Originally Posted by mom2owen1
where did you order a doll from? i have been looking in local stores for a doll for my 23 month old son and cannot find one i like!
This is a referal from a friend of a friend. In fact, the first suggestion came from littleteapot (from a different site), to my friend Lisa, and then to me. I haven't gotten it yet, but I don't foresee any problems - the store lady has been very helpful. Here's the email from Lisa:On the advice of (different username, but littleteapot), I looked into Berenguer dolls, and totally love the one I got. They have some expensive ones, but the one I got is from this line:
We got the 15" version of the barnyard animals one with a cow motif (pink and blue with its own little blanket.) I love love love the monkey one from the wildlife collection; it's purple and yellow. But I got it at Toys R Us (unfortunately they seem to not be available via Toys R Us online, but you can google them elsewhere) and picked the cow one based on the facial expression of the baby. The babies look pretty real--I'm creeped out by weird looking babies like Cabbage Patch Kids etc. And they have several different expressions and skin tones to choose from. The 15" one is lightweight, with a soft body and a rubbery molded head and hands. It's the perfect size for Blue to lug around and hug, and it fits nicely into those little doll-sized strollers and highchairs and such. Not bad for $18-20. I highly recommend them.
Here's a link I found to an online dealer--this link shows more models from the Lots to Cuddle line:
If you go to that second link, it will tell you another link (dollsbysandie.com, I believe) - and that's where I ordered. I got him the Lots To Cuddle baby with the giraffe. Some of the dolls from that line, though they are beautiful, are entirely hard-bodied. Might be fine for an older baby, but I'm afraid that it might turn into an unintentional weapon with my son. These dolls have hard hands, feet and head, but a very soft body - I saw one in a store and had to squeeze it =)
I didn't order this one, but someone else suggested it and I saved the link just in case: http://kidsandgrandkids.com/cgi-bin/...y+Correct&cat=
Here's a site for some Waldorf dolls that are beautiful, too... and if you can sew at all, you can get kits to make the dolls for less - http://www.joyswaldorfdolls.com/