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Going Too Far?? Toys R Us To Sell Baby Doll That Is Anatomically Correct

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A baby doll with a penis is freaking out some shoppers and online readers.

The toy, which is made by the You & Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll collection at Toys “R” Us, also cries when its underpants are wet — talk about the real thing.

It is not specified on the company’s site or the toy’s box, but the doll is anatomically correct for a male baby (most dolls are made without genitals, as we all know), and this has caused some shoppers and rattled citizens to post concerns on Facebook.

Some parents called the doll inappropriate and unnecessary for kids, while others joked it could be a unique way to conclude a “gender reveal” party. Some users on Facebook just wished the doll’s box came with a warning label.

Writer Monica Beyer of SheKnows.com, however, doesn’t see a problem. “How on earth is it inappropriate for a child to see a naked baby? What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual?” Beyer writes. “Because that’s what it sounds like when people say that it’s wrong for little girls to see it. The truth is, when a child points out the body part that she doesn’t have, all a parent is required to do is call it by its name.”

Sexologist Dr. Logan Levkoff says banning the word penis is a parenting fail and if we don’t have universal names for body parts, it may be hard for for children to tell their parents when these body parts hurt.

This isn’t the first anatomically correct doll, either. Sites like Momlogic date the first anatomically correct doll back to 1976, with Archie’s Bunker’s Grandson Joey Stivic doll — which is still available on eBay today.

Source: Huffington Post

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6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. Frank

    August 1, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Most kids I know get to see real babies during a diaper change. They see siblings at bath time, other kids in the locker rooms. It’s foolish to think anything is wrong with this doll or others like it. I do agree the package should tell parents it’s anatomically correct, but other than that, why shouldn’t kids grow up with realistic dolls? It’s much less harmful than video games of death and destruction!

  2. Suzanne

    August 1, 2014 at 2:46 PM

    I don’t understand what this so called BIG PROBLEM is all about , even though I myself might of had a baby brother … Here’s my point , { loving mothers should agree } , let’s just say , a family has a young daughter about 3 to 5 years of age , suddenly she walks in while mom is either changing his diaper or bathing him , HELLO , all of a sudden she sees his naked body , or else some siblings bathe together , so I repeat my self , I do not understand what this BIG PROBLEM is all about .

    • Robert

      August 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM

      Then the mother has a talk with the daughter with a good moral explanation about girl/boy differences. It’s a “big problem” because it simply doesn’t belong on a toy. Get real. Some things just aren’t appropriate as toys, and don’t belong in a child’s toy box.

  3. Ramona

    August 1, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Back in the mid 1970’s there was a doll by Mattel called Baby Brother Tender Love who was anatomically correct. My Daughter loved her baby brother. There was never anything strange about it.

  4. jackierose1184

    August 2, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    And you can even tell if the baby boy doll is Jewish. 🙂

  5. Robert

    August 2, 2014 at 3:40 PM

    The way this stupid country of ours is going it won’t be long until we have full accessories such as, “Use this one if you want your doll to be Jewish,” “Use this ‘piece’ (sorry, couldn’t resist) if you want your doll to be a girl. “Use THIS one if you want your doll to have a ‘natural’ look, and so on. This particular accessory doesn’t belong on a child’s toy. They should be removed from the shelves.

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