Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Evolution of MamAmor Dolls - Part II

The first public appearance of a MamAmor Doll was in 2008 at an Attachment Parenting Conference held in Edmonton, AB. I was surprised and pleased with how well the dolls were received and with how sales and orders went on that very first time!

I will always remember and appreciate the first generation of MamAmor dolls’ owners, their support and encouragement was crucial to getting were MamAmor Dolls is right now. Thank you!

Soon after, I opened an Etsy shop and more sales and orders started to come. I needed help, and after a few months, a great team of mama helpers was formed, all working hard to create more and best birthing and nursing mamas.

New fabrics, new clothes’ styles, new fillings, different faces and hair styles were tested and tried, and sales continued to grow and grow.

By 2010, MamAmor Dolls had her own website!

Our Facebook page started to gain
more and more fans and the Media started to sho
w a lot of interest in our special mamas!

The first VBAC
MamAmor was also created in 2010 and many new accessories were included with this new generation of MamAmor Dolls.

So far, 2011 has brought many new MamAmor owners around the world, and we are hoping for more and more to join our little and loving community in the next years to come. Find the Shop and take your own MamAmor Doll home!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The Evolution of MamAmor Dolls - Part I

Did you know that MamAmor Dolls were born almost 4 years ago...and almost by accident?

It was while expecting my third child, and while taking a Doula training course, when my trainer showed me a birthing doll.

I immediately thought ...how brilliant! I will make one for my kids so I can prepare them better for the birth!...It was the perfect toy, at the perfect time!

Since I had done some sewing and stuffed animals in the past, I felt confident that I was going to make a great birthing doll, but it wasn't that easy!

The first doll was small, light and it looked more like a test doll. I put some hair on her but I didn't put eyes as I realized that I wanted something different. My kids didn't think so....so they put a blue face on her!

I looked for patterns on the internet and I took some books about dolls from the library, but didn't find anything close to what I had envisioned. Then, I decided that I would put all that together and make my own and very unique birthing and breastfeeding doll!

A second doll was created...the very first MamAmor Doll!

She was tall, thin and pale, and able to give birth and breastfeed her newborn baby, which was exactly what I wanted! My kids welcomed her with a lot of love and enthusiasm, and my friends and family were so fascinated with the concept that stated to suggest that I should make a few more mamas and try to sell them.

I felt very supported and encouraged to do so... and the first generation of MamAmor Dolls was created!

...And the adventure began!