Parents say You & Me Mommy Diaper Boy Doll is 'inappropriate' for kids
By Jay Dillon
Parents are slamming a doll made by Toys 'R' Us that cries when its wet. But the problem isn't the crying, it's how the diaper gets wet in the first place.The You & Me Mommy Diaper Boy Doll comes standard with an anatomically accurate penis. That's caused some shoppers and rattled citizens to post their concerns on Facebook. Click here to see the doll.The box says it's for children ages 2 and up. Some called it inappropriate and unnecessary while others joked that it could be a way to do a 'gender reveal' party. But others 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: The Globe)
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