As much as I believe that children benefit from baby doll play, and I wrote a post about a lovely imaginative play scene with a baby doll, most baby dolls are just plain creepy.
I am not scared of baby dolls. Thank you, Mom, for limiting our access to scary movies. I don't have a phobia of them due to horror films.
Baby dolls fascinate yet repulse me.
Baby dolls are creepy ugly, but the baby doll play scenes I discover are more creepy. My number one thought when watching my children play with baby dolls is "Thank God, these baby dolls aren't real."
Seriously, the warning to never leave a baby unattended in the water with an older sibling never rang so true when I found a baby doll submerged in a pitcher of water.
As much as we want our toddlers to believe they are useful when a new (real) baby arrives home, can they really be trusted to apply baby powder in only the right places? On that matter, does anyone actually use baby powder anymore?
Or can they resist the urge not to contort their extremities? Imagine their disappointment when they realize baby sister's legs don't turn 360 degrees.
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Thank goodness, it isn't as easy as this for your children to pass out baby brother as a Halloween treat when they get fed up with all the attention being grabbed by a smelly, wrinkly, and loud creature Mom and Dad call a cute baby.
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By the looks of it, there is some sort of attachment to preserve the iconic creepy realism of dolls. Dolls of the past are creepy just like our's today.
See Grandma played with creepy baby dolls, and she turned out fine.
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Well, maybe, this Grandma didn't fair so well.
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As much as I poke fun about creepy baby dolls, there is something sweet about our children cherishing those baby dolls even the creepy ones with one eye that rolls about it in it's socket.
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