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And I LOVE it!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> He's 27 months and never liked stuffed animals or dolls before.<br><br>
I noticed that he is doing more pretend play the other day, so on a whim I picked up a Haba Lucas doll:<br><br><a href="http://www.kidsurplus.com/hab981.html" target="_blank">http://www.kidsurplus.com/hab981.html</a><br><br>
He's the cutest little doll <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Anyway, DS has carried him around for 2 days. His favorite thing to do is strip him down and say "naked!!!". He has him play with the pet mouse that came with him. He reads him books...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> It melts my heart...
 

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Isn't it great!? My DS also loves his doll. He went through a period when he was about 10 months old where he had to drag his doll everywhere with him! He doesn't anymore, but he does play with it on an almost daily basis. I've been making some newborn diapers lately and he loves to try them on his baby. And he puts the doll on his shoulder, pats it's back and says, "awww..." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> He's also recently learned that he can nurse his baby too. He always seems surprised when he sees other babies nurse, so I don't think it occurred to him that he's not the only booby-addict out there and I'm not the only one who can nurse babies. So I told him he could nurse-nurse his baby too if he wanted to and he did! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I recently (well, a few months ago) stopped going to my old mainstream board after seeing a post about boys playing with dolls. That post was what broke me of that board. It was just so sad. So many people saying that they'd never allow their son to play with dolls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And really hurtful and innacurate misconceptions about what makes boys "sissies". I shot off a really horrible post and then never went back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">:
 

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i agree bandgeek, i am so sick of the gender roles put on boys these days, they cant wear pink, cant play with dolls etc.......me and dh dont want to be those kind of people.<br><br>
Ds asked for a doll just before his 1yr birthday....he pointed at a newborn cabbage patch doll as we passed it, and when I showed it to him, he hugged the box!<br><br>
so we got it for him he hugs and kisses it sometimes, other times he will feed it the bottle it came with, most the time he ignores it, but hes still only 13mths old so its understandable.
 

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DS is getting a doll for Christmas. I can't wait to see him with it...And, I can't wait to see the conservative in-laws freak out...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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i made my son a doll when he turned one and he really hadn't touched in until last week! now he loves to carry it around, dress it, undress it, nurse it, etc... i'm thinking it's b/c we talk about baby2 coming. anyway- i love it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My sons played with (girls) dolls at that age (ages 2-4) when he was at preschool or at a playmates house that happened to be a girl. I had no issues with it. He grew out of it eventually. Just a part of growing up. I have a girl now that loves dolls and cars and anything boy or girl.
 

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DOLLS + BOYS = SISSIES!!???!?? That is SO irritating!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> What about it teaching them to be caring & nurturing. Or to be good dads, or....errrgggg! I hate the gender role thing!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hopmad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hopping mad">
 

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My son loves to play with dolls, both girls and boys. He even nurses them and sooths them when they fall. I think he'll be a great dad someday!
 

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well, I won't go out and buy a doll for my little ones, but I have baby dolls that I grew up with that they both tug around.<br><br>
I brought out the dolls to get the ready for the new baby. I put the dolls in the bassinette, they love to bring me the babies to nurse...or whatever.<br><br>
I am totally fine with it! They will grow up just fine<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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DS's doll stroller is one of his favourite things. He has a Cabbage Patch Kid and an Ernie doll and he LOVES to take them for walks around the aparmtent. He does love to chase us around with it too and crash our legs. I've been thinking about getting him an anatomically correct doll for Christmas.
 

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AWWW Mine is 25 months. He has a doll, "Taryn" (named by an older friend) and stuffed Elmo and Cookie Monster that I've picked up on rummages. They have been placed in his seat at the table, sometimes with food in front of them. They've been given his bottle or a binky on many occasions. Sometimes they get brought to me for snuggles or to be tickled. (the Sesame characters are "tickle mes") They've been on a bazillion trips to "tore" in his shopping cart he got for his b-day. And I've found real cookie crumbs in Cookie Monster's mouth.<br>
"Taryn" is the only one who gets in the bath--I purposely searched for an all-plastic baby so it could go in the tub if he wanted. (I introduced him to the concept the day he'd tried to feed her a sucker.) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">
 

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My 4 1/2 year old ds LOVES his baby doll he's had since infancy. He named is Shrek<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> For Christmas he is getting another doll, this one will be an anatomically correct (non circed) boy doll. I'm so excited!
 

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My son is 15 months, & loves dolls also. He like to kiss them, & hands them to us & make the kissy sound so we will kiss his baby also. my husband had a doll when he was a boy & just gave it to our son. So Neat!!!
 

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My DS1 has three dolls. One I bought him to give when DS2 came along, one from a (fairly conservative) aunt and one from a co-worker. He gives baby a bath when I bath DS2, he kept trying to use my sling, so I made him a sling (which he'll wear for hours) and he tries to nurse (he also tried to nurse his goat, which is hilarious, because he knows he drinks goat's milk and has seen his grandparents milk the goat etc.)<br><br>
He's got long hair, one of his soothers is pink and his sling is pink. A lot of people think he's a girl, but who cares? If it starts to bug him, I'll modify things a bit, but girls do "boy" things a lot and no one bats an eye, so why not the other way around?<br><br>
I believe I am helping to raise a nurturing man, and that is what is important to me.
 

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I just took a picture of ds1 sleeping in bed with two dolls. Despite being very tired and ready for bed, he had to get them in their pajamas before bed tonight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
The sweetest thing is watching dh help ds dress and undress his dolls. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 
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