stylist.mommy(team blue) (500.9 days ago) I have never in my life seen a doll with a penis! How awkward!! The girl dolls don`t have little vaginas... some have holes they pee out of but not like a full on vagina. Most that I`ve seen (and I have 3 girls) just have nothing there. I wouldn`t buy my child a toy with detailed private areas, it`s bad enough that they make barbies with big boobs, little girls don`t have big boobs, they have no boobs and the main people playing with barbies are girls under 5. At least from what I know! But to each their own.. I`m guessing a transgender, hermaphrodite, or any other odd private area`d doll wouldn`t sell much and wouldn`t be sold in stores. JMO
RobinG (501.1 days ago) I`m with letthisonestick and turtlefur and the others on this one.
Bri (501.1 days ago) I agree with Lettisonestick, if I had a child that was a hermaphrodite then yes I would. But I only have boys. Honestly, because I`m not in the market for dolls (neither have expressed a need for one) I thought most were like Barbie and Cabbage Patch Dolls. I didn`t realize there were that many dolls with actual genitals. HAHA! I guess I learn something new every day.
Baby Bliss (501.2 days ago) Cassie, I agree she was talking about a person that has both male and female genitals not transgendered. I would not buy it for my child because its not appropriate. I dont think their mind could grasp that understanding until much later in life. I have no problem teaching my children to love all different colors, size, shapes, and varying degrees of disabilities but it would be too much for purchasing a doll like this unless my child were in that situation. I actually talked to someone that was a hermapodite a few weeks back and he/she looked like a either gay man or had a hint of feminine nature, talked like a man but was actually a woman with a penis but internal parts of a woman. This person did not have breasts at least not like a woman. It was very odd. This person would have fooled me as a man had they not come out and told me they were a hermaphodite. Very very odd but this person made me smile. anyway that was off subject but just thought i would give my opinion and interesting encounter
DoeysGirl (Cassie) (501.2 days ago) I`m agreeing with Turtlefur, too... I`m learning with a two-year-old that it`s challenging to explain that he has a penis and Mama doesn`t. He wouldn`t grasp the concept of hermaphroditic traits until much older. If the siation was warranted, though, I`m sure I could have one specially made for my child.
Blessed x3 (501.2 days ago) I have to agree with turtlefur, and letthisonestick. I`m ask for teaching my children to embrace people for who they are, not what they look like, or who they love..... But I dont think I`d buy one of those unless my child was born that way.
letthisonestick (501.2 days ago) If my child was a hermaphrodite, I would. Otherwise, no.
turtlefur (501.3 days ago) Cassie, i think Jaimie is talking about the condition where a person is born with both male and female genitals...it`s a medical/physiological disorder...wouldn`t buy one for that reason...just as i wouldn`t buy one with a cleft lip or extra fingers, or spina bifida, or conjoined with another doll...etc...
girls interested in playing with baby dolls aren't usually developmentally mature enough to handle information regarding birth defects. I think it's a bit heavy of a topic for a child until they're a little older than elementary age.
DoeysGirl (Cassie) (501.3 days ago) Do you mean transgenedered doll? I don`t know how that would work since baby dolls are usually babies. Liam has a baby doll with a penis, and if he decided to put baby in dresses and such, that would be completely fine. He`s learning that all people are wonderful. Luckily I have gay friends with children, so he knows that some babies have two mommies, some two daddies, and some have a mommy and a daddy or just a mommy or just a daddy... phew! The list goes on... and I`m blessed that he has some different colors and cultures in his daycare class (hard to find in Iowa!) He`ll learn when he can understnad that some people are born in bodies that are different than his, but they`re still our friends... Wow... that was way off subject, but I see nothing wrong with dolls representing all of us. I think it could help a child cope if they`re experiencing confusion.
canadababy (501.3 days ago) LOL!! That`s hilarious ;P