Veronika adores her two soft dolls (both named “Baby”), and I find myself marveling at the way she mothers them. She loves to give them hugs, pretend to feed them, arrange them in her car seat, and more. So today I made a little bed for her to tuck them in! Doll furniture can be expensive, but all you need for a doll-sized bed is an old box, whether a shoe box or something sturdier (I used a wooden one).
We added a pillow and Veronika’s very own baby blanket from the hospital!
I showed her how to tuck Baby in for the night, and she loved it. She proudly said “sleep sack” as she layered the blanket on top.
Of course baby needed a sip of milk before bed.
She spent quite a while taking both dolls in and out of the bed, rearranging them just so, and clearly taking a lot of pride in her caregiver role.
This was such a sweet game to start her day.