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'Swearing' baby doll leaves mum shocked

Rachael Horton bought the doll from Asda Photo: BPM MEDIA

A Birmingham mum was stunned to discover the doll she bought for her daughter’s second birthday seemingly swears instead of saying “Mama”.

The My Little BABY Born Walks doll from Argos is described as a walking doll that can say “Mama” and “Papa” when voice activated.

But Rachael Horton, who bought the doll for her two-year-old daughter, Aria, says she's convinced the doll says the words "you b**ch".

She’s supposed to say “Mama” and “Papa” but instead she seems to be saying “you b**ch”. Now my two year old is copying her and trying to say “b**ch” herself. I’m shocked, especially as it’s very clear what the doll is saying.

– Rachael Horton
Mum Rachel paid £34 for the doll at Argos although it has since been reduced to £30 Credit: BPM MEDIA

Rachael contacted Argos customer services and was told she could return the doll and exchange it for something else.

But the mum-of-one thinks the store should being doing much more and ought to withdraw the product so the same thing doesn’t happen to other parents.

They just said it’s best to come in and change it, which I don’t think is acceptable. I don’t want to just switch it for something else. My daughter is only two, I don’t want her hearing words like that

– Rachael Horton