Dolls for Baby Boy

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As I've mentioned before, we're expecting our second baby in August. As we come in to the final stretch, I'm doing all of the normal 3rd trimester things...nesting like crazy, obessing over my labor and delivery, growing out of maternity clothes... But since this is our second baby, we also want to make sure that we do what we can to prepare Anders for the arrival of his little brother. He seems to understand the concept--there's a baby in mama's belly and he's gonna come out soon, he's gonna be a big brother, etc.

I want to do more talking with him about what it's like to have a baby in the house and the special things we do to take care of babies. I think giving him a little doll that he could take care of would be appropriate, and would give us things to talk about where babies are concerned. I've been on the lookout at several stores for a cute doll that he might like, and preferably would be a boy since we know that's who's coming home from the hospital with us. Not to turn this into a gender role issue, but everything that I see in the stores is so girly--pink and frilly all over. Does anyone have suggestions on where I can find a boy doll?

And while we're on the topic, is this something that other families have done to prepare older siblings for a new baby in the house? Did you find it helpful? Are there other things that we should be focused on doing these last few weeks to smooth the transition?


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Teen girls carrying around baby dolls

2007-11-15 16:47:17 by that_cry?_practice?

Ok, i'm at a public library, and there's a teen with a baby doll that's crying, and she's feeding it and holding it, but it's still crying.
i've seen this before, always a teen girl, with these fake realistic babies, and i think they're so they'll know what it's like to have to care for a real baby.
does anyone know more about this? who tells them to do this? and what gets me, i've never seen a teen boy with one, but certainly sometimes they're young parents too in real life
anyone, the doll's still crying after all this, and the girl seems to be doing all she can, but i'm in a library and it's annoying

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