When I think about my carefree days as a child playing with Barbie's, I can't recall playing with a pregnant Barbie.
Oh wait, that's because she didn't exist then.
Fast forward to today, and there's a new Barbie doll on the block ... and yes, you can remove the baby bump and the baby!
The dolls are listed as "educational." Let's go down that route for a moment, shall we?! If a pregnant mother wants to buy a pregnant Barbie doll for her younger children to try to explain the pregnancy process ... well, I guess that is understandable.
But, let's be clear. Children are on a need to know basis -- and honestly, if I had a doll like this as a child, I think it might have evoked quite a few nightmares -- especially if my mother gave it to me in an attempt to explain pregnancy.
"Let's just remove Barbie's belly and extract the baby ..."
A quick scroll through Twitter and Instagram leads me to believe that other people are not particularly fond of pregnant Barbie either.
Hmm not sure how I feel about this.. THOUGHTS? @thebump #pregnantbarbie #Random https://t.co/4iv5d940QT
I was looking at kids toys on a cheap site to see if I could find any cute stocking fillers for the kids. I wasn't expecting this to pop up, it's quite horrifying. #pregnantdoll #toys #cheaptoys #pregnantbarbie #terrifying #majorthighgap #christmas #stockingfiller #why
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Side note, while the dolls have been called "Barbie's" online, I don't believe they are affiliated with Mattel, rather they look like a knock off brand to me.
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