Unconventional choice of clothing for a child
2021.07.27. 11:19, andors
I saw the reflections of people in solidarity with me in several blogs. One, two (here is a whole list of them), three. And here's what I think about this myself.
I try to balance gender neutral clothing with the ‘girly’ stuff my daughter loves (pink, purple, princess, fairies, etc) and people were SCANDALIZED that I put nightgowns and tights on my baby boy *eyeroll* despite the fact that they were more practical than sleepers or socks that he flung across the room within seconds of donning. She wears hand-me-downs from her brothers… and he STILL wears tights in the winter (the 14 year old boy now prefers to freeze LOL).
My PERSONAL beef with children’s clothes is this rash of ‘camouflage’ patterns. Ugh. They are children, they should NOT be wearing camo… especially the more ‘authentic-looking’ camo. I live in an area where we are fortunate to have a good amount of nature still with us. A child in a camo-printed jacket that gets lost in the park or woods here virtually vanishes. Bad. Plan.
I have completely different issues with the pink and baby blue ‘camouflage’ you see everywhere.
Why, oh why, are we accepting this as a viable choice for our children and infants??