I was never a big fan of the baby doll – don’t get me wrong, my kids were. They had them and all the accessories that went with them (and take up so much room, perpetually making their own rooms look disgraceful). But the hard vinyl faces and bodies are big turn off for me. Nothing squeezeable, loveable. They are hard to cuddle with. And the vinyl picks up dirt making them appear unkempt. Kids quickly start putting these uncared for looking babies away, not in the baby carriage, but in the bottom of the toy box, because not even they want to look at the dirty faces.
I am however, in love with the North American Bear Company‘s Rosy Cheeks Baby who comes as either a little girl or little boy, has a variety of hair colors and two skin tones. And each and every one of them has…rosy cheeks, of course. The soft velour skin is loveable (and washable!). At 15″, the size is right – realistic where many soft babies are eerily small. The cloth diaper and little jersey wrap are removable. The features are embroidered, creating an overall sweetness to the doll. A great gift for an expectant sibling or a young nurturing soul.