Can you imagine a doll going through pregnancy and birth, with an umbilical cord and a placenta? She even breastfeeds and baby-wears. What am I talking about? MamAmor Dolls.
If you're a natural birth advocate, breastfeeding guru, or baby-wearing addict, these dolls will make you smile. Either as a collector's item or for your child, they present a new, more natural way of looking at doll-play.
Or maybe you're looking for a not entirely anatomically correct way to explain birth and breastfeeding for the soon-to-be Big Sibling? Because trust me, these will explain some ... or at least create some interesting conversation.
You've got to see the doll birth in action!
The dolls start out being pregnant, with their nice big bellies:
How cute is the crocheted undies set? Anyway, when you're ready, Mom doll is going to start giving birth through her elasticized crotch hole!
Or if you prefer to demonstrate a breech or sunny-side-up birth, go right ahead (sorry, I don't think any of them have c-section zippers):
Congratulations, a brand new baby is born! Complete with a snap mouth, and a snap-on, twisted-cord umbilical cord, with attached placenta-blob.
Once you've clamped the umbilical cord and removed it (unless you're going for Lotus Birth, and then leave it on!), and put on baby's custom cloth diaper, baby needs to eat. Fortunately, Mom's nipples are the other side of the snap, so baby can "latch on" with ease! Don't you wish real breastfeeding was that simple?
And when baby's all done being born, diapered, and fed, Mom can strap baby in the custom Rebozo wrap or ring sling and wear baby. And if baby gets hungry? No worries! The mom's clothes all have discreet breastfeeding slits!
Honestly, I'm torn between finding it rather weird and finding these entirely brilliant. After getting over my initial shock, I'm leaning towards brilliant. I want my kids to think of breastfeeding and birth as totally natural, and what better way than to even include it as a normal thing for play? I like the breastfeeding aspect especially, since I don't give my daughter bottles to feed her dolls with.
What do you think of the dolls? Would you buy them?
Edit: If you do want to buy one, they're sold at MamAmor Dolls -- currently sold out, but will restock in time for the holidays!
Images via MamAmor Dolls