Now from the moment we knew I was pregnant I declared that we would not be finding out the sex. I didn’t find out with Preschooler, although his father walked out of the 20 week scan having been the one who didn’t want to know and declared he saw some “bits” between the legs! But either way although we expected a boy due to my bump etc we didn’t know for certain. That was in 2006 and buying neutral coloured baby clothes wasn’t a problem then.
It’s now 2011 and shops no longer seem to stock “unisex” for newborns to the extent that they did in 2006, I am constantly being faced with pink or blue, nothing in between. Does no-one keep the sex a surprise these days? Alot of my friends have expressed shock when I’ve told them I’m not finding out the sex. “But you cant buy all pink or all blue!” some have said. No we can’t buy all pink or blue but we can go with the traditional route, the route parents took years ago when they couldn’t find out the sex and so white/cream/yellow etc were the only option.
But it seems the retail market is against me. There is very little out there for unisex unless you want plain white baby grows and vests. I walked into Primarni the other day expecting to get a few nice yellow/cream baby suits. Guess what, none.
Some places still seem to stock unisex including Next although when you go to their online page there is no option for “Baby” it is just “Women/Men/Girls/Boys” but when I typed in “unisex baby” in the search box it came up with 30 or so items including this uber owl and dungarees set. However when you look at the URL and where it is categorized again many of them come up under “newborn boys” or “newborn girls”, why no unisex?
One store I’ve found that seems to excel when it comes to stocking unisex colours of baby clothes is Clothing at Tesco. Browsing there website I have been able to find numerous outfits in unisex colours such as this Disney Roo dungaree outfit, their Roo top and trousers and their Roo Four Piece set which their PR very kindly sent me last week as part of their 20% off all baby lines promotion. She also kindly sent the Roo Towel and Sleeping bag to match.
So at the moment having scouted around most of my high street stores it looks like this bump will be kitted out in Tescos baby clothes until we know weather they are a pink or blue baby! That or unless some of the stores start stocking more unisex clothes!
I guess in this day and age with technology being as advanced as it is many people choose to find out and buy specifically for the sex of their baby. But surely there is still a demand for the traditional parents too?