This week, we are celebrating 10 years in business!
We've created a Limited Edition Doll for this special occasion, her name is Diamond.
We chose materials and colors inspired by 10-year Anniversary metals and rocks: TIN and DIAMONDS. We also used soft cotton fabrics, felt, and merino yarn from Manos del Uruguay.
This doll represents 10 years of hard work and dedication, she is extra special to us. Diamond brings birthing love, empowerment, and inspiration to this beautiful world. She is a true MamAmor Goddess.
If you choose to buy this doll, you'll receive:
~ MamAmor doll
~ Baby doll
~ Clothes and shoes
~ Pendant set by Mandala Journey, (one for the doll, one for you) made exclusively for this doll
~ Birth Certificate
Diamond is made to order, kindly give us 1-2 weeks for creation.
You can choose the type of doll that you prefer (VBAC or Classic Birthing and Breastfeeding), skin color, and eye color.
It’s no secret that kids love to play; but for kids, playtime is about more than just having fun. It’s about learning new concepts and discovering the world around them. When playing independently or with others, children learn to solve problems, build relationships, and develop their motor skills. According to the Canadian Child Care Federation, play:
One-way children can learn through play is by role-playing or pretending to be someone or something else. In his article, The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development, cognitive psychologist Dr. Scott Kaufman emphasizes the value of pretend or make-believe play as a critical component of a child’s cognitive and social development. Evidence suggests that role-playing is important for forms of self-regulation including reduced aggression, delayed gratification, civility, and empathy. When children use toys to introduce possible scenarios or characters, they naturally represent multiple perspectives. This form of play is especially helpful for children to grasp new and complex concepts.
Knowing the benefits of imaginative role-playing, it’s important to ask, what environment promotes early and frequent imaginative play in children? According to Dr. Kaufman’s research, parents who regularly talk to their children and explain features about nature and social issues are most likely to foster this form of learning. At MamAmor, we believe this type of relationship is critical for educating children on topics such as childbirth. Our dolls foster storytelling, comfort, and healing by helping parents tell their child’s birth story through play.
How can parents use MamAmor dolls to teach?
We encourage parents to use our hand-crafted dolls as a tool to educate their children about human anatomy, pregnancy, labor, and sibling preparation. Parents can do this by using the dolls to demonstrate these concepts to their children. Mother dolls come equipped with a chest that allows for smaller baby dolls to be attached, mimicking breastfeeding. They also have child birthing features including openings to demonstrate natural birth and some have additional cesarean openings. The baby dolls come with detachable placentas, as well as a diaper and a blanket to demonstrate after birth care. Our dolls are also designed to help parents prepare their children for the arrival of siblings by acting as a tool for answering their childbirth questions and teaching them how to care for their new siblings.
If you’re looking for an engaging and effective way to teach your child about pregnancy, childbirth, and baby care, customized MamAmor dolls are a great way to start the conversation. As a parent, you can use our dolls to actively teach your children and even let them play and learn independently. So, help your children discover the world around them by encouraging them to play, and you might even surprise yourself by learning a thing or two.
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Happy Holiday Season!
1) Set of 5 Cards ~ Amanda Greavette
A set of 5 festive cards, each uniquely created around the mother and child theme. Perfect for adding to a gift, or as a gift themselves for Christmas or the holidays. These little wintery illustrations can be found in Amanda's Etsy shop, along with her large birth oil paintings, prints, and cards.
2) Juno Lucina Goddess of Midwifery Sculpture ~ BrigidsGrove
This handmade Story Goddess carries the energy of Juno Lucina, the Roman goddess of fertility, pregnancy, and childbirth. Said to watch over pregnant women and birthing women, she is one of the goddesses of midwives. She is cast in resin and colored with russet (red) mica pigment. Her silver-tone belt carries a moss agate stone bead. Moss agate is known as the midwife's stone and is said to be associated with fertility, abundance, growth, and strength. The charm is a rose-gold tone tree of life which represents the midwife's connection to the life force as well as making a thematic connection the placenta and its vital role.
3) 2017 Birth Art Calendar ~ Amy Haderer
This calendar features thirteen full-color original art pieces © Amy Haderer (www.themandalajourney.com). Each month lists holidays and moon cycles, which can sometimes be helpful for birth workers! Makes a perfect gift for your favorite doula, midwife, mama, or birth junkie, plus after 2017 you can upcycle it, frame it, hang it, or use it to decorate other things (journals, greeting cards, etc).
4) Personalize Birthing Dolls ~ MamAmor Dolls
Beautiful birth and breastfeeding dolls that you can personalize! Choose skin color, eye color, hair and dress colors. You can name your doll and choose a color of the sling. Dolls take 7 to 10 days to be created.
5) Affirmation Cards for Pregnancy and Labor ~ Lauren Tannehill
Using visualization techniques can reduce fear and release tension, which can promote relaxation and, in turn, reduce pain. They are a QUICK AND EASY way to connect with your baby and visualize the birth of your dreams! With affirmations like "I'm in Charge of my Birth" or "I deserve a Pleasurable Birth", Empowering Pregnancy and Birth Affirmation Cards are a gift for any woman, no matter what way you decide to give birth! Home birth, scheduled C-section, induction, water birth, unassisted birth, Birth Center, etc.
6) Breastmilk Crystal ~ JoBri Milk Charms
This Crystal holds your very own professionally preserved Breastmilk hand wrapped with over 2 ft of solid sterling wire solid sterling silver chain included.