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Would you let your little boy play with dolls?

I don't mean GI Joes or action figures, I mean baby dolls or Barbie dolls- toys that are typically geared toward girls.

 
benjamink

Asked by benjamink at 4:03 PM on May. 17, 2009 in General Parenting

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Answers (52)
  • Yes, how else will he practice being a good daddy?
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:42 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Yes I would...I have a DD and I let her play with toys geared toward boys. I don't see anything wrong with boys playing with babies. I would think that you could teach them how to hold the baby doll properly and actually give them some information about it. It could teach them how to be a good father one day. When it came to dress up clothes though and them wanting to wear the high heels and the dresses, I would draw the line there! LOL.
    pamelajqs

    Answer by pamelajqs at 4:06 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • I let him. He's two. It's the adults that assign gender to certain toys, not the kids. It really just doesn't bother me. I mean it isn't like I go out and buy him barbies or anything, but he has a couple of baby dolls and he's very gentle with them. I think it's good practice for when his sister gets here, honestly.
    ajguinn

    Answer by ajguinn at 4:06 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    older

    Answer by older at 4:10 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • yes i would. i see nothing wrong with it.
    okc-mom-2

    Answer by okc-mom-2 at 4:38 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Maggiemom2000 DITTO!!
    MasonsMommy1707

    Answer by MasonsMommy1707 at 4:45 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Sure, why not?
    My son is 7 1/2 and still has his baby doll, Boomer, that he got when he was a month old. He also plays Barbies with his sisters all the time. My brother was the same way. He had 4 Cabbage Patch kids himself and played house with me all the time.
    justanotherjen

    Answer by justanotherjen at 4:51 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • maggiemom2000 took my answer! :) Men are far more active parents now than they were 20 years ago. There's nothing strange about boys playing with dolls. My older boys used to play Barbies with a friend when they were younger. Of course GI Joe was daddy.
    drowninginboys

    Answer by drowninginboys at 4:52 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • yes
    Chandra034

    Answer by Chandra034 at 4:55 PM on May. 17, 2009

  • Yes I did. He is 13 now and a normal 13 year old boy.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 4:56 PM on May. 17, 2009

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