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I hate to break it to you, but little girls have been playing Mommy since the dawn of time. When my daughter got her first doll at her first birthday she knew exactly what to do with it. I stand by my statement that little girls playing mommy has nothing to do with the teenage pregnancy rate.

Michelle - posted on 12/08/2010

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At least this this doll is more realistic than a barbie doll ;) What do you think happens in poorer countries where they all share a room and give birth at home?

Jodi - posted on 12/09/2010

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"After a while little girls tend to get bored of changing that pissing doll's diaper. This is an actual opportunity to say, you know with a real baby you have to take care of the diaper all the time so that's why takes some one who is an adult to do it."



Quite honestly Rebecca? Allowing a 5 year old to play with a doll and get bored changing a diaper is NOT going to have any impact on her when she is 13 and discourage her from having babies because of the diaper changing. She will barely even remember it.



Sure, give her that message, but you need to be always and continually finding opportunities to educate them anyway, doll or no doll. I have managed to convey this information without a doll that poops or pees. The same as I have been able to convey how mums have babies without a doll that gives birth.

Mary - posted on 12/09/2010

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As a teaching aid for small(er) children whose mother is expecting, I think it could be very beneficial.



As a toy in and of itself...eh, kind of bizarre. I'm pretty sure that if I gave this to my two y/o for Christmas, it's purpose would completely escape her, and I'd be 'delivering' Diego, Baby Jaguar, or perhaps numerous Little People out of that vagina...

Jodi - posted on 12/08/2010

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I think this is great! I may have to order one actually seeing as I may be giving birth in a birthing center and not a hospital and we are going back and forth on whether or not we want our daughter there.
I don't see the problem, giving birth is a part of life, children act out life scenarios with their toys, not sure I would buy this for my daughter if I weren't pregnant an expecting but can't say for sure...but for those mommies out there about to give birth and/or breastfeed, I think it could be a great toy and tool for any big sister or brother to be!

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Erica - posted on 12/10/2010

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At first I was shocked, and then once I was looking at it...I thought it was awesome! It helps to teach our kids just where babies come from. I think the younger the child is, it's not going to make much of a difference...but once they get old enough they will be able to ask why... GREAT, AWESOME!

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Ya know, I wish these were available when my now 20 year old daughter was younger. How much younger? I don't know...I mean, she was 3-1/2 when I delivered my now 17 year old son and she was one of those kids that asked questions and I answered. Had this doll been available then, I probably would have bought it and let her play with it and understand more about what I had already told her. I mean she asked "how's he getting out of your belly" and I told her the truth...in 3-1/2 year old terms. This is brilliant and I think it's a great tool for teaching!!!!

Gina - posted on 12/10/2010

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LMAO, awesome. Ok well, I don't think I would buy them, but I can definitely see a purpose for them. If you want to really explain to your child where babies come from, and get them ready to be seeing mom breastfeeding, it could be a great way to do that. I had to have csections so the conversation about where sissy came from was a lot easier for me, nothing embarrassing to go into. He got used to seeing me nurse. I can see how the doll could help, though.

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I have two boys so no I wouldn't buy it, but I don't have a problem with it. Maybe if I had a girl that was 5-10 and I was pregnant. It may make them feel more comfortable about asking questions like where do babies come from and that. Actually it may be a good one for boys to learn the same too. But still I wouldn't buy it... but I feel nothing against it.

Jodi - posted on 12/10/2010

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No, Rebecca, it can't hurt (depending, of course, on how you introduce it to your child....). I didn't suggest that it would. I was simply making the point it was unnecessary.

Mrs. - posted on 12/10/2010

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I don't think you need the doll to do it...still it can't hurt.

Yeah, you're right, messages we get when we're young and impressionable never stick with us. Besides I never said the kid was five. Lots of girls play with dolls like that who are older than five.

I'm glad you manage without doll aids. I'm sure I'll manage too if I should HAVE to go peeing doll-less. Oh the misery, I could only imagine.

Mrs. - posted on 12/09/2010

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Um, on the teen pregnancy thing relating to girls pretending to be moms. The more info, the less likely the girl is to want the responsibility.
My mother had my little bro when I was 13. It was the best birth control lesson I ever got. After having the baby in the room next to me the first month, I didn't want to even think about having kids until I was 30. I'm thinking the same goes for being in the birthing room and even those pissing dolls. After a while little girls tend to get bored of changing that pissing doll's diaper. This is an actual opportunity to say, you know with a real baby you have to take care of the diaper all the time so that's why takes some one who is an adult to do it.

Ez - posted on 12/09/2010

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Is Baby Alive the one that jumps up and down? If so, Milla will not leave it alone in the store, but I refuse to get it because it freaks me out.

Jodi - posted on 12/09/2010

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"I probably wouldn't let her see one until she was about 14 or 15 and we were going through the sex talk and the consequences of sex."

Ok, I know this was a page back, and a bit off topic but.....

@ Layce
Are you serious? You are going to wait until 14 or 15 for that talk?

Stifler's - posted on 12/09/2010

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What's your point though? Having a doll isn't going to damage anyone.

