New Mom Secret: My Boy Baby Is All in Pink!

It's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets (PM me)—we'll never tell.

This Week's Secret:


My son is 3 months old and he is the only boy in a long, long line of girls. All my friends had girls. All my sisters have daughters. I am excited to have a son and he is awesome and sweet and adorable, but he is also very pink. Since we didn't know what we were having, I got a lot of "girl" things because people just assumed. Well, oops. Between the hand-me-downs and the pink onesies so many people bought me, my son is mistaken for a girl every time we go out. It feels wasteful to go out and buy him all new clothing when I have all this pink stuff in great condition, but am I going to damage him somehow? -- Anonymous

I really don't think young babies will remember what clothing they wore. I don't think it really matters. This is a great argument for gender neutral though! No matter what!

Boys can wear pink and always have in the past and he will outgrow everything, so quickly buying a whole new wardrobe would be a complete waste. Let him wear pink and don't stress.

Do you have any advice for this mom?

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