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). A review of the toy explained:
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.