Richelle - posted on 08/07/2009 ( 143 moms have responded )
Breast-feeding baby doll
If you have visited the baby doll section of a toy store, you know about the miniature strollers, bassinets, and changing tables designed for kids to simulate motherhood. You saw the baby dolls that pee, poop, and burp, and noticed that most of these come packaged with small bottles. Children love this stuff. They love to push their dolls in mini strollers alongside their moms pushing a new baby. They love to stick tiny toy bottles into tiny plastic baby mouths.
Now, Spanish toy manufacturer, Berjuan, has introduced Bebe Gloton , purportedly the first-ever breast-feeding doll, for children to enjoy (and for toy stores to display next to the bottle-feeding babies). Translated Baby Glutton, it comes with a snazzy halter top for the doll's owner to wear. The top is adorned with two daisies, strategically designed to fall over the nipples. "When the doll is lifted near the flowers it makes sucking sounds," according to ParentDish . Voila! You're nursing! (Watch the demo video below.)
Bebe Gloton is meant to impress upon kids that nursing is natural, and it certainly challenges the generations of dolls who have been packaged with miniature baby bottles. Parents who are seriously disgruntled by the toy industry's "pro-bottle stance" might see this new doll as a boon, but others might find it entirely unnecessary. After all, children often "nurse" dolls that weren't specially designed to do so (I know my daughter did).
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I dont think I like it too much, next thing you know you'll find your 6 year old in her room with her younger brother or sister tryin to breast feed them! I used to play house as a kid, we had mom, dad and kids or babies what happens when they play house? I dont think I like it, its too much