I hate that people dress babies in pink for a girl and blue for a boy. All colors are for everyone. I actually asked people NOT to buy me so many pink clothes and to buy different colored clothes at my babyshower. Pink makes me really anxious and I just dont like it. I dont understand why pink is the main color for girl or why blue is the main color for boys. One of my friends actually bought me boys clothing for my daughter. I thought that was awesome. I hate the fact that everyone is so unoriginal when it comes to.. well, anything. Pink for girl, blue for boys. Not anymore! Every color is for everyone.
Also, I hate how people dress their daughters in what looks like DOLL clothing. I think its disrespectful to your child to dress them up like a doll for some occasion or just to look at them in it. These are two pet peeves of mine, they realy piss me off!
Babies look like a babies to me. I dont really ever try to guess their sex.
When my daughter was a baby I dressed her in girly colors and people used to ask me if my baby is a boy or a girl. So sometimes,I want to say uhhhhhhhhhh yeah she is wearing pink or would you like me to show you what she got in her diaper?!
people were always calling my son a girl when he was a baby. and his face looks nothing like a girl. i guess it was because he had a lot of hair. even when he was wearing all blue, they still got it wrong.
When my 2nd son was a baby, he had gorgeous hair, that was long at birth and kept growing, it was past his chin by the time he was 4 months old, and we had to cut it (my husband made me, I was sad to see that beautiful stuff go). But before we cut it, it didn't matter what I had on him, people always said, "She looks just like her mommy," or "She has such pretty hair," and sometimes I would politely say, "He's a boy," and then say, "Yeah, he has lots of hair." And sometimes, when I knew it was someone I'd never see again, I'd just smile and go on. I kind of got tired of correcting people. He he definitely wore boy clothes, he had an older brother so he had lots of hand-me downs, and was usually dressed in blue, or other boy looking clothing.
To answer the question, though, yep. Two days in a row, I've taken her out in her "boy" clothes (i.e. red and blue onesies with dogs on them, because she likes dogs). People refer to her as "he" and I correct them. I shouldn't have to dress her in all pink just because she's a girl. I do have pink clothing items for her, but it's not a high priority, honestly.
ETA: Nobody's ever really sure, because she has a head full of hair and really long lashes. If anything, they say, "What a pretty little boy."
My daughter gets mistaken for a boy if she's hanging out in her diaper. (No, I don't take her out in public in just her diaper. lol.) But her hair isn't real long yet, so that's probably why. At least now people don't ask if she's a girl or boy when she's wearing pink. That go soooo annoying.
I've never had the problem with my 13 month old son, but a friend of mine has the problem constantly with her 4 month old daughter. I suggested ear piercing and bows in her hair... but sometimes people are just oblivious! I think sometimes it's a play on words... I always refer to dogs as 'male'... maybe it's the same with babies? lol.
I have never been able to determine the sex of a baby by looking. I mean, they're babies. It feels wrong to call them "it" though, since they are people. I don't think parents should have to dress their kids in gender-defined colors --however, I also don't think it'd be fair to take offense when people can't tell the kid's sex.
When my son was 1 and 2 months old he was mistaken for a girl a couple of times, but the annoying thing is that he was in obvious boy clothes. once a navy blue onsie and the other time in a baseball like onsie, and people still said "her"!
my little man still gets mistaken for a girl and he is22 months old! And always wearing boy colours and boy-style clothing. But his has these HUGE sparkly eyes and killer long lashes, along with a head of curly blond hair, so I am guessing thats why some ppl assume he is a girl. Now my 5 month old is totally girly. She looks awesome in pink (tho I hate the colour, she rocks it so I put her in it, a lot) but I dont do the layers of frilly crap.
Anytime Megan is wearing neutral outfits, yes. I love the little yellow outfits with duckies on them. (But clothing companies seem to stop making them after the "3 months" size anyway.) Oh, and she has a blue girl's outfit - it has little pink and purple butterflies all over it and little "ruffles" at the shoulders - but people seem to only see the blue. I can't help but wonder, if they pay that litte attention how they make it through their day-to-day life unscathed! LOL.
It's understandable. When they are infants, sometimes it is hard to tell especially if they are wearing neutral colors. I usually ask, what is the baby's name? Dress them in blue or pink and you won't have to worry.