A horrified couple are desperately trying to get their two-year-old daughter to forget some of her first words – after a crying doll taught her to say “F**K IT.”
Anthony Burridge and Sarah Williams let daughter Emily chose the My Little Baby Born Nappy Time doll as a birthday treat from Toys ‘R’ Us.
But their joy quickly turned to disgust when they got home and realised that instead of crying when tickled the £32.99 toy sounds like it says “f**k, f**k, f**k it.”
And when Anthony asked Emily if she wanted a drink the youngster innocent replied: ‘f**k it’.
He was so angry he has taken the Chinese-made toy away from her but fears the damage has already been done.
Anthony, 39, an IT manager, 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 angry parents, from Leighton Buzzard, Beds., think the doll should be crying, instead of uttering an expletive.
It is marketed as suitable for children between three and seven years old, and was bought with birthday money given to Emily from family members.
It was bought from Toys ‘R’ Us in Milton Keynes, Bucks on Wednesday 2nd June when Anthony and Sarah, who are separated, took Emily along to chose her own present.
Sarah, 22, 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 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.”
The product description on the Toys ‘R’ Us website says: “The My Little Baby Born Nappy Time is a baby girl doll with potty training function, realistic baby movements and sound effects.
“After drinking she will wet her nappy, move her legs and cry.
“Change her nappy and she will be happy again.
“Kids will love looking after their little doll.”
Toys R Us said they will ‘look into the matter.’