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Popular in Kindergarten: Sexy Dolls

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Popular in Kindergarten: Sexy Dolls

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Popular in Kindergarten: Sexy Dolls

Popular in Kindergarten: Sexy Dolls

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Sexy Bratz dolls have become quite popular with the kids. Graeme Robertson/Getty Images hide caption

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Flummoxed at the toy store by dolls with hot pink bikinis and glittering spiked heels?

You're not alone, says Camille Chatterjee, toy editor of Parenting magazine.

Chatterjee says that toy manufacturers are putting sexier dolls on the shelves these days, and that kids are growing up at more rapid clip than they once did. "Whereas kids used to play with a toy until age 12, now they're stopping after age eight," she reports. "They're becoming adults much faster."

As a result, kids today are asking for different types of presents, Chatterjee says. They want cell phones and MP3 players — toys more typically associated with grownups.