Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Special Needs Dolls

Growing up, you never saw dolls that looked different. The dolls always had the perfect outfits, manicured nails, and all of the accessories. In case you haven't been out and about in awhile, you may not realize that most people don't look like that. There are kids with cancer and many other things.

I thought it was important to make sure they were represented, too. So, I went on a search for dolls that have wheelchairs, crutches, etc. To my surprise, I even found dolls with braces! I think this would help kids who are different to feel better about themselves.

These dolls would be good for younger kids who like soft dolls and aren't old enough to play with dolls that have lots of parts. You can purchase everything at this website. They have lots of accessories to choose from too. *The accessories are sold separately from the doll.

This is a doll for kids who are going through chemo. You can purchase it here. Scroll down until you see a doll named Hannah. It's also available on this website at a cheaper price, but it's out of stock right now. Sew Able dolls also has a boy doll with blond hair that wears braces, but there's not room enough to list every single special needs doll. I just wanted to share this with everyone in case you know a child that has special needs or have a family member like that.

This is a baby doll who is doing physical therapy. You can choose from exercise balls, trampoline and other accessories to go with the doll (this is also from the Sew Able website. I had never seen anything like this, so I thought I was cool!
P.S Here's the link to the physical therapy equipment and wheelchairs for the bigger dolls. Please remember that the bigger dolls are for older children.


Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

What a great thing - I'm so glad tat they have dolls like that!

Tabitha (From Single to Married) said...

that, not tat. I really should proofread first

Jolene Philo said...

Hi Madison,

An entry about your post on special needs dolls went up today (March 21) www.DifferentDream.com. Thought you'd like to know!

Here's the link: http://www.differentdream.com/2011/03/dolls-for-kids-with-special-needs-they-look-like-us/

Thanks for what you are doing for the special needs community.

Jolene Philo

Loretta Boronat said...

Those are the dolls that tell their own stories. Dolls like that would help children with special needs grow not up feeling bad about themselves for being different. Those would help them develop a positive outlook towards themselves – that being different doesn’t make them any less loveable, as they’re being loved by the people around them the same way they’re loving those special toys.

Loretta Boronat @ My Sibling Dolls