In the spirit of Stacy London and Clinton Kelly from the TLC hit show “What Not to Wear,” I would like to address the issue of baby boy clothing.
When I was pregnant and found out I was having a boy I was thrilled. I was also a little relieved. I was relieved because of a superficial reason; the clothing. I figured if I were having a girl and told my friends and family the news, I would have an influx of pink clothing that I could not control. I don’t care for frilly pink dresses myself, and I certainly would not have liked to see my daughter clad in such attire.
So I embraced the testosterone coming my way. Little did I know that there are also issues (albeit different ones) associated with baby boy clothing.
My boyfriend’s parents recently sent me some clothes for my son. I have to say I was impressed. They selected some really nice items.
These are great and rare. They are atypical of baby boy clothing you might find in any store USA.
The truth is, most baby boy clothing usually has one of the following items included on the fabric:
–A reference to a generic sports team
–Cars and/or trucks
–An animal of some kind; i.e. bear, dog, dinosaur etc.
–A silly quote that the company wants the baby to “say” i.e. “Don’t Mess With the Best!”
I’m okay with the dinosaurs and some dogs and bears, even a few cars and trucks sometimes. But the generic sports teams gotta go.
For example, these pants are pretty neat
But if we look a little closer…we find this:
As far as I know, babies are unable to play basketball. Therefore this logo makes absolutely no sense.
I would like to make a statement to the manufacturers of baby boy clothing in the form of a rhyme: Baby boys don’t need all this hullabaloo. How about some stripes or a solid or too?
I’m not opposed to text on baby boy clothing; but how about some text that has some meaning? For example. My mom saved some of my old nursey school tee shirts. My son now wears them:
These are retro and cool looking.
My friend Josina and I were complaining to one another about the baby boy clothing issue yesterday. She has decided to take matters into her own hands. She is tired of the generic sports teams, the cars and trucks and even the dinosaurs. She is in the process of creating custom made baby boy overalls for her son Nelson. I’ll keep you posted on those.
Baby boys deserve to have clothes that represent them for the cute kids that they are. Now here this baby boy clothing manufacturers everywhere: No more ridiculous sayings and sports teams that don’t exist. Let our boys go out in style!