Positive Barbie Alternatives

So a timely post… World Doll Day seems to be today! The Little Beanie’s birthday is now fast approaching and we’ve been looking at some gift ideas. Aside from the obvious hand-made little bits and pieces (perhaps a new personalised superhero cape might be in order as she’s really grown since the last one! [also watch this space for news on these returning to Bow Beanie’s shop in an all-new format]) the Little Beanie herself has been asking for a Barbie doll. The specific doll she is after is the Barbie Rainbow Makeover Hair (thanks to the unrelenting advertising on Channel Five!)┬ábut Mr Beanie has put his foot down against any doll that pigeon-holes women into both unrealistic body expectations…