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Old 01-07-2013, 02:03 PM   #101
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A lot of babies in South India wear bindis (what is traditionally a woman's make up). all babies. Some like my boys sport hangings too! And long hair. In my community, we only give a hair cut to a boy just before he turns 3. Girls-used to be never! But yeah, it isnt practical at all with school and such.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:49 PM   #102
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My goodness such gorgeous baby boys!!
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I like gender roles. I buy my ds "boy" clothes, trucks, robots, sports stuff, etc. That said, he has three older sisters so he plays with Barbies sometimes, rides the pink scooter, or dresses baby dolls. I don't care, but when I'm buying him clothes or toys I have no interest in making them gender neutral. Why does anyone care if someone doesn't want to dress their baby boy in hearts? Is it a big deal either way?
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Old 01-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #104
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As far as boy names go I think it is mean to give a boy a girl name. It is just setting them up for extra teasing. Boys have it hard enough. No need to give the kids an excuse to tease them.

As for toys and clothing I don't think it is such a big deal what they play with. Unlike a name they at least get to choose this for themselves and change things up if it isn't working for them.
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One of my boys from South India wears girl's clothes occasionally. Or he sometimes wears very fancy beautiful clothes from India. (I take those off of him before he can mess them up) and he has TONS of gold on him. He has it in his ears, on his waist, on his ankles.

He got his head shaved on his 1st birthday, but other than the very short hair right now, he's extremely beautiful. Moms always say "Why do boys always get those beautiful features?" He does often look more like a girl....except that he's forever pushing a truck or car, or dragging something with wheels.
Is he the boy you'd asked for help with on a thread?

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Danner & JAG, Thank you! But they are booooyyyyyyys I want a girl soo badly.

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Thanks for the cultural lesson .
You are welcome! I was about to write a book had to cut myself short there!
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Is he the boy you'd asked for help with on a thread? !
Yes! He went back to India for two months at his birthday. We worried about him eating there, but he loved the food. He's still not a wonderful eater, but he's much better. I can always get him to eat lentils or noodles, so I know he's getting something.
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