The scientific differences between boy clothing and girl clothing

Science was my second-worst subject in school, second only to math — ugh, fractions — but I’m finally seeing a few theories pan out in real life.

No, I still don’t know how to determine eye colour or how to fully explain the baking soda and vinegar volcanoes I make with the kids.

But in the nearly-five years that I’ve been parenting, I’ve discovered five scientific differences between the life cycles of boy-clothes and girl-clothes …

(And there’s a little promo video … and yes, I’m wearing black. #always)

1. Magnetism 

When I was a the mom of a baby boy, I was magnetically drawn to the girls’ section of every children’s clothing store. Not only was there at least three times as much stuff, but it was all 500 times more appealing. Sparkles! Lace trim! Bright colours! Ruffles! Did I mention the sparkles? 

When I found out I was pregnant with a baby girl, my eyes lit up as visions of lacy rompers danced in my head.

Continue reading over in my weekly parenting column, The Mom Scene. 

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