The mother of a seven-year-old girl says she’s sick of having to pay thousands of dollars for toys she can’t use because they’re too expensive.
Caroline Wintour, a fashion editor, said she bought a baby doll that looks like a stuffed bird but she can only use the part where her baby’s ears are.
“I’m really not a big fan of having toys that are not mine, and it’s just not fair,” Ms Wintours said.
“My daughter has been having the doll since the first birthday, and she is getting the toys, and I’m getting nothing.”
It’s the same story for some other toys, including a toy called a ‘bunny’ that is sold in China and which comes with a plastic rabbit attached to it.
Ms Wintors daughter, who has autism, was born with the condition, and said she is not allowed to play with toys she doesn’t have.
“She was not a boy, she was a girl.
She was born a girl, and her parents have to make sure that she’s always getting her toys and her playtime is always there,” Ms O’Malley said.’
I’m so sad’She said she was worried her daughter might be left to have to pick up her toys alone and said the cost was too high for her to afford.
“We were told by the toy company that it was just a doll.
But she is six and she can play with her toys, it’s not an accident, she has to be able to do that,” she said.
The toys are also available in other countries and she has no idea where they’re going.
“It’s so sad.
I am so sad for my daughter because she’s going to have the toys.
I’m so worried about her and she’s got autism and it can happen to anybody,” she added.’
It’s a shame to be on the autism spectrum’It is illegal for parents to use their children as a babysitter because they can be in contempt of court, but Ms O’talos said the toys are part of the family budget.
“The toys, the stuffed bird, it looks like it belongs to me and I’ve been wanting it for years and years,” she told the ABC.
“If I wanted it, I would have bought it years ago, and now it’s gone for free.”
She said her daughter was in a wheelchair, and needed the toys because she can not stand up.
“For me, it is not something that I want to have in the house, it just makes me feel sad.”
This is the first time that I have had to pick the money up, because I’m a mum of a very young daughter,” she continued.”
But, unfortunately, it has not been for me.
“So it’s a pity to be a mum on the autistic spectrum and not be able see this as a toy.”
When I look at her, I see her as an adorable little girl.
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