I’ve been working with virtual Babies since 1999, the year my son was born.
I was on maternity leave with my six week old baby experiencing day time telly for the first time! Enjoying a Rikki Lake show, I watched in interest as four teenagers marched onto the show telling Rikki that they were all ready to have a baby of their own.
I was rather surprised at this statement because at 35 I felt I was still too young to take on this huge responsibility lying beside me and to tell you the truth I was finding the whole routine baby thing a bit hard going!
Each teenager was presented with a RealCare Baby and filmed for 4 days while they took on the role of being a parent (without the poopy nappies and the vomit, I may add) and all four returned saying that the time they spent with the Babies made them realise they weren’t ready to be parents yet – wow!