After having my daughter Summer there have been a lot more pink, girly toys around the house and I've noticed that Riley has been wanting to play with them too, one of my friends gave me a little pushchair and a doll to put in it and when we first got it Riley would spend ages pushing it around the house and putting his toys in it to take them for a walk and some people thought he shouldn't be playing with it which raised the question should boys play with girls toys?
It's one of those questions that seem to have people divided down the middle, half the people I ask seem to think boys playing with girls toys is wrong and the other half think it's fine. I'm of the opinion that if it makes my son happy then he can play with girls toys all he wants.
For example Riley loves watching Peppa Pig which is considered more of a girls tv show so we got him the Peppa Pig Deluxe Play House from Argos and he loves it, he likes to make Peppa and George jump in muddy puddles, have a bath and then put them to bed in their bunk beds. It's a great little house with lots of accessories and when he's finished playing with it it folds up nice and compact with everything stored away inside.
I really don't think it's a big deal if boys play with girls toys or vice versa because I'm pretty sure Summer will have lots of fun playing with all of Riley's toys, children need to explore and try different things, it's not fair to tell him that something is off limit because it's pink. As long as my children are happy and having fun then that's all that is important to me.
What do you think? Do you let your son play with girls toys?
Leave me a comment and let me know.