Gender neutral parenting brands to know about
When Kensington Palace stepped in to insist that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wouldn't be raising their unborn child with a fluid outlook on gender, it hit us: the gender neutrality movement has gone beyond the Paloma Faiths and Brooklyn hipsters of this world. It's everywhere. And, to be clear: Meghan and Harry's 'gender neutral' approach related to painting the nursery white and grey, according to reports – a far cry from planning to raise their child as a 'theyby.'
Gender neutral parenting can be extreme – not telling your friends or family your baby's gender – or a casual rebellion against gendered colour schemes, clothing and toys, in the name of style and a child's interests. Science has plenty to say about the detrimental effects of toy stereotyping from an early age, that can have long-reaching ramifications for girls. Here are some of our favourite brands doing the gender neutral thing – Harry and Meghan, take note.