Hindu Mommy

September 20, 2006

Let’s start boycotting Bratz !!

Filed under: Kids,Parenting — hindumommy @ 12:05 am

I’ve never liked the Bratz brand and have so far successfully managed to steer my kids past that particular aisle. I don’t have anything against dolls – Girls need their dolls – it’s just this particular brand.

brz193.jpgDespite the variety of dolls marketed specifically for little girls , I haven’t found a single one I like.  I find them all disgusting though I can’t figure out which one is the worst – The gothic Bratz (black hair, black lipstick, and burlesque clothing) or the baby Bratz (with a milk bottle and black lace underwear)

 64_1_b.jpg Now they have gotten into underwear for young girls. Why the heck do 4 or 5 year olds need this type of underwear?

Not that I am a prude….have nothing against bikinis or two piece swimsuits for girls – I can see their usefulness for quick potty breaks but “padded bras” ???? Talk about growing up too soon !

Almost every parent that I know talks about how much they hate Bratz but their items still seem to sell like crazy. It’s about time we try to put a stop to their influence on our kids.  




  1. […] HIndu mommy fulminates about Bratz on her blog. So far, dudelet’s been fairly enamoured of anything pink but Bratz seem pretty far off his radar. Though he’s recently been seen parading around the flat in supermum’s pointiest high heels. Which is more than I can get supermum to do. […]

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  2. I’M WITH YOU!! (and yes, I am yelling) I’m the mom of three boys and now a baby girl, so, thankfully, I don’t have to deal with this yet, but those Bratz dolls are simply awful. I decided long ago that if I ever have a girl, there will be *no* Bratz in our home. Just the name is bad enough! It’s glorifying a character “quality” that needs to be discouraged, not ENcouraged! I am definitely in favor of individual expression and personal style, but you’re right — toddler dolls wearing black lace under-things is just wrong.

    Comment by onlysometimesclever — September 20, 2006 @ 11:31 am | Reply

  3. @Onlysometimesclever (love that id by the way ;)) – Welcome to the anti bratz club – now only if we can get bigger and actually stop these from being displayed on every toy shelf !

    Comment by hindumommy — September 20, 2006 @ 6:59 pm | Reply

  4. I think Bratz are too risque for such an age group. When its competition MyScene first came out around the same time, it was a teenage Barbie and some newly invented friends who lived innocently in the city, most likely NYC I bet. Now its all about Hollywood and such…there are still plenty of Barbie doll collections out there…and maybe some older, more fun ones on ebay…Too bad I have a little cousin back east who wants to be glam like the Bratz dolls. Dude!!! We are trying to ake our kids become socially more mature than ever.

    Comment by Daijinryuu — September 23, 2006 @ 4:53 am | Reply

  5. i love bratz so you shut up!

    Comment by sophie — November 27, 2006 @ 3:24 pm | Reply

  6. @Sophie: would be interested in hearing what specifically u like about bratz….care to enlighten me?

    Comment by hindumommy — December 3, 2006 @ 9:14 pm | Reply

  7. I absolutely agree with the boycott. I think they are distasteful and crude. These items are for teenagers (if teenagers need dolls/toys) not children and my daughter will not, as long as she lives with me, have a Bratz doll or anything of that brand. There are a few Barbie dolls that are beginning to mimic Brats and I also do not let her have those either. She has seen them and I explain to her that they are not appropriate for children her age. I have no problem with her wanting or seeing them but she will learn to value herself through my teaching her that she is beautiful as she is and doesn’t need all the make-up and slutty/overexposed clothes. I am also of the same opinion that little girls should not be wearing short shorts (daisy duke short length) and the halter tops, thongs and so much more that I see so many stores selling and other children wearing. Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to sensor my child as far as the world and fashion goes but I will put my foot down as far as what kind of message she sends to people who see her wearing or sporting such an ‘older’ type of dress or style. I let her dress herself and she has a variety of clothing to choose from, she may not select what I would have selected but in the end she dresses appropriately for the age and occasion.

    I have recently been to a childs birthday party and the little girl received many Bratz dolls and similar type clothing and ‘party’ attire and supplies. This little girl was turning 5 years old. The girl had no idea that the items were ‘in style’ or ‘cool’… it was the MOTHER that was so excited that her daughter would appear or look so ‘in style’. It made me sickened to watch her open all the gifts. Ours was the only gift that wasn’t offensive to me, perhaps I’m old fashioned but we gave the little girl a large, hand painted, glass picnic set with basket. It was something my daughter picked out and loved. Our gift got no applause and no “Thank You”, I was almost sad that we came and that my daughter was even invited but it seems you cannot escape that kind of parenting these days.

    Comment by jencat9 — March 9, 2008 @ 12:03 am | Reply

  8. I just turned 14, and I remember when Bratz started coming out, and, god, I hated them. Luckily I only had one friend who played with them. I hate how they make little girls think they have to look for that! And I hate how we’ve twisted the world into such a vain place, and that both girls and guys have unrealistic ideas of what’s to be expected from us and our bodies! My best friend is underweight by about 15 pounds, but none of the guys think she’s underweight, they just think she’s on the skinny side!

    I do love Dove’s campaign for Real Beauty, here’s the link if anyone’s interested:


    Comment by dragonsandcandles — January 10, 2009 @ 1:47 pm | Reply

  9. Oh! As to Jencat9’s comment, I can’t believe you got no applause, and that her mother encouraged that type of stuff. I remember getting a picnic set when I was 6 or 7 and I just loved it! My friend and I had little picnics outside all the time.

    Comment by dragonsandcandles — January 10, 2009 @ 1:54 pm | Reply

    WHO’S WITH ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by courtney110795 — February 28, 2009 @ 9:25 pm | Reply

  11. I got here out of searching something completely different, and thought it amusing to create an account. Honestly if you don’t want your children to be surrounded by bratz merchandise then keep it to yourself and do what you wish with your child. If other mothers want there child to play with their products then stay out of it. I agree with the lacy toddler undies banning, that’s over the top. But it’s not your choice to control what your child wants to do.

    Comment by bottomsareasskuxxasfruitandcheese — August 13, 2013 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

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