This post probably contains affiliate links. You can read the full legal mumbo-jumbo explaining all that here.
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!
If you’re curious (or in a hurry):
I searched through both Amazon and Etsy and found these eleven 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.
Stuffed Pink Dinosaur Toys
Spotted Pink DinosaurT-rex Soft Plush Dinosaur ToyPink Triceratops Pillow Pets Large 18Brachiosaurus Dinosaur PlushCretaceous Critters World Plush Collection Plush Dinosaur Stuffed AnimalI’m The Big Sister Pink Triceratops Plush Dinosaur
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.
Not only did this dinosaur get voted “Amazon’s Choice” for pink dinosaur toys, but the customer reviews were overall very positive, saying it is “adorable,” “as cute as can be,” and has “vibrant colors.”
However, not everybody liked this little guy (girl?), giving a ONE star review.
Amazon reviewer Lauren Osborne said that the dinosaur itself “would be absolutely amazing” if not for the poor packaging it was in. Her daughter was disappointed in the result.
✅ Read Lauren’s review with photos showing the problem.
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.
Here’s a pink dinosaur soft toy 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.
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.
✅ Click here to see all the best-rated Webkinz dinosaurs on Amazon.
Webkinz Pom Pom DinoAurora World Parasaurolophus Dinosaur Plush, 16Pillow Pets Dinosaur, Green Dinosaur, 18Wild Republic Brachiosaurus Plush, Dinosaur Stuffed Animal, Plush ToyWebkinz ApatosaurusWebkinz Key Lime DinoWebkinz Stormy Dragon PlushWebkinz Triceratops with Trading Cards
The Benefits of Children Having a Stuffed Animal
We all know that stuffed animals are cute and fun, but studies show that they might also significantly help your child’s well-being and development.
According to an article in Psychology Today, people who feel excluded or lonely have both a rise in positive emotions and friendlier behavior (such as being generous to others) after spending some time holding a stuffed animal.
Stuffed animals — especially ones with full cheeks, large foreheads, and/or maladjusted limbs — bring out the nurturing and caring side in humans.
And the most interesting thing I found was that stuffed animals can help inspire your child to read!
A Japanese study had children bring their stuffed animals to a “sleepover” at the library, where photos were taken of the animals gathered together and “reading” certain picture books. (Is that totally cute, or what?)
The next day, the children were not only given copies of these adorable photos, but they also were given a copy of one of the books their animals “chose” to read.
Sure enough, the children started reading the book to their stuffed animal!
So consider taking one of these dinosaurs along the next time you and your child go somewhere to pick out books.
And if you’re looking for a great book that your child and their dinosaur will want to read together over and over, this one was a favorite of ours:
This is one of the many books our family loved written by Sandra Boynton. Like all of her books, it’s cute, silly, and has adorable and colorful illustrations. We owned at least six of her books when my kids were little, and used to regularly get many more from the library.
This is another one we owned when the girls were little. It’s a “touch and feel” book, meaning every page has the texture of the binkit — uh, I mean, blanket — that kids can rub their fingers against. Some kids really love that extra sense of touch in their board books!
The Going-To-Bed BookBarnyard Dance! (Boynton on Board)But Not the Hippopotamus (Boynton on Board)Doggies (Boynton on Board)Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! (Boynton on Board)Moo Baa La La LaDinosaur Dance! (Sandra Boynton Board Books)Blue Hat, Green Hat (Boynton on Board)
Books About Pink Dinosaurs
If your little girl is going to be reading to her little pink dinosaur friend, then she might like a book about a pink dinosaur, right?
What if Dinosaurs Were Pink? by Jarrett Whitlow is a cute rhyming book with bright and colorful illustrations. It’s a good imagination-sparker, as it tosses out “what if” ideas about dinosaurs … What if they danced? What if some were rainbow-colored? There is even a blank page at the end for kids to write their own “dinosaur what-if.”
For little girls who are learning how to write, here’s cute handwriting notebook with a pink dino on the cover:
And look — Sandra Boynton has another cute dinosaur book, Dinosaur Dance! with a pink dino right on the cover!
How to Wash Stuffed Animals
At some point, you’re going to have to take your child’s beloved dinosaur friend away for a little while so they can take a bath. But the last thing you want you to do is damage it. How do get it clean without causing unneeded wear and tear?
First of all (and I admit that I never did this myself), you should regularly vacuum your kids’ stuffed animals. Even if they look clean, they’re collecting dust and mites, so rub them a little with a cloth to loosen the dust, then give them a quick once-over with your vacuum hose and attachment.
Most stuffed animals can go in the washing machine and dryer, as they as they don’t have a music box, glitter, delicate clothing or hats that can’t be removed, glitter, or a styrofoam ball inside (I’m looking at you, Beanie Babies.) You also might want to avoid machine-washing animals that have been so well-loved over the years that they look too weak to withstand the machine.
I often washed my kids’ stuffed friends in a pillow case, but these dryer bags also protect them well and come with a special set of “wash balls” which rub your clothes (or animals) gently while they’re being washed. They come in handy for other things too — the biggest bag in the set can hold a sweater, dress, or blanket.
