Did your husband hold DS when he was a baby? Cuddle him, rock him, push him in pram?
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01-03-2014 05:13 #11
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01-03-2014 07:06 #13
I bought DS a doll when he was little but he never touched it, whereas DD loves her dolls and is very nurturing towards them. I think it's good to at least give boys the opportunity to be nurturing. DP and I have 4 boys and one girl between us and DD is the only one who plays with dolls.
01-03-2014 08:36 #14
I plan to buy DS a doll for when this baby is born, he is 3 (nearly 4) and loves my belly babe so much he says he has a baby in his tummy too! I think it will be nice for him to look after and hold if I am holding the baby and gives him a little sense of responsibility.
We were at my bestie's house the other day meeting her newborn, and after getting a cuddle with the baby DS picked up one of her other kid's dolls and gave it a cuddle and then put it down for a sleep in the bassinet, very cute.
01-03-2014 08:39 #15
All six my kids loved their dolls. The boys and girls play with them. Even as a teenager boy my d's has no problem playing with a doll with his little brother. We all see it as learning to be a great dad/uncle/brother/person in general.
01-03-2014 08:45 #16
Not because of you OP, but because of the overly restrictive, sexist society we live in that still encourages us to push silly outdated stereotypes and gender roles onto babies from the moment they're born (pink or blue!).
I think young boys have it worse in terms of restricted behaviour too, girls are commonly told they can do anything boys can do, but people still tend to be far more shocked by a boy doing something "girly". Because obviously femininity or stereotypical female/nurturing behaviour are still considered to be inferior and it's so degrading and terrible for a male to engage in these things…
Sorry for the rant OP, I have *rather* strong feelings on this
I think a baby doll is a great idea for any child, so they can role play they way they see their parents taking care of them
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01-03-2014 08:51 #17
My DS has a little pram and a dolly. At first DH wasn't keen on the idea but he saw how much he loved pushing the prams around at daycare and got over it pretty quickly. Just get them OP, your DH will get over it
01-03-2014 09:14 #18Senior Member
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Are men not going to ever be dads? It is not a girly thing to play with dolls, it is a nurturing thing - which both boys and girls are capable of!
01-03-2014 09:23 #19
I have 2 year old boy/girl twins...my little boy loves dolls and plays with them more than his sister
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01-03-2014 09:57 #20
That really pi55es me off. I would slap your husband silly and go but the doll.
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