Okay, here we go. The other day JavaQueen had this on her blog and I’d also seen it on The View that same morning. I didn’t really think to much of it other than in my opinion, it’s way over the top. Dolls are for playing and pretending and a lot of that is good for kids but for me, I felt this was…okay, I’ll just say it, WEIRD.
Then take the name which is “The Bebe Gloton” which means greedy baby. So is this saying that a hungry baby is greedy?
On goes this story. I was on Facebook Friday night saying good night to all my peeps and someone I know had the question on there “what do we think of this doll?” So I said the same thing I did on JaveQueen’s blog. I just felt it was to much. On starts the breast-feeding wars of breast-feeding is the ONLY way to go. Then a friend of hers went on to say that there is “nothing wrong with this and all kids pretend and she’d rather her kids see the “natural” way instead of bottle feeding.” So I stated that yes, it is a normal part of life but I also felt that it really depended on the age of the child AND that not everyone is able to breast-feed. A 3-4 year old would be one thing but how would it look if your 10 year old was doing this? To which she responded that “I had nothing better to do with my time!” So needless to say, I didn’t say another thing.
I wasn’t the only one who thought this was downright creepy and that this woman, or whoever she was, was a whack-job. I got a private note from someone telling me I should do a post about this. I won’t say who it was in case she didn’t want me to but I know you’re reading so if you want to, tell it like it was.
So I did a search on this doll and came up with this video and I’m not a big fan of Kathie Lee but man, you gotta love her honesty on this doll because she said exactly what I was thinking. What’s next?Watch this video.
Now I’ll admit that after watching that, I’m more creeped out than ever by it. I mean, the way it suckles and moves it’s mouth and the little girl WITH NO BOOBS is “feeding” this baby on the little daisy things has really almost made me feel sad in a way. So kids need to learn this? Is that what I’m hearing? So what about the doll having sex so the little tyke can know how the baby got there. Then we could have the doll giving birth so the little girls can know what labor and delivery are like. We could maybe even have dolls that masturbate so they can learn to do that too? Well okay maybe that is going over the top but come one, this to me is just plain CREEPY. Can you even imagine walking into a group of 10 year olds doing this with their dolls??? EEEeeewwww….I don’t care how “natural” this is, it’s not natural for children to be breast-feeding.
I would have let this all go except for the fact that this woman made me feel bad about my not being able to breast-feed and made it sound like if you don’t, you’re not “normal” and that’s nobody else’s business. This was about a doll and she turned it into the age old, “breast is best” with no reguard to anyone else’s feelings.
What do you think of this doll? Would you buy it for anyone you know?