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Birthing Dolls – Educational or Weird?

Birthing Doll

I think this doll may scare people out of giving birth. Childbirth Education Birthing Doll Pattern available via Etsy.

Explaining how babies are made to my children has been a challenge but work in progress for me and my husband.

After the “how they were made” conversation is understood, the next step is explaining how the baby gets out of the belly.

While I am ALL for explaining how, what, when, where and why – via educational tools such as appropriate books, videos and conversation. I’m just not sure my daughter needs a toy to play “giving birth”.

Maybe for demonstration purposes? But to play with? Would you let your kids play with these? Maybe I’m just too late 90′s and haven’t summoned to the modernism of birthing babies being a thing kids play like kitchen, or school.

Not really our style. (but hey, if it’s your cup of tea – drink up!)

Check out these Birthing Dolls:


  • Yes, that doll is giving birth. 1 of 4
    Yes, that doll is giving birth.
    This birthing doll is available at A Toy Garden. Get it for $89.95.
  • Japanese Birthing Doll 2 of 4
    Japanese Birthing Doll
    Complete with stretch marks and fetuses in various stages of development, these 19th century dolls were used to educate midwives and entertain the masses at sideshow carnivals in Japan. Source: Profoundly Superficial
  • Mamamor Handcrafted Dolls 3 of 4
    Mamamor Handcrafted Dolls
    The Mamamor line of handcrafted dolls, birth and breastfeed. You can get one for $160-170 per doll.
  • Childbirth Education Birthing Doll Pattern 4 of 4
    Childbirth Education Birthing Doll Pattern
    I think this doll may scare people out of giving birth. You can get it on Etsy for $14.89.

What Are Your Thoughts? Are Birthing Dolls Educational or Weird?

Preparing young siblings for a new baby? Fear not — there are less-creepy ways.

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