I think this is a bit wrong what does putting lipstick in a toy for a six month old say about our society? Am I the only one to think this is an odd gift to the daughter of a lesbian who isn't in to pink and overly girlie?
I was a bit confused by it not that I don't let my dd have girly things she has a pink mamas and papas rocking horse that I love but just think its so wrong! Was so got it as part of a secret Santa between 8 friends we all know each other pretty well having spent a lot at our maternity leave together and everyone else got such well thought out bundles of gifts and we got THAT!! Guessing I got matched with the girl I know least! Do hope there not reading this!!
Here's Argos's description of it. It is perhaps - from the baby's pov -not as bad as it seems, though personally I don't like this genre of electronic 'educational' toys at all (we were given a similar VTech car ages ago).
It is also however an example of adding more gendered toys to the market. Clearly it sells, or a major manufacturer wouldn't bother with it. So yes, it is a question about why a plain shape isn't enough. I put it down to the need for increased sales - one good (wooden) shape sorter, and one good quality activity centre would last several children of either sex. Gendering is a good way (potentially) to double sales.