Mum Stunned To Hear Doll Bought From Argos SWEAR When Daughter Opens It On Her Birthday

A Birmingham mum was stunned to discover the doll she bought for her daughter’s second birthday seemingly SWEARS instead of saying “Mama”.

The My Little BABY Born Walks doll from Argos is described as a walking doll that can say “Mama” and “Papa” when voice activated.

However, when little Aria opened it on her big day, her mum Rachael Horton couldn’t believe what she heard.

“It was my daughter’s birthday on Tuesday but we were at Butlins so she didn’t open her presents until the weekend,” said Rachael, from Stechford.

“When we took the doll out of the box and started playing with it, I couldn’t believe what we heard.

“She’s supposed to say “Mama” and “Papa” but instead she seems to be saying “you bitch”.

“Now my two year old is copying her and trying to say “bitch” herself.

“I’m shocked, especially as it’s very clear what the doll is saying.”

Rachael Horton with her daughter Aria and the My Little BABY Born doll from Argos (Image: Birmingham Mail)

The My Little BABY Born Walks doll is manufactured by Zapf Creation and sold by a number of retailers.

Rachael contacted Argos customer services and was told she could return the doll and exchange it for something else.

But the mum-of-one thinks the store should being doing much more and ought to withdraw the product so the same thing doesn’t happen to other parents.

My Little BABY Born doll from Argos (Image: Birmingham Mail)

“I spoke to customer services via an online chat and, to be honest, they weren’t very helpful,” she said.

“They just said it’s best to come in and change it, which I don’t think is acceptable.

“I don’t want to just switch it for something else.

“My daughter is only two, I don’t want her hearing words like that.

“As a result, she’s been trying to say “bitch” herself.

“I’m very shocked that Argos would sell something like that.”

My Little BABY Born doll from Argos (Image: Birmingham Mail)
And it seems that Rachael isn’t the only parent to have been stunned by the doll’s words.

She said: “When I looked on the Argos reviews, a woman had posted on there that she thought the doll sweared too.”

The review entitled Doesn’t Walk Even On Laminate was posted on the Argos website on October 18, 2017.

It reads: “Doll tries to walk but barely moves even on laminate flooring.

“She sounds like she is swearing or talking in a foreign language.

“Returned as daughter was very disappointed on her birthday.”

Review of the My Little BABY Born doll from Argos
On the description on the Argos website , it says: “My Little BABY Born will walk when voice activated or when she hears her rattle and says “Mama” and “Papa”! Includes rattle. Styles may vary.”

It says the doll is supposed to be suitable for children aged two years old and above.

My Little BABY Born doll from Argos (Image: Birmingham Mail)

Rachael paid £34 for the doll when she bought it from the Argos store in Chelmsley Wood but it has since been reduced to around £30 online.

A spokesman for Zapf Creation, the manufacturers of the My Little BABY Born doll, said: “At Zapf Creation we take all feedback very seriously.

“Our BABY born products are created to be a fun introduction to imaginative parent-child play.

“The My Little BABY born Walks doll includes baby babble sounds that are in no way meant to represent language or cause any offense to users.”

An Argos spokesperson said: “We can confirm we have shared the customer’s feedback with the manufacturer and are contacting her to apologise for any offence this may have caused.

“We’ll also arrange an appropriate replacement doll for her daughter.”

Argos top toy predictions for Christmas 2017

The latest tech driven toys look set to dominate this year’s wishlists, together with childhood classics like LEGO and dolls.

And this year’s big films also feature, with entries of Disney Cars 3 and Transformers The Last Knight toys too.

There’s also a doll on the list, but it’s not the My Little BABY Born doll. It’s Luvabella which is supposed to be a lifelike doll, with animated features enabling it to drink milk from a bottle and fall asleep.

Luvabella doll

These are the toys that could be on your child’s Christmas wishlist, according to Argos:

Luvabella doll

LEGO Friends Sunshine Catamaran

Airhogs DR1 Official Race Drone

PJ Masks Headquarter Playset

Disney Cars 3 Lightning McQueen

Transformers: The Last Knight RC Sqweeks

Hatchimals & new ColleGGtibles

Tiny Treasures twins

Fisher Price ‘Teach n Tag Movi’

LEGO BOOST

Paw Patrol Sea Patroller

Tiny Treasures Twin Set

SoundMoovz