What Are Hi Baby Cards?
Tired of everyone hyper-gendering your baby? Does every other person tell your little one she's the cutest, prettiest thing they've ever seen? Does it make you uncomfortable, but you don't really know what to do about it?
Exhausted by the sheer number of comments about her three beautiful baby girls, and worried about what they were learning about themselves, gender, and the world, Chelsey created these cards to hand to people.... because if even one person changes how they talk to the next baby girl, that is awesome.
Girl Specific Cards
Gender Neutral Cards
How Do I Use Them?
We welcome you to use these as you see fit. I keep a bunch in my wallet and hand them out when people comment on my girls' prettiness. Sometimes it results in an awesome conversation. Sometimes people roll their eyes. Always my girls love giving them out. It's sparked great conversation about our bodies in my own family, and that's a win!
How Can I Share This?
Share on social media, and use these hashhtags:
#insteadofpretty #mamactivist #feministbaby
Here are some of the ways we have shared it, which include a simple explanation. Add it to your own experience. Here's Chelsey's post. Here's Leanne's. Feel free to copy, edit, hack up, write in, delete, appropriate, or use as you wish.
Here's the original Medium article, "Please Stop Telling My Baby Girl She's So Pretty."
Where Can I Print Them?
You can send the downloads linked here- to the left on a computer, or above on a cell phone...
to any printer, and ask for business cards.
You can get them done at vistaprint for $9.99
If for whatever reason you cannot print, fill out the form linked from this page and Chelsey will mail you some. You will need to pay for printing & shipping.
Where Can I Learn More?
If you ave not yet read the piece of writing that inspired the cards, check it out here.
Here's some other rockin' resources on gender , mothering, girls and babies: