Breast Milk Baby Allows Children To Simulate Breast Feeding
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you Breast Milk Baby: a doll that lets children pretend they are breast feeding. I’m not making this up, and it’s on its way to stores in the US.
The doll makes motions and sucking noises and is an hit for Spanish toymaker Berjuan Toys. But, is this the kind of thing that should be marketed to kids here in the States?
Breast Milk Baby comes with a halter top that a child can wear like a vest. It has flowers positioned where nipples would normally be, and when the doll’s mouth is brought up close, sensors in the flower trigger the doll to make sucking noises. The doll, which sells for a whopping $89, has sold millions in Europe.
On the toymaker’s website, Dennis Lewis, their U.S. representative states: “The Breast Milk Baby lets young girls imitate mothers in a natural, caring way. Acting just like mommy, girls can learn another natural nurturing skill about taking care of a baby.”
While dolls that cry, walk, talk and wet their diapers have been around for a long time, not everyone is ready for one that nurses.