Quoting Not tellin:" You aren't looking in the right places. I found several gender neutral outfits when I was pregnant ... [snip!] ... clothes that are gender specific after baby is here. Plus, newborn stage is short lived. Then you can buy for 3months and up."
lol I've looked in any store in the area that sells baby stuff. It's not so much a color thing, it's more that they are obviously gender specific items. I have no issue putting my daughter in blue but when it says Daddy's Little Man or Mommy's Favorite Date or whatever across the front....yeah, that doesn't work. Or there's yellow...with ruffles. Or green...with sparkles and pink flowers. There is a VERY limited selection of absolutely gender specific items.
And, maybe I'm crazy, but even at home my newborn is almost always dressed in a full outfit. Only time in their life they can't object with what I want them to wear
kidding...kindof. After spending months and months waiting though, I am always very excited to see every outfit on the baby lol. My 2nd and 3rd children were in newborn clothes for awhile...my daughter wore preemie for 4 months, and had JUST progressed from newborn into 0-3 months for her first birthday. My youngest son wore preemie a few weeks, and was in newborn for a couple months. For some kids, it DOES happen (my oldest, however, was BORN too big for newborn, and went directly into 0-3 months lol)