Yes I have would allow my child to play with barbie dolls if she would like. I would just buy a variety of Barbies. Now there are a wide range of barbie dolls from every ethnicity, color and size. I don't feel that its the toy that's the issue. I feel like if you talk to your daughter and tell her what true beauty is and show her no matter what color, size or race she is that she's still beautiful then it shouldn't he a problem. Barbie dolls help girls imagination grow.