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If you saw a masculine looking person with a full beard, wearing men's clothes....

you would assume it's a man - even if he has a ponytail.....right?!

So what makes babies any different? I was in the store earlier today with my youngest DD, 5 months, and she was wearing purple, in a pink carseat, with a pink and white blanket. Two different people said "He's so cute". Really? About a month ago, someone did the same and I said "SHE." She then said "Oh, well she doesn't have much hair, so I just thought it was a boy."

WHY don't people use the clues surrounding them to make an educated guess? Pink clothes, pink seat, pink blanket - oh, but very little hair - must be a boy. Seriously? I didn't realize infants were supposed to have ponytails.


Asked by DusterMommy at 7:08 PM on Mar. 20, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (17)
  • People are so stupid, boys only have shorter hair then girls because we, as parents, get it cut that way. While they are little babies, they will have about the same amount of hair!!!

    Answer by JLS2388 at 1:52 PM on Mar. 21, 2011

  • LOL Same thing would happen to me when dd was an infant. She was wearing all pink with a bow in her hair, a pink carseat and a pink pacifier. But yet some asked if she was a boy or a girl! LOL it was mostly men....

    Answer by Steph319 at 7:20 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • i would judge based on clothes before I judged based on hair length. Plenty of men have long hair, but very rarely do they wear purple. Not to mention, many babies dont have hair for a couple of years.

    Answer by LoveMyPoliceMan at 7:09 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • when my first son was born, i had him in a BLUE carseat - BLUE - clothes BLUE - blanket - BLUE - diaper bag.. and i was asked it that a boy or girl... i am pretty sure if he was a girl everything was pink...

    Answer by 3HappylKidds at 7:10 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • Uhh... actually, I know of a woman who really, really looks like a man. Has a full grown mustache and wears her hair very short. She seriously looks like a man who is a bit chubby and has man boobs.

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:14 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • I know what you mean, except reverse. I have a little boy with the prettiest blue eyes and cutest curls(that i just can't bring myself to cut), so I purposely dress him in very boyish clothes (shirts with trucks, dinosaurs, etc), and people all the time tell me how pretty my little girl is. LOL, He's a BOY.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 7:32 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • lol same thing happened to my mom with one of my siblings. One of my younger brother's had the biggest light brown eyes and long curly blonde hair. I even had people telling me I had such a cute sister while he was wearing blue pants and a shirt with trains on it..... yeah. I snapped and said very loud. "HE'S MY BROTHER!" lol everyone turned to look.

    Answer by Gnomeofmyheart at 7:36 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • If I'm not sure I ask

    Answer by luvmygrlz at 8:11 PM on Mar. 20, 2011


    Answer by MOMMIE227 at 10:58 PM on Mar. 20, 2011

  • THESE days? LOL. When I had my first baby--a girl--in 1967, people kept saying "Oh isn't he cute!" and she was dressed in pink,with a bow on top of her head! It was so funny!

    Answer by minnesotanice at 11:02 PM on Mar. 20, 2011