Caitlin - posted on 12/09/2010

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Pffftt.. my daughter doesn't have a doll and she started to change the cows diaper, even without dolls they learn.. When Zoe was sick and I was comforting her, Kayla would walk around with her cow, holding it and patting it on the back whispering "is k.. is k" (it's okay..) They learn just by seeing us do..

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Oh, Mary I agree with you on the Baby Alive! Eliza and I were looking at the Toy's R Us catalog and she was taken by it. I told her, "No way!" You're right...it's the eyes that make it creepy.

Stifler's - posted on 12/09/2010

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I had dolls that peed and you had bottles with fake milk to give them and they burped. Learning about motherhood has been going on for centuries, hence why we have baby dolls at all. I'd rather my kids knew about breastfeeding like this than thinking everyone bottle feeds.

Mary - posted on 12/09/2010

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On second thought...

My sister gave Molly a Baby Alive doll for her 2nd birthday. Anyone familiar with her? She is downright fucking creepy - reminds me of Chucky - something about her eyes....

Maybe this doll isn't so bad after all. I think I would prefer her over that demon doll that I am convinced is going to come alive and butcher us all in our sleep!

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That's....'different'. Lol. I have nothing against it, I mean I think it is funny and a little weird at the same time. Just don't think that I would get that for my daughter. I agree that she should just use her imagination if she wants Barbie to have babies. Or something. Lol. Or say, lets give them sex dolls. Ones that have sex. I mean that is the beginning to giving birth right? Nothing to be ashamed of? Lol.

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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yea i know kids will do things with there dolls especially if they see others doing the same with babies i just wouldn't waste my money on special dolls lol there probably over priced because they can pee or whatever :) haha

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Fair enough Nikkole. =) I never had dolls that peed or anything, but you better believe I made them do those things! I breastfed my dolls. My daughter puts her dolls on the toilet to tee tee (normal dolls). I have a friend whose daughter gives birth to her dolls after seeing her mom go through a very quick labor (not planned). My point is that kids will make their dolls do those things anyway. Which is why I don't see a point in making special dolls to do these things, but I don't take issue with them.

Jennifer - posted on 12/09/2010

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because pregnancy and birth are passions of mine, and i am working towards becoming a midwife, i'm sure my child(ren) will be familiar with birth from a very young age and this doll definitely does not seem inappropriate to me. i thinks its pretty cute, and i love the snap on latch and sling...very sweet.



i definitely don't see the connection between teaching children about motherhood, and teen pregnancy. being a mother is a caring, selfless state of mind that goes faaaar beyond changing diapers. most of the teen moms i've known know very little about what motherhood actually is.

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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Thats fine everyone has a right to there opinion! And i never said there was anything wrong with playing mommy i had dolls to but mine never peed or ate off spoons,or pooped,or gave birth! I think its fine for little girls to play mommy i just dont like all these new video games that you have to take care of a baby to earn points or a doll giving birth thats just strange to me!

Laressa - posted on 12/09/2010

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I don't know, maybe it would be good depending on the child and parents. I'm sure my hubby would figure its TMI for a child.

I think it would be nice to have my daughter in the delivery room with me when my baby is born in Feb, but I'd need Mom or a friend there as well if it became a distration or she was bothered. I'm quite sure my hubby wouldn't want that either tho. Hey, if he's gonna have to take care of her there he should get the majority of the say, I think. Its just last time my labour was so boring for the longest time I think that having my daughter there would help the boredom! Hopefully this one is faster.

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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Yea i almost fell over when she said that! well i could see in in learning purposes! but i dont think i would let my little girl play with it but to teach her HOW babies were born yea i would use it!

Ez - posted on 12/09/2010

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Nikkole, your sister is a prime example of why people feel the need to create a doll like this in the first place. I would be horrified to hear a young woman thought that!

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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well she has said some other dumb stuff besides that lol so we always get to make fun of her!

C. - posted on 12/09/2010

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"my sister is 17 and she thought everyone had c sections to get the baby out NOT JOKING lmao shes kinda dumb !"

Hmm.. I think it's best to just keep my mouth closed on this one..

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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my sister is 17 and she thought everyone had c sections to get the baby out NOT JOKING lmao shes kinda dumb !

Ez - posted on 12/09/2010

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Sherri, your kids didn't know about birth until they were 12? No wonder you think this is TMI for a preschooler.

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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If theirs games out teaching kids how to take care of babies and how fun it is to do so and the parents who buy those games for kids and dont teach them hey this is just a game having babies at a young age is not this fun, those kids grow up and think if i have sex then i will have a baby and it will be like the game or playing house! Im not saying ALL teenagers and parents are this way but i dont think they should have video games aimed at little girls teaching them having babies is so much fun and you get extra point for feeding them on time or changing diapers!

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I don't think little girls pretending to be mothers has anything to do with the teenage pregnancy rate...