So what if you have a stuffed animal that can’t be put through the washing machine? Well, here’s a little trick I just learned: Put it in a big plastic bag, pour in about half a cup of baking soda, shake it and let it sit for about 15 or 20 minutes.
When time is up, shake it off and vacuum it if you’d like. Voila! Your child’s stuffed friend is clean and sweet-smelling! Is there anything baking soda can’t do?
✅Purple Stuffed Dinosaurs
Purple dinos are fun too! Here are some cute ones:
TOPJIN Plush PP Stuffed Animals Dinosaur Toys Doll Like Figures for Children Kids Purple 18Aurora World Dreamy Eyes Plush Flame Purple Dragon, 10Jurassic Jungle World Plush 7Manhattan Toy Jellybeans Lilah Dinosaur 5Stuffies – Baby Stomper the Dinosaur
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.
✅ Click here to see a similar pendant as a brontosaurus.
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.
✅ Click here to see this dinosaur bank in other colors.
✅Pink Dinosaur Costumes
When my two girls were little, they loved dressing up — not just as princesses, but as anything! I remember going to the library one day with one of them dressed as Barney the Dinosaur and the other dressed as a Teletubbie. Who says you can only wear costumes on Halloween?
This is the kind of costume I like! (In fact, I have a costume like this of my own, only in tiger form.) It’s cute, it’s comfortable, it even works as pajamas!
One smart thing is that this costume has a rear zipper, so that girls don’t have to get completely undressed every time they have to go to the bathroom.
Here’s an adorable costume for babies and toddlers. It comes in four different sizes and is machine washable.
Pink Dinosaur Baby Clothes
Not surprisingly, there’s a lot of cute pink clothing out there for baby and toddler girls … and some of them have dinosaurs!
Here are some adorable outfits that come in various sizes to fit girls from newborn babies to 24-month old toddlers.
Girls Green Dinosaur Tunic Short Sleeve Summer Casual Dress 2-7TToddler Girls Dress Cartoon Cotton Kids Unicorn Dress Christmas2Bunnies Girls Colorful Dinosaur All Over Print Long Sleeve Cotton DressDan Ching Girls Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt Dress Dinosaur
It’s funny — my girls hardly ever wore pants when they were little. They always wanted to wear dresses. (Of course, now that they are teens, they almost never wear dresses!)
This cute, short sleeve dinosaur print summer dress is just the kind of thing they both would have loved. It’s casual enough to wear everyday, but could also work for special events like a birthday party or a photo shoot.
My girls took dance lessons when they were little and loved to wear their dance costumes and tutu dresses. They would have put on a pair of butterfly wings, grabbed one of their dress-up wands, and happily danced all over the house!
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.
The girl in this photo kinda cracks me up! She is showing her dino love by wearing a 100% cotton t-shirt. It’s available in sizes from 2T(oddler) to 2Y(outh).
Pink Dinosaur Shoes for Girls
Who doesn’t want cute, fun shoes?
I found a few ways that little girls can dress up their feet with pink dinosaurs:
These pink canvas sneaker shoes have design prints of dinosaurs on them. They look both sturdy and comfortable:
These are for showing off your pink dinosaur love at the pool, beach, or water park:
These boots will keep a girl’s feet dry on rainy days:
And these will keep her feet warm before bedtime:
Here’s an option for girls who like to be silly:
Pink Dinosaur Bedding for Toddlers
If you know a girl who’s really crazy about pink dinosaurs, maybe she’s like them near her even while she sleeps!
I was able to find this fitted bedsheet for toddler mattresses sized 28 inches by 52 inches. You can also order this matching pillowcase separately.
And this is a cute blanket that measures 40 inches by 30 inches and is made of super soft, fleece. It can be personalized with the girl’s name and used as a blanket at home, for the car (my kids always needed plenty of soft things on long car rides), or nap time at preschool or daycare.
Carousel Designs Pink Watercolor Dinosaurs Crib Sheet – Organic 100% Cotton Fitted Crib Sheet – Made in The USAHIYAGON Storage Bin,Cube Hamper Box for Kids Toys Animal Theme Decor Perfect for Baby Nursery (Pink Dinosaur)Wall Decal Stickers Dinosaurs T-rex Kids Bedroom Nursery Daycare and Kindergarten Mural Home Decor DIY Self Adhesive Removabledhje-chen Cute Cartoon Dinosaur Plush Pillow Toy Ultra Fabric Bed Rest Chair Bolster Nursery Decoration Gift for Kids (Pink)Dinosaur Nursery Décor Girl Dinosaur Nursery Wall Art Dinosaur Kids Wall Art Pink Purple Teal Green Dinosaur Nursery Decorations-UNFRAMED Set of 4 PRINTS (NOT CANVAS) C469Golee Throw Blanket Cute Dinosaur Adorable Cartoon Colorful Kids Pattern for Girls 50×60 Inches Warm Fuzzy Soft Blanket for Bed Sofa