Will the baby be a boy or girl? Some Manhattan parents don’t want to know their baby’s sex in advance. But they want to decorate the nursery in sex-stereotyped colors. “So they choose two sets of furniture, clothing and bedding, then ask the store owners to call their obstetrician to find out whether to submit the order in pink or blue,” reports the New York Times.
When I was pregnant, ultrasound wasn’t routine. I prepared with some unisex baby clothes, blankets and a mobile. My daughter slept with a blue-and-white checked Peter Rabbit blanket without any effect on her sexual orientation.