There is a lot of hype around the Barbie movie and between the marketing and women of all backgrounds dressing up as Barbie on social media, it got me thinking about the great debate: Barbie vs. Baby Dolls and who has the bigger career influence.
For as long as I can remember I’ve never been into Barbie unless it was to braid her hair. She wasn’t a toy I saw myself in and it didn’t help that her accessories were so small. I constantly lost them and eventually forget about the doll. I preferred baby dolls and would ask for one a new one every year for Christmas or my birthday. Playing with baby dolls allowed me to care for and love something other than myself and perhaps was the beginning of my desire to want to help others.
Some girls are inspired by Barbie’s career choices while others enjoy nurturing roles like motherhood and nursing. In this blog, you’ll learn how the iconic toys have influenced future career aspirations in women as well as some fun facts about Barbie and baby dolls.