do you buy your child gender specific toys?

Nicole - posted on 06/29/2009 ( 58 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering if anyone buys their kids gender specific toys: like cars for boys and dolls for girls. There's nothing wrong with them playing with the other's toys, they make pink cars and "manly" dolls. And if you have kids of opposite genders then of course they'll play with each other's toys. I played cars with my brothers and they played tea party with me. But would you buy your son a baby doll with all the accessories or your daughter a hot wheels race track, assuming that was your only child or the only gender children you had? My cousin's son (he's about 6 or 7) has a baby doll that he carries around everywhere and has a stroller and everything for it and I think that's just a bit strange. And I'm wondering where he got the idea for the doll from since he has no sisters!

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Kate CP - posted on 06/29/2009

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All kids need to learn empathy and care giving. What better way than to have a baby doll? Think of it this way: he'll be happy about being a daddy. And he'll probably be AWESOME at it. :)

Kylie - posted on 06/29/2009

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My daughter is quite a girly girl, shes got plenty of dolls and ponies, fairy dress ups, jewelery, lip gloss and ballet clothes but she also loves to play trucks in the sand pit, has dinosaurs and plays with a thomas the tank engine train set. She is more into her scooter and trampoline than her dolls and ponies. If my son gets into dolls and fairy dress ups i wont mind, i love dolls..don't know what his daddy will have to say about that tho :)
I'm with Kate, no guns, knives or bratz at my place either.

Michelle - posted on 06/29/2009

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Quoting Nicole:



Quoting Michelle:

When my daughter gets older we'll let her choose! I have no problem letting her have a hot wheels or any other boyish toy she would like. I think it's ok for boys to play with dolls, maybe your cousin's son really just wants a little brother or sister.






He has a little brother! 






Sorry I misread the last line of you thread.  Maybe he just likes the whole baby thing...  nothing wrong with that

Nicole - posted on 06/29/2009

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Quoting Michelle:

When my daughter gets older we'll let her choose! I have no problem letting her have a hot wheels or any other boyish toy she would like. I think it's ok for boys to play with dolls, maybe your cousin's son really just wants a little brother or sister.



He has a little brother! 

Christy - posted on 06/29/2009

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i have 2 boys and would never buy them dolls. I think thats just me but certainly i no alot of people dont mind.I too dont let my kids play with guns, knives etc things that are too violent.

Michelle - posted on 06/29/2009

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When my daughter gets older we'll let her choose! I have no problem letting her have a hot wheels or any other boyish toy she would like. I think it's ok for boys to play with dolls, maybe your cousin's son really just wants a little brother or sister.

Kate CP - posted on 06/29/2009

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Nope. She has a baby doll, a dump truck, hot wheels, a play kitchen, stuffed animals...I have no problem letting kids play with just about any toy. Except fake guns and knives and Barbie and that stupid Bratz Dolls line. Barf. :P

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