Toy maker creates dolls to include children with disabilities

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Why a Toy Maker Is Now Creating Dolls With Disabilities


Makies is a British doll company designing dolls to look like the children they belong to. Now Makies is making a huge step towards being inclusive of all children.

3D-printed dolls are now being designed with disabilities, representing a wider group of unique children and providing playtime options that step outside the traditional mold.

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This little makie is Cool Nator and she is going home today to the USA! We πŸ’™ how amazing she is! #makie #dollstagram #3dprinted #unique #STEM #bjd #ooak
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Makies' website says they have expanded their design options to "include hearing aids, walking aids and bespoke facial characteristics" and there are talks of a wheelchair and walking cane to come in the future.

What was the inspiration behind this massive undertaking? The #ToyLikeMe campaign, headed by two deaf mothers who wanted toys to be more inclusive for children. After taking social media by storm, the campaign caught the attention of Makies and parents of disabled children worldwide. #ToyLikeMe is hoping other giants in the industry like Mattell and LEGO will join the effort to make children's toys represent the children playing with them more accurately.

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