Whoa, "Barbie doll is pregnant?" "Is it appropriate for girl kids?"

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@Shavkat (63442)
Philippines
November 25, 2012 11:19pm CST
I opened-up this discussion, since barbie dolls are popular for young girl kiddos. They used to play the figure doll with their playmate at the same age. Recently, I had seen the barbie plus she customized to be preggy. The concern point on this, "Is it appropriate young kids to play a barbie preggy?" If it you say, "yes". Then it might create a greater impact of the way they think, at an early age of imagining to be like her. On the contrary, I believed some of you will say NO. In your own points of view, will you avail such product for your young girls?
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49 responses
@Mavic123456 (9865)
• Thailand
26 Nov 12
such ridiculous doll, if that so. No, why have this kind of Barbie Doll, it is weird. I can't imagine myself playing pregnant dolls when I was young. Appropriate, no definitely not appropriate, in fact quite weird for me.
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@CloudXD (84)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
kids also needs to know about this things.. so that they will not get empty-headed about this things or corious...
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@jeztrose (1405)
• Philippines
28 Nov 12
i think it is not right for the kids to have that kind of idea. they are still a kid and the idea of being pregnant is sensual.
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
There are subjects now a days for family planning so you don't need to worry about it.
• China
27 Nov 12
I will never buy a pregnant Barbie doll to my daughter as a present,I think it is crazy.As we all know now the world full of adult message and this will make the kids grow up early,and if we still buy those gift to them then it will add more bad message to the young generation.It is our responsibility to provide the kids a more healthy growing environment.
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@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
what is really the purpose of this preggy barbie? well for me i think a pregnant Barbie is not OK for those kids that are still too young to know about pregnancy. They might think that pregnancy is just like a game.
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@salonga (27964)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
Shavkat, I am not fond of Barbie dolls because I find her too thin and skinny. I don't wanna but that skinny though I always want to maintain a good weight and curvacious figure. Going back to preggy Barbie, I believe Barbie is not a baby anymore, am I right? I could even see Barbie dolls in wedding gowns in fact and even in two piece swimsuit and as I could observe, a Barbie doll is always sexy and has all the body endowment of a fully grown woman. So, I think there is nothing wrong with a preggy Barbie after all she is a woman and it is such a blessing to be a mother. Maybe we just have to explain to a child that Barbie is not a baby who can't be pregnant at all. Tell the child, that preggy Barbie is just like her own Mom when she was still heavy with her.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
27 Nov 12
The barbie doll has seen a lot of changes over the years. se has been there so many girls and many circumstances. why not shiow barbie in motherhood as well she can be a shining example to young girls.
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@CloudXD (84)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
even though they knew that barbie was pregnant, its still fine because they were also playing a pregnant game.
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@chatoang (61)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
nope... i don't think i will let my little girl buy a preggy barbie doll coz it will create something on her young mind which is supposed to be for adults only.
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@neelia27 (896)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
why not having a pregnant barbie doll.. children now a days are smarter than we think they are.. if we explain carefully the things happening in our environment they will surely understand and pregnancy is part of our life so i`m not seeing it in a bad way with the guidance of the parents they will surely not take it for anything wrong.. parents should tell their kids that being pregnant is done only in the right age and if they are only married..
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@trisha27 (3498)
• United States
27 Nov 12
Huh, I haven't seen this before. But is interesting. In my opinion, most kids know about pregnancy and others don't but I think it could be used as a good teaching tool and also for kids whose mothers are expecting.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
26 Nov 12
Poor barbies. Who ever deformed their bodies should take all the blame as they no longer appeal to the little girls and therefore have to be returned to the manufacturer as they are no takers. it is a crzy idea to change the original design of Barbie dolls to that of a pregnant doll. Barbie dolls are young girls favorite toys as they are pretty with that trim figures and beautiful dresses. I may avoid buying pregnant Barbies to my young kids to avoid being asked embarrassing questions.
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• United States
26 Nov 12
What is wrong with pregnant? That is natural. There are many problems with Barbie, and none of them lay with portraying her as pregnant. When I have children, I really do not want Barbie to be present in their playroom. I want for my daughters to strive for something other than to have big chests, tiny feet and a huge wardrobe. I have many problems with Barbie--her origins and what she represents. She is many things, but she has never been just an "innocent" toy. Her very origins should dispel any notion of innocence. Will there possibly be a Barbie that makes its way into my home? Well, my mother is nuts about Barbie, so it is entirely likely that she will go against my wishes and give my daughters those dolls.
