Friday 15 April 2016

Oh isn't HE Cute.


This is a subject that has always got me really annoyed. Just like a lot of babies, Lily was born with hardly any hair on her head. I didn't mind, It will grow I thought. 



Lily is now 16 months old and her hair is only just starting to come through, but is still very short. She has a little tuft of it at the back that can be visible close up. Her hair is REALLY blonde and fair and so this also doesn't help when it comes to her having no hair. 



The amount of hair has never bothered me as I know it will grow and to me she is still so pretty and beautiful. But the thing that has always annoyed me is her getting called HE. Its happened ever since she was born and its getting more and more annoying by the day. 

When she was little and someone used to say he, I was always so shy to speak up and correct them, they were only a stranger so I would just walk away. But I have a unisex coloured pram in teal and Lily has always had pink blankets in there so I always wondered why she got He so much. When she was really little it didn't bug me as much because I know newborns with there cute scrunched up little faces can be a little bit tricky to figure out. But now she has character and little girly eyes with pretty eye lashes. 



The latest one that really got to me was a lady who leaned into the pram and was like "doesn't he has such lovely blue eyes". She was wearing her red coat which isn't particularly boyish and it has bows on it. I said "yes, SHE does have lovely blue eyes" She completely ignored me she carried on calling Lily a boy. Now I don't care any more about being abrupt and I simply go "GIRL" which then I get apologies and always the excuse that she has no hair. 

Then yesterday we were out and about and Lily was in her pram, she had her jeans on and green hoodie and was wearing purple trainers and had her pink dummy in. But still she got "what a lovely little boy" .... "GIRL!!!!!!"

She had a pink dummy in!!! PINK!
I Love this photo I took to show you what she was wearing, the look on her face is almost like "who you calling boy?" 



I guess I could put dresses on her more often, or plaster her in pink but that's not what I want to do. I refuse to do it. I want Lily to wear all colours and jeans and leggings are way more practical for running around in. So I guess for now I shall just have to keep correcting people. 

Does your child get called the wrong sex? How do you deal with it? 

14 comments:

  1. She has the most beautiful eyes. When Darcy was a baby she used to get mistaken for a boy her Dad used to hate it but I wasn't fussed. I'd just laugh and correct them it's a innocent mistake after all

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  2. She is beautuful! I think everyone experiences the same regarding strangers mistaking babies for the opposite sex. If you were to dress her all in pink with a pink frilly bonnet, there will always be someone who will refer her to a 'him' I experienced that with my daughter! (yes really!). And it doesn't stop at babies too - we have a little chihuahua called Honey as she is cream and white. When I take her out she has a pink colar and reigns and if it is cold she has a set of jumpers/coats - all in pinks and creams but I still get lots of people saying 'Oh he is so cute'! I think some people are just blind, stupid or deliberately being rude!

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  3. This sounds like a really awkward situation, but I'm glad you have the courage to put people right, I would probably just stay quiet about it and get upset in private :(

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  4. Ah bless, people should train themselves to say 'isn't your baby cute' to avoid these situations x

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  5. You should not take this to heart. You know your baby is a girl. How about putting a cute hair band on her to make her look girlie if it bothers you when you are out.

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  6. I think babies and toddlers can be easily mistaken for the wrong sex and I agree with Samantha, if people are unsure they should say she or he. Noah used to get mistaken for a girl a lot when he was a newborn as he wore a lot of unisex colours and a pixie face. I can understand your frustrations though totally xx

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  7. Aww she is absolutely beautiful! I think it's so easy to just assume sometimes. x

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  8. Some people just don't see the colour hint! She is beautiful bless her. Pickle is three and has curly hair - therefore he is called a girl daily. Grrrrr! Kaz x

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  9. Well she most definitely does have hair, you can see it on her head x

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  10. She is very beautiful. I can see it must drive you nuts. I'm sure lots of little ones have very fine hair so it's a shame people make assumptions based on that.

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  11. She's so beautiful
    Don't know why people assume what sex a baby is just by the amount of hair they have !!!!
    My neice didn't start growing hair til she was 3 -very frustrating to her mum when people comented how lovely HE was

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  12. She's so beautiful
    Don't know why people assume what sex a baby is just by the amount of hair they have !!!!
    My neice didn't start growing hair til she was 3 -very frustrating to her mum when people comented how lovely HE was

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  13. Lol she looks nothing like a boy grrrr tell them ladies to sod off they have no clue! Lily is gorgeous hun xxx

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