Placenta Teddy Bear | Inhabitots
- 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 donâ€™t necessarily want to eat their babyâ€™s placenta, but want to pay their respects to the life sustaining organ by turning it into a one-of-a-kind teddy bear. Greenâ€™s â€˜Twin Teddy Kitâ€™ â€˜celebrates the unity of the infant, the mother and the placenta,â€™ 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.