Why EVERY Child Should Have a Baby Doll

If you’ve been following my blog for nay length of time, you know how passionate I am about children’s toys . I have written many posts on on the subject of toys and language learning and have more in the works.

So, I was BEYOND excited when my friend Christie from MamaOT, a pediatric occupational therapist, contacted me about collaborating on a post all about the importance of baby dolls in children’s development. Especially in respect to boys having dolls. Together along with clinical psychologist Laura from PlayDrMom the three of us tell you all the reasons why, developmentally, EVERY child should have a baby doll. Yes even the little boys. So head on over to MamaOT right now and tell us what you think!

See you over at MamaOT! Happy Sunday!



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Katie is a licensed, credentialed and certified pediatric speech-language pathologist and mom to three (5, 3 and 9 months). Her passion about educating, inspiring and empowering parents of children with all abilities led her to start her blog Playing With Words 365 where she shares information about speech and language development, therapy ideas and tips, intervention strategies and a little about her family life too. Katie has been working in the field of speech pathology for 9 years and is certified in The Hanen Centre’s It Takes Two to Talk ® and Target Word ® programs and holds a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). In addition to blogging and being a mommy, Katie works part time in her small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. You can follow her on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. My kids were not into dolls. I really tried. I bought my daughter several and was beyond excited when I found Asian looking dolls for her. Nothing. She loves her stuffed animals (same with my son), but not dolls. (Luckily that also means she hasn’t been into Barbie, Polly Pockets, etc!)
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    • CC that is funny! My kids both love our baby dolls but my daughter is also REALLY into her stuffed animals also. She dresses them in all HER clothes. Ha.

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