Oh, Baby!

November 18th, 2009

For the last two months, I have been on a search — nay, a quest — for the perfect baby doll to give Miss Mouse for Christmas. I am not a huge fan of dolls, to be honest (don’t get me started on the whole Barbie thing), but Miss Mouse loves the dolls at school and I do feel like every child should receive a doll from her mom at some point. Mine was a cabbage patch doll that Santa brought me one Christmas.

In any case, once I decided to buy her one, the issue became finding a good baby doll. Because let me tell you, there are a lot of very scary dolls out there.

I really wanted to avoid bells, whistles, and the ability to perform bodily functions. I was looking for organic, hand-made, and preferably Waldorf-style, with limited facial features. The problem with most of those dolls is the price tag. They can easily run over $100, which seems excessive for a one year old.

But at long last, I found The One, from a great toy company called Nova Natural. She’s made out of soft terry cloth and stuffed with wool. The wool stuffing is cool because it warms up when cuddled. She’s fair-trade and was made in India. She’s just perfect. I can’t wait to introduce her to Miss Mouse.

3 responses to “Oh, Baby!”

  1. G'Mom says:

    She's perfect! (said Santa.)

  2. Beth says:

    How could my cousin with the wonderful American Girl Dolls have a daughter without a doll?! What happened to make you "not a huge fan of dolls"?

  3. Kate says:

    Okay, fair enough. But I feel like the American Girl dolls belong in a category all their own. I was thinking more of the horrendous baby dolls out there on the market that cry and wet their diapers and are scary…

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