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GreyMum 12-12-2012 11:53 AM

Dolls for a 2 year old . . .
 
Hi,

Any doll recommendations for a two year old? She has the corolle (sp?) soft doll, which she likes well enough. DH wants to get her a doll that you can change the clothes for. I did a quick amazon search, but need some help! Thanks!

raymark 12-12-2012 12:35 PM

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My DDs destroy the hair on everything except American Girl dolls. They're 3.

Kiliki 12-12-2012 12:44 PM

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The dolls at IKEA!

My DS has one, they are awesome. They come with clothes. They are soft. You can wash them in the washing machine. They are very durable.

I love the IKEA dolls.

stevensmom 12-12-2012 12:45 PM

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DD is getting a bitty baby doll.

I've looked at the IKEA dolls and they look kind of creepy to me :hide: but they are an awesome price

Kiliki 12-12-2012 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by stevensmom (Post 16034862)
DD is getting a bitty baby doll.

I've looked at the IKEA dolls and they look kind of creepy to me :hide: but they are an awesome price

really?

Here/ is the doll we have.

What is creepy about it to you? Just curious.

My DS named his doll "George" and George has been around a long time and still is in fabulous condition, like the day we got him.

Doodlebrainette 12-12-2012 01:04 PM

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http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/...y_Stella_Peach
We bought our daughter a Baby Stella when she was about 2. You can change her clothes and diaper. Her paci adheres by a magnet. She is super soft! :)

Kiliki 12-12-2012 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Doodlebrainette (Post 16034939)
http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/...y_Stella_Peach
We bought our daughter a Baby Stella when she was about 2. You can change her clothes and diaper. Her paci adheres by a magnet. She is super soft! :)

that one is super cute!

Leiiki 12-12-2012 01:12 PM

It really depends on your child. DD has had American Girl dolls since she was 1.5, and she takes great care of them so I have no qualms. Her friend has a Bitty Baby that looks like it went up against a paint factory and came out the loser. Think about the quality and durability of the product, the temperament of the child, and your budget.

DD also has a Baby Stella - cute but not very realistic, shaped oddly so most off-brand clothes don't fit. Washable and soft.

You might look at Middleton Dolls Newborn Nursery if you want a really good, realistic baby doll. That's what we're getting DD as her big sister gift. They're weighted like an actual baby and come in many hair/eye/skin combinations. I see them on sale pretty regularly for 20-40% off.

bobbyjk 12-12-2012 01:16 PM

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DD is getting a cabbage patch doll with traditional yarn hair. I know she'll love it

raymark 12-12-2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Kiliki (Post 16034919)
really?

Here/ is the doll we have.

What is creepy about it to you? Just curious.

My DS named his doll "George" and George has been around a long time and still is in fabulous condition, like the day we got him.

I don't like their faces at all. Sorry, but they creep me out a little too.

SaraElise 12-12-2012 01:35 PM

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My DD will be 2 in January and we got her a bitty baby for Christmas. She looks through the catalog and says "bee, mine" when she points to the dolls :)

Kiliki 12-12-2012 01:50 PM

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Originally Posted by raymark (Post 16035019)
I don't like their faces at all. Sorry, but they creep me out a little too.

don't be sorry! :giggle: I was just curious what people thought was creepy. The face, huh? Interesting. I don't see it. But I am totally not offended. I didn't design the doll. LOL

CASMama711 12-12-2012 03:53 PM

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We love Baby Alive. We have HH micro mini AIOs for her, so even the dolls wear cloth diapers here. :goodvibes:

PiecesOfKate 12-12-2012 04:19 PM

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We were going to get DD2 a Baby Stella. I ended up buying a lot of Bitty Baby stuff on CL that included a used Bitty Twin so she is getting that instead. My mom already bought DD1 a set of twins so I figured it would be easier to just have one type of dolls and share clothes.

This Etsy seller makes really cute clothes that fit Baby Stella too if you decide to go that route: http://www.etsy.com/shop/TD2012?ref=seller_info_count

mommabritt 12-12-2012 04:27 PM

I think one of the corolle dolls can actually wear newborn or preemie baby clothes.... Not sure which one but that would allow for a bug wardrobe!

SaraElise 12-12-2012 04:29 PM

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Bitty Baby can wear preemie sized clothes too

little hoot 12-12-2012 09:58 PM

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DD received a toddler Cabbage Patch for her 2nd birthday and loves it. It has hair and teeth, and an elephant on the shirt. You can't change the clothes but it has been a big hit with all the kids at daycare too!

tinyblackdot 12-12-2012 10:02 PM

We got my dd a Haba doll at about that age, she still has it and still loves it at almost 6 years old.

http://www.padilly.com/habadolls.html

AniMommy 12-13-2012 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by tinyblackdot
We got my dd a Haba doll at about that age, she still has it and still loves it at almost 6 years old.

http://www.padilly.com/habadolls.html

Are they washable? I've had my eye on these dolls. But I have one doll with pale skin that attracts dog hair like no other. Since we have black dogs, the poor dolly always looks like she needs a day at the spa for a full body wax.

tinyblackdot 12-13-2012 12:49 AM

Yup, totally washable. I have washed dd's a few times.

firststella 12-13-2012 02:13 AM

I love corolle dolls (haha, also because theyre French like me :))
The corolle dolls are very nice and sturdy. They smell sooooo good too! My DD1 received one for her 2d bday. You can use preemie clothes but not on the smallest ones. You can wash some of them too (they are called bath time baby or something like that) you can find one on amazon.

mommabritt 12-13-2012 07:32 AM

My dd had three Waldorf dolls and loves them but mil bought her a plastic headed doll from Walmart for her birthday and what do you think she carries around constantly?? Yup. That darn doll. I'd love to replace it with a corolle or bitty baby for the clothes option.

