Was thinking of getting my son a baby doll for Christmas… and I was looking at the Baby Stella dolls.

  • Was thinking of getting my son a baby doll for Christmas… and I was looking at the Baby Stella dolls.

    Beyond The Bump - 2021 FluffyKuma updated 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
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    Justbestrongok

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    November 7, 2021 at 5:47 am

    When I was little I had a black baby, it was a gift from my grandma who had some dementia issues. I remember my mom and dad looking at it like ummm. I remember not even noticing and it was my favorite baby! Anyway, I think it’s a great idea!

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    anotherrachel

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    November 7, 2021 at 5:47 am

    My son’s favorite doll when he was a toddler was the Black Baby Stella. He called her Dolly and she went everywhere with us. We’re very white and I actually got complimented by a stranger in the grocery store for my choice in dolls.

    Kids have been shown to have a preference to white dolls from an early age, and this was my way of trying to prevent that.

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    FluffyKuma

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    November 7, 2021 at 5:47 am

    My son loves babies and he had a baby doll before but we had donated it because it was a baby rattle.

    I really like Ellis. I think he’s adorable and isn’t scary. (I did a lot of dolls so scary… I was raised watching horror movies. So I can’t stand dolls) that being said this one is adorable!

    Manhattan Toy Playdate Friends Ellis Machine Washable and Dryer Safe 14 Inch Doll with Mini Bunny Stuffed Animal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08RZ5TY3Z/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_fabc_TWC35ZV42KADPR182D13?psc=1

    So we are white and I thought getting him dolls of different nationality would be good for him. If that makes sense. I don’t mean this post to be offensive. Please delete if it is. I really want to raise our son seeing everyone as equals. I was raised only having white barbies and baby dolls. Is this something I shouldn’t even worry about?

    My husband was worried that if our son treated the doll poorly others would take offense to it.

    Maybe we’re just crazy. We want to raise him with a love for everyone.

    Is it silly for us to worry about this? Or is it silly for us to get him a different nationality baby doll? Will getting him toys of different nationality even help him grow up to be more accepting of others? Is it awful for us to even think like this? Idk we don’t want to offend anyone so we tend to really over think things.

    Again, I don’t mean this post to be hateful in any way. I wasn’t raised to really care about other nationalities and wasn’t taught anything about their history. Growing up I was scared of people who were different than me. I want to show my son how to not judge people like I did as a kid.

    I’m not very good at wording things either so I’m really sorry if this hurts anyone. I don’t intend for it to be.

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