My daughter is sixteen months old and not yet into baby dolls. I suspect it might have something to do with the fact that she prefers attempting off the couch nosedives. Pushing a doll in a cute stroller is way too mellow for my sweet little monster however tons of kids love their babies. I know I did. Playing with dolls is a rite of passage for many however today’s dolls are much different from the dolls from our childhood. They can shake, pee, and have VBACs?
Yes. You read that correctly. There is a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean) doll. Mamamor dolls are an excellent teaching tool for parents and educators. They offer pregnant, birthing, and breastfeeding dolls for sale. The dolls are recommended for children ages three and up. I love that there are dolls that children can play with that do things beside shop at the mall and lounge by the pool but I am not sure how I feel about my young children playing with a VBAC doll. VBACs are a controversial topic amongst adults and I am not confident in my ability to relay the information to my children in an age appropriate manner.
On the one hand I can understand expectant parents wanting to educate their children about the upcoming birth of a sibling, a VBAC is a wonderful thing, but I wonder whether it is necessary to get into heavy detail with a young child. I try my best to keep things as age appropriate for my children as possible. The innocence of childhood is very fleeting and I do not want my children worrying about adult subject matter needlessly.
What do you think? Would you buy your child a VBAC doll?