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post #81 of 126
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Originally Posted by karika View Post
My 6 yo got this doll from her aunt. I do not allow babies with bottles in the house.
May I ask why? I am very pro breastfeeding and nursed son until he self weaned at 2.5y.....but you know, some people no matter how hard they try are unable to. It isn't evil, it is an option that, thankfully, is available to those who can't. Also the bottle could be filled with pretend BM
post #82 of 126
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Originally Posted by lonegirl View Post
May I ask why? I am very pro breastfeeding and nursed son until he self weaned at 2.5y.....but you know, some people no matter how hard they try are unable to. It isn't evil, it is an option that, thankfully, is available to those who can't. Also the bottle could be filled with pretend BM
I can tell you why we don't....I don't want my kids to see it as the norm. We don't have toy SNSs for them to feed their dolls with...because the need of an SNS is an unusual situation. I want them to see breastfeeding as what is normally done. They already know that some people use bottles, they get plenty of exposure to that. It's part of trying to change the culture of infant feeding. They see me feed daycare babies bottles...because their mamas aren't here to feed them. They DO know that bottles are an option when other nursing doesn't work out, or when babies have to be cared for by other people....but it's not the "standard" way to feed a baby.
post #83 of 126
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
I can tell you why we don't....I don't want my kids to see it as the norm. We don't have toy SNSs for them to feed their dolls with...because the need of an SNS is an unusual situation. I want them to see breastfeeding as what is normally done. They already know that some people use bottles, they get plenty of exposure to that. It's part of trying to change the culture of infant feeding. They see me feed daycare babies bottles...because their mamas aren't here to feed them. They DO know that bottles are an option when other nursing doesn't work out, or when babies have to be cared for by other people....but it's not the "standard" way to feed a baby.
Sorry, what is SNS? I guess my son has been mainly exposed to nursing babies (not that he has much interaction either way as most of the kids are older than him) so for me it would have been another way to show him. Thanks, though for the perspective.
post #84 of 126
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Originally Posted by lonegirl View Post
Sorry, what is SNS? I guess my son has been mainly exposed to nursing babies (not that he has much interaction either way as most of the kids are older than him) so for me it would have been another way to show him. Thanks, though for the perspective.
SNS= supplemental nursing system....bag with tube going to nipple to suppelement at the breast.
post #85 of 126
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
I can tell you why we don't....I don't want my kids to see it as the norm. We don't have toy SNSs for them to feed their dolls with...because the need of an SNS is an unusual situation. I want them to see breastfeeding as what is normally done. They already know that some people use bottles, they get plenty of exposure to that. It's part of trying to change the culture of infant feeding. They see me feed daycare babies bottles...because their mamas aren't here to feed them. They DO know that bottles are an option when other nursing doesn't work out, or when babies have to be cared for by other people....but it's not the "standard" way to feed a baby.
I get where you are coming from, but what if you just discussed it with her? Just a suggestion, not that you were looking for any

OT - I grew up in an anti-bf'ing environment, and so glad I always somehow knew I would bf
post #86 of 126
I'm the one that posted originally about the horror that is Baby Alive. I didn't even think about the breastfeeding aspect, was just sheerly grossed out by the doll.

BUT, if you feed her and don't give her water in bottle, a cup, or some kind of McGyvered "SNS", she will get backed up with her gross powdered peas and such. (Shudders...)
post #87 of 126
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Originally Posted by Hoopin' Mama View Post
I get where you are coming from, but what if you just discussed it with her? Just a suggestion, not that you were looking for any

OT - I grew up in an anti-bf'ing environment, and so glad I always somehow knew I would bf
Well since it was over 5 years ago and the darned thing is long donated.....LOL
post #88 of 126
Paperoni.

Dumb, dumb DUMB purchase.

Paper....EVERY.WHERE. All they like to do is CUT the paper, not really stick it to make the crafts.

Tiny bits of tubular paper haunt me in my dreams.
post #89 of 126
Giant stuffed mickey and minnie mouse dolls. Like over 4ft tall. My ILS (who we stopped doing xmas with when they lived in our state) drove across 2 states with these expensive monstrosities in their car! My almost 6 year old who is super strong cannot pick them up.
What is better then a giant dust magnet that cannot fit in the washer?

i also hate getting clothes because they are always too small or wrong fit for me kids. DD is tall and skinny and can only wear really tight leggings and adjustable waist stuff - last year my cousins wife bought her sweats for a kids gift exchange, where this would be her only gift because what kid doesnt want to open too big hot pink sweats when everyone else is getting a new toy

This year she drew my son and got him sweats a size too small she knows how big he is - he is almost 2 and much bigger then her 3 y/o so she knows he needs a bigger size. She bought him a size smaller then her dd wears. So for his only gift at the gift exchange he got to open, too small sweats. We are opting out of the gift exchange next year. The saving grace is that i *know* how they are so i have my dad bring his gifts for them to the party so i am sure they will have something fun to open.
post #90 of 126
Somebody got my 2 year old this toy:

http://www.vtechkids.com/product.cfm...nics_Pals/777/

While I really dislike VTech toys, this one totally takes the cake. You are supposed to pick a letter from the left hand side, then they show you how to write it on the screen. You take the pen and write the letter underneath the screen and then it tells you if you did it right or not.

I selected O. Three times I wrote a flipping "O," and all three times it told me that I needed to try again. I am TWENTY EIGHT YEARS OLD, ABC Phonics Pal. I think I know how to write an "O!"

Definitely a toy that dd will not be playing with any time soon. Totally ridiculous.
post #91 of 126
I am another mom who despises MoonSand. My kids love it but I hate how it gets tracked all over the place and I feel like I'm at the beach. I threw ours away.

In theory I like musical instruments like recorders, harmonicas, and the like but in reality I don't like them at all.
post #92 of 126
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Originally Posted by moondiapers View Post
I can tell you why we don't....I don't want my kids to see it as the norm. We don't have toy SNSs for them to feed their dolls with...because the need of an SNS is an unusual situation. I want them to see breastfeeding as what is normally done. They already know that some people use bottles, they get plenty of exposure to that. It's part of trying to change the culture of infant feeding. They see me feed daycare babies bottles...because their mamas aren't here to feed them. They DO know that bottles are an option when other nursing doesn't work out, or when babies have to be cared for by other people....but it's not the "standard" way to feed a baby.
And at our house, mommies nurse (and pump), daddies and grandmas give bottles. So Lindsay nurses her babies (or gets Joy to do it ) and Alex's baby gets a bottle. After all, he's the daddy. Not the mommy.
post #93 of 126
Fisher Price Shake and Go car...suppose to go up to 20 feet, actually goes about 2. I was at OUAC this weekend and saw about 7 of them there...apparently others were equally impressed.

Barbie Fairy-Tastic Pink/Purple Princess Doll I am not opposed to Barbie and my girls love them but the winged ones suck. They never seem to work more then a day, they fall apart, cause tears, ugh.

Polly Pocket Roller Coaster Resort Playset My single brother bought this for my girls and admittedly it LOOKS fun. In reality it has a million pieces that fell apart. I had to glue gun this one together.
post #94 of 126
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Originally Posted by a-sorta-fairytale View Post
Giant stuffed mickey and minnie mouse dolls. Like over 4ft tall. My ILS (who we stopped doing xmas with when they lived in our state) drove across 2 states with these expensive monstrosities in their car! My almost 6 year old who is super strong cannot pick them up.
What is better then a giant dust magnet that cannot fit in the washer?
Slit them down the back seam, pull out and discard the stuffing. Instant dress up/Halloween costumes.
post #95 of 126
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Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post
Slit them down the back seam, pull out and discard the stuffing. Instant dress up/Halloween costumes.
OMG while i would love to do that dd would seriously freak out about me "killing her mickey!"
post #96 of 126
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Originally Posted by a-sorta-fairytale View Post
OMG while i would love to do that dd would seriously freak out about me "killing her mickey!"


Then making her wear his skin.
post #97 of 126
This VTech bug patronizing voice, says things like "Uh Oh!" for wrong answers instead of "try again" or "that's the star, where's the circle" and responds so quickly to any input that it thought it was the wrong piece when the right piece just wasn't in all the way yet. And this is for 12month olds.
post #98 of 126
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Originally Posted by madskye View Post
I'm the one that posted originally about the horror that is Baby Alive. I didn't even think about the breastfeeding aspect, was just sheerly grossed out by the doll.

BUT, if you feed her and don't give her water in bottle, a cup, or some kind of McGyvered "SNS", she will get backed up with her gross powdered peas and such. (Shudders...)
Baby Alive can get constipated??
post #99 of 126
we received a TAG reading pen and book. I really hate the idea of this. I also hate that it cost so much, and they could have purchased $40or whatever in regular old books that would have gotten much use, rather than the one book (happened to be Cat in the Hat, which of course we already have) and plastic battery talking thing. My four year old DD used it once.
We all learned how to read fine without a wand to help us out. I enjoy reading with my LOs and helping them with tough words.
post #100 of 126
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Originally Posted by Cascadian View Post
Paperoni.

Dumb, dumb DUMB purchase.

Paper....EVERY.WHERE. All they like to do is CUT the paper, not really stick it to make the crafts.

Tiny bits of tubular paper haunt me in my dreams.
OMG!! This was THE BEST purchase for my little sister.

BWAWAWAWAWAW!!

I have a 6 yo sister with an OCD clean freak mother! It was the best scene EVER!!!
The kitchen looked like Times square after New Year's!!!! ROFLMAO.

Very evil of me. Very.

ETA: Yes, I eventually helped clean up :eyeroll:.....while I was laughing to the point of tears. Lol.
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