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.
In an effort toward full disclosure when talking to their tots about where babies come from, some parents might resort to this handmade birthing and nursing doll ($90).