October 19, 2011
Okay, this is a funny post - but I need some help. We are going to get Aspen a nice baby doll for Christmas (and yes, I am doing my Christmas shopping in October ;) and I am having a hard time deciding which one to get. I have done a lot of research (I swear I research EVERYTHING! Even baby dolls!) and my top two choices, which happen to come in close to the same price range are the Madame Alexander baby doll "huggins" (top) or the American Girls "bitty" baby doll (bottom).
Madame Alexander baby doll is 12 inches.
Bitty Baby is 15 inches so a little bigger.
I love that both have eyelids that open and close. I love that the Madame Alexander doll looks so old-fashioned and classic. I love that both have soft, huggable bodies. I just can't decide.
It might help to say that these are going to go along with the doll - the crib for Christmas and the high chair for her birthday in January.
Some other contenders were Gotz and Carolle dolls.
Anyone want to help me? Only give me another suggestion if it's really good :) Otherwise, which one would you choose, and why? We are hoping this baby doll will get years of love before she inevitably asks for one of the big American Girl dolls...
Anyone have a Madame Alexander doll growing up? Just fyi this one is made for play and not one of the collectibles.
Anyone have a Bitty Baby growing up? (I know my sister Jamie did so there's got to be more of you young-uns out there that had one as well).
Okay, that's all. Just a shout out for some baby-doll-loving girls out there to help me make up my mind -- you know, I try to have ALL my holiday shopping done by Dec. 1st (if not sooner!)
PS- to be honest, I think I'm just about as excited and giddy about all this doll stuff as she will be! (maybe even more!) I was a bit of a "tomboy" growing up but I sure LOOOOVED my baby dolls!
PSS- don't tell Aspen about this! :)
Posted by Tysha at 2:36 PM