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She needs a firetruck shirt too

Uploaded: Mar 14, 2015
Around the time our daughter was born, our son commented that she needed a firetruck shirt too. I didn't have any newborn sized ones from when he was a baby, so I just told him that we didn't have one in her size and didn't pursue the idea further.

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.


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Posted by Kathy, a resident of another community,
on Mar 19, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Nothing wrong with a red firetruck for little girls...............

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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Mar 19, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Kathy - Absolutely. A red firetruck shirt would have been adorable too. Thanks for commenting!

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Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park,
on Mar 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

I'm sure you know this already, but there are many online t-shirt sites out there --- where you can create customized shirts for either gender. Most of these sites already have "clip art" available, so all you need to do is pick out the shirt and then the graphic. Job done.

Have fun!

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Posted by Cheryl Bac, a Almanac Online blogger,
on Mar 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm

Cheryl Bac is a registered user.

Crescent Park Dad - Thanks for commenting! Yes, online shopping definitely opens up many more options. What is your favorite site for making customized shirts?

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