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Hello!<br><br>
I posted a message in the general parenting forum, but on second thought I think this is a much better forum for my question <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I would like to purchase a waldorf doll for my daughters. It would probably be one doll (for now) for them to share. They are 8 and 2. My 8 yr old has always loved dolls, my 2 yr old not so much. She loves dogs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
We are hoping to adopt again in the near future, and I want to start encouraging baby play/big sister role playing. When dd#2 came home, we didn't have notice and had not spoken to dd#1, 6 at the time, about being a big sister or about babies. She didnt even really know any babies before her sister came home. She had an extremely hard time adjusting. They get along amazingly now but I dont want to make the same mistake this next time around. It could be 2 years before our next one comes home, or it could be 6 months, but either way I want to give them the opportunity for baby role play.<br><br>
That leaves me wanting a nice baby waldorf doll. I would like to eventually get them accessories too, like a bed/basket, changes of clothes, diapers, etc. I have seen Joy's waldorf dolls and was concidering getting one of her baby companions/button babies or heavy baby. They are just so expensive, and to be honest I wasnt thrilled with the customer service <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I was wondering what some of your favorite waldorf baby's were and what you would recomend.<br><br>
I cant sew at all, so making my own isnt really an option. Thanks in advance!
 

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There is an MDC mama who has a store and I love her dolls.<br>
Great customer service too.<br>
I'll show you the dolls that we have. They don't look very impressive online, but they are in person. They are sooooo soft, and really delight me.<br><a href="http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-245-16-waldorf-doll-blondblue.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-24...blondblue.aspx</a><br>
and<br><a href="http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-251-16-waldorf-doll-boy-brown.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.threesisterstoys.com/p-25...boy-brown.aspx</a><br><br>
I don't think I would have been very impressed by them, except that I saw them in person first. They really are amazing.<br>
I know you're not wanting to spend a lot though, and these are pricey.
 

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We got our DS a doll from <a href="http://www.theblossombabies.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">blossombabies on etsy.</a> Service was awesome and DS loves it!
 

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There are so many places that have Waldorf dolls...I would encourage you to shop around and find the doll that most resembles your daughter who will be playing with it. Even if you could find someone to make it for you with a picture of your daughter in mind, that would be ideal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There are so many places that have Waldorf dolls...I would encourage you to shop around and find the doll that most resembles your daughter who will be playing with it. Even if you could find someone to make it for you with a picture of your daughter in mind, that would be ideal. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I've noticed... there are tons of dolls everywhere! The only problem with getting a doll to look like my girls is that they both look so different. Since we are adopting again, I am not sure what our new baby will look like so I cant get the doll to closely resemble that child either!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I would focus on the one who is playing with it the most...and then get the other ones their own dolls as you have the money.</div>
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This makes sense, thank you! I think then I will start with my 2 yr old <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I have really liked the dolls on Joy's site but I dont know... she answered my questions quickly enough but was not exactly nice, and seemed a bit put out that I kept asking kwim? That really sours my experience and makes me feel negatively about purchasing from there. Do you think I am just being too sensitive?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We got our DS a doll from <a href="http://www.theblossombabies.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">blossombabies on etsy.</a> Service was awesome and DS loves it!</div>
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do you know if she has a store or gallery with dolls? I would love to check her out.<br>
I have also been concidering bamboletta dolls, anyone have experience there?
 

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My parents bought our daughter this doll for Christmas. It's really beautiful and soft and easy for her to carry around.......she's 16 months old. My 4 year old loves it too.<br><br><a href="http://www.atoygarden.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=1441" target="_blank">http://www.atoygarden.com/index.cfm?...roduct_ID=1441</a>
 

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<a href="http://www.qewar.com" target="_blank">www.qewar.com</a><br><br>
these are the same dolls nova naturals carries, but less expensive. they sell them here locally at cost, which is awesome... no profit, all proceeds going to peru. we have several and my children LOVE them...they have wonderful clothing for them too!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.qewar.com" target="_blank">www.qewar.com</a><br><br>
these are the same dolls nova naturals carries, but less expensive. they sell them here locally at cost, which is awesome... no profit, all proceeds going to peru. we have several and my children LOVE them...they have wonderful clothing for them too!</div>
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Those are amazing! I love the traditional dress. Too bad the store is closed. Any idea when it might re-open? I wish we had things like this locally.
 

