Looking for cute baby clothes that aren’t just “boy” or “girl”? From trendy graphics to sweet prints, these gender neutral outfits have something for every baby.
For parents-to-be, preparing for baby’s arrival means stocking the nursery with everything a little one may need. Whether you know your baby’s gender or have decided not to find out in advance, gender neutral baby clothes make it easy to mix and match individual pieces into adorable outfits.
In this article:
- Reasons to register for gender neutral baby clothes
- What to look for in unisex baby clothes
- Popular gender neutral baby colors
- Our picks for the best gender neutral baby clothes
Reasons to Register for Gender Neutral Baby Clothes
Years ago, “gender neutral” was another way to say “ yellow.” But now there are plenty of cute gender neutral options for babies—and an array of reasons to buy them.
- Gender surprise: If you’re not finding out the gender of your baby beforehand, gender neutral clothing is your best option for having clothes on hand, and for registering for baby shower gifts too.
- Hand-me-down ready: Planning to have another baby or two? Gender neutral clothes just make it easier to reuse the first set of clothes for a second baby.
- Babies grow: And fast. Your little girl won’t wear that frilly dress forever. Thinking gender neutral can help curb the urge to buy expensive one-time-wear items.
- Cute is cute: Babies are cute no matter what, so why stress about “gender appropriate”? Throw gender norms out the window and just buy the most comfortable onesies you can find.
What to Look for in Unisex Baby Clothes
- Style: Think outside the pink and blue. Instead pick neutral colors and neutral designs, such as animal, nature, or geometric prints.
- Function: Focus on function over style. Every baby needs bodysuits, socks, and bibs. By keeping it basic, you avoid buying that blue dress shirt or pink dress your baby will barely wear.
- Comfort: Look for the softest, most comfortable materials. The point of baby clothes is to keep your little one warm and covered. That’s really it.
Popular Gender Neutral Baby Colors
While these days we’re sure that pink is for girls and blue is for boys, that is, in a word, fashion. “Smithsonian Magazine” cites a June 1918 article in trade publication “Earnshaw’s Infants’ Department”: “The generally accepted rule is pink for the boys, and blue for the girls. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger color, is more suitable for the boy, while blue, which is more delicate and dainty, is prettier for the girl.”
So what’s popular for gender neutral baby clothes now?
- White: A simple color to stock up on, since most baby basics, including clothes, are available in white. And if it’s easy for white clothes to get dirty, it’s also easy to bleach them clean.
- Yellow: Yellow is the most popular color given to expectant parents who aren’t finding out their baby’s gender. Pale yellow is best, since brighter colors are eye-fatiguing for babies.
- Green: Green is especially popular because it’s available in multiple shades, all functioning as gender neutral.
- Gray: Probably the trendiest gender neutral color right now. There’s a lot of it out there, since pretty much every piece of baby gear comes in a shade of gray.
- Brown: It may seem counterintuitive for babies, but brown is warm and cozy. What more do you want in baby clothes?
- Black (and White): Black, usually in combination with another color, has a sophisticated-baby feel. Black and white is the simplest, most graphic combination.
Our Favorite Gender Neutral Baby Clothes Right Now
Animals, veggies, and stripes, oh my! This practical set will offer lots of mix-and-match options.
This stripey one-piece comes with a little friend attached—a hand-crocheted goat with sweet rosy cheeks.
Moo who? This cow-print playsuit comes with grips on the bottom of the feet, for babes in the pulling-up stage.
Nested Bean sleep sacks are gently weighted to help babies self-soothe and learn to fall asleep independently.
This starry-print set includes a “Tiny baby, big deal” onesie and easily coordinates with other neutrals.
This sweet unisex jumper has a modern-feeling “plus” print in the perfect sea-green neutral.
These easygoing leggings are made from a soft organic cotton-spandex blend, perfect for your little star.
What’s cuter than a baby in a cardigan? A baby in a hooded cardigan, that’s what.
This sleep sack with a playful celestial print will keep future explorers cozy and comfortable during the night.
It doesn’t get much cozier than this soft gray jacket with panda-face pockets and a pom-pom topped hood.
This pair of gauze overalls in soft neutral gray will become a go-to staple to slip over any onesie.
A graphic lightning print gives a flash of style to this everyday romper.
Cozy fleece, a fawn print, and perky ears make for a snuggly—and adorable—baby bunting.
This basic (in a good way) bodysuit made from sustainable bamboo will mix and match with any bottom.
Every baby needs a solid supply of onesies, and this set is made from 100% organic cotton.
This jumpsuit is made from brushed fleece for extra coziness, and the wood buttons add style.
True words for any baby, any gender: Worth the wait.
These ribbed cotton leggings bring a little baby “edge” in the form of wide black-and-white stripes.
This cozy, creamy herringbone set includes a kimono-style top that can be worn as either a shirt or jacket.
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