Best Dolly for 2.5 year old DD

(28 Posts)

DD2 has asked Father Christmas for a dolly, I don't want one that cries, wees, whinges just something that is her size and not too cumbersome. Any ideas?

GlitterEncrustedTreeTopper Wed 05-Dec-12 19:04:49

Supermarkets usually do a generic soft bodied doll quite cheaply. I got one for DD last year for about a fiver I think?

kevmark Wed 05-Dec-12 19:05:09

Wht about a baby annabelle? If u dont want her to cry then take the batteries out?

chocolateicecream Wed 05-Dec-12 19:26:45

I love rag-dolls.

JoJoH1 Wed 05-Dec-12 21:34:37

hi, my dd has my first baby born it cost me about £10 and she loves it you can buy clothes for it if she wants to add to it. it does nothing and is smaller than a full size doll it does have a soft body so it does join her in the bath every now and then.

5madthings Wed 05-Dec-12 21:37:38

i got the you and me doll from toys r us it comes with a soft bed, some accesories and a spare change of lcothes, my dd got it today for her second bday and loves it, will try and do a link smile

5madthings Wed 05-Dec-12 21:42:09

the toys r us site is not working, grr anyway its a 16inch? 36cm soft bodied baby doll, the deluxe doll in the you and me range, come with soft bed, little teddy and various accesories, and is on offer at £19:99 doesnt make a noise or wee or poo or anything!

5madthings Wed 05-Dec-12 21:42:46

you and me lovely baby deluxe set its called smile

ZhenThereWereTwo Wed 05-Dec-12 21:54:33

My 3.5 year old has a baby doll and a rag doll that she got at that age, the rag doll has been played with more mainly because she can practise dressing and undressing her.

Something like this or this maybe? Or Argos designa bear or designafriend dolls maybe although they say 3+ my dd would have been okay at 2.5 with them.

Zhen - I love Ruby Red she is exactly what I was looking for and she come with free cake - bonus!

5madthings Wed 05-Dec-12 22:57:58

Ooh ruby red is fabulous! May get that for dd for xmas!

SantaWearsGreen Wed 05-Dec-12 23:45:20

Ragdolls are the best.

timeforachangebaby Wed 05-Dec-12 23:48:14

I got DD some I had never heard of - they are fantastic, perfect size and the clothes just clip on, like these

I stumbled across them by accident, and I am so glad I bought them

chocolateicecream Thu 06-Dec-12 09:57:04

Oh, Ruby is gorgeous, I want her but I have got my 3 yr old a Moulin Roty rag doll that looks quite similar, Dh would go mad. These dolls are lovely too.
www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=haba+doll
I have my eyes on the Forest fairy.

Ohh, you can never have enough Rag-dolls, I still have mine.

mrsEbruce Thu 06-Dec-12 10:46:21

You should try thr rubyrange.co.uk there custom made, well priced and very cute

chocolateicecream Thu 06-Dec-12 18:44:46

Oh dear, one of those Ruby rag-dolls fell into my shopping basket and is accidentally is on it's way to my house blush.

Oh well, with new baby on the way, could be a nice gift to put away for baby if it is a girl, or a present to it's big sister on its arrival.

ZombieBellesZombieAllTheWay Thu 06-Dec-12 18:50:58

i bought this for my dd who is going to be 2 in feb, its absolutely gorgeous and has none of the annoying habits that some other dolls have melissa and doug doll

theres also a blonde doll from the same range

MrsCF Thu 06-Dec-12 21:49:56

They do make a Baby Anabelle that doesnt cry, I think it's called my first Baby Anabelle. We were given one when DD was 2.5 and she is nearly 5 now and is still perfectly happy with her baby, it's stood the test of time and toddler love too, the outfit gets washed every now and then. The hat never stayed on and was lost a long time ago.

chocolateicecream Fri 07-Dec-12 10:59:06

Ruby arrived this morning. She really is beautiful.

crocodilesmiles Fri 07-Dec-12 16:32:06

The My First Baby Annabelle is £6.99 in Home Bargains at the mo. They do a little boy version too. It's also in The Entertainer's but it's £17 there!

timeforachangebaby Fri 07-Dec-12 16:51:48

is it the same size as a my first baby born? I have bought a jetski for DDs, but DC1s mates dismembered it at a party (dont ask)

how about this its a bit different but my 2 love it!!

crocodilesmiles Sun 09-Dec-12 15:19:18

Not sure what size baby born is. My first baby annabelle is 36cm long / 14 inches though.

kipsy Sun 09-Dec-12 18:10:47

I am not a fan of the crying/weeing/pooping (yes there are some that do!) or over-large dolls either.

I got my DD an ELC Lil Cutesies doll:
http://www.elc.co.uk/Cup-Cake-Lil%27-Cutesies---Lulu-Doll/130290,default,pd.html
It's about 8 inches, vinyl so can go into the bath with her. Very cute.
£10 each, part of a 2 for £15 offer as well.

But it is VERY hard to find accessories for a doll that size, be warned!

redwellybluewelly Sun 09-Dec-12 19:28:57

I bought DD a soft body small doll called Emily when she was a year old, she adores her, however as she is so small then she doesn't fit any normal clothes or buggy etc, I suspect a my first baby Annabelle will arrive in the summer when dc2 arrives

baby dolls poop?!

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