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Hi,<br>
I just posted this info in the above thread as well. I am so happy with hillcountrydollmaker.com<br>
I was so picky about this doll for my son (we are expecting 2/3) and wanted to get him this for a big brother present. And I found something wrong with every website-plus yes they were very expensive. I came across Joy Harris hill country doll maker also can be found on hyenacart.com. She is a stay at home mom who homeschools - she started making these 11 years ago for her kids. She is so talented-you have to see her gallery. She is also the cheapest. Talk about customer service-we spent a day and a half e-mailing one another-my requests. I sent her pics of my son for the perfect hair color b/c she dyes her own wool for the hair. She always responded so quickly to my questions and sped up the order for me. The clothes you get to pick from are awesome and she will personalize the color to your specifications<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">do you know if she has a store or gallery with dolls? I would love to check her out.<br>
I have also been concidering bamboletta dolls, anyone have experience there?</div>
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I linked to the blossombabies blog. There is a link to her etsy store there. Here it is...<br><br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5389691" target="_blank">http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5389691</a><br><br>
You can see what she has currently listed as well as look at her past sales for items she makes. She also does customs.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi,<br>
I just posted this info in the above thread as well. I am so happy with hillcountrydolls.com<br>
I was so picky about this doll for my son (we are expecting 2/3) and wanted to get him this for a big brother present. And I found something wrong with every website-plus yes they were very expensive. I came across Joy Harris hill country dolls also can be found on hyenacart.com. She is a stay at home mom who homeschools - she started making these 11 years ago for her kids. She is so talented-you have to see her gallery. She is also the cheapest. Talk about customer service-we spent a day and a half e-mailing one another-my requests. I sent her pics of my son for the perfect hair color b/c she dyes her own wool for the hair. She always responded so quickly to my questions and sped up the order for me. The clothes you get to pick from are awesome and she will personalize the color to your specifications<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
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Thank you for recomending Joyce at Hillcountrydollmaker. She is amazing! We decided to use her for our dolls. I have been emailing with her back and forth with a million questions and she is always so nice, attentive, and quick! I am going ahead with two dolls, one for my toddler and one for my older daughter. I just know they will be awsome and I like that lots of attention and caring will be put into the dolls. I cant wait to get them!<br><br>
Can you post pictures of your son's doll? I would love to see it <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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I'm really so happy that you found someone you are happy with. This was so important to me...I searched for weeks, but I'm glad I did. She really is great and I just got his doll this Monday-I love it. Custom hair color...custom clothes colors....really and for her price you could actually get two dolls<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">. Really good quality work. I just e-mailed her inquiring about cleaning directions for dolls- here is what she sent me (keep this for when your dolls come)<br><a href="http://www.dancingraindolls.com/dollcare.html" target="_blank">www.dancingraindolls.com/dollcare.html</a><br>
She said she also starches the doll to prolong the cleanliness. I will try to send pics tomorrow....I'm due to deliver Babe #2 Sunday...four days from now...so if I don't -I'm not ignoring you, I'm just in labor and will send pics as soon as I can<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">.<br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hi,<br>
I just posted this info in the above thread as well. I am so happy with hillcountrydolls.com<br>
I was so picky about this doll for my son (we are expecting 2/3) and wanted to get him this for a big brother present. And I found something wrong with every website-plus yes they were very expensive. I came across Joy Harris hill country dolls also can be found on hyenacart.com. She is a stay at home mom who homeschools - she started making these 11 years ago for her kids. She is so talented-you have to see her gallery. She is also the cheapest. Talk about customer service-we spent a day and a half e-mailing one another-my requests. I sent her pics of my son for the perfect hair color b/c she dyes her own wool for the hair. She always responded so quickly to my questions and sped up the order for me. The clothes you get to pick from are awesome and she will personalize the color to your specifications<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br>
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<a href="http://www.hillcountrydollmaker.com" target="_blank">www.hillcountrydollmaker.com</a> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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