Straight from Spain
First it was tapas. Then came trains. Now, Spaniards are hawking a breast-feeding doll to American consumers. Have we all become suckers?
The breast milk baby was originally dubbed bebé Glotón, as in "gluttonous baby." And this is one hungry infant, creating a disturbing sucking sound and motion when a sensor in its head gets close to a garment the user wears while playing with the doll. After feeding, the doll makes adorable burping noises.
Reports the Washington Post, the doll's Spanish maker, Berjuan Toys, banked $2 million in its first four years on the market in Europe. The breast milk baby will appear in stores stateside following its debut at a Las Vegas trade show next week.
What happened to cute dolls that simply went potty? What's next? A circumcision doll?
If you're shocked by Berjuan's creation, know that you're not alone. Sharing your outrage are mothers in Hoboken, as well as Bill O'Reilly. There's even an active debate on a Facebook page, "Against 'The Breast Milk Baby' Doll."
In response to all of this dissent, the makers of breast milk baby have launched a webpage entitled, "God supports The Breast Milk Baby," and created a parody retort: