My son keeps asking for baby dolls! Should I be worried??
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Brittany - posted on 12/05/2009
My 2 year old loves babys and all his stuffed toys he calls his baby. He actually just got one of them fur real pets that you feed with a bottle and he loves it. Even the 6 year old boy loves it. I agree if it makes them better daddys in the long run then I am all for it.
Heather - posted on 12/04/2009
I think it is great. It is outdated for someone to think it is wrong for a boy to play with dolls. if a girl wanted a toy car it probably wouldn't be thought of as wrong. I am an E.C.E worker and have seen many little boys who like to play with dolls and little who liked to play with cars and they are perfectly normal children.
Mishia - posted on 11/25/2009
i have two boys and they both have their own strollers and babies, they just want to copy their older sister and me because we make it look like such fun to play with babies. it is nothing to worry about, my booys are still very boy like, they love trucks and trains and anything big that goes vroom vroom. your biggest problem might be everyone else.
Terri - posted on 11/24/2009
I am getting my baby boy a doll for Christmas, whether he wants one or not. I think it's good to help him develop as a nurturer and a caring individual. You shouldn't perpetuate stereotypes that only girls play with dolls.
Kristi - posted on 11/23/2009
What a great way to practice being a nurturing dad! Maybe you could make him a pack so he can carry his baby the way daddies do. Could be a cute project for you to make together with fun boy-themed print fabric. Don't worry, celebrate his sweet loving nature! Congratulations on raising a wonderful boy! :)
Hannah - posted on 11/23/2009
Oh bless him! Not not at all, I have seen both little boys and girls playing with the baby dolls and pushchairs at lots of the play groups I go to. They are all just role playing at being a mummy OR a daddy!
My boyfriend used to like pushing a baby in a pram, and as he got older his mum decided it was time to swap the doll for an American football doll, and the pram for a cart so that he wouldn't get teased. So you may want to do something like this, but I'd say just let him enjoy playing.
Noel - posted on 11/21/2009
we got my son a baby doll when we were expecting his sister... it helped him learn to be gentle with his sister... and actually I have even made cloth diapers for his doll... he "nurses" his doll and takes care of it when I am busy with the baby...
Donna - posted on 11/21/2009
All kids are interested in babies. It's healthy for now and later. It doesn't mean he's any less of a male. He's likely to be a more rounded person if exposed to a variety of things, including dolls if he wishes.
Maggie - posted on 11/19/2009
worried about what? My son has a doll and he named it Zoobah. It's a little boy doll. He puts him in the bouncy chair and exersaucer, he feeds him, he takes him on "adventures". He's learned how to be nurturing and caring toward a baby, which really helped when his little brother came along.
Doesn't your son's dad help take care of him? I mean, these days dads are much more involved in caring for the house and the children than they were even a generation ago. My husband makes dinner, cleans up, gives the kids baths, changes diapers - everything I do. Playing with a doll is good training for him to one day be a great daddy!
Kylie - posted on 11/19/2009
My son is only 6 months, but if later he asks for a baby doll, I wouldn't hesitate. He's going to be an only child, so if it will help him learn about babies, and how to be a good dad, it would only be a good thing as far as I'm concerned!
Erin - posted on 11/18/2009
Not at all. We got my almost 2yo a doll for when his brother was born. I told my husband to think of it as a training tool for when our boy had his own children. He wasn't interested in it at the time, but in the past coupld of weeks, he's tried to "breastfeed" his stuffed monkey. I breastfeed his brother so his mimicking me is just showing that he sees me caring and wants to care for his monkey too. It's a good thing!
Randi - posted on 11/18/2009
i wouldnt...we actually bought my son a baby doll and he even had his own little stroller...he even use to push the stroller in the store, while i pushed his sister in hers...(much to my husbands dismay)...so i really would not worry about it my son will be three next week and he has grown out of being interested in dolls and such...he is all about bugs trains cars and dirt...