Babies have no idea what a truck, dinosaur or princess is, so it seems very silly to me to decorate a nursery with a 'traditional' gendered theme. My baby is more interested in a spoon or a paper cup than most toys, but I have yet to see either of them on a duvet cover! The rise of heavily gendered clothing and decor for babies simply ensures that parents don't re-use the stuff they bought for their first baby if their second is the other gender. Consumption doubles, profit doubles. By sticking to a few gender-specific design cliches, the idea that boys and girls need different products becomes more entrenched.
Children's Design Clichés & Self-Fulfilling Prophesies
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