Boys love playing daddy, too.

Tidoo Poppy Boy Doll by CorolleI have nothing against boys embracing pink, but when I went to buy a little boy doll for my nephew to love while his mama was caring for a newborn, I found that 99% of the baby dolls in the big toy store were of the female persuasion.

France’s Corolle, the maker of beautifully made, safely constructed, age-appropriate baby dolls, seems to understand what I ran up against and has added some boy dolls to their collection, right in time for Father’s Day.

My favorite is their new Tidoo Poppy boy doll in a bright red sleeper that looks like something my son would’ve worn when he was smaller. Tidoo Poppy can even go in the bathtub since his body is made of little beads that dry out quickly, and he’d definitely find space in my son’s bed, especially since his eyes close when he’s lying down (something I wish my son would do a little more quickly most nights).

father and son with corolle dollFor those really little guys who want a baby lovey, Corolle has added a sky blue outfit to their Babipouce collection of first dolls. Totally plush except for their tiny vanilla-scented hands and face, Babipouce can even be put into the washing machine if he gets a little dirty. Hey, these are our boys we’re talking about, right? -Christina

You’ll find a nice selection of boy dolls from Corolle, at our affiliate Amazon right in time for Father’s Day!

Congratulations to Catherine W, lucky winner of the Corolle Tidoo Poppy doll!


Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.


  • Reply June 14, 2010


    Tidoo has been on both my sons’ wish lists– although nobody ever wants to get them one. I ended up just buying a little boy doll at Walmart (not easy to find) and they have loved him to bits. This still would wave been my top choice.

  • Ha! I always got so angry at my sisters for pointing out that my GI Joes were just as much “dolls” as their round, plush, yarn-haired dolls.

    More power to boys playing with dolls!

  • Reply June 14, 2010


    Corolle dolls are worth every penny, in my opinion. They really can be washed and dried in the washing machine with little wear-until you’ve washed them many, many times like my oldest daughter’s were. Even still, it adds to the love and care they receive! I bought my son the boy Babipouce when he was born in 2004. Even though he is 5 now, he likes having a boy baby when he plays house with his sisters. And, if he takes him outside to dig in the dirt, I can wash him!

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