Odds and Ends
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In the Victorian era it was common to dress boys & girls both in dresses. There's pictures out there of Franklin D. Roosevelt as a child looking very much like a little girl, wearing a frilly dress & hat, Mary Jane shoes and long hair. It was largely done out of practicality, reliable zippers and snaps weren't as readily available as they are now and dresses are easier to wear. (And early on, made it much easier to change diapers.) Boys & girls were dressed the same up to about age 7.