My dd is turning 2 next week and she is really into babies right now so i made her a mini diaper bag with diapers, wipes, bibs, etc for her baby dolls.
I was thinking of making a similar thing for my 4 year old neice for Christmas but then I realized that she pretty much outgrew baby dolls at age 3 and moved onto princesses. Now she is obsessed with princess barbie type dolls - for her 4th birthday party she got lots of princess barbie dolls, even some nail polish and lip gloss.
I've been thinking about this a lot and it makes me sad - I remember playing with baby dolls at least until I was 8 or 9.
I also think it's a reflection of our cultural values - what do we value in women? Not nurturing, caretaking, mothering, etc but how they look, what clothes they wear, etc. It makes me sad/angry that from such a young age girls are learning these values.
Have you noticed this trend? What do you think? When did your children outgrow baby dolls?