Since my baby boy was born 4 months ago, I’ve started to pick up on on some subtle differences and also been surprised by some of the typical boy things I was told to expect. Each baby is so different, regardless of their gender, but here are 5 things I’ve noticed after having a girl and a boy baby.

1. LadiesΒ Go Crazy Over Baby Girls

When I’m out and about with my baby boy I get the occasional comment from other ladies, but when I used to stroll with my girl when she was a baby other women would go crazy. Now, it’s not my boy isn’t a cutie, (because duh), I think that we are just naturally obsessed with all things girls. I love my boy but even I can’t get enough of my friends babies in tiny bows.

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2. Boys Don’t Pee On You That Much More

I heard over and over again about being careful when changing my sons diaper. I was actually quite nervous when he was born thinking there was going to be a fountain flowing during every single diaper change. Turns out it’s only happened a couple of times and never gotten on me, just the changing mat. So far we’re pretty even with his big sis.

3. Dressing Boys Is Way Easier

So maybe boys don’t get the cute bows or have tons of choice when it comes to shopping for clothes. But it does mean getting them dressed it a lot easier. Almost everything matches and it’s super easy to throw an outfit together or throw an extra outfit in the diaper bad quickly.

4. Boys Are Active

While it’s taking longer for my son to lift his head and roll over, I swear he never stops moving his arms and legs and is already such a wiggle worm. It will be super interesting to see if he will be on the move as soon as his sister was.

5. They Are Both Sensitive

Most parents who have a boy and a girl will tell you then when they are young, their gender doesn’t change how sensitive they are. This is something I have definitely found to be true. I would even go to say that so far my boy has been extra sensitive and needs a bit extra loving then my girl did.

6. Boys Mean Early Decisions

When my son was born I felt like we had to start making big decisions with him right away. When my daughter was born we were super thankful to bring her home from the hospital happy and healthy right away with no interference. Then after my son was born we had to decide if we wanted to circumcise or not all in the matter of hours. To me this felt overwhelming and just an additional stress after having a brand new baby.


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Ellice Vargas

Ellice Vargas

I'm a British gal and mama to one sweet daughter. I love a good DIY project, interior design and photography. When I'm not writing for Life As Mama, I'm traveling as much as I can with my little family and filling up my camera roll with snapshots of our life.