From my column on Want2Dish.com:
Picture a 6-year-old girl strapping on a flowered halter top with falsies and suckling her baby doll at the imaginary breasts. Complete with slurping and gurgling sounds and cries for hunger.
A Spanish toymaker is introducing a breast-feeding baby doll to the market. The dolls name is Bebe Gloton, (translated as gluttonous baby) and it is causing quite the controversy. Feel free to watch the manufacturers video, if you are curious.
Company executives tout, “The Breast Milk Baby will revolutionize our nation’s attitudes to good infant health, while letting little girls share in the wonder and magic of motherhood. The Breast Milk Baby lets young girls express their love and affection in the most natural way possible, just like Mommy!” (BTW – The doll retails for $99.)
My personal opinion? I think that it is beyond creepy.
I know that I am going to get a lot of flack for my opinion, but REALLY?! Picturing my niece playing in the yard with fake nipples and a sucking baby just makes me shudder.