear pink and only pink.

    Ugh I hate the fact that this brainwash/socialization is impossible to avoid. Our girl enjoyed a wide variety of colours, toys and subjects until one day, suddenly, it was "Princess!Princess! Princess!" everything. We were completely stumped since we don't have TV and had never bought 'princess' branded stuff. Then we figured it out: She had been babysat at a friend's house a couple of times... with 3 slightly older girls. That did it.

    Fortunately, she mostly got over it after a couple of months. While we had to add some princessy stuff among the rest, her own tastes and idiosyncrasies are shining through again. This is really all we care about: We don't think she should hate stereotypically girly/princessy stuff, but we don't wish for her to completely limit her own range of tastes because of outside influences.

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