It seems a lot of people make snap judgements on a child's sex regardless of how they are dressed. I completely understand that some babies it is hard to tell, lack or hair gender neutral colors etc.. But in this case If I feel the need to let the Mother know what a little cutie she has on her hands - I will tell her just that, and take the lead from her when it comes to the sex of the child, not just assume.
One great example is my own daughter, being the only girl of course she was covered in bows and pink. One day while shopping in her ALL pink carseat, with her CHICKS rule shirt on and matching SKIRT, with a BIG blue bow in her hair - A women jetted from one end of the supermarket just to take a peek at her. She then proceeded to tell my what a cute little boy I had...At this point I was probably giving her that blank are you kidding me look. I politely replied with "that is my DAUGHTER, and yes I think she is cute as well".
I got a nasty reply back that if I wanted people to know she was a girl, I shouldn't be putting blue bows in her hair. Well stupid me! I forgot blue hair bows were made strictly for boys, In fact now that I think about she is right, those were probably even my sons old hair bows.
What lady are you joking! I've seen boys in pink, that is OK with me, I've definitely seen girls in blue but I have NEVER once came across a baby boy ( or a grown man) in hair bows..I mean I'm just saying, maybe I am wrong here. I get that she was probably embarrassed but again if you are unsure, color blind, or think boys wear bows - Don't reference a babies gender.
My point is I see a lot of stories with people upset because some stranger said look at that cute little ( insert gender here) - When really the child was a the opposite gender. Like I said most of the time it's hard to tell, so isn't it better to not say anything or use something generic like what a cute baby, How old is the BABY etc etc..
I say if the baby has hair bow or is in a pink carseat you have the right then, and only then, to assume it's a girl. Although the carseat could be tricky because I would certainly be one to put my son in a pink carseat if I had too..lol
What I'm saying is just please think first, save a Mother the time of then having to ask every other person she knows if their child really looks like a boy and or girl. You know we do that! Another quick tip unsolicited advice to strangers about children or pregnancy is also usually not warranted. And come on NEVER tell a Pregnant women in the store she looks like she could go any day! She knows her belly is growing and what you DON'T know is if she is really due tomorrow or not for another 6mths.
Oh, and while I am at it..If you see me in the store with my four children - Do not say to me I hope your done! You will not like me reply, and it gives me great pleasure to tell you no I am not, and to watch your face drop.