Post # 1
Has anyone seen this yet? A doll who suckles when you pretend to breastfeed it? I saw this article about it and was laughing out loud.
Sometimes I just have to roll my eyes at the things in the mommy world that are creating controversy. Why can’t I do what I want while you do what you want without debate or judgement? Is it just inherent in being a mom that if someone doesn’t make the same choices as you do, they aren’t as good a mom? Aren’t there bigger issues out there to worry about?
Also, am I the only one who missed the whole Motrin ad campaign that insulted all of the baby wearing moms out there?
Post # 3
Ah, I’ve seen this before; it’s been sold in Europe (I think) for quite a while now. When I was a kid I had a baby doll who made similar “sucking” motions when you held a bottle up to it’s lips. I’m relatively certain my parents didn’t pay $89 (!!!!!!) for it, though. Who pays $89 for a baby doll?!
The article is hilarious, though. 🙂 And I never saw that ad from Motrin; I don’t think it was on for very long (or maybe just played in certain areas/cities?).
Post # 4
Let your kid have a Breast Milk Doll and the next thing you know, she’ll want a co-sleeping doll. Can you imagine? A doll that is made for you to sleep with it! The downfall of independence in our country! The end of democracy as we know it!
And then? I imagine your formerly sweet little girl will be wanting to carry it in a sling instead of pushing it in a stroller like God intended. Before you know it, she’s feeding that baby doll homemade organic baby food from some communist food CSA, pre-registering it for a Waldorf preschool, selling the family TV, and refusing to shave her armpit hair.
Lol. People find things to be outraged about all the time.
Post # 5
Wow…I don’t even know what to think! I mean…I’m all for being open with your kids, but I wouldn’t want to watch mine pretending to breast feed…and not for $89!!! haha.
Post # 6
Yeah I would have NEVER have wanted a doll like this when I was little. I had the one that you “fed” with water and paste stuff that went straight thru it to it’s diaper. I’m sure I knew about breastfeeding because of my little brother and sister but had no desire to mimic it (hell I had a hard time getting my head around it even after my baby was born).
Post # 7
The comment made about if there is a breast pump for when the kid is too busy coloring and watching Dora cracked me up! I do think it is odd to create a breast feeding doll. I would’ve never thought of wanting something like that as a child.
Post # 8
@camrie: I had that doll too.
Post # 9
My favorite part:
I did respond to one person who suggested that the doll is upsetting because little girls don’t actually have boobs. I reminded her that little girls don’t actually have babies, either. Still haven’t heard back.