4 reasons why I dress my newborn baby girl in white only.
For the past 8 weeks (starting from birth) I have dressed my baby girl in white outfits. Not just white onesies or white socks, no everything in white, all day every day.
Here is why:
1. It’s unisex. Since we didn’t know the sex of our baby before birth, white was the obvious “colour” to go for! It also meant no overload on blue or pink gifts but neutral items instead which all matched my taste.
2. No distraction. In those first weeks after birth you’re getting to know the character of your little one. At least, that’s how I feel, and I think it’s a beautiful process. When I look at her I just want to see every bit of her. Her face, her eyes, nose, skin tone, toes and her soul. I simply feel it’s easier to see all of that without being distracted by prints or colours.
3. I like white. The meaning of the colour white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion. And that is exactly why I just LOVE IT! It’s pure, clean and I associate it with babies. Call me crazy but I even feel freshly washed laundry smells better when it’s all white.
4. Own identity. White is the universal colour of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be painted. Who says my little girl even likes pink, flowers or patterned dresses? Maybe she likes blue or yellow and wild animals and pirates instead? When dressing her in white I feel like I give her a bit more space in finding out herself what she likes. I’m not influencing her with my style. At least that’s what I’m telling myself…but then again who says everything white is not a style:)
I know (sooner than expected) my baby girl will have a very clear idea of what she likes and what she wants to wear. I am sure those Hello Kitties and Elsa’s will find a way into her wardrobe anyways. Up until then I enjoy the fact that I still have a say in this. As for now we’re taking it step by step with her first pair of soft pink socks from uncle Reza, which I actually love.