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WIBU to take a doll to the barbers?

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Worriedaboutdog Tue 19-Jun-18 22:21:13

Trying to get a sense-check if this is bonkers before I do it and look like a fool. DS1 is four at the end of July, and for the last couple of months has kept asking for his birthday if he can have a ‘toy DS1’. His little friend has a doll that looks just like her which I think has given him the idea. However, I’m struggling to find a boy doll that isn’t a baby, and the couple I have found are expensive and don’t have the right hair and eye colours. I’m starting to wonder about buying a girl doll with the right colouring, and taking it for a haircut. I’d do it myself but I’m pretty sure I’d make a terrible mess of it. If I explained to a barber, do you think they’d give a doll a short back and sides?

Canshopwillshop Tue 19-Jun-18 22:23:18

To be honest, I don’t think this is something you should encourage.

Aftereights91 Tue 19-Jun-18 22:24:45

@Canshopwillshop why should op discourage it? What's wrong with a little boy wanting a doll

Nicknacky Tue 19-Jun-18 22:25:22

Please don’t take a doll for a haircut. They will think you are crazy.

LoopyLou1981 Tue 19-Jun-18 22:25:45

canshop which bit would you not encourage? Boys having dolls, dolls being taken to barbers...
I think it’s a nice idea. If it makes him happy go for it xx

SadTrombone Tue 19-Jun-18 22:26:13



Mookie81 Tue 19-Jun-18 22:26:23

He should have a doll if he wants one.
A doll that is a mini him is weird.
I imagine the barber would laugh you out of the shop.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Tue 19-Jun-18 22:26:55

Dolls hair can be difficult to style. I reckon my hairdresser would have a crack at it though.

LoopyLou1981 Tue 19-Jun-18 22:27:22

No idea if it exists but I’d there something like ‘build a bear’ but for dolls so you can put the correct eye/hair colour/style together?

Ohmydayslove Tue 19-Jun-18 22:27:26

You want to take a doll to the barbers for a hair cut so it looks like your son.

If you do please film this and post it. grin

Come on op box of grips

Tryingtogetitright Tue 19-Jun-18 22:28:38

Awww I think it's sweet and it's the kind of thing I can imagine my DS liking (4 in September). Maybe try phoning round some barbers to get a feel for whether they'll help or laugh at you! Or would your own hairdresser do it as she knows you?

mzsink Tue 19-Jun-18 22:29:06

I think a hair dresser would do it, it's money at the end of the day! I think it's a sweet idea.

blackteasplease Tue 19-Jun-18 22:29:24

You have to do this yourself. Otherwise bonkers.

Stompythedinosaur Tue 19-Jun-18 22:29:34

Getting him a lookalike doll sounds lovely.

I think a barber would think you were crazy to ask for a doll haircut though.

steff13 Tue 19-Jun-18 22:30:04

Have you looked at the American Girl Truly Me dolls

SunshineOutdoors Tue 19-Jun-18 22:30:22

From my extensive experience in giving barbie dolls haircuts, I don’t think the strands are placed close enough on a doll for a short back and sides to work. Might be easier to convince dd to grow his hair long and make himself look like an existing doll than the other way around grin

crunchtime Tue 19-Jun-18 22:30:29

Ohmydayslove Tue 19-Jun-18 22:30:51

It’s not sweet it’s mental seriously Chucky the doll wierd.

SunshineOutdoors Tue 19-Jun-18 22:30:52

Meant ds but my phone autocorrected

HighwayChile Tue 19-Jun-18 22:31:04

It's very sweet idea!

I personally wouldn't take a doll to a hairdressers though, no. Do you gave any friends that could help instead?

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints Tue 19-Jun-18 22:31:07

Do you have any friends or relatives that are good with a pair of scissors? I'm all for buying the doll & cutting the hair but I'm not sure what reaction you'd get the barber's grin

Deshasafraisy Tue 19-Jun-18 22:31:09

What does odfod mean?

Take him to a shop and let him choose a doll he likes, action man? Isn’t there a boy Barbie dill?

TroubledLichen Tue 19-Jun-18 22:31:55

By all means get your son a doll and give it a haircut but seriously don’t take it to a barbershop. Also don’t forget about finding suitable boy clothes for the doll.

And is it really that hard to find a boy doll? I’m in the US but I’ve seen them in Walmart and American Girl makes boys, there’s a particularly creepy one that goes by the name of Logan! Amazon also have tons (I’ve just searched).

Worriedaboutdog Tue 19-Jun-18 22:32:11

Yes I wondered if it would be hard to style as it doesn’t sit like real hair does it. His friend’s doll, which I think has prompted this, is exactly like her colouring-wise but they also have matching headbands and t-shirts which I think is what appeals to him. It’s funny what small children think is wonderful! So possibly any boy doll would do and I’ll try to get matching tops or something.

And Canshopwillshop which bit? The doll part or the narcissism part? grin

elephantoverthehill Tue 19-Jun-18 22:32:15

Could a rag doll do the trick? Not very difficult to make a 'Jim' from Rosie and Jim.

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