6 Best Babywearing & Breastfeeding Dolls for Kids of Crunchy Mamas

Jeanne Sager | Jan 24, 2013 Big Kid

babywearing parents dollsDo you ever get depressed when you're toy shopping for the kids? Between the way genders are so split and the inanity of some of the toys on the shelves out there, sometimes buying for a birthday party makes you feel like you're having your soul sucked out.

So how about something new, something different and really pretty positive? I'm talking about babywearing dolls. Breastfeeding dolls! The kind of toys that an attachment parent would be proud to purchase!

No, you won't find them on the shelves of your big box store. You might not even find them at your local toy store (where we used to go to find stuff from toy designers who decided to go a little out of the box with their designs but lately ... sigh). But we have got them right here!

We've poked around and found six adorable dolls that emphasize everything that so-called "crunchy" mamas hold dear. Because while we do a lot simply by modeling our activities for our kids, they also tend to learn through play.

So here they are, some of our favorites. Which ones would you buy for your kids? 

 

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  • Babywearing Family; $32.52

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    The entire family gets in on the tough parenting chores with this set of two parent dolls (you can choose genders!) and baby in a removable sling. The whole set is made from cotton flannelette with cotton detailing and is stuffed with vegan-friendly 100 percent corn fill.

  • Bebe Gloton Breastfeeding Baby Doll; $79.99

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    She's been talked about a lot over the years, and she's still on the shelves! Here's the doll made for little girls to practice breastfeeding, complete with a vest with flowers over the nipples, which the toy baby doll "sucks."

  • Cloth Diapered Doll; $40

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    Buy a baby doll in the average store, and they'll come with a plasticky-diaper. Not this cotton sweetie! He comes with a clean pre-fold and a "dirty" pre-fold plus a diaper cover so your child can practice changing a diaper on their baby before trying their hand at the real thing.

  • Babywearing Daddy Doll; $42

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    Think there's nothing cuter than a doting daddy toting his sweet one in a sling? How about this cuddly Waldorf doll featuring a papa wearing his baby? The knitted dolls come with the cotton sling and linen trousers for Dad. There's also a mom version!

  • Nursing Mom Doll; $75

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    They get the best of both worlds with a mommy doll and her baby, plus a sling to put baby to mommy's breast when he's hungry! The dolls are hand-sewn using all natural organic cotton fabric and filled with bio-dynamically farmed and locally sourced wool batting, and you can ask for different colors as they're custom made.

  • Twins & Parents Baby Dolls; $36.86

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    Got twins? Then you need a double set of babywearing parents and babies, of course!

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