A horrified mum is desperately trying to get her two-year-old daughter to forget some of her first words – after a crying doll taught her to say “F**K IT.”
Sarah Williams, 22, happily let daughter Emily chose the My Little Baby Born Nappy Time doll as a birthday treat.
But her joy quickly turned to disgust when they got home and she realised that instead of crying, when tickled, the doll sounds like it says “f**k, f**k, f**k it.”
The family, of Johnson Drive, Leighton Buzzard, are now desperately trying to stop clever little Emily from repeating the phrase – after she innocently told her dad “f**k it” when he asked if she wanted a drink.
IT manager dad Anthony Burridge, 39, was so angry that he has taken the £32.99 toy away from her – despite it making her cry.
He said: “We opened the packaging on the doll and handed it to Emily.
“She was so excited to play with her new toy but as soon as she pressed its belly, we heard it say the swear word.
“Sarah and I were gobsmacked. When we played it again, it was clear that it was saying ‘f**k.’
“We’ve had to take it away from her but it is too late. Emily is only two but already copying the doll.
“She keeps saying ‘f**k it’ – I don’t know how to stop her.”
The toy is marketed as suitable for children between three and seven years old, and was bought with birthday money given to Emily from family members.
Sarah and Anthony, who are separated, took Emily to Toys R Us in Milton Keynes to pick out a new toy.
The full time mum said: “Emily has always loved changing nappies and as soon as we got into the shop, she made a beeline for the dolls.
“Seeing her face light up as she picked the My Little Baby Born Nappy Time doll made me so happy. The doll was meant to cry every time you pushed her belly button and I couldn’t wait to see Emily play with her when we got home.”
But when Sarah and Anthony arrived home and took the doll out of the packaging, they got the shock of their lives.
Sarah said: “When we first heard the doll swear, we couldn’t believe it. We had to play it again to make sure we were hearing right.
“We soon realised the doll was saying ‘f**k, f**k, f**k it’ instead of crying. Emily was so upset when we snatched it off her.”
Anthony says the doll’s bad language has now rubbed off on his daughter, who has been heard swearing just like Baby Born.
He said: “Hearing our two year old daughter swearing every day is just awful. I think it’s disgraceful that Toys R Us have sold us such a dirty toy.”
Toys R Us said it would be looking into the family’s complaint about the doll.