Our daughter goes NUTS when she sees a doll but I can't find an old fashioned type high quality one.
Sadly, Jan 21, 2011 m/c 6w5d
If you really want high quality, I think Kathe Kruse dolls are beautiful.
I got him this one. He even breastfeeds it! hehe
For their big dolls they have Bitty Babies from American girl. They are really nice dolls. I don't know if they are any higher quality than any other comparable doll. But my kids love them and value them and because of that take very good care of them. and they have a fantastic warrenty. (if you get the ones with hair this is important because their hair is garunteed to always be nice and they will replace it for free if it gets snarly).
Ava also has a baby chou chou which was cheap but it makes noise. I am pretty sure however that they make ones that do not. She has loved this doll and it has held up well.
The truest answer to violence is love. The truest answer to death is life. The only prevention for violence is for the heart to have no violence within it. We cannot prevent evil through any system devised by mankind. But we can grapple with evil and defeat it, but only with love—real love.
corolle here-calin & tidoo. tidoo can go in tubby but i haven't told dd1 that yet.
we also have a set of twin fisher price babies-boy & girl...
dd loves them all & they get a lot of play in our house.
I believe that any corolle dolls that say they are for 2 & under (or maybe it's 18 mos & under) are also BPA/Phthalate/PVC free.