View Full Version : Gender-Neutral Newborn Clothes
03-22-2006, 06:11 PM
We are expecting our second baby this summer and are not planning to find out the sex until he or she arrives. Obviously I don't plan on buying too much in the way of layette ahead of time, but the kid will need a few things to wear in the first few weeks.
We do have some 0-3 month items from baby #1...mostly yellow sleepers with little ducks. The thing is, I really don't like the color yellow (nothing against ducks though).
I did find a couple of items at the Osh Kosh outlet today. A white sleeper with bright orange giraffes and another with a pastel circus design (monkeys, circus tents, cute). But nearly everything else I've seen is the same yellow duckie theme.
Has anyone seen anything else cute out there that's not gender-specific?
03-22-2006, 08:26 PM
My daughter did not find out the gender of the baby either. I'm one who likes to buy ahead and did not find many gender neutral items. The SAs kept telling me that since most people find out nowdays,everything is pink or blue. I know what you mean about the ducks. What I did is find a store with a really good return policy and bought for a girl and a boy. I had to return the girl items. The Carters outlet has the most neutrals IMO Good Luck
Talbots has a very good return policy( they'll take it back with the tags on and give you that price when you return it.) Some one I work with used to work there and she said they even took back some shirts that were 4 years old and had benn washed and worn. I love their baby things and they wash well and are super soft. They have a sale going on now.
03-22-2006, 08:47 PM
Have you looked at Basic Brilliance? (online only, I think.) Other than the dresses and lettuce-edged things, they have some neutral pants, shirts and onesies in nice colors. Also, Zutano has soem cute stuff. Also try Bebini--when you pull it up it looks like they have a 40% off code!! good until tomorrow. Their shortees are very cute.
03-22-2006, 08:52 PM
We didn't find out either. I found that BabyGap had some very cute gender neutral items, we found some yellow things with baby whales, white items with farm themes or forest animals. They had some really cute things. BabyGap is pricy for the short time a baby might wear them but our DS was on the small side and did wear things for at leat 2-3 months. In fact when he as first born they were the only things that fit.
03-22-2006, 09:07 PM
Zutano is coming out with a newborn line. They are quite gender neutral.
You can always get something white/offwhite/beige... green is also gender neutral. I also think red is gender neutral, but for newborns' red is generally Xmas related, unfortunately.
03-22-2006, 09:25 PM
We didn't find out DS's gender until he was born and I bought a lot of things in white, orange and green. Also, some brown and blue.
I bought stuff from Babygap, Petit Bateau, Hanna Andersson, Babystyle and Zutano (all, admittedly, a bit on the spendy side).
03-25-2006, 01:40 AM
I was at Carters and Little Me Outlets recently and noticed some gender neutral items. One of them (I can't remember which) had Pea in a pod looking stuff with a light veggie green theme, I would think appropriate for either. I think Babystyle and Baby Gap should both have some things as well, which can be nice - especially when on sale. We didn't find out either which ended up being a really big bonus because when DS was born everyone was so eager to buy clothes we got more!
Oh and before DS was born I bought very few things, but at the time Wal-mart, BRU and Children's Place both had bear themed clothes in light tan and creams so I picked up a few basics. I would feel comfortable doing this with either as well if they still had them. I wasn't into Pooh but some people do that for either -so Target would carry this line for you. I- like you- began to detest yellow(and usually ducks :) ) so I had to come to terms with light veggie green, Orange, creams and in my opinion tan( which can be paired with blues/pinks later). Sometimes it just depends on the outfit KWIM?
The best thing I bought for us was a light tan ribbed hoodie from TCP. The only insignia was a tiny bear over the heart. It has been worn a million times over and I would have put it over a number of girly dresses if I had a girl.
03-25-2006, 09:32 PM
I didn't find out the sex either, and my going home outfit was a very neutral Baby Patch outfit (the layette line for Pumpkin Patch).
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