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Would you let your child play with a breast feeding doll?

I was just watching Kathie Lee and Hoda – and they were playing with a controversial new doll that allows girls to mimic breast-feeding.


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A controversial new doll is leaving some parents wishing for the good old Cabbage Patch days.

A Spanish toymaker known as Berjuan has developed a breast-feeding doll that comes with a special halter top its young “mothers” wear as they pretend to breast-feed their “babies.” The halter top has daisies that cover the little girls’ nipples and come undone just as easily as the flaps of a nursing bra would.

The doll — called Bebe Gloton, which translates as “gluttonous baby” — makes sucking noises as it “feeds.”

Like many other dolls, Bebe Gloton can cry, signaling she wants more milk.

Although many health care providers promote the benefits of breast-feeding, parents around the world have criticized Berjuan, saying the idea of breast-feeding is too grown-up for young children — and may even promote early pregnancy.

“That’s not cool,” Lori Reynolds, of El Paso, Texas, told KFOXTV.com. “No, I would never get that for my child.”

But other moms said they support the product.

“I think that it’s great that people want to have a doll that promotes breast-feeding,” said Rose Haluschak, also of El Paso. “Most dolls that are purchased come with a bottle. That is the norm in society, an artificial way to feed your baby.”

Dr. Manny Alvarez, managing health editor of FOXNews.com, said although he supports the idea of breast-feeding, he sees how his own daughter plays with dolls and wonders if Bebe Gloton might speed up maternal urges in the little girls who play it.

“Pregnancy has to entail maturity and understanding,” Alvarez said. “It’s like introducing sex education in first grade instead of seventh or eighth grade. Or, it could inadvertently lead little girls to become traumatized. You never know the effects this could have until she’s older.”

Alvarez said breast-feeding reduces childhood infections, strengthens maternal bonding and increases the child’s immune system. But introducing breast-feeding to girls young enough to play with dolls seems inappropriate, he said.

“What’s next?” wrote Eric Ruhalter, a parenting columnist for New Jersey’s Star Ledger. “Bebe Sot — the doll who has a problem with a different kind of bottle, and loses his family, job and feelings of self-worth? Bebe Limp — the male doll who experiences erectile dysfunction? Bebe Cell Mate — a weak, unimposing doll that experiences all the indignation and humiliation of life in prison?

“Toy themes should be age appropriate. I think so anyway.”

Come Join us in the BLOGFROG COFFEETALK COMMUNITY: What do you think? Would you let your daughter play with this doll?

Mother’s Day special: Spend $75 – get a free orchid!

Just in time for Mother’s DayCalvin Klein euphoria has partnered exclusively with Macy’s and Calyx Flowers. From April 1 through May15h,e with the purchase of $75 or more from the euphoria fragrance collection, you will receive a beautiful potted phalaenopsis orchid plant from Calyx Flowers.

Qualified customers will receive a redemption gift card at time of purchase with a unique promotion code to log on or call Calyx Flowers and have their orchid sent to themselves or a loved one at no cost.

euphoria is an addictive oriental fragrance that contrasts exotic fruits, seductive florals and a rich, creamy signature.

top: pomegranate, persimmon, lush green accord

mid: dewy lotus blossom, champaca flower, black orchid

dry: liquid amber, black violet, cream accord, mahogany wood

This Spring, Calvin Klein Fragrances introduces a limited-edition product to the best-sellingeuphoria fragrance line, euphoria Spring Temptation. Where euphoria is mysterious, sensual and creamy, euphoria Spring Temptation is light and fresh.

top: pear blossom, guava leaf, waterfall accord

mid: pink lily, dewy violet, freesia petals

dry: creamy sandalwood, white amber, frosted musk

The euphoria orchid promotion is exclusively at Macy’s stores nationwide while supplies last. The promotion is valid for in-store purchases only.

Go here for more info.

Last Minute Gift Ideas: Mother’s Day‏

Still have last minute shopping to do for Mother’s Day? Here are some gift ideas that won’t break the bank while saving time AND showing your appreciation.

· Walk over (no driving required!) to your local drug and department store to pick up the perfect fragrance:
o Beyoncé Heat Rush ($59 for 3.4 fl oz.: Department stores nationwide): Heat Rush instantly captures attention with sparkling top notes of passion fruit, blood orange and Brazilian cherry.
o Reveal by Halle Berry ($35 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): Reveal opens with a sparkling burst of naturally fresh, fruity top notes.
o Faith Hill True ($31.50 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): The perfect complement to Faith’s first fragrance which embodies her strength and confidence as a woman.
o Celine Dion Pure Brilliance ($33.50 for 1.7 fl oz.: Mass merchandisers nationwide): Pure Brilliance is an exhilarating fruity floral that opens with a sparkling combination of Pear, Apple, Green Leaves and Freesia.
o GUESS Seductive Wild Summer ($52 for 1.7 fl oz: Department stores): This scent opens with vivacious notes that signal a true summer scent: lushly floral with a musky base.
o Baby Phat L♥V ME ($28 for 1.0 fl oz.: Target and Walgreens, nationwide): This powerful, flirtatious fragrance captures the essence of feminine strength.

· Avoid the crowds and opt for an online destination with guaranteed shipping:
Visit usa.L’Occitane.com for guaranteed shipping by Mother’s Day – with these mother’s day gift sets , the work is “virtually” done for you:
-A Blossoming Gift of Peonies (with a Mother’s Day card included) ($70): This kit features the newest edition to the Peony collection: the Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum – a dramatic floral elixir that creates a fragrant bouquet. The kit also includes the Pivoine Flora Shower Gel, Pivoine Flora Body Lotion, Pivoine Flora Eau de Parfum and Bonne Mere Soap in Rose & Milk.
-Pamper Mom’s Delicate Hands ($26): A mother’s hands are hard-working – this Mother’s Day, gift her with a pampering assortment of nourishing hand creams from L’OCCITANE. This gift set includes their best-selling, super smoothing Shea Butter Hand Cream, the NEW Pivoine Flora Hand Cream and the limited-edition Cherry Blossom Petal-soft Hand Cream.

· Bypass the dreaded mall and find your zen at a local spa:
Surprise your mom or a mom-to-be with an off-beat body treatment from Mama Mio Skincare. The brand offers invigorating treatments such as Bootcamp for Butts and Bootcamp for Tummies, as well as “Mama’s Touch” treatments such as the Yummy Tummy. Visit Mamamio.com to find a spa near you.


Celebrate Mother’s Day with Elizabeth Arden

Mother’s Day is a special opportunity every year to celebrate and honor the hard-working women who keep our families unique and fulfilled. This year, pamper that special woman in your life – whether it be your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister or friend – with a deluxe fragrance gift set.

Elizabeth Arden always said “To be beautiful is the birthright of every woman.” And who is more beautiful – inside and out – than our moms.

In honor of Miss Arden’s philosophy, we created three individual gift sets perfect for every woman and perfect for any style!

Our Fifth Avenue Gift Set is the perfect gift for a classy, sophisticated mother.

Our Red Door Gift Set celebrates our glamorous mothers.

While our Pretty Gift Set is for the super-feminine and youthful (even if only at heart!) mom.

In celebration of Mother’s Day, Elizabeth Arden is hosting a special Tweetstakes on Wednesday (4/27) and Thursday (4/28)  tell why their mother is so special to them and why she will always be their number one. Three lucky winners will receive the Pretty Elizabeth Arden Gift Set to give to their mom or a special woman in their life on Mother’s Day. Follow us @Elizabeth_Arden for more details and complete sweepstakes rules!