Amazon slammed for selling pregnant doll with baby in its belly: 'Let kids be kids'

Many claimed that the doll being sold on Amazon normalized pregnancy too much for young girls and has made it into a fashion statement


                            Amazon slammed for selling pregnant doll with baby in its belly: 'Let kids be kids'
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A controversial new children's doll that features a detachable pregnancy stomach cap has left shoppers divided. 

Amazon's 'Dinglong Real Pregnant Doll Suit Mum Doll' is making headlines after being widely shared since its launch. Many shoppers are concerned that such a doll could lead to more pregnancies at a young age. The doll which is estimated to cost around $5 (£3.89) has a pregnant belly that contains a tiny baby. 

The doll comes in a variety of different appearances and had been shared on a Facebook shopping group. As reported by the Manchester Evening News, many claimed that the doll being sold on Amazon normalized pregnancy too much for young girls and has made it into a fashion statement. One shopper commented saying, "Think this is so wrong. Why do little girls need to know about reproduction, let kids be kids!"

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"I can understand maybe getting this for your child if you were pregnant and trying to explain to your child, but other than that, no just nooo!" the shopper continued. Another shopper slammed the product as "too far". A third shopper chimed in, "No wonder girls are getting pregnant from a very young age, they are making this a fashion statement."

"Let kids grow up naturally like we all did, they are learning from a young age in schools anyway which is not right so why glamourize it??" the shopper said. A fourth person echoed the same sentiments and wrote, "This doll takes the innocent out of little girls."

However, a handful of people seemed to love the idea and were excited about buying the doll for their children. One such shopper shared, "I initially looked and said omg but then bought it because my little girl will be over the moon with this," while another added, "Need this."

According to the Independent health think tank the Nuffield Trust, the under 18 conception rate and had decreased by 62% from 47.7 per 1,000 to 17.9, Mirror reports. 

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