Oh my goodness, I couldn’t believe the trend hitting the internet today so I looked it up and sure enough there is an actual “Breastfeeding Doll” for kids. Yes, now your daughter can breastfeed a baby doll just like mommy. While I may have breastfed my four kids, I’m not okay with my daughter pretending to breastfeed a doll. Am I wrong here?
A Spanish toymaker by the name of Berjuan has created Bebe Gloton (the first ever breastfeeding doll). There is a little nursing bra you would put over your daughter that has a flower where her nipple would be. When the baby starts to cry simply place the baby up to the bra and she begins nursing and making sounds such as suck suck (sounds) and once she’s done burp it by hitting it on the chest. I don’t know there is just something about seeing this on a younger child that makes breastfeeding look bad. Breastfeeding is natural, but not on a 7 year old.
I won’t lie, the doll itself without the whole creepy breastfeeding part is very cute and everything else would be great if they left that out. Replace the breast and give the baby a bottle, not my 6-year-old’s boob. Ikkk. Maybe give the baby a bottle and a sling in replacement for the breastfeeding and the nursing bra.
How do you feel? Would you by this doll for your young girl? I’m definitely keeping this post away from BabyGirl and BalletGirl as they’d love it because it is different. I’d be scared of the thing and would not want to see them doing it. Yes I realize this goes against all those that breastfeed but then again so does this doll.
By the way here are a few that thought Bebe Gloton was also creepy:
EcoChild’s Play said: Play Nursing: The Creepy Breastfeeding Doll
NJ.com says it’s a ‘sucky’ Idea. I must agree.
Parent Dish said: New Doll Leaves Little to the Imagination.