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Some Parents Think New Breastfeeding Doll Really Sucks

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Some Parents Think New Breastfeeding Doll Really Sucks

A new toy from a Spanish toymaker is creating quite a stir among parents missing the good ol’ days of boring, do-nothing Raggedy Ann dolls…

Introducing Bebe Gloton, a hungry doll that mimics breastfeeding.  To nurse Miss Bebe, your child slips on a halter top that has sunflowers over the nipple area.  Which, in the adult world, would be called “pasties.”  When the doll is lifted toward the sunflowers, the doll makes a suckling motion and sound, and must be burped before it can fall back to sleep.

Many breastfeeding advocates are thrilled by the product; they argue that children are encouraged to mimic bottle feeding a baby, so why shouldn’t they be encouraged to breastfeed a baby?  Meanwhile some parents, concerned that a breastfeeding doll is too much too soon, are less than thrilled with the product.

Hey, if we’re going to give kids a breastfeeding doll, it might as well poop after every feeding as well.  Screw carrying around a hard-boiled egg — constant dirty diapers are the best form of birth control!

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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