So my mother made little pink cloth genitals for Scott. And my brother was content. It's not weird that your son should want his erzatz baby to have all the same parts he percieves that he has.
It was a little sausage shape sewn to a little pillow shape, with just enough stuffing to make it fluff up, since baby genitals are little most of the time. Obvoiusly, there is no special sculpting necessary for soft-sculpture uncirced baby genitals.
For the nursing mommy doll, I've seen snap fasteners used for making the nipples (male side) and baby's mouth (female side). One example I saw had the snap edges carefully embroidered over with pink floss so it was not obviously a snap.
I'm not sure how I'd handle the belly, though! I design and make dolls, so I'd have lots of ideas. Velcro is good. Maybe an incomplete ring of loop on the body, open at the bottom just enough for the baby doll, with a seperate belly that hooks in place. Maybe, if you are doing female genitals, have the belly end partway down the vulva and that way baby comes out of the vulva... Or something.
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My mom did this, too, when we were kids. But she didn't have the chuzpah to follow through with letting my brother play with it! : It was during the original Cabbage Patch Kids craze and she sewed a doll for each of her kids for Christmas. My brother hadn't asked for "parts" since the doll was a surprise, but she put them on (a little "sausage" of soft-sculpture fabric as described above and little testicles). We girls with our three female dolls (strangely devoid of any genitalia) teased my little brother mercilessly. The doll vanished.
I always thought it was kinda' sad that she didn't set us straight on the matter.
Not sure that I'm crunchy, but definitely a "tough chew".
I have plans to add butts and belly buttons to all the dolls I am givng for Christmas... but (being they are all girls) i don't see what would be too hard with adding a little more detail.
Thanks for the idea..
p.s... the birthing doll idea is big at our house too!
I worked in a home-based Waldorf preschool for a few years, and I do believe that the idea behind the dolls is that "less is more"..... like, they do not have facial expressions, for example..... and like the painting and the woodblocks and things of that nature are completely open-ended playthings to be molded by the imagination. So if the doll is detailed with anatomy and whatnot, I don't think I would label it a Waldorf doll any longer. But that's just me.
But I guess the OP is probably more interested in making a doll that her son wants to play with than figure out for me when the doll is no longer a Waldorf doll.
btw,those dolls are too funny! i couldn't stop laughing! that is exactly what dd wants!
i remember the cabbage patch faze! it was like '85 for me and christmas and i got this cabbage patch doll that my mom made! i loved and treasured that doll!
btw,those dolls are too funny! i couldn't stop laughing!
Btw, I do love that they are multi-cultural.
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my son has been sick and wouldn't let go of it! sorry! here they are...
nice sewing 'eh?