My daughter sent me a text message on her way home from school, don’t worry she isn’t texting and driving, and said “guess what”. As a parent, I was thinking the worst. She said she was given a “baby doll”. I automatically knew that she was given a “real baby” simulator to take care of for a few days.
Lucky for her, the baby doesn’t have any batteries so, the baby won’t keep her up all night. She said that there wasn’t enough batteries, for everyone to have one. However, she is still required to carry the baby with her every where that she goes.
The baby weighs roughly 6 lbs and is the size of an average newborn. Hopefully before the end of the project, her teacher will give her a day to experience her baby with a battery. So that she can realize how much work an infant is in the middle of the night. She came home and asked for baby clothes. Then she dressed her baby. I found a small blanket and showed her how to “swaddle” her baby.
She is already semi-experienced at taking care of a baby but never had to deal with the middle of the night feedings or diaper changes. My baby was born in May of 2011, and she loves helping take care of her baby brother. She still helps care for her baby brother.
Do you feel that the simulators are an excellent way to help deter young girl from becoming a teen mom?
I love the idea and wish that every child could have this experience.