Bald Barbie For Kids Affected By Hair Loss

bald barbieBarbie is undoubtedly the most favorite toy for most of modern little girls. They want to look like Barbie, they want to have bags, notebooks, clothes with their favorite doll, and they want to have everything she has. However, for some little girls who are affected by terrible serious diseases like leukemia or other types of cancer, as well as other diseases and treatments linked with hair loss, having beautiful and rich hair like the one of Barbie’s is impossible. That is why Mattel, the company that produces Barbie dolls, reported recently to the mass media that they are going to start releasing special bald Barbie dolls for young girls who have to face and deal with the problem of hair loss, both in them or in their family members.

This step was a response to a massive online campaign initiated by members of a Facebook group, who managed to attract public attention to the necessity of producing Barbie dolls for little girls who are fighting with different diseases causing total or partial hair loss. It is announced that bald Barbie is going to have plenty accessories like wigs, hats, glasses, bags, scarves, and all possible accessories that girls can put on their Barbie dolls. The first dolls are expected to be released somewhere closer to the end of the year 2012 and be available for children affected by hair loss due to chemotherapy, mental disorders, or stresses, in the beginning of 2013.

The main idea is showing little girls that it is possible to look beautiful and gorgeous even without hair. Bald And Really Beautiful Is Extraordinary (the acronym is BARBIE) – this is the slogan which has a purpose to demonstrate little girls from young ages that we are not who we are because of our hair or things like that. Experts say that bald Barbie dolls are going to be of great help for parents of those girls who suffer from hair loss, as well as for parents of the girls whose moms are suffering from hair loss, too. Specialists say that mom’s being bald has great effects on little girls and their understanding of beauty and personal care.

It is very interesting that the executives of Mattel made a decision not to sell bald Barbie dolls but donate those the children’s hospitals and special children’s centers around the United States. “We made the decision not to sell these dolls at retail stores and profit from them, but rather more directly and immediately get these into the hands of children who can most benefit from a play experience with these dolls,” said Alan Hilowitz, a spokesman for Mattel.”We would like to see a Beautiful and Bald Barbie made to help young girls who suffer from hair loss due to cancer treatments, alopecia or trichotillomania,” Hilowitz continued.

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