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Baby Boys Dress Up Too!

Mommies, why is it so hard to find cute dressy clothes for baby boys? When I found out that I was having a baby girl 6 years ago, one of the things I looked forward to was playing dress-up. ?

Bring on the cute dresses, flower bands, and cutie patootie shoes.

 Yeah, that Zebra Print ?

Yeah, that Zebra Print ?

It was a piece of cake shopping for my princess. No matter where I went, I would score beautiful and fashionable pieces for my little diva.

A few of my favorites retailers were Zulily, Target, Burlington Coat Factory, Century 21, and Walmart. Whatever the occasion, my baby had something cute to wear.

 I know it’s blurry but I love how happy she is here ? I know it’s blurry but I love how happy she is here ?

Fast forward to 2018, I now have a little prince and I am over the moon. I grew up around men who took pride in how they looked and my husband is no different. After 12 years of being with him, I’ve learned a few things about Gentlemen’s fashion. ?

baby boys

Since we started taking our baby boy to church and special events, I decided it was time to start building his wardrobe. When I started to hit some of my favorite stores, I could not believe what I was seeing.

The girls’ section is filled with racks of cute dresses. Yet, when I got to the boys’ section it was filled with racks of t-shirts, cargo pants, jeans, and if I was lucky I’d find a button-down shirt in there and a FEW chinos would be hiding somewhere in the mix.

Where did all of the dressy baby boy clothes go?

For some reason, there seems to be this notion that baby boys don’t dress up. My husband and I have been dressing up our son from the very first time he stepped out of the house and we do not intend to stop.

I’ve found myself searching all over the internet for basic staple pieces which most of the time were only available abroad. Thank God for Amazon!

That tweed vest is courtesy of a store in London. (Thanks, Grandma!)

Dear Retailers,

Can you please bring back the blazers, vests, button-downs, chinos, dress pants, and accessories for our baby boys? Pretty please?

Yes, I know they are small and will grow out of the clothes really fast, but so will baby girls and y’all don’t seem to mind that.

I don’t know who came to the conclusion that there isn’t a market for dressing up baby boys, but whoever you are – YOU’RE WRONG!

The money is there to be spent, but we need the product.

baby boy Blazer? Amazon find!

Yes, this mom who will buy that button-down shirt and those herringbone slacks. I want my son to take pride in how he looks. He is a young black prince and that means HE SHOULD HAVE OPTIONS. It doesn’t start when he is two, it starts from the time he comes out of the womb.

Someone got that memo for baby girls, now can we do the same for the boys? Please stop shortchanging our baby boys! They may be little (for now), but they matter.

How about you, mommies? Have you been having a hard time finding dress-up clothes for your baby boys? Do you have any tips? SHARE AND COMMENT BELOW!

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