The 'realistic' Barbie doll Lammily just got her first period

Bethan McKernan@mck_beth
Wednesday 23 September 2015 12:30
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Lammily, the 'anti-Barbie' children's doll, is growing up.

The alternative to the impossible body proportions of classic dolls launched last year, complete with stick-on acne, freckles, stretch marks and grass and dirt stains to emulate the realities of being a little girl.

Now Lammily comes with period accessories like pads to teach kids about puberty - because, as the promo video says, 'real girls period'.

The 'Period Party' accessory pack for Lammily includes pad and liner stickers for her underwear, a calendar and sticker dots to keep track of the time of the month, and an educational pamphlet.

Lammily's website reads:

...While being a huge part of female life, this perfectly healthy natural process is still surrounded with taboos.

Let’s start an open and positive conversation about our periods.

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