Thursday, August 7, 2008
Baby Gear of the Week
When I started shopping for travel systems (combo carseat/stroller packages) for Isabella, I felt the need to pick a gender neutral print and found myself wondering if the parents choosing pink prints (they do exist, I've seen such parents pushing pink strollers at the mall) could
a) afford to buy a whole new travel system if and when they someday have a boy
b) have confidence in their future son's unwaivering sense of boyhood and aren't worried about putting him in a pink stroller
c) perhaps be too short-sighted to think of any of this in the fog of future parenthood and pregnancy.
Well I read some useful info today on Graco's blog. They're willing to work with parents and sell them a new set of coverings for their system to make the boy to girl or girl to boy transition. Neat!
Would this have changed my choice of travel system? Nope. I think my Kasbah pattern is perfectly gender neutral and fun without being too kiddish. But let's not forget what really matters. Ease of use and safety. I'm equally happy with it, function and fashionwise.