July 03, 2007

Pyjama Chaap

Is there any difference between a little boy's night suit and a girl's, that too when the child is less than 2 yrs old?? Is it sin to use a boy's outfit on a girl?

Each time I ask for a pyjama suit or shortswith a sleeveless vest for Anush, I am told " But madaaaaaam, this is for boys!!"

What are they thinking? Instilling gender bias in little ones. Why this pre-conditioning?

Well I know some of you maybe be sticklers for the boy- girl colours- but how does the cut/ fabric change for a pair of shorts or a pyjama for toddlers?

14 comments:

Itchingtowrite said...

check cents and pence in adyar gandhi nagar.. for girls.haven't noticed the cut difference..

the mad momma said...

i dont know why people have to instil gender bias early.. on the other hand, since i have one of each, i love dressing her up really girly (not always pinks or reds) and him in cool cargos etc... having said that, her nightclothes are either nighties or his old pajamas!

artnavy said...

i am very comfy with girlie clothes and boyish clothes on Anush- based on teh ocassion and venue

And in terms of colour - i experiment even with neon bright ones for anush and Tide whites are Navy's favourite

artnavy said...

will got to cents and pence- next time i go to grand sweets or to odyssey

Asha said...

as long as a boy is not dressed up in a pink frock, it's fine... :)
you are right, gender-bias is not required for small ones. though i am particular about baby pink and baby blue, i don't care about other colours, cut or fabric.

namvor said...

oh dont even start me on this! all baby girl stuff is pink/purple and baby boy stuff blue/brown out here. sometimes they are very thoughtful and you may have a couple of neutral options like cream.

Fuzzylogic said...

Love the new look art!Little Anush does look like a baba in that pic:)
I too think they overdo it here in the west regarding the pink,blue thing and was surprised to see the same thing catching on in India as well. I on the other hand dress Ina up in all colors and many of her pyjama and night suits are more boyish than girlish to say the least. I have nothing against pink but the way it is over played just puts me off!

artnavy said...

asha and namvor- complwtely agree

artnavy said...

fuzzy- welcome back to this blog

thanks on the new look- guess what it means....

i like pink on anush but that is not the only colour i want to see in her room or her clothes

Ina looks a really beautiful doll in the India pics

apu said...

yes, you should be thankful you dont live in the US, where there almost seems to be a tyranny of pink for girls and blue for boys...

Just like that said...

And have you noticed how all the undies for girls are so cute, while for boys, the sales girls give you plain, ugly dark reds and blues and greens...while all the while they have those cartooned and white ones inside... They seem to have this preconceived notion that pretty is for girls!!

artnavy said...

here is to metrosexual chic for little boys as well!!

Amimu said...

I would disagree with apu on the choices in US. Many of the pyjamans (nightwear) we use for our 4 yr daughter is for boys. obviously princesses from disney are in many of girls clothings. people who use only those get sucked into the pink revolution. For regular wear H&M (swedish, i think) stores offer nice variety of dresses for girls and boys.

Something to Say said...

i agree with apu - the boys section and girls section are so clearly different.. blues and greens for boys and pinks and mauves for girls - yellow, orange, red, white being the common colors - I dont know how differently they are cut - but which mom will be ok - with laces and frills and and bows on her boy's night suit?
However egalitarian I mite want to be - even I wudnt go for that