Why i got Rosie, clothes from the boys clothes.

Okay, so we have all been there. You’ve found something your child will really love…BUT it’s in the opposite gender section.

So what?!?

Today I got Rosie some PJ mask pyjamas because I knew full well she would love them, and she did! The added bonus that you didn’t pick wrong😂.


Rosie loves PJ masks and has done for a while. Just as she likes Spider-Man, Scooby do & Paw Patrol. I know, Paw Patrol is not a one gender related programme but her favourite is Chase, and to find an outfit or a toy that’s for ‘girls’ with Chase is bloody difficult. I mean why?! Why do companies do this?

I went shopping, there was lots that I knew Rosie would love for herself. For example some spider man clothes. In the dress up second there was a ‘spider woman’ dress and knowing my daughter- that would not be good enough. She would have to be spider man in his full outfit. What I don’t get, is why these things are associated with genders. Now I’m not at all slating the gender divide. That’s a whole different argument but it’s a bloody kids tv programme!

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I hope she won’t ever see the colour divide when shopping, she tells me she likes something? I will get it. For example when we go Tesco shopping, she has the hardest decision picking a My Little Pony blind bag and a Zombling blind bag.

I don’t agree with these things being specifically tailored to girls and boys. It’s a ridiculous concept with leaves some parents not giving their children the things they will like because of it.

Children are so innocent and have no idea about these things. Let them live, let them decide what they like and if that means buying your little princess a hulk doll because she ‘just loves it’ as Rosie says: then do it.

I went to twitter, to post an anonymous poll for people who felt they couldn’t buy their children something they knew they’d love because it was in the opposite gender section of the shop. 23% of the people who answered said they did feel that they couldn’t buy it. Although a larger amount of answered no, there is still people who don’t. In my eyes, this is so sad.

Have you ever stopped yourself from buying something because of the gender title?

Until next time,

Becca x

*this post is not sponsored, it is not a collaborative post, nor are any of the brands mentioned have I nor am working with. All opinions are my own.*

26 comments

  1. I always purchase things from the boy sections why does it matter so much we teach our kids they can be whatever they want to be so why can they not wear clothing from the other gender?

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  2. I had three younger brothers so my mum always tried to buy clothes that would fit all of us. I never felt I had to not buy something because of gender or title yet xx corinne

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  3. Both my girls wear a lot of “boy” clothes but also wear “girl” clothes too. I really don’t think it matters and people should feel okay to dress/let their child wear whatever they feel comfortable in. Great post lovely x

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  4. I agree! There’s no reason why children should feel like they can’t get something because it’s for the opposite gender. Nor should they even understand why that would be a topic amongst adults! Good for you for buying the pj set anyway 😊

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  5. You know my opinion on all of this, theyre just clothes.. I dont understand the need to have boy or girl clothes besides perhaps in the underwear department but then again i know many ladies who enjoy wearing boxers for the comfort, she looks adorable in those! i hope too that my children will see past the blue and the pink and just pick something they like rather than what marketing companies think theyll like
    xx

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