My 3 yr old SON LikES BARbie and pRincesses!!!!

Cherelyn - posted on 07/09/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My 3 yrs old son after watching "The enchanted" he starts to likes princesses and specially Barbie,he still playing with his cars,trains,but he also likes barbie,he likes to watch it and infact he imitates her too.Sometimes he can't stop talking about barbie,about his songs,princess,castle,etc..The doctor said it's normal to do that for some kids because they are just curious..but sometimes it's bother me..is anybody in the same situation or had been?

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Tamara - posted on 07/09/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it. He's a kid. I was a little girl who dismembered and beheaded her Barbies. Didn't make me a serial killer. :)

Lissa - posted on 01/30/2011

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I cut off all my Barbies hair and coloured them with marker pen to make them like action man, I wanted guns , I operated on all my teddies, wouldn't wear dresses and hated anything "girl". My daughter is the girliest girl possible, my eldest boy was always a rough play boy, my youngest boys favourite colour is pink he went to the fancy dress party as snow white and playd kung fu games and loves his army men. We are what we are, we are conditioned to believe boys should have boys toys and girl should be girly, let him play with the toys he likes. It soesn't mean anything other than he likes Barbie (which is probably the most advertised toy on the planet).

Jenn - posted on 01/30/2011

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OMG - I just replied to this because it was on the right side of the page - I didn't realize this thread was so old - sorry!

Kimberly - posted on 07/10/2009

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i have a five and a half year old boy who loves loves LOVES dora and that barbie princes island movie. He has a dora doll, some barbies and all sorts of "dora" toys.but he also loves loves LOVES diego and CARS, and loves to hunt, fish, work on cars and all the other boy stuff. heck my boys even have pink dress shirts. (i also have a seven year old son) My mom always told me that boys who play with dolls are more likely to make beter dads and be more comfortable handling and changing babies.

Amanda - posted on 07/09/2009

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I think that just means he is going to be a well-rounded little boy. He will grow up to be caring, kind, and full of great compliments. And he'll be a great dad because he is getting the practice with taking care of doll babies.

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Megatron - posted on 12/14/2012

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Sigh. The only thing your 3-year-old son has to worry about, is the really shitty grammar his mother is exposing him to. OOOoo! WHOOPS! Exposing him "too"!

Linda - posted on 11/04/2012

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my nieces son is 4 yrs old. he loves princess especially snow white. he ask his mom if he can dress up as her so she did she told him, to walk outside but he woulndt he was embarressed sher ask the doctor about it but they said its normal also . he does like some boy toys. we are hoping he grows out of it but if you love your son thats the only thing that matters. but now we ask him if he wants to wear girl clothes he says no so i think he will grow out of it. my niece will absolutley not let him play with any more girl toys so that is what i suggest to you. he going to cry but oh well and start having biy frfiends come over to play he likes pplaying with the boys now

Kathy - posted on 01/30/2011

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My son had a baby at that age. He loved his baby! He cared for his baby just like his sister would play with her babies when she was little. Bottles, diapers, clothes, blankets-took it everywhere. Eventually, the baby got boring and cars/guns/helmets/legos got so much more interesting. It is great that he has such a broad imagination-soon he will be the knight rescuing the princess. In the meantime, he is learning his softer caring side. It is that side that will make him into a wonderful husband and father.

Jenn - posted on 01/30/2011

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You talked to his Dr about this? OooohKaaaaay. Why does it matter what he plays with? It's a toy.

Cherelyn - posted on 07/10/2009

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Thank you ladies for all your reply..it means a lot to me all your advice..

Tiffiny - posted on 07/10/2009

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my 4 yr. old and 2 yr. old luvs barbie it's kindda a jealousy thing b/c their sister watches it they will grow out of it . don't worry.

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My 4 year old likes traditional 'girly' stuff too. He is exposed to it at pre-school with dress up clothing and fake jewlery. They play house. It's all good imaginary & creative play. We even have a cool play kitchen here. He also loves to watch me get dressed and ready for work with hair & make up. He'll ask me which shoes I need! But he is also all boy in every sense of rough play, every sport under the sun, cars, and action figures. Nothing to worry about!

