Friday, 12 November 2010

More Girls Clothes in Shops?

Next week we are going to a funeral and since Baby Al has been eating so much food lately he's put on a few pounds thus most of his nice outfits are a little bit tight on his chubby cute body. As a budget mother I tend to find myself in Asda's George section (which if you haven't checked out you totally should. Some lovely clothes there for such good prices!) and from the day I started buying bits for our little lad I noticed how the Girl's Clothes section in many clothes shops were far greater and bigger compared to the Boy's Clothes area. At first this didn't bother me, thought perhaps it's just this shop that is like that or the way it was laid out made it seem like more stuff for baby girls. He's now 7 months old and it's most certainly the case that shops sell far more girlie outfits then boy's.

A survey was done a few months back showing that British parents spend £2,000 more on their daughters then their sons. Why is this? Parents can't help but fall for the cute little girly dresses and outfits that fills every shop's floor. Perhaps this would be less if they sold equal amounts of male and female clothing, just a thought that came to my mind when I  read about this. I must say when I was pregnant and had no idea if I was having a boy or a girl yet I use to find myself go to mush over the super cute girl's clothes that I would have died for when I was a baby (several of my clothes made me look like a curtain! 80's fashion?) and I'm a proper tomboy who is happy in jeans and a t-shirt.

Most certainly the way shops/designers make girl's clothes as well as present them does work to get the consumer to fall for it and buy it. And you know what? It's not fair! I have had a few moments in stores trying to find a lovely outfit for my boy and sometimes don't get that "aww" feel. Are designers of these clothes missing something or is it just me?

Anyway I must dash. My little lad is with his Auntie today and I must get some ironing and vacuum the floor. He screams like mad when I turn it on so I tend to do it either when he's away with family for the day or if his daddy is around to keep him calm.

I'm hoping to post some recipes soon as we're going through a new stage: Lumps and Chewing!


Anonymous said...

My youngest baby is now 10, it hasn't changed since then it would seem. I always felt that there were loads for lovely clothes for girls and a very boring selection for boys in contrast.

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