First Barbie® Doll with Down syndrome

people with down syndrome smiling holding barbie dolls with down syndrome


On April 25, 2023, Barbie® introduced its first doll with Down syndrome, a step to further increasing disability representation in the toy aisle. NDSS had the opportunity to advise Mattel to ensure the doll reflected characteristics and symbols of Down syndrome. The doll is part of the Fashionista line and is available, alongside other dolls from the line, in stores.  We look forward to seeing additional Barbie dolls with Down syndrome launched in the future! Learn more from Mattel.