The 14-inch-tall birthing doll is handmade with natural cotton and wool, and is available in an array of hair, skin, and dress options. Each mama doll can give birth to a small cotton and wool baby doll. Each baby doll has an umbilical cord attached to a red felt circle, symbolic of the placenta, and the cord can be unsnapped from the baby’s stomach. The baby also has a little snapped mouth that can be placed onto the mama’s breasts to nurse. In turn, the mama doll’s breasts have snaps as well, so that a secure breastfeeding latch can be accomplished.
Bringing home baby when you've already got a toddler brings on a whole new world of issues — envy being one of them.
When a mother nurses her newborn, the older tot often feels left out. A Boobie Buddy ($55) may help alleviate that problem. Crafted with magnetic parts, the mama doll and baby doll can attach to each other at various points, just like mommy and baby. Do you think taking the focus off of the mother is a good thing, or is it too creepy?