Have we taken kids' use of the iPad a wee bit too far? At this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas one company introduced the iPotty, a device that looks like a regular potty-training toilet but happens to have an iPad stand attached to it. So, you know, your toddler can read his NYTimes app while he learns to go to the bathroom. Like all big boys do
British retailer Tesco, the maker of this pole kit that implores girls to “unleash the sex kitten inside,” was forced to remove the product from the “toys and games” section of its website following public outcry in 2006. The company claims that despite being available in the toy section, the product—which includes a chrome pole, garter and DVD of seductive moves—was obviously intended for adults.
Master Toy’s GR8 TaT2 Maker promises “realistic, washable designs with dramatic effects.” While artistic kids might enjoy this toy, there’s likely a less risky but equally creative activity we could encourage our children to mimic, like painting or sculpting balloon animals, both of which don’t include the threat of Hepatitis
It’s never too early to let your kid to cuddle up with Chlamydia. While lining these toys along your teens' ceiling to remind them of the repercussions of unprotected sex may not be a bad idea, offering them up to your toddler may expose them to information better left to 7th grade health class.
Made by Spanish toymaker Berjuan, this product comes with a suckling baby and special halter top that allows young girls to mimic breast-feeding. When released in 2009, the toy spurred serious controversy in the U.S. Baby Glutton’s tagline, “You shouldn't have to wait until you have breasts before you start breast-feeding,” drove many moms mad.
Riding around in a grotesque one-eyed vehicle is totally "in." Your child will love sitting inside this wrinkly creature’s bloodied brain as she cruises the neighborhood making her peers cry. On the other hand, if your kid is getting bullied, this car could scare off the tormentors
While these stuffed toys are designed to make toilet training fun, they may cause your toddler to establish a bizarre affection for human waste. Playing with plush urine and feces may lead to playing with actual urine and feces, an activity that’s generally frowned upon.
Following complaints from parents that this doll was too realistic—her stomach pops open to reveal a curled-up fetus—Walmart pulled pregnant Midge from the shelves of over 3,000 stores across the U.S. in 2002. While the manufacturer said they designed the doll to help parents talk to their daughters about the birds and the bees, most moms thought big-bellied Midge glamorized—and even encouraged—teen pregnancy. Plus, the doll is just plain creepy
My Little Pony meets 20th century prostitute with Struts, long-lashed horse figurines dressed in lingerie and stripper heels. Labeled by their maker as both “flirty” and “fun” these provocative ponies are also pretty disturbing. What’s next? Sexualized Big Bird?