So, unless our anatomy scan shows something different on Friday, we're having a girl :). I've been obsessing over gear, particularly the new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 car seat. I adore the color aqua...baby's room was painted that before we knew gender, and I plan to girl it up with touches of peach and pink. Also got a baby bag in this fabric:
So the question is, does this travel system fabric scream 'boy'? Will I constantly be fielding comments from people about what a cute boy I have? I like this set because it's a three wheel (seems to me it would be easier to navigate?) and the base fabric isn't black, so it won't soak up the heat in the summer.
Maybe I should just make a bunch of cute fabric flowers to attach to it? ;D
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22646 posts
Maybe it's just me, but aside from baby blue, or baby pink -- I don't really associate gender, I think it's a cute color palette for your baby girl
GOLD / kiwi / 613 posts
No, but then ours is gray and blue as well. I think people refer to her as he because of her baldish head, not the stroller/car seat.
grapefruit / 4823 posts
no. and we got a gray and greenish color for our carseat because we thought it would say 'hey, i'm a boy' and people would still comment on what a cute daughter i have(even if he's dressed in all boy clothes!). so honestly, people are going to think of you're baby as a certain gender regardless of stroller/carseat :o)
wonderful pea / 17279 posts
No, its gender neutral and matches your bag! Is it me or is there a leaf/floral pattern under the umbrella cover?
I think girls can go a bit more masculine in gender neutral gear.
pomegranate / 3516 posts
@mrsjyw: I think the same way.
I think it's adorable! I say go for it if you love it! We considered a green for our carseat and stroller and we've even bought boy clothes for our little girl because it's what we like.
nectarine / 2530 posts
Thank you so much everyone! Adding to the registry :3
@Mrs. Lemon-Lime: yes, and there's a little leaf decal on the seat cushion as well!
hostess / wonderful watermelon / 39513 posts
I don't think it is too boyish at all! We have the Chicco gray cubes pattern!
hostess / watermelon / 14932 posts
I love that! we also have the chicco cubes. sometimes even if DD is wearing pink, people double-check that she's a she. sigh.
GOLD / wonderful apricot / 22276 posts
I don't think that is boyish at all!! I love it.
pineapple / 12526 posts
No! Ours was a similar color scheme, just paler colors (light gray and aqua), and we have a girl.
GOLD / wonderful olive / 19030 posts
I have this same colored stroller for my little girl, and no one has assumed she's a boy. I have a pink patterened cover on it for winter, but I think it's totally gender neutral!
papaya / 10570 posts
I think it's beautiful and will be lovely for a little girl! But then I am the peson who is considering painting the nursery a silvery lilac whether ours is a boy or a girl so maybe I'm not the right person to ask!!
nectarine / 2530 posts
Thank you again to everyone who posted and voted!
an update: so DH and I go to see it today at BRU, and we hit a bit of a snag, because DH prefers the jogger stroller to the sport stroller. Blast him for having an opinion! I should mention that he'll be a SAHD and will be the one using it most of the time.
I wouldn't mind the changeup except that the jogger stroller (we're not joggers, FYI, I think he just liked the suspension system on it, being a car guy) feels significantly heavier and taller to me (I'm only 5'2"). As in, I don't think I could lift it into the car. So...hrrm! conundrum! We may end up with the jogger plus a frame stroller so I don't kill myself hauling it into a car.
nectarine / 2530 posts
@Cherrybee: PS: silvery lilac sounds so lovely!
hostess / papaya / 10540 posts
Not at all. Our set is grey and black and we would use it for a girl. You'll have baby blankets and everything to make it feel more girly if you want.
blogger / pineapple / 12381 posts
Nah, perfect for a girl. Our girls have brown carseats... That was never a factor in whether people thought they were boys or girls.
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
I love that pattern!
watermelon / 14206 posts
No way, go for it. I'm using ds's stroller for this girl that's coming soon. It's totally masculine. Most of her clothes are all pink, anyways, so I doubt anyone will mistake her for a boy.
cantaloupe / 6164 posts
Love it! My baby girl's stroller and car seat are black and lighter shade of aqua. I actually asked the same question about whether it was too boyish a few months ago! I'm so glad I got it. It suits her perfectly and I am so glad I went with it. I've gotten tons of compliments.
blogger / pomegranate / 3044 posts
I love the aqua for a boy or girl!
I can't talk though, I'm going to reuse DS's baby blue/gray carseat regardless or the gender of the next one!
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
so cute! I love the color palette!! I love it. Not too boyish at all!