Health

Premature Baby Doll Marketed to Adults, Causes Controversy

| by Michael Allen

A new doll designed to look like an ill premature baby, with breathing tubes, has been slammed by a premature baby charity.

The premature baby doll sells for about $1200 in the U.K.

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Medical toys for use with the doll can be purchased an additional $50, reports the The Sun.

The toy's manufacturer claims the doll would help parents of sick newborns get through their grieving process.

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However, Sue Williams, of premature baby charity Adapt, told The Sun: “It’s sick. The dolls aren’t comforting. They only extend the grieving process.”