Themla - posted on 07/09/2009

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So for two replies my computer is playing up and i did not know if first one lodged

Themla - posted on 07/09/2009

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Would you be asking for advice and seeking assurance if your daughter was playing with cars, pertending to be BEN10 and wanting to watch the movie CARS.

Themla - posted on 07/09/2009

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would you be worring as much and asking for advice if your daughter was playing with trucks cars and imitating Ben 10

Kirsi - posted on 07/09/2009

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My 3-year old loves watching Barbie movies with his sisters (6 and 8) and has had his nails painted and runs around with Barbies and other dolls. He also loves playing with his monster trucks and balls and follows his older brothers (9 and 12) every time he has a chance. 3-year-old does not understand there is anything wrong playing with "girl stuff" and frankly I don't think there is! Let him explore and play and have fun, it is all part of growing up!

And frankly if there would be something about him liking girlie stuff later on I don't think you could "teach" or parent your kid out of it, everyone is an individual and important no matter what they like in my mind. Telling him no might just confuse him even more so let it be, I'm not worried about my youngest at all!

Amiee - posted on 07/09/2009

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When my son was about 2 1/2 to 3 years old his favorite color is pink, he always wants to play the girl on his brother's video games and for over a year would take his sister's Dora the Explorer doll to day care. I can think of a ton of other girly things he would do. But he's slowing growing out of it. He's almost 5 and now likes blue and purple instead of pin and picked a Wolverine backpack for Kindergarten. I wouldn't worry.

Lisa - posted on 07/09/2009

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my 3 year old likes to have his nails painted, if he sees me doing it, and he will ask to wear makeup sometimes too if he sees his 10 year old aunt with it or grandma. Dont worry, and dont make a big deal about it, hes not hurting anyone and he is just exploring. My mom bought my son a baby doll for his 1st b-day, he doesnt really play with it but sometimes he will and he likes to push around a stroller that is broken now but he his a kid and just having fun.

Cherelyn - posted on 07/09/2009

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Love,thank you for your reply..I agree when u say "if he likes what he likes let him",that's why when we get home from the toy store beside having new cars ot train,we have barbie dvd or barbie magazine.We let him choose what he likes and of course our love for him is unconditional.

Cherelyn - posted on 07/09/2009

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Therese,he plays a lot with his cars,trucks,he is a normal active boy but when he see a princess or barbie he likes it too..specially when the princess is wearing a colorful dress,even when i am wearing a long dress he will say "mom,i like your dress".

Love - posted on 07/09/2009

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My Nephew Loves doing hair and playing with the girl toys instead of his own since 1 and hes 7 now. Dont make a big deal about it hes a growing curious child. He doesnt know the difference. We as parents teach children that pink is for girls and blue is for boys and its not true. if he likes what he likes let him. You may never know he may get older and want to be the next Barbie doll maker. Let him be him and love him reguardless hes still apart of you.

Therese - posted on 07/09/2009

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My brother had a thing for taking my dolls and playing with them. But he's medically not right, so I'm hoping you don't have anything like that situation.



Is he fixated on female dolls? Or can you introduce Ken dolls or other male fashion dolls that will bridge the gap a bit? There's a bunch of fantasy film and characters out there that aren't so "girly", like 'Stardust' and 'Princess Bride'. He may even be drawn to something like 'The Last Unicorn'.

Yvonne - posted on 07/09/2009

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oh this i dont think is anythin to be worried about..

my lil girl is nearly 3 and loves dolls but also loves playin wit cars and dinosaurs and play tools.....and her lil friend he is 3 loves to come in and play wit her doll and pram.

i also hav a cousin he is 21 now but when we were kids he alsways played wit dolls nothin else and i know his parents were concerned,,,he is now happy out guy dating and havin fun !!there are no rules to which toys boys or girls should like,,my lil one loves bob d builder!

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