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fortunecookie Thu 20-Sep-07 09:58:37

He's just 4 & he loves his sister's baby borns but she won't share hers. Dd says boys don't have dolls (she didn't get that idea from me!)& now dh says absolutely not. What do you think?

lulumama Thu 20-Sep-07 10:00:14

I would get him a cheap and cheerful doll and buggy.. .why should he not be allowed to develop his nurturing side?

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Thu 20-Sep-07 10:00:18

id let him have one, my brother did when he was little and a buggy and a handbag, now hes in the TA and rides a motorbike! grin

doesnt do them any harm, and normally the toys they dont have are the ones they make a beeline for at other peoples houses!

3Ddonut Thu 20-Sep-07 10:00:36

let him have one, he's just trying to learn about the world around him and copy his big sister, my ds likes to copy his big sister and they often sit together 'feeding the baby' or 'washing the toys' heheheh (saves me a job!)

LilRedWG Thu 20-Sep-07 10:02:35

The only thing that'd put me off is the price!! Let him play with dolls!

bubblagirl Thu 20-Sep-07 10:05:07

i must admit my ds 2.5 has 2 dolls and a pushchair he enjoys feeding baby a bottle and cuddling it i dont see anyting wrong in it whenn there at nursery they all go for dolls even our dp's once did although wouldnt admit it now lol

this lady i spoke to her 4 yr old ds wanted pink lipstick for x mzs last yr and was all he asked for some people said you didn't get it for him did you and she said yes he would of been heart broken he now no longer wants it but he sees mummy use it and wanted one

same with boys and dolls allm boys i know have a doll lol were not going to affect them they are what they are with or without a doll

Clary Thu 20-Sep-07 10:05:08

Yes deffo let him have one.

DS2 loves to play with DD's Polly Pocket and dress up in pink stuff - as well as be a knight/pirate/footballer.

I wouldn't splash out on a Baby Born tho but then I think they are too expensive for anyone grin
Just get him a doll and buggy from asda. No worries.

fortunecookie Thu 20-Sep-07 10:18:00

Yes, part of the prob is that baby borns are so expensive but dd (7) has 3! Spoilt little madam that she is. And she sleeps with all of them, every night. I would have thought she could be persuaded to donate one but oh no! Does anyone have a Baby Born they want to sell?

Hulababy Thu 20-Sep-07 10:25:35

The price might put me off if I thought it would be a short lived attraction. Otherwise definitely get one. And there are also "boy" dolls out there too, if he would prefer a baby boy doll.

Hulababy Thu 20-Sep-07 10:30:24

Baby Alive boy - £19.99

Roby doll - also £19.99

bozza Thu 20-Sep-07 10:35:07

They do "boy" baby borns as well, ie ones dressed in blue. I am not sure about this pink/blue stereotyping. hmm I just know that DD (who has a baby annabel) wants a boy baby born for Christmas.

Jackstini Thu 20-Sep-07 10:39:23

Fortune Cookie - post on the wanted thread for more answers to see if anyone has one
Think it is great for him to have one smile

bubblagirl Thu 20-Sep-07 11:43:12

try e bay this time of yr people will be clearing out to make room for new

bubblagirl Thu 20-Sep-07 11:45:12

on e bay with 2 hours to go baby born with potty 3.50 so far

wulfricsmummy Thu 20-Sep-07 14:08:27

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fortunecookie Fri 21-Sep-07 11:28:34

Good plan. I'd already thought of ebay. Ds' teacher says that if dh has any "problems" with ds playing with dolls, he's to go to her with his queries! Heh-heh!grin

ConnorTraceptive Fri 21-Sep-07 13:44:46

DH was most put out when ds recieved a buggy, travel cot and car seat for his b/day grin but ds loves it and why not? I love seeing with a doll on his hip pushing his toy dyson around, he'll make someone a wonderfull dh grin

phlossie Fri 21-Sep-07 13:55:08

Get the boy a baby bjorn! I've just bought my son a pushchair. He's 19 months and whenever we go to playgroup he goes straight for the pushchairs. It's one of his favourite toys. It's blue and he also loves his truck book, which makes my husband feel better. Seriously, men are so funny about their boys being soft! Tell your husband that playing with 'girls' toys is really not the first step to a sex change!!!!

maisym Fri 21-Sep-07 13:56:58

get him one - yesterday I saw one of the roughest kids at nursery with a pushchair and doll out & about with his mum.

tiredemma Fri 21-Sep-07 13:58:15

My ds is the same- he would only go to afterschool club yesterday after I promised him that they would defo have Barbie and Bratz dolls there hmm

He also loves the 'girls world' head

Bouncingturtle Fri 21-Sep-07 14:13:06

My dss had a buggy and a doll when he was about 3 - 4, soon got bored of it when he got into Doctor Who!
Honestly can't see a problem - what's your DH concerned about that it'll turn him gay? hmm

3andnomore Fri 21-Sep-07 14:16:27

get teh boy a blardy doll..honestly...is your dh one of those kinds that believe childcare is women's work....
my dh is pretty macho, I suppose, lol...but never had a problem with our sons playing with dolls and buggies, etc....it's lovely when Kids are not always stereotypical, imo...

MamaGabriellaMontez Fri 21-Sep-07 14:19:07

wot everyone else said


(lol at connor's DS making someone a wonderful DH grin)

Theclosetpagan Fri 21-Sep-07 14:21:13

My DS still has a dolly I bought him when he went through a phase of wanting one. I even bought him a bottle for the doll and he still wraps her up, cuddles and feeds her. I think it's quite sweet. He's nearly 5 though and is now in school so I don't think it'll last much longer.

sugarmatches Sun 23-Sep-07 12:30:37

My ds (2) has a baby and buggy and he treats them with more care then my dd (7) does hers.

I think it is just bringing out their nurturing side. Whenever we go out, most people just smile and say "aww, how sweet", but I am sure there are a few that laugh behind our backs.

On the flip side, my dd had to have a Cars lunchbox for school. I think some of the kids have made fun of her, but she doesn't care because she loves Lightning McQueen.

Maybe we should all just ignore gender stereotypes.

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