It is okay for him to like girl things at this age...he is trying to find his true self--and it is probably a stage that he is going through...My boys love to do boys things but they were given a doll to take care of for a few days and they wer very gentle and very caring just like a girl would be...I found nothing wrong with them taking on some female characteristics toward the doll. Just try and balance his life with what he likes doing--he will find his perfect nitch. Also is he around a lot of little girls or girls in the house....for if he is he is just imitating what he sees.
Agreed -- he is most likely just role playing. This is nothing to be concerned about. By the time he is 7, he will be most likely be into an "anti-girl" stage.
The time to be concerned is if he is 8 and he talks about how much he HATES being boy, and WISHES he was a girl, or insists that he is a girl-- then you need to take him for evaluation.
But for now-- sounds like he is having a good time:)
Posted this below but just figured out how to send to you. Almost 10 years later, did he remain feminine or grow out of it. Just curious as I have a very feminine son who is 4. Does the same thing as yours did and my fear is him being teased in school. We’re in a very small town and kids can be cruel.
That is not how you should respond to him. Respect his interests and let them flourish so he can grow as a well rounded happy person, think of someone important to you disapproved of what you liked and pushed you away from it, especially as a child.
And you should note that looking feminine things does not mean he wants to be or act like a girl. He can like feminine things, let him. It's fine.
It may go away or it may continue, it could easily be a phase or it won't be, but support your child the whole way and it will be fine