I came across information on the show â€œBaby Borrowersâ€ on Jill Stanekâ€™s blog – a site which, by the way, I highly recommend. I donâ€™t know how she keeps up on all of this stuff! Sheâ€™s amazing. â€œThe ‘Baby Borrowers’ will be a “social experiment” involving 5 teenage couples who play round-the-clock parents and caretakers for 3 days each to a baby, toddler, pre-teen with pet, teenager, and senior citizen (“some with health issues”) in succession.â€ Female teens wear â€œempathy belliesâ€ to prepare them for the arrival of their â€œbabiesâ€. As Jill states, and I completely agree, the purpose of the show is to, â€œscare teens from pregnancy, but not sex.â€ As a mother of two I also strongly concur that, â€œwearing an empathy belly only stilts oneâ€™s posture; it does not for a fraction of time emulate the 9 month bonding experience between mother and preborn child.â€ And I would add that the birth process itself bonds a mother to her baby in a way that cannot be replicated. A mother will sacrifice for her baby in a way that no teenager who is borrowing a baby could ever understand. (Thatâ€™s not to say that adoptive parents cannot bond with their adopted children. I would venture to say that the strong desire they have for a baby creates a bond similar to birthing a baby.) Jill also brings up this point: what about the possible harm done to the babies!? They are separated from their mothers for three days! And I have to ask, who would, in their right mind, allow inexperienced teenage strangers to keep their baby for three days!? Not me!