Gender-neutral is a huge trend in recent years, with parents opting to choose fewer gender-specific identities and goods for their little ones.
Here are 3 ways today’s parents are embracing a gender-neutral vibe:
A study reveals that more couples are giving their children, especially their daughters, gender-neutral names like Quinn, Reese, River, Rory, Rowan, Sawyer and Taylor.
BabyCenter reveals that names being used for both boys and girls are on the rise among the nearly 185,000 baby monikers registered at the site. “Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be restrictive.”
Gender-neutral nurseries have been on the rise, according to Pinterest data.
The website reports boy-or-girl-friendly nursery pins have spiked by 230 percent this year, with users between the ages of 25 and 34 leading the way.
That makes sense, considering rooms that make more use of yellows and greens than pinks or blues could be popular among parents who opt not to learn the sex of their baby before delivery, people who envision moving future children of the opposite sex into that space, or gender-conscious mamas who just want to go with a unisex theme.
More mamas are avoiding registering for uber-pink or all-blue gifts, instead opting for gender-neutral items in colors that can be passed down to future children of either sex.
The rise of gender-neutral toys, no longer labeled as “boy” or “girl,” as well as organic toys made from products like wood, mean that even baby’s gear embraces a more open vibe.