3D printed foetus dolls: creepy or cool?

“Would you like us to print you a 3D doll of your unborn foetus, madam?” may soon be a routine question during pregnancy ultrasound scans

Set to the be the next must-have item at baby showers, US company 3D Babies is offering impatient parents the chance to order a custom 3D printed figurine of their baby-to-be modelled on their actual 3D or 4D ultrasounds.

This innovative (some might say, creepy) adaptation of 3D print technology is hardly surprising in an age of instant gratification, where the mysteries of childbirth have already been replaced by gender scans and planned caesareans.

A life-size doll (20cm long) will set you back around $700, or those stuck for storage space can opt for a half-size or even a 5cm ‘mini’ version for just under $230.

In addition, expectant couples are asked to choose between light, medium and dark skin tones and indicate their preferred body position – arms and feet waving in the air or curled up in a classic womb-like pose.

The final decision is a big one, whether or not to have the genitals proudly on display or discreetly hidden (for real!). The resulting sculpture is then presented in a satin-lined box that looks disturbingly like a coffin.

 

 

Still not sold? The 3D Babies website is filled with marketing spiel to get anxious or uncertain customers over the line.

For the impatient types: “Imagine holding your baby before he or she is born.”

Why not throw a ‘meet the foetus’ party? “This is a great way to share the excitement of your new baby with family and friends.”

Create a keepsake (other than your living baby type keepsake): “Your 3D Baby will be a treasured family remembrance of your pregnancy and new baby.”

Related: Weird & wacky baby products you can buy!

If your baby is already born, you can still have a life-like sculpture made by sending in a photo of your bubs and leaving the rest to 3D Babies. You'll never have to take turns holding the baby again – you can have one each! The only problem will be deciding who gets the one that never cries. 

Those without actual babies of their own need not miss out, as they also offer a Celebrity Baby product for around $300. And who else would the world want a 3D printed copy of but baby North West herself? 

Now you can play ‘celebrity mum and dad’ in the privacy of your own home! 

Tell us below…what do you think of the 3D printed baby dolls? Innovative or icky?

 

10:35AM, Jan 21st 2014

comments powered by Disqus

Related articles

 
 
instagram
  • We love this adorable DIY mini terrarium. Check out the tutorial & more sugarless Easter gift ideas from @beafunmum by searching "Terrarium" on our website 🐰🍄🌾

    mother and baby We love this adorable DIY mini terrarium. Check out the tutorial & more sugarless Easter gift ideas from @beafunmum by searching "Terrarium" on our website 🐰🍄🌾

    More from the team
  • Elle Macpherson is 51. She and her husband, Jeffery have copped a bashing online this week after it was revealed they are having a baby. Our online writer, Lauren Sams has a thing or two to say to the keyboard warriors. Click the link on our profile to read what she has to say 👏👏👏

    mother and baby Elle Macpherson is 51. She and her husband, Jeffery have copped a bashing online this week after it was revealed they are having a baby. Our online writer, Lauren Sams has a thing or two to say to the keyboard warriors. Click the link on our profile to read what she has to say 👏👏👏

    More from the team
  • THIS 😳
  • Asher Keddie has shared the name of new baby son is Valentino. We think with a name like that he is a heart-throb in the making. Congrats again to Asher and her new little family 🍼👶💙

    mother and baby Asher Keddie has shared the name of new baby son is Valentino. We think with a name like that he is a heart-throb in the making. Congrats again to Asher and her new little family 🍼👶💙

    More from the team
  • Aussie ironwoman and new mum @candyfalzon with her gorgeous baby, Ivy Mae are on the cover of our April M&B issue. Click the link on our profile to read how Candice coped through a touch-and-go pregnancy and how she juggles motherhood while keeping up with fiancé's @davidwarner31 busy cricketing schedule 💕

    mother and baby Aussie ironwoman and new mum @candyfalzon with her gorgeous baby, Ivy Mae are on the cover of our April M&B issue. Click the link on our profile to read how Candice coped through a touch-and-go pregnancy and how she juggles motherhood while keeping up with fiancé's @davidwarner31 busy cricketing schedule 💕

    More from the team
  • We have 4x family passes to the @sydney_royal_easter_show to giveaway. To enter share this post and tag @motherbaby_au with the hashtag #eastershow2015 and tell us what you'd love to show your kids at the Easter Show this year. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry 👍🐣💕🐰 Entries close Sunday 29th March, 2015 at 11.59pm AEST. Each prize is a family pass for 2x adults and 2x children to gain entry to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

    mother and baby We have 4x family passes to the @sydney_royal_easter_show to giveaway. To enter share this post and tag @motherbaby_au with the hashtag #eastershow2015 and tell us what you'd love to show your kids at the Easter Show this year. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry 👍🐣💕🐰 Entries close Sunday 29th March, 2015 at 11.59pm AEST. Each prize is a family pass for 2x adults and 2x children to gain entry to the Sydney Royal Easter Show.

    More from the team
  • Looking for Easter gifts for your kids - without the chocolate? Kelly @beafunmum has shared her top ideas for Easter pressies including this adorable baby bunny onesie from @peteralexanderofficial 💕🐰👏 Click the link in our profile and search "Easter Gifts" for more sugar-free Easter ideas 🐣👍

    mother and baby Looking for Easter gifts for your kids - without the chocolate? Kelly @beafunmum has shared her top ideas for Easter pressies including this adorable baby bunny onesie from @peteralexanderofficial 💕🐰👏 Click the link in our profile and search "Easter Gifts" for more sugar-free Easter ideas 🐣👍

    More from the team
  • What's better than eggs at Easter? Easter Sundaes, of course! The clever chicks at @shopsweetlulu have a delicious tutorial on how to make your own Easter Sundae Kit 😍🐰🐣💕👏

    mother and baby What's better than eggs at Easter? Easter Sundaes, of course! The clever chicks at @shopsweetlulu have a delicious tutorial on how to make your own Easter Sundae Kit 😍🐰🐣💕👏

    More from the team
  • Anyone else guilty of this!? 😁😝

    mother and baby Anyone else guilty of this!? 😁😝

    More from the team
  • We love these adorable (and FREE) Easter egg hunt printables from @tinymepics 🐰💜🐣💛 A cute way to make #Easter morning extra special!

    mother and baby We love these adorable (and FREE) Easter egg hunt printables from @tinymepics 🐰💜🐣💛 A cute way to make #Easter morning extra special!

    More from the team