GreyMum 12-14-2012 05:46 AM

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Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I do like the corolle dolls.

Does anyone have a melissa and doug doll? I'm surprised they aren't more popular. Some are cute, and not that expensive!

My dentist was telling me about a doll, for older girls, that they sell at toys r' us, like AG, but less expensive, that are representative of real girls from different geographic areas, I think she said, but can't remember the name, and also could not find on TRU website just now.

Leiiki 12-14-2012 08:18 AM

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Originally Posted by GreyMum
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I do like the corolle dolls.

Does anyone have a melissa and doug doll? I'm surprised they aren't more popular. Some are cute, and not that expensive!

My dentist was telling me about a doll, for older girls, that they sell at toys r' us, like AG, but less expensive, that are representative of real girls from different geographic areas, I think she said, but can't remember the name, and also could not find on TRU website just now.

I believe they're called Our Generation dolls, but I've heard the quality is quite poor, particularly the hair. Remember, with American Girl you also get the warranty and customer service built into the cost of the doll..

Rainfall 12-14-2012 08:54 AM

The TRU ones aren't Our Generation. Target has the OG dolls. The ones at TRU are FAO I think. At least I know that's what is on the clothing sets they carry.

Dd has had a Bitty Baby since 4. It was an "upgrade" from her cheapy Target baby she carried and loved from 1-4years old. It couldn't be washed and was falling apart so we put her in storage when Santa brought her Bitty. :)

This Christmas (5yo) she and Dd2(3) are getting a set of the Bitty Twins. They each have a Bitty Baby and the twins can share the same clothes, so that helped my decision. I have an 18" AG doll put away for her for her 6th bday. If I can wait that long because she loooves looking through the catalog and wishing for the big dolls. :)

GreyMum 12-14-2012 09:13 AM

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Thanks, ladies. I think the one my dentist was talking about is too big for her at this age anyway, but thanks for advising on that too.

So, I just sent this link to my DH http://www.amazon.com/American-Girl-.../dp/B001EH7JJS I think he will be stunned by the price, lol! This is all his idea anyway. He thinks she needs a doll that she can change clothes, lol, because she's always trying to put our shoes on, etc. So, I keep sending him the links and telling him to decide!

Oh, is Amazon the best place to buy AG dolls?

GreyMum 12-14-2012 09:19 AM

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LOL!! I think I just answered my own question. It's $60 more to buy this set from Amazon!!! http://store.americangirl.com/agshop...741/ctc/XSWTB1

sweetDD 12-14-2012 10:19 AM

Re: Dolls for a 2 year old . . .
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doodlebrainette (Post 16034939)
http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/...y_Stella_Peach
We bought our daughter a Baby Stella when she was about 2. You can change her clothes and diaper. Her paci adheres by a magnet. She is super soft! :)

So cute,,,

MavericksMama 12-14-2012 11:00 AM

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I like the Berenguer Mini La Newborn dolls for little ones.

MavericksMama 12-14-2012 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by GreyMum (Post 16041707)
Thanks for the feedback, everyone! I do like the corolle dolls.

Does anyone have a melissa and doug doll? I'm surprised they aren't more popular. Some are cute, and not that expensive!

My dentist was telling me about a doll, for older girls, that they sell at toys r' us, like AG, but less expensive, that are representative of real girls from different geographic areas, I think she said, but can't remember the name, and also could not find on TRU website just now.

We have the Melissa and Doug Brianna. Have had it for two years now, and it's my daughter's favorite out of about 5 or 6 dolls. Her hair combs up and styles well too.

Rainfall 12-14-2012 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by GreyMum (Post 16042125)
LOL!! I think I just answered my own question. It's $60 more to buy this set from Amazon!!! http://store.americangirl.com/agshop...741/ctc/XSWTB1

LOL, glad you checked because when I saw the Amazon price I was scared you were going to buy it there and get ripped!

Definitely buy her through AG. Their CS is amazing and if there's anything at all wrong with your order, they don't waste any time fixing it.

(For clothing down the road for her Bitty Baby, most preemie sized baby clothes will fit. So that opens up a whole other world of clothing options for her as well.)

Rainfall 12-14-2012 11:41 AM

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PS - the dark haired Bitty Babies show scuffs very easily. If that's something that will bug you, consider the lighter haired babies or just have her keep a hat on her baby to minimize the scuffing. :goodvibes:

irishdancemomma 12-14-2012 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Doodlebrainette
http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/...y_Stella_Peach
We bought our daughter a Baby Stella when she was about 2. You can change her clothes and diaper. Her paci adheres by a magnet. She is super soft! :)

Oh my goodness! I love this boy baby!

mommabritt 12-18-2012 06:40 AM

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Originally Posted by irishdancemomma

Oh my goodness! I love this boy baby!

He is adorable. Dd has him and the girl twin. Super cute.

irishdancemomma 12-18-2012 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by mommabritt

He is adorable. Dd has him and the girl twin. Super cute.

Great grandma ordered him as soon as I showed him to her. DS is obsessed with babies right now so this will be a great gift.


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