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19th Mar 2023

Mum has the best response after being told she should dress her daughter more ‘girly’


Out of line.

A mum in the United States has been praised for her response after daycare staff suggested she dress her baby daughter in a more “girly” way.

Steve Rold and his wife, Jessica, were left confused after some of the staff members advised them that they may want to put the infant in more “dresses or putting bows in her hair” so other people don’t think she was a boy.

Thankfully, though, Jessica knew the best way to respond – and people began to applaud her after Steve shared a photo of their daughter’s outfit the next day on Reddit.

The picture shows the baby looking off to the side, with a post-it bow on her head.

On the incident, he told Babble:

“A few of the older teachers at the daycare made suggestions to my wife that we should think about dressing our girl in more dresses or putting bows in her hair so that the other kids would know that she was a girl when my wife was there with her to pickup our 2-year-old son.”

He admitted that while his wife hadn’t been offended by the remarks, she was keen to “push back” in a poignant (and hilarious) way.

He explained to the publication that they often dress their baby girl in whatever is the easiest on the day – sometimes, that means using some clothing that was once in her two-year-old brother’s closet.

He said:

“We never bothered to find out the genders of our children ahead of time.

“So most of what my daughter wears at the moment are hand-me-downs we bought before we knew our son was even going to be a boy.”