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to not allow my daughter to have bratz and monster high dolls

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7InTheBed Sat 27-Oct-12 21:32:26

my daughter is 8 this christmas and keeps asking for a monster high doll.
last year she wanted a bratz doll but we got her other stuff that she wanted as i just hate these dolls.
I just feel they are completely innaproprialy skinny and have silly lollipop heads. The brats look like baby prostitutes and the monster high ones are also really tarty.
she has some disney princess dolls that she plays with loads- a belle and rapunzle but although these are slim they are at least not dressed tarty and are in long dresses.
maybe im being neurotic but i just feel these dolls are horrid??
anyone else feel the same??

vodkaanddietirnbru Sat 27-Oct-12 21:34:05

nope, you are being mean if thats what she really wants

MissPricklePants Sat 27-Oct-12 21:35:58


Fairylea Sat 27-Oct-12 21:36:06

Yabu. You don't have to play with them. She likes them. Does it really matter ?

maxmillie Sat 27-Oct-12 21:37:27

I agree with you for what its worth, but then it's easier for me as I have boys. In your position I would really try and put her off and distract her with something else. Problem is that at 8 (I have an 8y old boy) they are getting a bit old to be completely manipulated by us into having what we want them to have : ). I guess if she really can't be dissuaded you may have to try and find the least offensive one ..

SaidFlorence Sat 27-Oct-12 21:38:58

Yabu, they are dolls. Nothing more, nothing less!

ChippingInLovesAutumn Sat 27-Oct-12 21:40:01

YANBU - I don't mind barbie etc but I draw the line at Bratz - they look like hookers FFS (I haven't seen the Monster High ones).

MrsWolowitz Sat 27-Oct-12 21:40:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GeorgianMumto5 Sat 27-Oct-12 21:41:39

They are hideous, I agree. Dd has a bratz she bought in a charity shop, which looks like a hooker, a 'lil bratz' horse rider, which looks pouty but not indecent and a 'Sleepover' bratz she received for a present. This one came with some rather sweet and 'little girl' accessories, I have to admit. This year she'd like a Monster High, which I'm not overjoyed about. Dd knows I'm not keen and now agrees that Bratz are ugly, 'But with lovely clothes, Mummy.' hmm To be honest, the phase will pass and I wouldn't fret about it too much but, yes, they are tarty and hideous.

SminkoPinko Sat 27-Oct-12 21:41:54

disney princess dolls are just as problematic. I don't see how bratz/mh are any different.

redlac Sat 27-Oct-12 21:42:02

Bratz I agree with you but I don't think the Monster High ones are tarty. My DD who is 6 is a little bit of a goth and prefers MH dolls than Barbies etc

rhondajean Sat 27-Oct-12 21:42:37

Yabu, and stop stereotyping women for how they dress. They lo ok like tarts for wearing short clothes?

AWomanCalledHorse Sat 27-Oct-12 21:43:04

I really wish the Monster High Dolls were about when I was a kid, they look fantastic!


Mrsjay Sat 27-Oct-12 21:43:35

would you get her a baby doll if she wanted 1 ? how would that be different , they are just gothy looking dolls Yanbu to not like them though but they are just toys no difference between a bratz and a barbie barbie is blonde and pretty with big boobs bratz are punky pretty with little boobs

ninah Sat 27-Oct-12 21:43:46

well last Xmas dd got a present from her uncle - crikey it looks like a coffin! I said in all ignorance
when the xmas paper was off the coffin shaped box was in fact just that - with monster high dolls and various sleepover stuff
they are called things like ghoulia yelps and are truly hideous!

SrirachaGhoul Sat 27-Oct-12 21:43:53

YANBU. They're horrid.

foolserrand Sat 27-Oct-12 21:44:02

They are vile! I really hope they're long gone by the time 6mo dd hits that age.

If you find yourself forced into buying one, Bratz True Hope doll is possibly marginally better than others? Made to raise cancer awareness, some proceeds going to charity etc. not sure it's in the uk yet though.

WorraLiberty Sat 27-Oct-12 21:45:10


And if you carry on making such an issue of dolls wearing make up and certain clothes, your DD will probably resent you for it.

They're just dolls - she'll grow out of wanting them unless you make a big issue of them.

JaquelineHyde Sat 27-Oct-12 21:45:27


I bloody hate theses dolls my 2DD's (7 and 6) used to ask for them all the time and I would tell them every time, 'No, never they are disgusting.'

They really are the most vile toys I have ever seen generally bought by the tyopes of parents who think it's ok for their daughters to wear playboy clothing.

MrsWolowitz Sat 27-Oct-12 21:47:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

redlac Sat 27-Oct-12 21:47:40

Yeah cos buying my daughter gothic like MH dolls make me want to put shitey Playboy stuff on her FFS have you even seen monster high dolls?

froggies Sat 27-Oct-12 21:48:47

YANBU they are awful. I hate them. My 6yr old asked for one, I said no.

Unfortunately the ex didn't feel the same and bought them anyway, but then he bought her proper grown up makeup for her 6th birthday, and skinny jeans for her 4yr old sister.

For what it's worth, they break really easily.

Mrsjay Sat 27-Oct-12 21:48:59

Just a question why do you all hate them the haters I mean ? you dont have to buy ones with revealing clothes do your daughters play with baby dolls ?

ninah Sat 27-Oct-12 21:49:40

I didn't like dd getting a coffin for xmas!

Mrsjay Sat 27-Oct-12 21:49:51

yeah cos buying my daughter gothic like MH dolls make me want to put shitey Playboy stuff on her FFS

<snort> dont hold back now grin

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