Through no particular prodding or encouragement on our part, our kids always followed gender roles in their choice of toys when they were little. While my son Benjamin was crazy about toy cars and garages, (and little else), my two daughters loved princesses, dolls, Minnie Mouse, dresses …
And the color pink!
I found these seven pink dinosaur toys. Unlike some dinosaur toys, these dinosaurs are not meant to be scary or destructive. Rather, they are cute, friendly, and fun. Little girls would love these toys, but at least two of them would be completely appropriate for adult females who like dinosaurs — the color pink.
Pillow Pals are great. They’re a stuffed animal that doubles as a pillow. Not only are they cute, but they’re particularly handy for kids to take along with them to a sleepover, or even to make a long car ride more comfortable.
This pillow pal is a pink triceratops that fastens with a velcro closure. It’s machine washable, fluff dry. This is the kind of toy that can be for any age. I’m not ashamed to say I even have a pillow pet myself.
(Check out my post on Dinosaur Pillow Pets for other colors and varieties available.)
This polka-dot dinosaur is so cute! It (she?) stands at 18 inches tall, has a yellow neck and belly, purple feet, and green, orange, and blue polka dots. The colors are bright and it is soft and cuddly. It ships vacuum-packed, and arrives looking flattened, but don’t worry — it fluffs right back up within a few hours.
Here’s a stuffed pink dinosaur that you can have embroidered with your name (or maybe the dinosaur’s name?) You can choose between five different font styles and fifteen different font colors. There is room for up to fourteen characters. The dinosaur is easily washable and has two pods through the bottom zipper that the stuffing comes out of. It also comes in blue, if you’re shopping for siblings and don’t want the colors to be identical.
This adorable pink dinosaur pendant comes in a hinged, velour gift box that is pretty enough to be a lovely decoration in and of itself.
The necklace itself has an 18 karat gold finish and is lead safe. It is listed as being for ages 3-15, but one adult Amazon reviewer who loves dinosaurs raved about it being a great gift that she got from her husband.
It also comes as a green brontosaurus, which you can see by clicking the image of the pink triceratops above.
This dinosaur bank isn’t exactly a “toy,” but it is pink and cute and definitely something that would make a girl happy. It is twenty inches tall and made of high gloss painted wood. The dinosaur “eats” the coins when you put it in his (her?) mouth, and you can watch it travel down the track into the clear, belly, which can later be opened by unscrewing the center bolt. Being able to see the money accumulate over time is a great incentive for saving. This would be a great gift for a girl who has just started receiving an allowance or who is saving up for something special.
Side note: This dinosaur bank is also available is blue and green.
My kids were all crazy about the Webkinz stuffed pets when they were about seven or eight years old. Each one comes with a special “adoption code” that kids can enter in the Webkinz website and play games, take quizzes, and even “virtually buy” food, furniture, and toys for their pet. Even if you’re not crazy about the idea of your kid spending time online and skip that part of it, this is still a good choice as a soft, washable pink dinosaur for little ones. It is seven inches long, which many reviewers described as being the perfect size — not too big and not too small.
If your child is into collecting Webkinz (which a lot of kids are) and is crazy about dinosaurs, I found over twelve different Webkinz dinosaurs listed on Amazon. There is also a wooly mammoth and sabertooth tiger to go with them!
I found this handmade dinosaur over at Etsy. It’s made of hot pink minky fabric and has colorful ribbons made into loops, specifically designed to entertain babies who like the sensation of rubbing smooth fabric and find it soothing. (My younger daughter has always been very much into rubbing and fingering things!)
It is stuffed with hypo-allergenic stuffing and is machine washable.
I hope one of these cute dinos will be a great choice for your little girl — or big girl! — who loves the color pink.