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Realistic Lammily doll creator releases “Period Party” kit

New accessory package from creator of natural-looking doll line includes menstrual pads, underwear

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Dolls come with plenty of accessories, from high heels to hairbrushes — and now, one realistic doll maker is offering a pack of mini menstrual pads too.

The Lammily line of dolls — known for having a more realistic body shape than other dolls on the market — is selling a “Period Party” accessory package featuring 18 coloured pads, a pair of underwear, and an educational pamphlet.

There’s also a calendar and little dot stickers to help keep track of the doll’s period cycle, says Nickolay Lamm, founder of the Lammily line.

“Why is menstruation hush-hush when it’s something that’s so important to women’s health?” he told the Star. “It’s something that gives parents an important tool to explain to their kids what’s going on. If a doll has pads, how bad can it be?”

While Lamm says the underwear is made to work with the Lammily doll line specifically, it can work on certain other doll brands, such as Barbie, but might fit a bit looser given the doll’s different measurements.

Early feedback from moms has been mixed, Lamm adds. They either love the “Period Party” concept, or find it strange. “If a doll had a toothbrush it wouldn’t be a big deal, but if a doll has this, it weirds people out — that’s why it’s a taboo in the first place,” he says.

Lamm hopes the $10 USD accessory pack will help break that taboo, much like how his Lammily doll with average proportions challenged the unrealistic design of popular dolls sold around the world. (The Lammily doll even has a sticker pack available so kids can add everything from moles to stretch marks to their Lammily doll’s body.)

Since the crowdsourced Lammily dolls started shipping in late 2014, more than 40,000 have been sold in 62 countries.

The doll maker just released a second Lammily doll as well — a photographer with darker skin — and he has a few other projects in the works.

“We’re also working on a male version — that’s the next big thing — and also some other accessories that go along the ‘real’ theme that I think kids will have fun playing with,” Lamm says.

Toronto Star

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