Pink baby bedding for girls has been a tradition for decades. As times have changed, neutral crib sets for the nursery have become fashionable. However, most parents who know the gender of the baby prior to birth prefer to fall back on tradition. For that reason we have selected a few pink baby bedding sets for girls that are not only in keeping with the color but incorporate exquisite detail.
Whether the parents of the little princess prefer a subtle toile pattern or a wonderfully colorful animal print or even a pink camo print, there are plenty of pink bedding crib sets designed with her in mind.
We encourage everyone to refer back to Baby Bedding for a more complete selection palette. Even though the parents may be set on pink for the little girl, a look through all the possibilities is worth the time.
Why Do We Traditionally Consider Pink as the Color for Girls?
According to an article in The London Times:
Researchers have found that there could be sound historical reasons why women have developed a heightened appreciation of reds and pinks, while men are drawn to blue.
“The explanation might date back to humans’ hunter-gatherer days, when women were the primary gatherers and would have benefited from an ability to home in on ripe, red fruits,” Anya Hurlbert, who led the team of researchers, said. “Culture may exploit and compound this natural female preference.”
Maybe there is something to this. Maybe, not.
According to “Gender Specific Colors” colors were not made into a traditional trait until the 20th century. In fact, it was not until the 1950’s that the tradition took a hold on society.
“At one point pink was considered more of a boy’s color, (as a
watered-down red, which is a fierce color) and blue was more for
girls. The associate of pink with bold, dramatic red clearly affected
its use for boys. An American newspaper in 1914 advised mothers, “If
you like the color note on the little one’s garments, use pink for the
boy and blue for the girl, if you are a follower of convention.” [The
Sunday Sentinal, March 29, 1914.]
“There has been a great diversity of opinion on the subject, but the
generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. 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.” [Ladies Home Journal, June, 1918]
– “Gender Specific Colors”
Whatever the reason or the time frame of the inception of this tradition, we will gladly concede that pink baby bedding is for girls.