Doll That “Breastfeeds”
Bebé Glotón (Spanish for gluttonous baby) comes with a little halter top outfitted with daisy shaped pasties to simulate nipples (or nibbles as my daughters call them) that your child wears. When your wee one lifts the doll to the nipples, the doll simulates suckling noises. Ewww. I can’t think of anything more disturbing than peeking in on a toddler only to see them sitting in giant rocking chair breastfeeding their dolly du jour.
I know some breastfeeding advocates believe that this is a healthy way to introduce a natural act to children, but aren’t we putting the cart before the horse? I’m all for breastfeeding, did it twice myself, but I don’t think my four year old needs this nonsense. God willing, it will be at least 20 years before either of my girls have their own child. I hope good sense and education dictate that they breastfeed, not a doll that they had when they were four or five. I might not be progressive enough for this type of toy, but I am sure I am not alone. This doll is not available in the United States (yet).
On a side note, both of the toys linked to above (Baby Alive and Barbie and her pooping dog) have made the rounds through our household.