thnaks guys he likes to play doctor and understands what being ill is i showed him the doll and asked if he'd like to make it better and said yes he would
i bought one from charity shop and he feeds it with magic bottles saying hungry but i thought the mummy make me better doll it is more realistic in its actions and probably more his wave lentgh than a doll that does nothing
i didnt buy it but will think it through more am watching a few on e bay just didnt want to buy it then everyone think its a bad idea to buy a boy a doll
i know i got one from charity shop but cost pence but to actually go and buy a new doll i dont want people to find it strange im trying to help with his understanding of other peoples needs etc
Have just come back from the park (conker collecting) with DS who took his 'baby' (who is called Jesus from last Christmas). He pushed all the way around in his pink pram which is far too small for him now (too small for DS, not Jesus)...
DS is nearly 5 and has no idea that some things are boyish and some are girly. His fav colour is pink too.
If your DS would enjoy a doll then I woud get one. If it helps with his understanding/development then even better !!
I would get the doll. I don't think it's too early and it sounds like a good idea. we got a doll and a pushchair for dd when she was 3. She really liked it and it helped her with her development quite a bit. She was a slow walker, so pushing her doll improved her balance and helped her to walk.
i just got him some sylvanian families cheap on e bay and today found a chimp doll that you have to feed its so cute he is loving that spoke to dp he was ok about me buying him a doll so i will get it for x mas thanks guys never know if it'd be odd at this age to buy a doll for him but glad it sounds ok
SALT have always been enthusiastic about DS playing will toy dolls for the reasons you have said for teaching language etc. I would have got DS a Baby Annabel last year if he had shown the slightest interest. Rofl at Jesus!