The first ever Barbie doll with Down Syndrome has been introduced by toy maker Mattel. How cool is this! The company worked closely with the National Down Syndrome Society to make sure it accurately portrayed a person with Down Syndrome.
I took a look and she is beautiful. The doll’s dress features yellow and blue colors and butterflies associated with Down Syndrome Awareness. She even has accessories that include a pendant necklace with chevrons represents the three copies of the 21 chromosome.
The doll even comes with ankle foot orthotics which a lot of kids with Down Syndrome use for support. To learn more about the doll get all the details from NPR right here.
List of 30 Toys That Defined the '80s
Some ’80s toys started as American Greetings card series, including the Care Bears and Strawberry Shortcake, while its competitor Hallmark kept pace with Rainbow Bright. Safety wasn’t necessarily paramount in the ’80s, as a number of these toys resulted in trips to the hospital, but not a decline in popularity. Children of the 1980s, read on to see if any of your favorites made Stacker’s list of 30 toys that defined the decade.