Rag Dolls That Start Inclusion At Home- Selma's Dolls and GIVEAWAY

Do you ever see a product and think right away that it's something you need to share with anyone that will listen? I get that a lot with my job. One thing that I absolutely love is seeing an amazing company that has a mission to make a difference in other peoples lives. The company I am getting ready to tell you about has done that for me.

Have you heard of Selma's Dolls? I hope you have but, if you haven't they are beautiful. The little rag dolls, as well as the company. I get goosebumps just thinking of how they might make an impact on kids. Check out Selma's story This is a heartwarming beginning to a lifelong journey filled with friendship.

Selma's Dolls represent the diversity in our surrounding. My kids go to public school. They do not go to class with cookie cutter kids. Every single one of them are different in color, size, personality, development physical and mental, they have different religious beliefs and so much more. My kids and all of their friends are unique, and that's why I love Selma's story and Selma's dolls so much.

Selma's Dolls are rag doll style dolls that are plush and soft enough for toddlers but durable to play with like a big girl doll. They are made to be snuggled, toted, and played with.

I'm going to share a little story with you so you can understand why this is such an important topic for me and has been for so long.

My oldest daughter was an only child for a long time. Because of our schedules, it worked out that we didn't have to put her in daycare until it came time for preschool which was amazing to us for so many reasons.

The downfall of that was she didn't interact with anyone except us, her parents, her grandparents, and cousins. We didn't go out much or have many friends and at the time, no friends with kids. I never thought of it at all in a bad way. I was just happy we were able to keep her in a safe environment away from a bunch of germs, save a ton of money, and we personally knew her caregivers.

Well, the fateful day I mentioned previously, the day I realized that my kid was way too sheltered and I couldn't let her keep living like that. Not in our community, not in the amazing free country we live in. This is the day I wanted to crawl into a hole and hide.

So the back story, I got a ticket, I can't remember what for but it was traffic court -15 years ago. My daughter was always good in public so I didn't feel like I needed to get a sitter. All I had to do was show proof of insurance or something minor like that. So she was chilling out eating M&M's being the good little toddler that she always was.

I wasn't paying much attention to the people around me, I was just waiting for my name to be called so we could go home. By this time she was standing next to me on the bench to me, she was so little, her head barely stuck up over the back of the pew. She was contently looking around and smiling at people being sweet.

Out of nowhere, the most sincere question I had heard her ask up to that point. Just about everyone in the courtroom heard her ask, Mama, What's on her face? As she pointed her little stubby finger it the face of the woman sitting behind us. There was absolutely no way to deny that she was asking about the dark complected woman with freckles.

Instantly I said oh her freckles, I apologized to the woman and moved to a different seat. I know this kid, she's not going to let that go. She will keep asking until she gets a satisfactory answer. Rarely, would it be one time and done. By the power of the Dem Dems (M & M's), it was a lot better than it could have been.

At that moment right there, I knew my kid needed more than just family in her life. She needed to see and interact with all kinds of people to see that differences between people are normal, natural, not a questionable.  Shortly after that she started in a half-day daycare a few times a week and went to school with my grama after daycare on those days.

My grama was a special needs teacher that worked with developmentally challenged kids. My daughter got to see kids in wheelchairs, deaf, blind, and all races. It was so important to me that she learn that everyone is special. Not just special needs kids but every single human being are special and different in their own way. That a wheelchair, sign language, color of skin, or speech didn't define people as bad vs good or better or less than. We are all people and it's what is on the inside that counts.

By the time I had my second child, it was very well discussed and understood that it is ok to be friends with everyone. Our one little adventure in traffic court so many years ago had made a mission in me to make sure that my kids didn't single anyone out because they were different. Selma's kids is an amazing way to introduce that at home.

Annie is a white blond girl with down syndrome.

Lola is a dark complected dark-haired, Mexican American Doll

Ameena is a medium complected, Muslum doll.

Find out more about Selma's Doll's on their website- Selma's Dolls and their social media. Facebook and Instagram.

I received these dolls for free to facilitate this review. If you have any questions please feel free to email me directly at [email protected]

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  1. This is the first time I've seen these dolls. I LOVE them! I agree that an early discussion with your kids about how we're more alike than different and how we treat others, regardless of who they are, the way we'd like to be treated is so important.

  2. These are the cutest dolls! I love that they are soft ragdolls, perfect for babies and little girls! I have two daughters and they would absolutely love them! Thanks for sharing. :)

  3. I have never seen these dolls before,,my grandaughter is biracial,and we know of a child with down syndrome,,how wonderful to have dolls that remind you of yourselrf

  4. I would choose the down syndrome doll