I was horrified today when I was watching the news today about a new baby doll that is hitting the markets called bebe Gloton:
A Spanish toymaker known as Berjuan has developed a breast-feeding doll that comes with a special halter top its young “mothers” wear as they pretend to breast-feed their “babies.” The halter top has daisies that cover the little girlsвЂ™ nipples and come undone just as easily as the flaps of a nursing bra would.
The doll вЂ” called Bebe Gloton, which translates as вЂњgluttonous babyвЂќ вЂ” makes sucking noises as it “feeds.”
I do support breastfeeding your children and was able to do so for two of my children however the thought of a young girl at any age holding up a doll to herself to “feed” it and hear this doll make “sucking” sounds makes me cringe!
I personally feel that this doll will not help the breastfeeding cause as the company claims but will actually hurt the cause more. Can you imagine going to a park or a mall and see a little girl with her doll, hear the baby crying and then see said little girl pick up the doll and place her to her chest?
Personally I would rather talk about breastfeeding to an adult who can see both sides to breastfeeding and bottle feeding and make their own choice of how to feed their baby,В I know some women cannot breast feed due to health issues or to personal choice. I was one of those women. I was able to breastfeed my oldest and my youngest but not my middle son due to health issues, so I know and have experienced both sides.
This post is not about whether you should breast feed or bottle feeding,В remember “YOU make the best choice for YOUR life” every woman has the right to make the best decision for her own life and her own baby.В I want to hear your thoughts about this “toy”….
What are your thoughts on this subject?
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