Doll Encourages Anorexia?

Chet - posted on 01/23/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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This doll needs to be "coaxed" to eat. She'll turn her head away unless the spoon is positioned perfectly, in an attempt to mimic feeding a real baby who doesn't always cooperate. People are concerned it will promote disordered eating in children:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/articl...

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Denikka - posted on 01/31/2014

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What a load of crap XP
Eating disorders have NOTHING to do with how *easy* or *difficult* it is to eat food. It's control (especially when a child is in situations that they cannot control-like divorce or other negative circumstances. They can still control what they eat) and it's about a skewed body image. In some cases, it's about replacing difficult to deal with emotions with food.
If a doll, or by extension a child, who was a little difficult to feed had ANY bearing on eating disorders, there would be a world full of anorexic mommas. . . .

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 01/28/2014

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Well, as usual, I think that adults are overthinking how kids think.

Little ones who watch mom & dad feed their younger sibs will 'get' what the point of the doll is. Actually, I think it's pretty cool that the industry is trying to mimic actual situations more...

You know, babies that won't eat, or spit back out food, squirm when diapers are changed...etc...teaches kids that babies aren't necessarily "easy" or "fun" all the time.

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