Tempted to do anything with your placenta after you had your baby? Make it it into a smoothie perhaps (yum!) bake yourself a placenta lasagne (yes, apparently people have done just that) or pop some placenta pills? Nope, nor us. But maybe you might like this? A placenta teddy.
Yes, featuring in Doing it For the Kids, a new ‘green toys’ exhibition opening soon in Newcastle, is a teddy bear made from cured placenta – and a craft kit you can use to make a placenta teddy all of your own.
The teddy has been created with all those mums in mind who’d quite like some kind of memento from their placenta and who aren’t mad on actually EATING it.
Its designer says his ‘Twin Teddy Kit’ has been made to celebrate ‘the unity of the infant, the mother and the placenta’ – and the kit itself contains an emulsifying mixture of tannin and egg yolk that you add to your dried placenta to make it pliable enough to fashion into a teddy shape.
Love it or loathe it? Do let us know what you think!