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Our 14 m.o. son is starting to show signs that he'd like to care for something or someone of his own...he pushes around strollers, pretends to feed us, and cuddles a few stuffed animals the way we cuddle him. Dh and I would like to get him a baby doll, and we'd like to get him one that is female and Asian--like his little sister-to-be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Any suggestions on specific dolls or companies to buy them from? Mom-n-pop adoption/cultural stores online? I'm sure some of you mamas have found excellent resources online--share, please! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Oh, and for those of you that have given dolls to your young toddlers, what kinds were more successful? All cloth? Soft body? Hard body? I don't mind plastic/vinyl (he's past the chewing stage), but I would rather not have a doll that has sounds and batteries.<br><br>
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Olivia is really into carrying around her newborn sized Cabbage Patch Doll, I think its the right size for her becauze she has a little bit bigger dolls as well but prefers something smaller so she can "multi" task and carry several things.
 

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We have a baby Mulan doll. She's hard plastic and hurts when you get w1hacked with it!<br><br>
We have the Baby June from Asia for kids. She's s`of`t and cute. I really love their Baby Bottoms dolls, and I think Evie will get one for her birthday or Christmas this year. <a href="http://www.afk.com/catalog/Detail.tpl?command=search&db=AFKstore.db&eqSKUdata=DL582W&cart=1177450255936056" target="_blank">http://www.afk.com/catalog/Detail.tp...77450255936056</a><br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"><br><br>
Our 14 m.o. son is starting to show signs that he'd like to care for something or someone of his own...he pushes around strollers, pretends to feed us, and cuddles a few stuffed animals the way we cuddle him. Dh and I would like to get him a baby doll, and we'd like to get him one that is female and Asian--like his little sister-to-be. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Any suggestions on specific dolls or companies to buy them from? Mom-n-pop adoption/cultural stores online? I'm sure some of you mamas have found excellent resources online--share, please! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
Oh, and for those of you that have given dolls to your young toddlers, what kinds were more successful? All cloth? Soft body? Hard body? I don't mind plastic/vinyl (he's past the chewing stage), but I would rather not have a doll that has sounds and batteries.<br><br>
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Hands down Cabbage Patch. You can order them from Amazon.com and you can get them in any ethnicity AND they are ADOPTED (come with a certificate of adoption as well) so they are just like your son!!!
 

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Corolle has gorgeous asian dolls. It's a small french company and it's still family owned. They aren't wildly expensive and they smell like vanilla.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My kids have a few of their dolls in various ethnicities and I titally lovethem. So do the kids.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Corolle has gorgeous asian dolls. It's a small french company and it's still family owned. They aren't wildly expensive and they smell like vanilla.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My kids have a few of their dolls in various ethnicities and I titally lovethem. So do the kids.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:</div>
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We also had two Corolle 6" dolls and loved them. Perfect size for a toddler to cuddle and carry around, unlike any of the 18-20" dolls.<br><br>
Not only are there ethnicity choices, but there are both boy and girl dolls (and some that can be unisex), which gives even more choice.
 

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We have a corolle doll too. DD loves her asian baby and i love that it looks like her. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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We love the russ berrie dollies, and they have an asian girl and boy:<br><br><a href="http://totallytots.com/cgi-local/shop.pl/SID=1114776996.16164/page=product.html/product=570" target="_blank">http://totallytots.com/cgi-local/sho...ml/product=570</a><br><br>
Celeste has one (though hers is not asian) and it has been her absolute favorite for years!
 

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<a href="http://www.corolle.com/" target="_blank">http://www.corolle.com/</a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I saw the topic and quickly searched out corolle online, then I read the responses and saw everyone's discovered the dolls! We are a big fan of corolle dolls in our house, they smell wonderful, are really nice quality - my nearly 11 year old daughter still has her "dollies" stashed away safe, and loves them dearly.
 

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We love these:<br><a href="http://www.fannysplayhouseinc.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fannysplayhouseinc.com/</a><br><br>
Click on "dolls" then<br>
Scroll down to Baby's Bottom Dolls.<br><br><br>
They are toddler sized, soft, and "correct."
 