Nikkole - posted on 12/09/2010

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I wouldn't buy this for my daughter! I hate how all these dolls now a days poops,pees,pretend breastfeed's,and now this one! Had anyone seen this new game for a the WII consul you put the remote in the baby doll and you take care of it and it tracks how well you do the job i think little girls should NOT learn how to be mothers that early i think this is ONE reason there are soo many teen pregnancies and the fact mothers dont talk to there daughters! But i just wouldn't even buy any of those dolls or games for my little girl!

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Too much information? That I don't get. I would never buy that doll, but my girls have known since 5 how most babies come out of their mothers (they knew at 3 how THEY came out). Not too much info at all. :)

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I just remembered, forever ago when I was little they had a Barbie doll that could give birth. She had a little pouch and maternity clothes and the idea was you could pretend another Barbie was the doctor and deliver the baby. It wasn't nearly as graphic as this (I think it was a felt pouch over the Barbie's regular stomach with a little plastic baby inside) and certainly didn't have snap-on nipples or umbilical cord, so I guess the concept isn't so new.

Of course, I don't think pregnant Barbie or OBGYN Barbie lasted long on the shelves...

Amie - posted on 12/09/2010

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I'm with Caitlin on the explanation front. My children know giving birth is normal, kind of hard not to with 4 of them. Our oldest has watched and learned this process 3 times over. I breast fed all of them. Our youngest, well she gets the benefit of watching an Auntie go through it. I'm done having kids. haha.



I don't need tools to teach this, just as I didn't need tools when I was a child to learn this. I didn't need a special breastfeeding mommy and baby doll. I pretended to breast feed my own dolls. I knew where babies came from and played birth a lot. Right down to the moaning and screaming.



My mom and aunts thought we (all us kids) were hilarious. We knew it was normal and natural without ever having one of these toys. I just do not see the need.

Lacye - posted on 12/09/2010

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I wouldn't give it to my daughter. Right now she is not old enough to understand. I probably wouldn't let her see one until she was about 14 or 15 and we were going through the sex talk and the consequences of sex. I don't think a child should be in the delivery room either. That is no place for a child.

Rosie - posted on 12/09/2010

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i think it's rather bizarre. people have been learning about birth and breastfeeding for centuries before this doll came about, and we all did just fine. i think we'll be just fine without it.
like mary said i think it might be ok to show your kid what happens a little if you are expecting, but even then, it's a bit out there for me.

Bonnie - posted on 12/09/2010

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Yup definitely missing all the blood, guts, and food crap that comes out and is stuck to the baby when coming out hahahah.

Barb - posted on 12/09/2010

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When i first read it i thought it was going to be gross, but after seeing it i can see it isn't gross, it's really cute actually and not a big deal.

I remember being 5 or 6 and watching the cat give birth to kittens. This is much more benign. Children play at this already and it just adds to their imagination.

It's not messy, it's just yarn and rag dolls. I think it's a very creative idea and i think i'll get a couple for my granddaughters when they get a little older.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 12/09/2010

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This is a joke right??? I can see using something like this in a sex education class in high school to encourage safe sex...or to imply abstinance..but I would not think it was ok for my daughter. I would never want her to think birthing is easy..but I surely would want her to think it is natural.

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Sorry...I don't think that will be top of Julie's Christmas wish list...ever...

I think I turned out just fine being sheltered from sex and all related aspects of it until I was seventeen, when I started dating my best friend and current hubby.

I also think I did just fine pretending a bunch of dolls I made for myself when I was little were mommy, daddy, and baby. And I think I would have been horrified as a child if my mom tried to buy me this or surprised me with it.

I can see it as a collector's item, but a child's toy? No.

Bonnie - posted on 12/09/2010

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I think it is cute and different than every other doll that is out there, but I don't think it is appropriate for a child. I think we should leave kids to their own imaginations as they are with just a plain doll or toy. Young children don't need to know about birth, breast feeding, placentas IMO.

Katherine - posted on 12/09/2010

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For some reason I can't get to the link, it's the registration page.
I ewwwed, because I thought it was the doll made out of a placenta lol!
I think it's really cool. I can't see it though :(
Great way to show how a mom gives birth and teach your child.

Tah - posted on 12/09/2010

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remember when dolls laughed and bounced up and down..now they have babies and placenta..i don't know how i feel about this, but i know i will be buying my daughter a bouncin babbles baby alive..check that off santa's list...

Caitlin - posted on 12/09/2010

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Why don't you just teach your kid that birthing and breastfeeding is normal by talking about it before and using a regular doll to explain it, you don't need the graphic explanation if they are young to make it normal. And breastfeeding? They'll know it's normal because they'll see you doing it for however long you do it for! My 2 year old daughter knows breastfeeding is normal (and she was weened at 7.5 months) because I feed her 9 month old sister. She was curious at first, and I explained Mommy makes milk for babies and the milk comes from my nipple, just like her bottle (at the time). She was cool with that. Now she's 2 and I breastfeed the baby she runs over and points to my breast and goes "best" (she doesn't have the "r" sound yet) and then points to my nipple and goes "nip" and then pats it and goes "malk". She knows what i'm doing, it's not scary or anything, it's quite normal to her and I didn't need a doll to explain it!

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