Why a 'Just Like You' Doll ?
Look at the impact that a 'Just Like You' doll can have on your child.
What is a Just like You Doll and where did it come from ?
Just Like You Dolls is a Family Owned, Small Business that is trying to Bring diversity into the Toy industry and joy into children’s lives and when we say Family we really mean it.
Our beautiful daughter Bella was born in July 2012 with a Moderate to Profound Hearing Loss and at 9 months old Received her First Cochlear Implant. Bella has always had a fascination with dolls and for years we searched for a doll that was ‘just like her’. We knew a relatable doll would help Bella to understand her devices better and help with device compliance, it would help her with self-confidence and feeling included within her community.
After 2 years of not being able to find a doll for Bella, we decided to create our own, although that doll was very different to the dolls we sell today, it was that very doll and the love that Bella had for her that inspired us to create Just Like You Dolls.
We soon realised that we needed to help more than just children with Cochlear Implants. We expanded our hearing device range to include customisable Hearing Aid Dolls, And dolls with Bone Conduction Hearing Aids, We also wanted to support children with vision loss by creating Dolls with Glasses.
We have started to expand our range so that we can impact even more children. We now create Dolls with Stoma’s and interchangeable bags, Dolls with PEG tubes as well as Dolls with Cerebral Palsy Walkers.
Dolls help children to develop imagination, creativity, social skills and empathy. But a relatable doll promotes inclusion, reduces loneliness, is a best friend to take to procedures, promotes device compliance and care, education throughout the community, builds self-confidence and most of all creates hours of endless fun for children that haven’t had the easiest start to life.
"At Just Like You Dolls we know life can be challenging and we believe the most comforting thing is to know that you aren't alone."