Last night on the national news we watched was a story about the push to make language
They said some words were easy to change like
penmanship should be called handwriting,
firemen should be called firefighters.
Other words were harder to find a suitable substitute like manhole
"ha! where is this gender neutral activist group when it comes to marketing things to children?"
I needed to buy a trainer seat for the toilet for our grand children.
One boy is fully trained, one girl is new to potty-training and is doing great,
and we have 3 more grands (2 boys, 1 girl) who start this when they are older.
So, I just wanted a simple neutral seat that could be used by all the children and not look horrible in our bathroom.
I was so disappointed to see an entire endcap of bright color seats
all with licensed characters like Disney Princesses, Cars, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse-
all were very gender specific- and also way too bright and flashy for my decorating taste.
I was almost going to settle for Micky Mouse as he had a white background and was the least gender specific,
when I spotted on the bottom shelf
3 of these plain white cushy seats - decorated with just a few cute little yellow ducks.
It doesn't look too bad at all, does it?
See that white loop on the center back?
It can hang out of the way when not needed.
I also needed to buy some pull ups for the older grands to wear when they sleep.
I did not see any pull ups in any brand that were not gender specific-
so we have Cars ones for the boy and Princess ones for the girl
but I would really prefer to just a neutral design that either could wear.
When my children were babies and toddlers, baby things were usually aqua or yellow or mint green, maybe all primary colors.
Now it seems that everything for little ones is very princess pink or very boyish with trucks or sports, etc.
I am not trying to start a big discussion on whether gender neutral is a good or bad thing for everything,
but I sure do wish the baby and children things for sale
were more practical,
and easy to use for multiple children.