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pbk bedding - too girly for a boy?

Is this too girly for a boy?

We have it paired with yellow polka dot sheets in addition to the owl sheets, plus a dark brown polka dot crib skirt.

ETA:  I should add that Olivia and baby #2 will be sharing a room so there will be *small* amounts of pink already in the room.  The walls are painted brown and each child will have their designated "space" in the room with their own artwork, but that the shared space is a mix of greens, blues and yellows.  

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I put the crib bumper back in this weekend since Olivia isn't sleeping there.  I forgot how much I absolutely adore this bedding. 

Re: pbk bedding - too girly for a boy?

  • How long to plan to use it for?  I think for a newborn it's fine but maybe closer to 2 I would probably change it.  I want to go with the classic winnie the pooh next time instead of a sports theme but that's because we plan to not find out the sex the 2nd time.  I like this bedding but I'm wondernig how much pink is really in it?
  • I don't think so....but then again I'm kind of in the 'it's a baby and they don't know the difference so long as they are happy, so am I' mindset. It's NMS, but I think it could work. I guess I may not be of much help. Our nursery could have gone either way. It is really cute though!

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  • Oh and I think maybe if you played up the blues/yellows more then it would definitely lean more towards boy, than girl.
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  • imagecaitlet425:
    Oh and I think maybe if you played up the blues/yellows more then it would definitely lean more towards boy, than girl.

    I totally agree.

  • Maybe it is because my little guy is seriously all boy, but I can't imagine using that bedding for him.  I mean, I love the bedding, and if I have a girl, I really want to use that one or the other PBK one that is similar.  But Nick is in to balls and trains and cars.  Not that a baby really knows their bedding, but still, knowing Nick's personality, it just wouldn't fit, if that makes sense.
  • imageuofihoard:

    imagecaitlet425:
    Oh and I think maybe if you played up the blues/yellows more then it would definitely lean more towards boy, than girl.

    I totally agree.

    agree - I would play up blues/greens :-)

  • I do think it's a little too feminine for a boy. 
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  • imageIU_baby:
    I do think it's a little too feminine for a boy. 

    Same here.  

    I like it but it looks girly to me.  We never used bumpers with Kailey because of the risk of SIDS,  have you thought about just not using them and going with the boy color sheets.  Not sure what the bedskirt looks like but it is probably a lot less noticable so you could use it. 

  • imageIU_baby:
    I do think it's a little too feminine for a boy. 

    Ditto.

    It's cute though.

  • If I were you, I'd just get a breathable bumper in either chocolate or maybe a blue to go with the crib skirt.  If we have a 2nd & it's a boy, I'm just going to get a cute crib skirt and a breathable bumper.  I feel like the rest of the bedding was a waste. 
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  • Bummer.  That's what I figured, but the thought of putting this back into the closet if #2 is a boy made me really sad.  Stick out tongue

  • You could turn the bumper into pillows or something for Olivia.
  • imagemandyallcorn:
    You could turn the bumper into pillows or something for Olivia.

    Yes

  • imagecaitlet425:

    I don't think so....but then again I'm kind of in the 'it's a baby and they don't know the difference so long as they are happy, so am I' mindset. It's NMS, but I think it could work. I guess I may not be of much help. Our nursery could have gone either way. It is really cute though!

    This is kind of how I feel. I LOVE that bedding, but do think it's a little feminine. I guess it's a matter of how much you actually care that it's a more feminine set.

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  • I say use it, since you love it and bedding is expensive, but with solid green and blue sheets.  I'd also see what Jake thinks, though! 
  • imagechrislynd:
    I say use it, since you love it and bedding is expensive, but with solid green and blue sheets.  I'd also see what Jake thinks, though! 

    Jake is all for it if it means 1) I don't have to make another bedding decision (we went through 4 with Olivia) and 2) that I wouldn't spend more $$.  

  • I ditto taking the bumper and using it for O somehow.  Or maybe using it for a valance like Lauren did with hers? 
  • I say use it! 

    1.  It's adorable 

    2.  It will save you $ 

    3.  It will save you time searching for new bedding

    4.  Just b/c you have a boy doesn't mean you will know how he'll perform/identify his gender in the future...  this bedding might just be perfect for him! (And seriously, it's not that feminine!)  I mean, your 6 week old isn't going to be lifting weights and smoking cigars, right? 

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