Friday, December 12, 2008

Cotton Mother Dolls

A blog reader sent me a link to handmade mother & baby dolls that she makes: Cotton Mother Dolls. I WANT ONE!!!

The mother doll is around 20" long and has an expandable belly that holds her "unborn" baby. She can become pregnant and give birth to a baby, which comes complete with a detachable umbilical cord, placenta, and amniotic sac. The baby nurses via snaps on its mouth and on the mother's breasts. You can also order father and sibling dolls (infant, nursing toddlers, or older children) to make up your complete family. The dolls come in several different skin tones, hair colors and styles, and eye colors.

A mother and her nursing toddler, in a nursing dress.

Sooo, if anyone has some extra cash they need to find a use for, buy yourself (or me!!! pretty please?) one of these beautiful handmade doll sets. The woman uses the funds from the doll sales to finance her midwifery education.

Here is one mother/baby pair having a waterbirth:

Baby's head beginning to crown
Baby's head is out (notice the head is facing upwards,
which is typical if you're birthing on hands & knees)
Baby's body has just emerged
Picking the baby up out of the water
Bringing the baby to her chest

Another mother/baby set:
A prenatal visit with a midwife
Nursing after the birth.
Mother/baby sets come with a sling for the baby
A closeup of a baby, umbilical cord, and placenta:


  1. Ok, those are just a tiny bit scary. But they look like great teaching materials.

  2. WOW! I've never seen anything like that before. Those would have been very useful in teaching my kids about birth, but I'm not sure what we'd do with them afterwards.

  3. I personally know the gal who makes these dolls, and they are incredible up close. I've watched how much work she puts into each of these dolls, and they are worth every penny and more. They would be a fantastic teaching aid or a great gift for that girl who knows that birth is normal! Not only is this gal a fantastic apprentice midwife, but she works her fanny off to help advance the cause in our state!

  4. wooooow that's amazing!

  5. These are really neat! What a great way to teach your children about the birthing process and breastfeeding!

  6. I think that might win my prize for coolest thing ever made. Thank you so much for sharing! I need one.

  7. OMG, those are amazing! I love that she had a lotus birth. LOL

  8. Those are AWESOME!!!
    Somebody please get them for us too!

  9. That baby's placenta is too low- all the blood is draining out. It needs to be clamped and/or cut! ... oh sorry, that's the nurse in me coming out :)

  10. Probably the creepiest doll I have ever seen. So weird that people actually make things like this.

  11. Oh my god, I want one too!

  12. Love Shauna Lewis's blog. This is just pyscho. BARF.


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