My aunt, however, had a different idea. When she heard that her great niece needed a firetruck shirt, she took matters into her own hands and made one.
It was an adorable teal shirt with a pink firetruck on the front. Our son was excited to receive a new firetruck shirt for himself and one for his sister in the mail.
Most parents don't have an aunt who can whip up one-of-a-kind shirts for their little ones. And baby girl outfits with firetrucks on them are not readily available.
I have some time before our daughter cares what images are on her clothes. Right now she has a pretty typical little girls wardrobe. Lots of pink and purple. Many dresses, bows and cute socks. But she also has one very special firetruck shirt.
This week I saw a Kickstarter campaign for a company, buddingSTEM, making science-inspired clothes for girls.
I think it's wonderful and refreshing to expand the array of clothes offered to young children. I'm curious which of their outfits our son would think his sister would enjoy wearing. And which ones our daughter would eventually ask to wear herself.