Then, aged 15 (2 months short of my 16th birthday) I begged for one of those 'real life' baby dolls that were just starting to hit the shops. Called Melanie, she was all soft and floppy and, thanks to some chemical or another (I dread to think what) she even had that talc and vomit smell of a real baby - and I loved her.
Strange than that aged about 11/12 I knew I didn't want children whereas my (naughty) little sister went on to have two despite having delighted in snapping my Sindy doll in half and throwing several of my dolls out the window to see if they could fly - they didn't.
Anyway, back to my grandad and that all-too realistic Tiny Tears.
I knew just how he must have felt when I read heard about ............
BEBE GLOTON - The breastfeeding doll.
Introduced some time ago in Spain, I believe 'it'/'she'(?) was introduced in the US last month, and is due to hit the shops here in the UK next month, Baby Gloton (Greedy Baby) is the 'breastfeeding' toy produced mainly to promote the importance of breast-feeding and understandably parents here in the UK are furious - Click HERE to read a Mail Online article as to why or simply view the video clip below and be sure to let us know what you think.