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Boys and Their Dolls

Father and boy playing with Corolle Doll and StrollerI’m a zealous convert to the play power of dolls.  As a kid I was not as excited about dolls but for my daughter it was love at first sight.

Since my little boy looks up to his big sister, it was only a matter of time before he wanted to play with all of her toys, including the dolls.  So we got him a Corolle doll to call his own: the charming Blue Suce-Pouce in soft blue footie koala pajamas.

He loves giving kisses to his “baby”, just like his Daddy cares for him.  Little boys love to emulate their fathers and playing with a baby doll is another example of how they look up to the male role models in his life.  I’ve noticed that he does play with the doll a little differently than his sister, preferring to zoom it around in a stroller rather than dressing it in different outfits.

No matter how they play, children learn “pro-social” skills from interacting with dolls.  Caring for a “baby” can help a child become a more compassionate and empathetic adult.  And a baby doll is a perfect gift to teach a child how to play more gently with a new sibling.  Dolls also help children role-play new situations and process the events in their lives, easing anxiety.

Dolls are perfect for the type of open-ended and positive play that helps children grow developmentally.

Does your little guy show a nurturing side like the men in his life?

WANT IT: Blue Suce-Pouce, Blue/Green Stroller, and Blue-Striped Set.

WIN IT: In honor of Father’s Day, Corolle is offering one lucky winner a Blue Suce-Pouce; Blue/Green Stroller; and Blue-Striped Set ($113 Total ARV).

  • Entry One: Simply comment on this post with your child’s favorite classic baby doll accessory from Corolle (besides the blue/green sling) and how that item would help your child “nurture his baby doll”.
  • Entry Two: Fan (“Like”) Corolle AND Mamanista on Facebook and comment to let us know.
  • Entry Three: Share a link to this contest ( on Twitter, your blog, or any public social networking site where you are permitted to do so and leave a separate comment with the URL where we can find your post.

Winner chosen at Random. US Shipping Only. Contest ends June 25, 11:59 PM EST.

Written by

Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: Contests, Dolls, Father's Day, Featured

87 Responses to "Boys and Their Dolls"

  1. Monique Rizzo says:

    I love the floral print carriage.Thanks for the chance.

  2. My daughter would LOVE the Red/Fuchsia Baby Sling!

  3. I like both on FB: Cori Eckstrom Westphal

  4. Louis says:

    I really like the Baby Meal Set it would teach my daughter taking responsibilities for her *baby*

  5. Louis says:

    I like Corolle AND Mamanista on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

  6. pixie13 says:

    My daughter would love the Baby Meal set

  7. Angela says:

    I love the Floral Print Small Infant Carrier, my daughter can carry around her doll in it like a real baby, thanks!

  8. Jill Myrick says:

    My daughter would love the Chouquette Blonde Baby and the Cradle so that she could tuck her baby in of a night and keep her close by.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


  9. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan of Corolle and Mamanista via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  10. Autumn B. says:

    the diaper set – because he likes to “change” his baby when i’m changing our baby

    autumn398 @

  11. cynthia layton says:

    the red carry bed

  12. Melissa B. says:

    The R7289 Feeding Bottle & Bib Set would be great for helping a child learn to feed their baby, just like mom and dad do.

  13. Tiffany says:

    For sure the Baby Meal Set. My kids love their baby dolls and try to copy everything I’m doing with their baby brother so having their own set to feed and nourish there baby while I fed ‘my’ baby would be great.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Corolle AND Mamanista Facebook Fans.

  15. susan smoaks says:

    the baby meal set

  16. susan smoaks says:

    fb fan of both tony l smoaks

  17. tina reynolds says:

    I really like the potty set because he is learning right now and I think this would be a fun postive way to help him learn thanks for the chance

  18. tina reynolds says:

    I Fan (“Like”)both Corolle AND Mamanista on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

  19. Heather M says:

    Small Infant Carrier

  20. Jennifer R says:

    Floral High Chair looks like another fun accessory.

  21. R Hicks says:

    I think their Floral High Chair would do the the trick!

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  22. R Hicks says:


    rich hicks

  23. c y l says:

    Yes, he is as sweet as pie to his sisters!
    The T2820
    Cradle is so cute! He could put his dolly to bed!

  24. c y l says:

    Fan (“Like”) Corolle AND Mamanista on Facebook and comment to let us know-carol yerby lewis.

  25. DanV says:

    Our favorite is Red/Fuchsia Baby Sling , it would help nurture their doll by holding them like a real baby

  26. Tammy Greer says:

    My daughter would like the Baby Meal Set because she loves feeding her baby dolls and cleaning them up.

  27. Gianna says:

    Red/Fuchsia Carriage for my daughter to put her twin babies in.

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