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#1 of 11 Old 07-01-2006, 11:23 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ladies - I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask (MDC is so huge to me - I pretty much stick here and the new posts on the forum displays). Other ideas, please point me there.

I want to get a "baby" for my son for when we come home with Zy. He'll be about 21 months at the time. I'm interested in something along the lines of the Waldorf-like dolls, but I can't afford $100+ for a doll. I'm thinking something about the size of a baby (like, I saw a Cabbage Patch Baby on Toys R Us' website, but I'm not sure I want to do that...), but it doesn't have to be a baby-doll... it can be a toddler-looking doll. I do want it to be a boy - preferably one that looks similar to him (meaning... blue eyes, red hair, light skin).

Any ideas where I should look? Am I even being silly thinking I'll be able to find something like this under $100-120 without it being a CPK? I don't really have anything against CPKs - heck, I still have mine from 4th grade =) I just wasn't sure if a hard-headed doll, a 21 month old toddler, and a newborn were the best combo =)

Thanks for any input!
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Can you sew a little? If you can you can make a Waldorf doll from a kit and save a bunch of money. I made my son one for his second b-day this spring and my 11 yr old dd made her own doll at the same time. They both are great!


FYI: CPK heads are now a yucky type of vinyl plastic that I don't think should be allowed near children for health reasons, particularly if you think your ds might put his mouth on it. It is very different than the ones we had as children.

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we bought 2 nice dolls for ds1 when ds2 was born. THe first was on attachmentscatalogue.com I can't seem to find them but I bet if you inquired they would give you more info. It was a set of three. A mommy w/ velcro nursies, a toddler, and an infant. Each one of those we could choose the hair color. He loved them.
The second one is a boy toddler doll that is soft w/ embrodered features. I think it was less then 20 dollars. I think I got it at construction playthings but can't seem to find it on their site. Olde time kids is listed on the tag and the e-mail listed iswmtny@aol.com
Hope this helps. Sorry I didn't have more detailed info.

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Here's an idea:

Anatomically correct 13" cloth baby boy doll for $20

He doesn't have red hair, but he has a hat on so you can't see any hair actually. I wouldn't go much bigger than 13" for a 21-month-old, even though it's smaller than a real baby. My 3-year-olds still can't really handle our one true newborn-sized baby doll. And I think the anatomically correct thing is a great bonus since so much of the fascination with babies is the diaper changing part, and it's nice to see all the parts there underneath the diaper!

Good luck looking!

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Can you sew a little? If you can you can make a Waldorf doll from a kit and save a bunch of money. I made my son one for his second b-day this spring and my 11 yr old dd made her own doll at the same time. They both are great!


FYI: CPK heads are now a yucky type of vinyl plastic that I don't think should be allowed near children for health reasons, particularly if you think your ds might put his mouth on it. It is very different than the ones we had as children.
Yeah - I've seen the CPKs in the store and they just "seem" different - I didn't know what it was. Thanks for the head's up (no pun intended) on that - I try to keep as much vinyl away from him as possible... though I have a feeling that the siding on our house is vinyl - and since it's not "ours" we can't do anything about that (owned by one of my husband's congregations).

I can sew - where do you find kits like that?
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Hope this helps. Sorry I didn't have more detailed info.
No - that's a great start, thanks! I did a google search for cloth dolls yesterday and my head was spinning after an hour!
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My goodness, he's cute!!!
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My goodness, he's cute!!!
They are pretty cute! :

I have never seen a soft doll that was a boy/girl before. I may have to get Angelo one.

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What a great idea!

Cool doll suggestions. My mom found a nice one that was a little more 'ethnic' looking (we're all hispanic on my side) at a local department store- Herbergers, I think.

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I can sew - where do you find kits like that?
I got mine from Joy's Waldorf Dolls but I also know Magic Cabin has them. I think Magic Cabin has a kit that has 6 dolls in it for much less money than buying seperatly...maybe we could get a few moms to go in one that??? I would be up for making another...

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Cool doll suggestions. My mom found a nice one that was a little more 'ethnic' looking (we're all hispanic on my side) at a local department store- Herbergers, I think.
I meant to say in my first post about the anatomically correct cloth doll that they do come in other ethnicities and in girl versions too. Here's the link to all off them: http://www.kidsandgrandkids.com/cgi-...&id=1151881798 .

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