From bibs to rattles, onesies to teething toys, everything you’d need for a baby can be purchased outside of the traditional gender-signifying colors (pink for girl, blue for boy). You will quickly find that there is no shortage of gender neutral baby gifts. But when would you need to shop gender neutral, and why might it be important to do so in the long term?
You Are Attending a Gender Reveal Party
Gender reveal parties are riding the viral video wave these days; you might find yourself invited to one! Because the expecting parents are waiting to be told “boy or girl” in the company of their guests, it’s natural to feel stumped on what to bring. Opting for baby must-haves in neutral colors will keep you from arriving empty-handed.
You Want To Support Your Child’s Curiosities
Recent research supports buying gender neutral for children. As a result, parents might already be adding gender neutral baby gifts to their registries. Widening his or her color palette beyond pinks or blues can lead to a host of positives for the child beyond an all-access pass to every toy. Developmental skills, both physical and emotional, improve when children are allowed to gravitate toward genuine interests, not colors.
You Are Planning On Growing Your Family
Buying gender-neutral can help families in the long run, especially growing ones. Items purchased for Baby #1 can be used later down the line if or when Baby #2 were to come along. This is most helpful to parents planning to have siblings who will be close in age. Gender neutral baby gifts make a natural transition into hand-me-downs and encourage children to share.
Choosing gender neutral items has its share of benefits. Browse with these ideas in mind the next time you are shopping for a gift or toting your little ones around the store. Perhaps let them pick out an item or two — they just might surprise you!