'You should dress your baby more like a girl', parents told. So they did

"We felt the need to "push back".
"We felt the need to "push back". Photo: Shutterstock

"You should be dressing her more like a girl".

That's the advice Danish mum Jessica Rold was given by staff when she went to collect her baby from childcare.

And, as you might well imagine, in this the year 2018, it didn't go down so well.

How my wife dressed our daughter the day after the teachers at daycare told her we should really be dressing her more ...
How my wife dressed our daughter the day after the teachers at daycare told her we should really be dressing her more like a girl. Photo: Reddit

In a post to reddit, dad Steve Rold shared the creative solution the parents came up with in response.  And if you think pink was involved, think again.

Instead, mum whipped up a post-it note bow - and affixed it to her little one's head. 

"A few of the older teachers at the daycare made suggestions to my wife that we should think about dressing our girl in more dresses," Mr Rold told Babble. " … or putting bows in her hair so that the other kids would know that she was a girl."

Adding that they didn't find out what gender their kids were before they arrived, Mr Rold explained that his daughter primarily wears hand-me-down clothes from her two-year-old brother.

And while he added that his wife wasn't really offended by the comments, she did feel a need to "push back" in a funny way.

"I think (hope) it may be more of a cultural/generational thing for the women that work there," Mr Rold commented on reddit. "The daycare is in Denmark and is actually pretty darn amazing. It's just people being people, worrying about weird people things."

The father-of-two is pretty confident his bub isn't too bothered either.

"I couldn't care less if someone mistakes her for a boy and since she's a freaking baby, it's not like she's going to be offended," he said.