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Breastfeeding baby doll: Creepy or groundbreaking?

Discussion in 'Consumer Affairs' started by Skwim, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Skwim

    Skwim Veteran Member

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    "We’ve got dolls that wet, crawl and talk. We’ve got dolls with perfect hourglass figures. We’ve got dolls with swagger. And we’ve got plenty that come with itty bitty baby bottles.

    But it’s a breastfeeding doll whose suckling sounds are prompted by sensors sewn into a halter top at the nipples of little girls that caught some flak after hitting the U.S. market."
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    So, watcha think, creepy, groundbreaking, . . . . or?

     
  2. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Greased up & ready for action!
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    Creepy here.
    Perhaps not elsewhere.
     
  3. Reverend Rick

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    I dunno, I would have to see one first to render an opinion.
     
  4. Badran

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    This looks pretty cute to me:

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    I see nothing creepy about it.

    The argument provided against this in the beginning of the article by "Bill O'reilly":

    If supposed to be an objection towards the toy, is pretty absurd given that kids already mimic adults in all sorts of ways while playing. And as the article points out at some point, little girls already mimic their mom's in this regard with whatever other doll.

    The only difference here is that the doll makes sounds. So it seems the objection some may have is actually concerned with what they'll go through when they see their kids breast feading a baby doll and hearing suckling sounds. It may creep them out.

    IOW, the concern doesn't seem to be about kids at all, rather the crept out feelings some parents may have towards the idea. Which, also as the article points out, is probably due to breast feeding having sexual connotations in the perception of many.
     
  5. Draka

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    It's what they see their mommies do anyway with their baby brothers or sisters.
     
  6. The Sum of Awe

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    Should kids also have a Kendall that really squirts too?
     
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    I'm assuming Kendall is some doll? I don't know what that is.

    If so, are you sure you have thought this through before posting it?

    First, as you surely know, squirting is a purely sexual thing. Breast feeding is not.

    Second, kids see their mommies breast feed, and they mimic them already with dolls. Normally, kids don't see their mom's squirt.

    So, in that case the toy would actually be introducing something to the kids that they're not already aware of, a sexual thing.
     
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  8. Draka

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    What is a Kendall? I know Kendall is a girl's name. I don't know about it being anything else.
     
  9. Rakhel

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    I'm kinda put off by it.

    It give me the impression that it'll gives kids the idea that babies are easy to take care of.
     
  10. Shadow Wolf

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    I don't find any objections to it. It's certainly worlds better than dolls, mainly Barbie, with perfect hourglass figures and unrealistic proportions. Or the Bratz dolls that glamorize being a fashion and shopping-addicted bimbo.
     
  11. Draka

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    How is it any different than baby dolls that come with a plastic baby bottle to shove in their mouth?
     
  12. Rakhel

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    I didn't say it was.
     
  13. beenie

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    I'm not bothered by it one bit. All of my daughters imitated me breastfeeding, and they all got over it. We make a big deal out of the most dumb *** things. :rolleyes:
     
  14. NIX

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    When children play they are learning about life. Acting it out, in order to understand and make sense of it, by participating in played out scenarios they are not ready/able/capable of engaging in 'for real'. Children are going to mimic (in a limited way) whatever they are aware of- whether you hand them a prepackaged toy or not. Parents who are relaxed about life, with a good sense of humor and few taboos will generally be more relaxed about how/what their children play. Parents who are embarassed about exposed breasts and breast feeding will probably be embarassed by such a toy. In this case I think it's more about the attitudes of the parents than it is about the toy itself.
     
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    agreed.
     
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    In this case children shouldn't have/play with baby dolls in general.

    I mean, they play with the baby when it's fun, then toss it in the toy crib, or on the floor when they're done and want to move on to something else.
     
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    And even worse-- the dollhouse! No mortgage or rent to pay, no bills, no leaking sinks or roofs .... shall I go on? If doll houses don't give children a false impression of 'easy' I don't know what does.
     
  18. Skwim

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    I think The Sum of Awe meant "Ken doll," as in Mattel's Ken Doll.
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    Stop slurring your words, The Sum of Awe :tsk:
     
  19. dgirl1986

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    I say let kids be kids, it is really up to the parents whether it is appropriate or not. I for one would not get a kid (if I had one) a doll that mimicked a real baby but that is just my personal choice.
     
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    I find it absolutely shocking that young children would be taught breasts are for feeding infants while everyone knows breasts are for sex. Shocking!
     
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