“I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy."

By Jen Juneau
January 29, 2019

isn’t putting any gender labels on little .

The 39-year-old actress revealed in a recent interview with that she embraces a “genderless approach” to parenting 3-month-old Rani and her two older brothers from Hudson’s previous relationships: , 7½, and , 15.

“[Having a daughter] doesn’t really change my approach, but there’s definitely a difference,” she told the outlet. “I think you just raise your kids individually regardless — . We still don’t know what she’s going to identify as.”

“I will say that, right now, she is incredibly feminine in her energy, her sounds and her way,” Hudson explained. “It’s , and it’s really fun to actually want to buy kids’ clothes.”

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“With the boys it was just onesies … actually, I did pretty good with the boys,” she clarified with a laugh. “But with her it’s a whole other ball game. There’s some stuff that I’m like, ‘I can’t do that to her, because it’s so over-the-top.’ “

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Hudson’s own upbringing — as the only girl in a group of brothers, including and — helped her be able to see the fluidity of gender roles.

“I was a tomboy in a spinning dress,” she shared. “My middle brother [Boston Russell], who is closest to me in age, was basically my sister because I put makeup on him all the time, and I’d dress him up and he loved it.”

“But growing up as a girl with all boys, you end up with a thick skin. You really do,” said . “People say, ‘Oh, your brothers must’ve really protected you.’ And I’m like, ‘They threw me right into the fire!’ ”

While Hudson is committed to raising her three children in a gender-neutral environment, previously shared that her when compared to how she parented her sons as babies.

“She’s a little different with the little girl, I think at this stage, than I remember her being with her boys [at this age],” the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star told PEOPLE in November of longtime love ‘s daughter.

“We’re really glad  had an opportunity to have her,” Russell continued, adding of Hudson and boyfriend , “We’re proud of Danny and the relationship that grew between Kate and Danny, the result being Rani Rose.”

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