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babies w/ a darker skin tone ...

parents : do u buy ur daughter dolls or barbies or etc w/ a skin tone like hers? or no? ...

my daughter is mixed , looks white (her dads mixed and im white) and we cannot find any dolls w/ a darker skin tone! only white dolls!!! i look everywhere!!! so i just thought id ask what u do about the whole skin tone thing

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:08 AM on Mar. 9, 2009 in General Parenting

Answers (11)
  • Once my daughters are old enough for barbies I don't care what color they are. It is hard to find anything but white dolls where I live though. I hate it.
    ColleenF30

    Answer by ColleenF30 at 8:20 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • i buy them whatever dolls they want i have two mixed children and one white. the older ones are teens so i dont have to worry about them but if she wants a black barbie or a hispanic barbie or a tan barbie i dont care
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 8:20 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • ColleenF30--i kno what u mean!!! i found this doll 4 my daughter n i looked for a darker one n they dont even make them!!! i have 2 that i saved cuz it was the last thing my mom bought me b4 i died n i gave them 2 her (my mom was all about me having white n black dolls lol)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Barbie dolls are easier to find w/ darker skin tones in my area. I find darker babies just about everywhere, Wal-Mart, Dollar Stores, etc. Good luck.
    KARRIEMARIE

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 8:42 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • well send me 1 or 2 lol ... the only barbies i find are the cheapies ... i want like the holiday barbies and things like that
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:46 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • WHEN MY DAUGHTER GOES IN THE STORE SHE CHOOSES BOTH SKIN TONES SO FAR AS THE BARBIE DOLL GOES. BUT WHEN SHE WANTS A BABY DOLL I NOTICED SHE ALWAYS CHOOSES THE ONE WITH THE DARK SKIN TONE...
    diamondmamma

    Answer by diamondmamma at 9:02 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • i dont mind getting my daughter a white one (im white lol) but i want her to have other ones as well , but there never is any!!! my niece is mixed as well and always picked the white dolls , my mom let her pick her own , but she only picked white ones , shes now 11 and has only had 1 black doll which she named her "girlfriend" lol!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:07 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • I am white and my daughters have baby dolls of all colors. Mostly the cheap baby dolls from WalMart. I am not too much into barbies and they are just 3 and 4 so, they aren't yet either. But, I assume they will have Barbies of all colors eventually as well.
    matthewscandi

    Answer by matthewscandi at 10:21 AM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • I thought we were suppose to be past the time that skin tone matters. The dolls are suppose to represent a person and not an ethnicity - right?! The Civil Rights movement happened in the mid '60's so it seems that it's time to just GET OVER IT AND GET ON WITH IT!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • wtf are u talking about? ... i want her to have 1 of all colors ... i dont care , im just having the worst trouble finding darker skined toned ones
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:57 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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