In her heyday, the Barbie doll was been considered controversial and threatened to upset the Apple Cart of society. A female who wanted to be a doctor or a (gasp!) astronaut? Then who would be barefoot and pregnant in the household?
Society, and the dolls it expects little girls to play with, have changed.
Meet The Breast Milk Baby Doll manufactured by Berjuan Toys and available in Europe for the past two years, which actually explains quite a bit if you think about it. The Breast Milk Baby Doll comes with a special halter top with two flowers positioned where nipples would be. When the mouth of the doll is brought close to a sensor embedded in the flower, the baby motions and makes suckling sounds.
The only thing missing is the acessory pack with a carton of smokes, Red Bull, and season one of MTV’s Teen Mom!
This little gem will be flying off store shelves in the United States in just a few weeks.
Or maybe not.
- Doll that mimics breastfeeding stirring controversy (ctv.ca)
- Do Breast-Feeding Dolls Cross The Line? (abcnews.go.com)
- “Little Girls Need to Learn to Breastfeed” According to Berjuan Toys (prweb.com)
- Which is creepier? Parent Doll or Breast Milk Baby? (timesunion.com)