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• United States
26 Nov 12
Well, with today's society it was just a matter of time before Barbie got pregnant. I mean Snookie got pregnant and she's a role model, how about all those other Hollywood celebrities who have babies without husbands, cause they don't need them, we should look up to them as well. Yea right! Barbie is a doll, not a role model and if girls wants to have babies while they are still babies then society will have to raise them along with their kids, won't this be fun!
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
26 Nov 12
It's a bit creepy for me, to be honest. It's not as horrible as some people are posing it, as kids should be aware of that babies are not brought by storks, but still, it's not appropriate for 4-5 old kids, and it may start wrong thoughts in them.
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@mounis (70)
• India
26 Nov 12
NO, I'm shocked :o after all its a toy for small kids.
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@sriroshan (2586)
• India
26 Nov 12
No I will never allow small kids to play with Pregnant Barbie because first of all they do not know what pregnant means and if with curiosity, now a days small children do asked seeing their mother pregnant about the fact. Wrong impression in mind of yound child will surely develop
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@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
26 Nov 12
Barbie dolls are not just for kids anymore, they also became a collector's itme that's why the businessmen behind this doesnt care much. It might be not appropriate but it's also reality, a aprent just have to be careful in explaining to the kids.
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• Philippines
26 Nov 12
I don't have an issue with a preggy barbie but it will open up a can of worms and awkward questions. Mothers can explain to their little girls why women get pregnant (perhaps a little sanitized and generalized version of the the 'talk') and somewhat summarizes the average life of a woman on planet earth. Besides, motherhood is part of a women's life, if they choose to do it. Basically, it fills the gap. You have a single Barbie who seems to be shopping endlessly. You have rebel dolls, child dolls and even pageant dolls. Why not a pregnant doll? It's also a good idea if the girl expects a younger sibling. Personally, I won't get anyone a Barbie doll. Never my thing.
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@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Honestly I don't know what age is the appropriate time to allow small kids to play with this preggy doll. My daughter never like to play doll when she's small. Her cousins who lives overseas use to gift her barbie doll and other kinds of doll but she was never been interested with those stuff- so I can't contribute well on this discussion. Maybe it is fine to allow small kids to play with this pregnant doll with supervision and proper guidance.
@prashu228 (25808)
• India
26 Nov 12
hi jaiho, I was like that during my childhood. I never used to play with any dolls nor any girly games. I thought a lot about that when i wen to college as to why i was so different fro other girls who were my neighbors or classmates. I never got the answer till today. Instead i always used to play outdoor games like hide and seek and cricket with my brothers and others. I would like to tell you about one incident which happened to one of my colleague. She has a daughter who is some 4 and half years old. Recently there was a movie in which they showed a pregnant lady who was having difficulty in giving birth to baby, how she was trying an all. Now her daughter watched the movie with her parents in the theater. After few days , one day my friend(colleague) noticed some sounds from the bed room she went inside to see what was happening( her daughter was inside) she noticed that her daughter was making the sounds what she saw in the movie by lying down on the bed . when the mother asked what he was doing , the daughter replied she is trying to give birth to a baby. Now the mother couldn't say anything but she is very much worried as she was not understanding what to do ? and how to explain her? She was asking for the advice to our colleagues.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
Now here comes the problem...ahahaha I am sure that will give me some panic to see my daughter doing such a thing. Yah, how can we explain to a small girl what she saw from the movie...sounds funny, but worrying too.
@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
I do believe that once the child can identify things or people that surrounded him or her, that's the time they are needed to be guided in playing some toys. Thanks for sharing.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
I think that it is okay for my daughter (if I had one) to play with a "pregnant" barbie for as long as I am there to be able to answer all her questions which may be related to that doll. Parents should also play a role in teaching their kids about small things about life as their kids grow up. I mean we don't have to tell them exactly how Barbie might have been pregnant, but just an "over view" of how it happens. It is best that information such as that be coming from their parents rather than be learned from others.
@Shavkat (63442)
• Philippines
26 Nov 12
It is a good thing to have guidance from the parents.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
27 Nov 12
I think that there should be no excuse from any parent not to be able to guide their kids as they grow up. It is our major responsibility to be on guard to whatever our kids are doing. Maybe we fail sometimes coz we need to go to work or do some other important stuff. Bit I think, if we build a very good relationship with our kids, they will always think of asking us about what they want to know instead of asking it from their friends.