Wednesday, January 09, 2008

My Fake Baby

Okay, this is all a bit...weird. Have any of you seen this video? It's about these British women who buy these very lifelike newborns and then do stuff like put them in a pram for an outing to the aquarium.

The newborns can come with little cuts on their face, baby acne, the ability to "breathe" or squirm around - everything but the projectile spitup and poops that explode up their backs.


As one woman who has several said, "People think I'm nutters." Gee, ya think?

The video on youtube is kinda long, like 10 minutes, and David got so irritated from the 2.7 seconds he actually watched that he stormed off yelling "Can you comment that these people are f*cking crazy?!?!"

We're not afraid to pyschoanalyze in this house, nosiree.

Mostly, it's kind of sad. One couple said they don't want children because of the "noise" but prefer to pick one off the shelf. The woman claimed she does realize it's not alive (suuuuuure) and that's it's - shockingly - not giving any feedback, but she really enjoys washing its hair.


I'm not clear who is in the market for these dolls, other than maybe tween girls. If you're a woman who desperately wants a child but can't have one, I'm not clear this would substitute for the real thing. Actually, I KNOW it's not a substitute.

Motherhood in the newborn phase IS actually about the mess and the noise, while knowing that they won't be in that phase forever - and, in my case, being happy about it.

Anyway, beecause I'm a moron and can't figure out how to post the actual youtube video on the blog like everyone else, here's the link.

I found myself not able to look away, kind of like a trainwreck. I'd love to hear what you all think. You don't have to watch the whole thing to get an idea for what this is all about.

My Fake Baby


Melissa said...

I know one of these ladies! Well, not any of the ladies in the video. But, when I managed my Disney Store a lady with her fake "real" twins would come in all the time. She'd be pretending to burp or feed her babies and buy them toys and new clothes. She'd even show me pictures of them sleeping and playing at the park. I say... "Creepy!!" - BTW Very interesting post!! :)

Kristy said...

Wow. That's just weird.

Cheryl said...

Melissa - Okay, that is really...odd? Do you think she had some mental/reality issues?

Melissa said...

Now, I'm not a doctor, but I feel I can safely say that lady had some serious mental issues. :)

Amy said...

Wowza ... that is about the strangest thing I think I have ever witnessed.

Jen C said...

Whoa. I don't even know what to say.

Cheryl said...

yeah. I mean, between the weird dolls and the couple who got married and then found out they were twins, there's a lot of odd stuff going on across the ocean!

Dawn said...


Just J said...

Oh. dear.

Or as my grandmother used to say, "Well, for mercy's sakes."

Cheryl said...

Yes. Mercy sakes indeed!

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