Chances are if you have a little one at home you probably have a doll or two or a dozen around the house. I know Peyton received her first baby doll when she was just a baby herself and as she grew older her collection grew as well. But one thing I noticed with all the dolls she received as presents or asked for there was one thing missing in them. They all looked very similar and not one doll looked like her or the people in our lives. I know I am not the only mom that is looking for a doll that looks like their child. And I also know that I am not the only mom that notices the lack of diversity, cultures or physical differences in the doll market today. Selma’s mom noticed that as well so she curated a line of ragdolls that celebrate different cultures and physical abilities to help show her daughter that differences are beautiful and that friends (and dolls) come from many different backgrounds and are all unique.
Selma’s Dolls was created to showcase the diversity we have in the world by creating an affordable ragdoll that is accompanied with a book that tells about the first day of school where all the dolls first meet Selma and they become friends. Currently, there are 3 dolls in the collection.
Annie – A Down Syndrom Friend
Her blue and yellow uniquely created butterfly pattern is important to Annie as it represents awareness for people with Down Syndrome.
Lola – A Mexican-American Friend
Lola wears a Mexican-inspired print that was created uniquely for her.
Ameena – A Muslim Friend
Ameena wears the color green, as green has a number of traditional associations and meanings in Islam.
In each doll’s clothing print, you can find a nod to the olive branch which is a universal symbol of “peace” and part of the Selma’s Dolls logo.
Each doll is made from kid-friendly materials that are easily spot cleaned. Their arms, legs, and tush are sown together in a way that makes her fun and easy to hold and also able to sit upright by your side. They are intended for children 2 years old and older.
You can purchase Selma’s Dolls online.