It’s true – there really is a dolly that your child can breastfeed!
Dolls that can merely cry, drink, eat and wet their nappies may be on their way out if a new Spanish doll takes off. The Bebe Gloton, which means greedy baby in Spanish, looks like a regular doll, but comes with a less-than-regular feature – you can ‘breastfeed’ it. The doll comes with a bra-like halter-top for your child to wear, which is clad with two flowers over the nipples. The baby doll then latches onto the flowers and even makes a suckling sound. The people behind the creation, Spanish toy company Berjuan, have designed the doll to promote breastfeeding but it has been slammed by concerned parents, who believe that it is inappropriate for little girls to play with. However, fans of the Bebe Gloton believe that it is simply mimicking a healthy, natural act between mum and baby and shouldn’t be frowned upon.The life-like doll measures 50cm in length (the average length of a newborn) and is currently only available in Spain.So MFM mums, what do you think? Is Bebe Gloton a harmless toy or totally inappropriate? Tell us now…
My older children always breastfed their dollies and teddies cos they saw me do it.They didn't need a special dolly to do it.
Slight design flaw,er my boobies are inside my clothes.The idea of putting on an item of clothing with baby feeding off that's a bit silly.It doesn't mimic bf from that point of view.It seems to be using this gimmick to sell an otherwise normal doll.
I don't see it as inappropriate,just not very well thought out
This is a tricky one. At first look I was a little shocked, but it is promoting a natural act. On the other hand why can't we let out little girl's pretend and use their imagination like we did. Some dolls seem to go too far anyway, without the need for fake breasts.
I wonder what dad's would think of this new doll, and I could see that certain generations might be horrified and think that we're not allowing children to be children with these sorts of products.
I wouldn't be keen on it for my daughter anyway.
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