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I really would like to get my son a doll as a gift when I have the baby. A doll that he can dress, cuddle, sling, etc.<br><br>
They are selling newborn dolls where I purchased my birthing kit- and they sound nice. I like that they are anatomically correct, boys aren't circumcised, etc....but I'm not sure I like them being hard and jointed. I would prefer to find a doll that he can snuggle with. These dolls seem like they would be hard.<br><a href="http://www.1cascade.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=60109" target="_blank">http://www.1cascade.com/ProductInfo....roductid=60109</a><br><br>
Has anyone seen any dolls they really like?
 

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dd1 got this as a christmas gift and adores it<br><a href="http://www.potterybarnkids.com/products/zf944/index.cfm?pkey=cplagrl%7Ck" target="_blank">http://www.potterybarnkids.com/produ...ey=cplagrl%7Ck</a><br>
i was going to get her a waldorf baby doll but this one is a good size and everything is soft, so i'm getting her a few doll diapers and a sling to use with it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I think my sister said there was a site called parent's/grandparents that sold anotomically correct dolls... Sorry, I wish I had more info<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I just got one at ToysRUS. Nothing fancy like the ones you are looking at, but those are really cool. Actually ds picked it out and it is a boy and it came in a little carseat. It's cute. It's got a soft body and hard head. I like that except he can't take it in the bath with him. But I agree with you about the hard bodies. I wouldn't want to cuddle up with one.
 

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We got a similar doll to the one in the first post for DS1 after DS2 was born. I specifically wanted an all-hard bodied doll (well, not half hard and half soft, kwim?) that was anatomically correct, etc., and looked like a newborn. It fit the bill, but... A- they're made of vinyl, which I am now quite opposed to. B- the one we have (and it's not identical to the ones you're looking at) has major issues with its joints, such as, "I found my baby, and here's his leg!" Which is a little disturbing when they're so life-like! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bigeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bigeyes">:<br><br>
For DS2, we've purchased (but not given to him yet) an all-soft anatomically correct doll from a co-op here. It's Fanny's Playhouse, I think: <a href="http://www.fannysplayhouseinc.com/" target="_blank">http://www.fannysplayhouseinc.com/</a> You can't buy directly but can look for retailers. Not as life-life, being all soft-made, but seems like a nice doll.
 

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we have two, or HAD two, anatomically correct hard dolls and we are donating them. they are girls or i'd send them to you. we lose the legs all of the time because they are hard to move without them falling off. it's hard to put them in a sling because you can't bend them the right away. when you move the legs they end up in a sitting position instead of curled.<br><br>
very hard to change the dipes due to the legs too. my girls LOVE LOVE LOVE dolls, but they DON"T like those dolls at all. so, we have a couple of my cabbage patch kids they play with ( cloth diapers, clothes, slings, etc.) and then 2 or so hard head and hands and feet, but soft body dolls that gets used a lot.<br><br>
the waldorf dolls are a good idea too. i LOVEd the idea of a real life looking newborn doll, but they turned out to not be a great investment for our family. we have gotten a ton of use out of all of the stuff we got with them though, slings, cloth diapers, diaper bags and what not!!
 

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Thank you!! I appreciate all the great feedback. You are addressing my concerns with the hard/vinyl/moveability thing. And, I don't want to spend $75 on a doll that has a bunch of issues. We have a Waldorf store in town that I might check out. Although, I'm not sure exactly how much he is going to play with the doll. I have given him my 2 cabbage kid dolls and he doesn't do much with them. Maybe I will just wait and see.
 

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i wanted to get my girls these crazy expensive waldorf dolls, so we started with little ones that were cheaper and they never played with them LOL. i think *I* wanted the waldorf dolls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> i know i wanted them more than my girls did.<br><br>
that is one thing i hate about buying my kids any kind of toy. i THINK they will like it and play with it and use it, and then they don't. then of course they would rather play with the box that furniture came in, or the shoe boxes their shoes came in.<br><br>
kids are crazy creature <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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