This is just for fun. Anyone else's toddler becoming a gender stereotype? I tried so hard to be egalitarian, and offer her both "boy things" and "girl things." I tried not to push her in any particular direction. But my toddler girl's favorite things are .... Tucking her doll in for "goodnight" under a blanket, and pretending to feed her Trying on hats and shoes Chocolate Playing with my make-up and putting it on my face I asked my friend who has toddler boys whether they also do these things and he said, "No! Never!" And then his toddler boy proceeded to pick up a toy from the floor, pretend it was a "gun", point it at his dad and say, "bang bang". Something my girl has NEVER done!! Do you think toddlers sometimes just naturally fit gender stereotypes or do you think we give them subliminal messages by mistake? Or do you think the incidents I describe are coincidence? Anyone experienced this with their toddlers?