Doll Sold At National Toy Store Is Sparking Controversy Across America

There is always some new hot toy that causes a bit of controversy. The latest of these toys is known as the “You and Me Mommy Change My Diaper Doll.” The doll, which lives up to its name, teaches little ones how to change a babies diaper. Sounds like a pretty suitable toy for a child right?

Well, the controversy lies within the body part of the doll…it’s anatomically correct and some parents aren’t happy about that. While most baby dolls are missing their genitalia, this particular doll is equipped with private parts, but there is no mention of this on the box. Parents are fuming because they feel like they at least need a warning about the added body parts.

The writer of Sheknows.com, Monica Beyer, disagrees with the controversy and doesn’t feel like exposing genitalia is a bad thing.

“What about a baby makes a penis or a vulva dirty or sexual?” Beyer said. “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.”

Beyer believes that when parents deny pointing out anatomy, then they are participating in body shaming. Sexologist, Dr. Logan Levkoff agrees with Beyer and believes that parents who omit these words are failing. Exposing a child to the universal name for a body part is solid parenting and it leads to better communication. An example of this would be if a child hurts in their private area, they need to be able to tell their parent and that involves using the name of the anatomy.

This isn’t the first doll to be complete with boy and girl parts. An Archie Bunker’s grandson Joey Stivic doll was designed back in 1976 and can still be purchased on eBay today.
Commenters had a great time sharing their opinions on the doll and the controversy that has brewed because of it…
“Wow, what is the big deal at least it’s actually anatomically correct.”
While some felt that people were just using this as an excuse for something to complain about, other parents spoke up and agreed that they wouldn’t want their child seeing the anatomically correct dolls…

“That is something to complain about. Maybe you don’t care what your kids see but other parents do.”

“What are they going to see? That God created a boy and girl and they are different ?? Stop making it all “sexual” and just normal and there would be no problems.”
And others believe that it is all in how the parents treat the situation…
“My son of 5 years old asked my wife, who was expecting our second child, how the baby came out. My wife got all flustered and started to hem and haw. I simply said it comes out through mommy’s vagina. He said, “Oh ok”, and that was the end of it. Kids just want an honest answer. Same with this. It’s nothing sexual unless you make it so!”

 

Source:

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