I bought an anatomically correct doll for my son
My 22 month old son has been obsessed with baby dolls lately. He goes up to little girls who are holding their babies and wants to play with them. When we are at someone's house with babies, he will cradle and hold the babies. So I decided that I would get him his own doll. I also decided that I would get one that would look like him when he plays with the diaper. I got the baby from babies r us, and brought it home. I was surprised to see that the baby was intact and pretty detailed. So far, he has loved giving it a bottle (he gets really mad when I pretend to nurse the baby), playing with its cloth diaper, and wiping the baby's butt.
I honestly don't think that getting him a doll defines his future gender identity or sexuality choices. I don't understand the flack I'm getting for this. I have 2 younger brothers and I used to play barbies and dollies with them a lot. They don't seem traumatized or even resentful. In fact, both of my brothers are loving and attentive to thier own offspring and wives.
What do you think?