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Doing it for the Kids is a current exhibition put on by [re] design to showcase the latest, most innovative sustainable toy designs from around the globe. Among them, the Placenta Teddy Bear by designer Alex Green. A crafty alternative for those who don’t necessarily want to eat their baby’s placenta, but want to pay their respects to the life sustaining organ by turning it into a one-of-a-kind teddy bear. Green’s ‘Twin Teddy Kit’ ‘celebrates the unity of the infant, the mother and the placenta,’ and enables preparation of the placenta so it may be transformed into a teddy bear. The placenta must be cut in half and rubbed with sea salt to cure it. After it is dried out, it is treated with an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk to make it soft and pliable. Then, you craft it into a teddy bear. But is this not quite so cuddly creation cute or cringe-worthy? You tell us.
Originally posted by hhcore
This whole placenta thing is nasty. Now we get placenty-bears. THESE are the people that 2012 is meant to cleanse, if there was ever a reason for it. *blech*.
Originally posted by Blanca Rose
reply to post by x2Strongx
Stuffing Maw-Maw, and Paw-Paw, and putting them in the living room as conversation pieces?
No matter how sanitary these teddy bears supposedly are, it just makes ya wonder!
Originally posted by AlBeMet
Wait....People eat that? I think that is the most shocking part of the story!
Don't get me wrong making a teddy bear out of it is crazy, why would someone be compelled to eat it?