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Gender Neutral Children’s Clothing – Must it Be So Black and White?

The big news in the children’s fashion industry this week is that Celine Dion has just released a range of gender neutral clothing with fashion brand NUNUNU. Have you seen the advert yet? The odd and slightly baffling advert for the clothing range shows Celine Dion ‘saving’ all the babies in the maternity ward from a life of pink for girls and blue for boys. As if by magic she changes them out of there gender stereotypical pink and blue outfits and into clothing from her new gender neutral range. So far so good – if a little bemusing. Challenging the norms of the high street, where pink is for girls and blue is for boys, is always positive. Celine...

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Can Boys Wear Leggings?

Or Are Leggings Really For Girls? Do you love the look of baby leggings on your baby? Are you a fan of the slim fit that is comfy and fits over even the biggest of cloth nappies? Leggings are a bit like marmite – you either love them or hate them and I am firmly in the love camp! Over the last few years the popularity of baby leggings has risen. I became a fan when I couldn’t find suitable trousers to fit over a huge cloth nappy and have remained a fan ever since. Click to shop unisex leggings from Tutti Frutti Clothing They are comfy, easy to wear and don’t restrict movements like tight, thick jeans do. Leggings...

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The Best Gender Neutral Clothes for Kids

Over the weekend John Lewis announced that it would be scrapping its boys and girls labels on clothing and putting all the childrenswear into one section. Their own brand clothing would simply say “girls & boys” or “boys & girls”. No longer would kidswear be defined by gender based on colour or style. Styles hadn't changed - John Lewis was simply proving that children could wear anything they liked - we don’t need shops to tell us what is for boys and what is for girls.  Caroline Bettis, the head of childrenswear at John Lewis, said: “We do not want to reinforce gender stereotypes within our John Lewis collections and instead want to provide greater choice and variety to our...

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Why Handmade Pants Are The Best

Small pants, big pants, giant frilly pig pants, new pants, blue pants, one two three… That is the opening line of Giles Andreae’s book ‘Pants’. It’s a super book and if you haven’t read it I recommend finding a copy and reading it. It goes quite nicely with this blog post which, in case you hadn’t realised, is all about pants. Or undies, briefs, knickers – whatever you want to call them! Have you ever thought about handmade pants? I must admit, until I had a fussy potty-training toddler I hadn't. My eldest son wore standard supermarket little boy briefs. My middle child is a girl and her pants were nothing like the cool boy pants her brother got to wear. They were...

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