Sunday, 15 February 2009

Why you can no longer buy a plush uterus for your child to play with


There is a website called Iheartguts.com where you can buy cuddly toy organs. Honestly it's true. Can't you just see your baby holding onto the cuddly spleen as you push them down the high street? I'm sure it would be a conversation point if nothing else. I mean, why didn't they have them when I was growing up? I remember being forced to play with dolls and such like....not a single cuddly organ in sight. This may have scarred me for life.

Sadly, if you wanted to buy a plush uterus they have had a safety recall. Yes, really - there is such a thing as a plush uterus. It begs the question, are their other categories of uterus? Maybe the economy uterus? Or the business class uterus? It might come with its own briefcase.
Now, I've had a good look at their product range on Iheartguts, and what I want to know is this: where, oh where is the cuddly scrotum?* Have I detected a gap in the market? Perhaps I should patent my idea before it gets stolen?
There's already a site where you can buy cuddly sperm. Don't believe me? Check this site. My personal favourite is the fudge sperm, he looks cute.
*Yes I know that's the second time the word scrotum has appeared on my blog recently. You can make your own minds up about what that says about me!
Photo from Iheartguts.com

23 comments:

Almost American said...

LOL! I was in the middle of blogging about this too, but your post's much better than mine would have been!

notSupermum said...

Almost American - thanks for visiting and leaving a message. Great minds eh?

Nicola said...

I have decided I love the word scrotum...and instead of muttering 'bollocks' under my breath every 5 mins or so I'm going to give 'scrotum' a whirl instead. Maybe it will make me sound more educated...

Almost American said...

notSupermum - I couldn't find an email address for you - blogger listed it as noreply-comment@blogger.com. If you drop me (almost.american)a line at yahoo.com I'll send you some interview questions!

Michelle@Life with Three said...

That is crazy! I swear they sell anything these days. The kicker is, they obviously wouldn't make them unless there's a demand for them. Who wants a plush organ to cuddle?

Home Office Mum said...

your title came up on More than a Mother's blogroll and I just had to come and take a look - plush and uterus aren't words that normally go together. Good grief. Cuddly organs. Never seen those before. Very glad I haven't really. Seeing a tot chewing on a cuddly colon before breakfast might leave me feeling a little ill.

lunarossa said...

I think this is a bit sick! Poor kids, what's wrong with Thomas the Tank Engine, Barbie etc.? Can't they be left grow up as it used to be in the past? All the best. Ciao. Antonella

Welsh Girl said...

Ok, the world is just getting weirder by the minute!

see you there! said...

Hahahaha. Just the kind of images I need with my morning coffee. Makes me wonder who the marketing wizards are behing this line. The must be some strange folks.

Darla

La Belette Rouge said...

OMG! I want a plush uterus chew toy to give to Lily.

Bev said...

hmmmmmm lovely, think the cuddly scrotum is a winner, and Cybil's comment made me laugh.... the thins i had before kids, oh the sweet memories lol

notSupermum said...

Nicola, yes I think scrotum has a bit more panache than bollocks. Let me know how it goes.

Almost American - hello again. Sorry but I couldn't figure how your email address so I've left a post on your blog with my email address on.

Michelle - I know! Who is buying these things? Having said that, I can imagine they would be good to use in science lessons for smaller children to understand their bodily functions, it would make it fun and less scarey.

notSupermum said...

Home Office Mum - well, I#m glad you came over to visit! Yep, that might gross me out too if my baby was chomping on a colon.

Antonella - it takes all sorts doesn't it? I'm not sure if these are for kids, but for strange adults. I found something else that I wasn't brave enough to post about - teddy bears that were not suitable for children. Ewww.

Cybill - ROFL. Yeah, mine is more like threadbare than plush.

Welsh Girl - isn't it? I mean would you have ever imagined you could buy such things?

notSupermum said...

Darla - hope it didn't spoil your morning coffee!

La belette - i hope Lily is well enough to play again soon, and the firm is based in LA (wouldn't you know).

Bev, hello and thanks for stopping by. Yes, I think I really should patent my idea before someone else takes it. And the things we had before children? You mean like sanity?

Yummy Mummy said...

Maybe if I get the stuffed ovary and some sperm and sleep with them under my pillow I could get baby number 2 by osmosis?

just a thought......

notSupermum said...

YM, just wondering...do you remember how you made the first baby? If you're sticking things under the pillow you're not doing it right...

Audi said...

Never fear -- now you can get your child a plush Syphilis bacterium or a Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy virus instead! http://www.giantmicrobes.com/

notSupermum said...

Audi - amazing! I'm ordering a supply of Black Death immediately!

Yummy Mummy said...

haha....I remember!! That "old" method just doesn't seem to be doing the trick......just making sure there wasn't anything I was missing. :)

answerstartswithyou said...

If I had a drink, it is whilst reading that I would have gracefully spewed and laughed my socks off!

Thank you!

Daisy

bevchen said...

OMG, I soo want a cuddly sperm!

A Modern Mother said...

Well, I never!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Those are hilarious. I would cuddle them all apart from the brain which looks a bit gross. Mad. :D