MamAmor has created an original range of handcrafted dolls that show various birth scenarios, from vaginal to c-section, and can even be used to illustrate a VBAC.
The details on each doll are accurate in a delightfully crafty way – expect an umbilical cord, a placenta and a clever way to show breastfeeding (with some strategically placed press studs).
It’s a nice touch that mother and baby have matching hair ... even if that hair is an unlikely shade of hot pink!
All the accessories a new mother doll needs are also available, including a nappy bag, a baby sling, special nursing clothes, and even tiny teething necklaces.
If that’s not enough, MamAmor custom make dolls so expecting mums can have a doll that's their perfect match (which is helpful for explaining to your toddler what lies ahead).
The fact that each of the dolls is unique really appeals – just like every person’s birth experience is different, so are each of these exquisitely made dolls.
Dolls are priced from around AU$180; MamAmor ship internationally.
UPDATE: Since posting about these dolls on our Facebook page, we've been inundated by comments - both for and against the dolls. On the 'against' side, comments ranged from "that's a little too confronting" to "I do not believe that children need to be exposed to the mechanics of the process of childbirth; there's nothing wrong with a cute story about a stork, and I don't believe that these dolls are appropriate toys". On the other side, parents argued that the dolls "are natural, and a fun way to teach kids about birth", and that "having one of these dolls and being open and honest about answering their questions will lessen the blow a lot more then finding out where a baby comes from when they are in the labour ward."
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