Author Topic: Can You Tell if a Baby/Toddler is a Boy Based On Hairstyle?  (Read 6149 times)

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Re: Can You Tell if a Baby/Toddler is a Boy Based On Hairstyle?
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 05 June 14 01:00 BST (UK) »
I really wouldn't have been able to tell which was which - so I'm glad I got it wrong in a way, just to say it's not very obvious I don't think.

The one on the left looked a bit like one of our neighbours (a grown up chap), so that's why I thought it may have been your dear father.

I'm sorry about that.

Trystan
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Re: Can You Tell if a Baby/Toddler is a Boy Based On Hairstyle?
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 05 June 14 04:10 BST (UK) »
 It's mentioned that toddler boys wore much shorter dresses and this was done until they were potty trained. This site gives other clues also.  And I notice the boy is wearing a much shorter dress. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breeching_(boys)    , Tommy

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Re: Can You Tell if a Baby/Toddler is a Boy Based On Hairstyle?
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 05 June 14 10:09 BST (UK) »
Tommy - I'd never thought about the length of the dress, but I did notice that my dad's - underneath the white top - was a dark colour whilst his sister had a lighter colour.

Trystan, don't worry about getting it wrong, my dad would probably think it was hilarious that you thought he was his sister and she was him. 


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Re: Can You Tell if a Baby/Toddler is a Boy Based On Hairstyle?
« Reply #12 on: Monday 11 November 19 10:59 GMT (UK) »
I know this is an old thread, but I have only just joined.

Here is a photo of me, taken probably in 1939.

My Mother always wanted a girl, so she dressed me up for the occasion instead.

I don't look like that any more, alas!

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Re: Can You Tell if a Baby/Toddler is a Boy Based On Hairstyle?
« Reply #13 on: Monday 11 November 19 17:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi....It is a commonly held belief that infant boys have brows but girls don't...not sure how scientific this is though.
Carol
I think thiscomes from the archaeological practice for establishing whether a skull is that of a male or female. It is the next best to DNA so quite good.
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