What is a theybie?

A gender-neutral baby

A theybie is a baby that is being raised in a gender-neutral environment to protect against gender socialization. As the theybie matures, they can choose to identify as a male, female, or nonbinary (NB or Enby).

The purpose of raising kids as theybies is to not push them into gender stereotypes or roles and let them have full control over their identity. This parenting strategy includes no gender reveal party, gender-specific colors or decorations, clothes, or toys.

The "theybie" term became popular in 2018 and is a combination of "they" and "baby." It is primarily used by progressive parents looking to unburden kids with the expectation to behave a certain way or become something just because of their gender.


Katie and Jon asked for no gifts for their theybie
Theybie with gender-neutral colors
Theybie with gender-neutral colors

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Updated July 8, 2020

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