I have been looking for a doll with hearing aids or cochlear implants for about a year now. Unfortunately, the only one I could find looks kinda creepy. I called the American Girl company too. They make glasses and wheelchairs for their dolls but no hearing devices.
What’s a mom to do? Elisabeth is having surgery again on Monday. She is getting her second implant, the one on the right worked so well for her we decided to do the left ear too. Well actually, she decided. Elisabeth refuses to wear her hearing aid in her left ear if it is turned on. It’s curious, she wears it if it’s off. She also has been trying to put her implant device on her left ear when it falls off the right.
Okay, back to the doll. So, I decided to make my own. Not the doll, I’m not that crafty!
I picked up some pink puff paint in the dollar bins at Michael’s and drew the cochlear implants right on the dolls bald little head. It couldn’t have been easier.
This little doll is from Target in case you’re wondering.
If you use puff paint to make your own cochlear implants or hearing aids be sure you let them dry for at least twenty four hours. I thought it would be dry after twelve, it wasn’t.
Elisabeth may be too out of it right after her surgery to notice the doll has new cochlear implants just like hers. I think I’ll give it to her before we leave.