Inhabitots Posts ‘Ever Thought Of Making A Teddy Bear From Your Placenta?’ Gets Insta-Unliked By Readers
It’s no secret in the parenting blogosphere that placenta is having a moment, and has been for a few years now. While our grandmothers probably didn’t even think twice about that sack of proteins, we’re contemplating if we should eat itÂ orÂ Facebook it, and there is a lot in between — as demonstrated with Inhabitots’s “5 Things You Can Do With Your Baby’s Placenta!” Number one on that list is, I shit you not, “craft a teddy bear.” And their readers were not pleased.
The copy reads:
1. Craft A Teddy Bear
How could anyone ever forget theÂ placenta teddy bearÂ we previously featured? Almost 11,000 Inhabitots readersÂ votedÂ and deemed the not-so-cuddly ode to the organÂ â€œBarftastic!â€Â Still, 732 of you deemed itÂ â€œAdorable.â€Â To make thisÂ unique Teddy Bear, the placenta must be cut and cured with sea salt, and then made pliable with a tannin and egg mixture before transforming it into a one-of-a-kind teddy.
But who knows if Inhabitots’s readers even made it that far, as when the post made it to Facebook with the above visual, readers were beyond displeased:
There are tons more, but this one is my absolute favorite:
Let it be known that as crafty and pro-placenta as the mommy blogosphere is, a line has been drawn.