In an effort to make a doll to fit every possible human condition, Down Syndrome Dolls attempt to replicate the unmistakable look of a child with Down Syndrome. 5,000 children are born with the condition each year in the U.S. alone.
The makers hope the doll encourage more widespread acceptance for these children. Other than the unusual facial expressions, the dolls special in other ways. They are 16 inches high with hand painted faces and custom made clothes. Most ethic bases are covered and a back-story is covered for each doll on the website.