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Groovy Girls. Cloth, relatively inexpensive (around $10) and easy to find. They come in a variety of hair types and skin tones. They are marketed to older kids, but our daughter has had one since she was a toddler, and it's very sturdy.<br><br>
By the way, when our friend's son comes to visit, he puts a school bus into our daughter's toy stroller and wheels it around like his baby...it seems to work for him! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<a href="http://www.liveandlearn.com/asiandollslist.html" target="_blank">http://www.liveandlearn.com/asiandollslist.html</a><br><br>
this is the one my daughter has: <a href="http://www.liveandlearn.com/corolle/yangchina.html" target="_blank">http://www.liveandlearn.com/corolle/yangchina.html</a><br><br>
she chose it herself when she was about 14 months old and now, at age 4, she still adores it. The quality of the doll is exceptional. once the headband is removed, the gender of the doll is less certain - Baby is sometimes a boy, sometimes a girl. I think the ambiguity enhances my daughter's creativity.<br><br>
as far as what type of doll my daughter prefers - she really doesn't like the all cloth dolls - we have several beautiful hand made Waldorf dolls as well as an anatomically correct "baby bottoms" doll (linked above) which we got when my daughter wanted a doll with a penis like her little brother - She has an all-vinyl doll which she uses only in the bathtub, and several soft body, vinyl head and limb dolls - and those are hands down the preferred dolls. i think it has something to do with the fact that the limbs don't poke out like an all vinyl doll but they look more lifelike than a cloth doll does.<br><br>
My daughter also loves her cabbage patch doll - again, vinyl head, soft body.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.liveandlearn.com/asiandollslist.html" target="_blank">http://www.liveandlearn.com/asiandollslist.html</a><br><br>
this is the one my daughter has: <a href="http://www.liveandlearn.com/corolle/yangchina.html" target="_blank">http://www.liveandlearn.com/corolle/yangchina.html</a><br><br>
she chose it herself when she was about 14 months old and now, at age 4, she still adores it. The quality of the doll is exceptional. once the headband is removed, the gender of the doll is less certain - Baby is sometimes a boy, sometimes a girl. I think the ambiguity enhances my daughter's creativity.<br></div>
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That is a Corolle made doll. Live and learn are the retailers. We have the same one and her body is soft while her head, hands and legs are hard. Both kids love this doll.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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The corolle dolls ARE adorable...I ended up getting this one:<br><br><a href="http://www.liveandlearn.com/corolle/kim.html" target="_blank">http://www.liveandlearn.com/corolle/kim.html</a><br><br>
I like that her name is Korean <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">, plus I wanted to get a doll that was as realistic as possible in body parts (though I loved Cabbage Patch as a kid)...Noah is BIG into his little things being just like ours, and he's starting to identify body parts. A dolly with realistic looking eyes, nose, fingers, etc. will be perfect for him.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fingersx.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fingersx">: that he doesn't get obsessed about her hair, though!
 

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These dolls are super spendy but soooo nice.<br><a href="http://www.amamantafamily.com/" target="_blank">http://www.amamantafamily.com/</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">These dolls are super spendy but soooo nice.<br><a href="http://www.amamantafamily.com/" target="_blank">http://www.amamantafamily.com/</a></div>
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<a href="http://www.amamantafamily.com/sex_education_anatomical_dolls_schools.htm" target="_blank">http://www.amamantafamily.com/sex_ed...ls_schools.htm</a><br><br>
What... what language is this? Is this Esperanto? Did my mind snap?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.amamantafamily.com/sex_education_anatomical_dolls_schools.htm" target="_blank">http://www.amamantafamily.com/sex_ed...ls_schools.htm</a><br><br>
What... what language is this? Is this Esperanto? Did my mind snap?</div>
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That's weird. I think it means they're still designing that page!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.amamantafamily.com/sex_education_anatomical_dolls_schools.htm" target="_blank">http://www.amamantafamily.com/sex_ed...ls_schools.htm</a><br><br>
What... what language is this? Is this Esperanto? Did my mind snap?</div>
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It's Latin, actually. I agree with mamagi, that it's just a generic placeholder page until they construct their real page.
 

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American Girl Dolls has a babydoll line called Bitty Baby. The have an Asian Bitty Babies. You can also pick the eye color. My girls love their Bitty Babies!
 
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