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August 26th, 2007, 06:49 AM
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Do you buy toys for your toddler that are traditionally thought of as a toy made for the opposite gender? Meaning... baby dolls for boys or cars/trucks for girls? If not, would you or are you against it?
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August 26th, 2007, 12:34 PM
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Guess no one wants to answer this one.
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August 26th, 2007, 01:25 PM
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Ummm not really, but my son has a doll (cabbage patch doll which is a male) and my daughter plays with Trucks and all the boy things in this house.

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August 26th, 2007, 03:21 PM
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Do you buy toys for your toddler that are traditionally thought of as a toy made for the opposite gender? Meaning... baby dolls for boys or cars/trucks for girls? If not, would you or are you against it?

Right now, we just have infant toys that are for learning and growing... I could care less what my sons play with, as long as they enjoy their toys and have fun with them. I used to play with my brother's GI Joe's, and he played Barbie's with me... I have no problem with it.
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August 26th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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Gracie has a lot of learning toys. But I wouldn't mind what she played with, as long as she was having fun
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August 26th, 2007, 03:56 PM
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I don't buy toys that are for boys for Natalie, but my mil has some trucks from when the boys were little. She has never shown much interest in them.
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August 26th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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I have 2 girls so most of her stuff is girl but I have been given a few boy toys and Paige does play with them. She got a car toy for her birthday and she loves it.
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August 26th, 2007, 06:31 PM
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My daughter has "boys" toys, and "girls" toys.

If I had a son, he would have boys and girls toys too.


I figure that as a father, the guy pushes the pram, and does things with a baby, so why can't a toddler/child?


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August 26th, 2007, 07:35 PM
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I'm noticing there are a lot of mom's who have girls replying to this. I feel like it's ok for a girl to play with "boy" toys but somehow less appropriate for boys to play with "girl" toys. Somehow if a girl grows up playing with boy toys and then becomes a "tom boy" then it's cute and fine but if a boy grows up playing with dolls and wanting to do more feminine things he can be ridiculed and and hurt.

Therefor, I prefer if my son plays with boy toys.

If we are visiting a friends house and he picks up a Barbie I won't rush and remove it from him either. I just wouldn't buy it for him or encourage it.

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August 27th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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I don't mind buying "girl" toys for Connor... but I also don't think playing with a baby doll will make him act like a girl -- only because I had plenty of Barbies, Strawberry Shortcake dolls and Cabbage Patch kids growing up and I was still a major tomboy! (And I was definitely teased for that).

The reason this topic came to mind -- when we took Connor for a play-based speech assessment recently, he was immediately drawn to the baby dolls. He has NEVER played with one, yet he knew exactly what to do. He picked it up, hugged it, rocked it and fed it a bottle. I see no reason to discourage this type of play so we'll definitely be buying him a doll. That's just me though, so I was curious how others would react.

Of course, he also loves cars and trucks and playing in the dirt.

Such an interesting topic!
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August 27th, 2007, 08:36 AM
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Jaidyn loves playing with toy cars!
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August 27th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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Carson doesn't have any "girl" toys at our house, but when he goes to my parents house, my niece has some dolls there and he picks them up and hugs and kisses them. I don't mind it at all, just shows his sensitive side!
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August 27th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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I wouldn't specifically buy "girl" toys for Sean. I'm sure he plays with them sometimes at our babysitter's house, which is fine. If he really wanted one, I'd buy it, but for now he's only interested in learning toys and balls. He doesn't even play with his trucks.
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