I post on several forums, and something I've noticed is that parents will ask if certain things are too babyish for their child.
For instance, someone asked about a backpack with cute shapes on it. She asked if it was too babyish for her kindergartener.
Another asked if she could still put bows in her daughter's hair because she was in second grade.
Someone else asked if a Frozen backpack would be too babyish for a third grader.
And then there's the whole, "Should I let my kid wear Gymboree past the fourth grade?"
Let your CHILD decide. If they like something, let them wear or use it.
Some kids have told Natalie that she shouldn't wear her princess costumes to the park because she's too old. Natalie is all, "No I'm not and I like this."
If she wants to wear her princess costumes when she's a teenager, I'll let her.
She'll probably be in Gymboree until she outgrows it. If someone teases her, Natalie knows to ignore him or her. If she wanted to wear a giant bow in her hair and she was in fifth grade, I'd let her. I don't do the whole "is it babyish?" bit.
Seriously. Let your CHILD decide. If Natalie tells me she's embarrassed to wear Gymboree, fine, I won't buy it anymore. But until then, she'll wear and have things that SHE likes, even if others consider it "babyish."
Don't let your child grow up too fast. It goes quickly enough.