Why Did Baby Boys Start Wearing Blue Instead Of Pink?
12 June 2018, 16:09 | Updated: 12 June 2018, 16:40
Mystery Hour Question
Baby boys used to wear pale pink to symbolise kingship, at what point did this change to the baby blue we're all familiar with?
Name: Paul, Guildford
Qualification: Read it from a book, ‘Connections’ by James Burke
Answer: Prior to the mid-nineteenth century there weren’t any blue dyes available. They then became affordable and more widely available and saw blue replacing pink for boys.