My brother had a cabbage patch doll that he took everywhere, he is the an extremely masculine builder type
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08-11-2013 18:46 #11
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08-11-2013 18:47 #12
I have 3 boys and have no issues with them playing with dolls. I think someone else had already said it but boys are dads one day!
Also, my dh and bil had dolls when they were children and they are perfectly well adjusted males now.
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08-11-2013 18:47 #13Senior Member
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I don't think it's a problem. Dolls are just pretend babies and pretend play is both important and great for them.
I intend on letting ds have dolls if he wants them or shows interest in them.
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08-11-2013 18:48 #14
It's great for pretend play. Giving my 2yr old DS a baby doll for Christmas (it is a boy baby $15 from k-mart). They need to pretend being daddys just as much as little girls need to pretend to be mummys. I read a great article on it here
08-11-2013 18:49 #15
Does he push your son in a pram?
08-11-2013 18:50 #16
Oh, and my son got a pram and newborn baby doll for Christmas last year.
It's also good practise for a new arrival!
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08-11-2013 18:50 #17
I think it can only help their development. It encourages them to learn skills they will need when they become dads. I am not a fan of toy being either for girls or boys. When I was little I wanted to play with my brothers trucks and cars and mum brought be all these dolls and a beautiful dolls cradle and I never touched them, then my youngest brother come along and he used to play with them and he is currently engaged to a wonderful girl and I think he will make a great dad someday (not saying that boys who don't play with dolls will not be).
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08-11-2013 18:52 #18
Yep my son goes through stages of playing with dolls. He was really into them about 3yrs of age. Had to take them in the car with him a few days. He wanted to see the babies at childcare etc.
Having worked in childcare and from personal experience, kids aren't gender bias with toys. They see it as only a toy and that's it. It's adults that make it a gender specific toy and it really annoys me that 99% of the time it's men who have the problem Grr!!!!
There are plenty of studies on encouraging non gender bias play.
It's wonderful seeing the boys nurturing and caring side come out
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08-11-2013 18:53 #19Senior Member
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DS4 has a pink stroller and twin babies, he *loves* them, I mean totally adores them. And he is a rough and tumble boy as much as anyone. I see no problem with it at all.
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08-11-2013 18:54 #20
DS1 has a doll and stroller, both in pink as that is all I could find. He loves playing with his baby and pushing it around in the stroller. I have zero issues at all.
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