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How hard can it be to buy a doll?

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Poofus Sat 07-Jun-14 18:37:32

My toddler DS wants a doll with hair that he can take in the bath. I had no idea how hard this was going to be!

I can find plenty of soft-bodied dolls (no good for bath), Barbie-type dolls (much too grown up), hairless hard baby dolls (he is adamant about hair!)....but no plain plastic dolls with hair. When I was a child in the 1980s, all my dolls were plastic things with hair and closing eyes, so I just assumed they would be easy to find, but no. The only ones I can find like this now are about £100!

Can anyone recommend a decent doll? I'd prefer it to be a baby-shape, as DS wants to cuddle it, but standing-up straight-leg dolls would be OK too at a push. I really can't justify spending more than about £25, or DH will think I've gone mad. Thank you!

TheAmazingChandler Sat 07-Jun-14 18:40:13
Poofus Sat 07-Jun-14 18:42:01

That is perfect, but it pees! Doesn't that mean if it goes in the bath it will be leaking for ages?

Iamthetortoise Sat 07-Jun-14 18:42:43

How about him?

TheAmazingChandler Sat 07-Jun-14 18:43:25

Not sure.

How about this? bunches rather than hair

makeminea6x Sat 07-Jun-14 18:43:25

Yes but you can usually detach head or legs to get most of the water out. I don't know if you can with that specific one.

Poofus Sat 07-Jun-14 18:43:29

He's lovely, but he fails the hair requirement, sadly.

TheAmazingChandler Sat 07-Jun-14 18:44:10
CharlesRyder Sat 07-Jun-14 18:44:39
VeryPunny Sat 07-Jun-14 18:45:31

Have you tried Petalina Dolls? Google will bring up their website - they have loads and I am pretty sure there is at least one bath friendly doll.

CuthbertDibble Sat 07-Jun-14 18:47:53
MrsFionaCharming Sat 07-Jun-14 18:51:44
MrsFionaCharming Sat 07-Jun-14 18:52:10

Hmmm converting those links really didn't work as I thought it was going to!

JustOneMoreBite Sat 07-Jun-14 18:55:49

Cheap one from Asda, here, with lots of hair!: direct.asda.com/My-Sweet-Baby-Hairplay-Doll-Set/000758278,default,pd.html

spottydolphin Sat 07-Jun-14 18:58:14

what about tiny tears??

spottydolphin Sat 07-Jun-14 18:58:40
shouldnthavesaid Sat 07-Jun-14 19:00:29

If you can get a Falca doll they're quite good. I've got an old one somewhere that I got as a child and certainly it would do a bath.

There's one for sale here- www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANATOMICALLY-CORRECT-BABY-GIRL-DOLL-BATHABLE-WITH-EXTRAS-/301202881453?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH&hash=item4621173bad

They are anatomically correct which I can understand could be off putting although I never found it at all strange as a child.

Perfect for baths like I say, mine had many a dunk in the bath/paddling pool.

It doesn't have hair unfortunately although does have sort of plasticy bits that look hair like?

spottydolphin Sat 07-Jun-14 19:01:21
spottydolphin Sat 07-Jun-14 19:03:05
shouldnthavesaid Sat 07-Jun-14 19:07:23

Or this one - www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-PALITOY-TINY-TEARS-DOLL-1960s-MADE-IN-ENGLAND-HAND-KNITTED-CLOTHES-/141304574117?pt=UK_Doll_Bears_Dolls_EH&hash=item20e668b0a5 - who does have hair.

I used to love bathing my dolls as a child, had some bizarre barbie shampoo that streaked their hair with pink dye. They all ended up with fruit salad coloured highlights..

FriedaMensch Sat 07-Jun-14 19:10:57

Dd has some small plastic dolls with hair, that she plays with in the bath.
They are quite small though, about the same scale as a barbie, but they are little girls rather than women (don't know if they do boy ones) so much smaller than a barbie.
They are called Evi. I got them as cheap stocking fillers, but they love swimming in our bath, then getting dressed after.

CharlesRyder Sat 07-Jun-14 19:18:47

I love that Gotz one spotty posted. Worth £50 if you have it. Just don't tell DH!!

Poofus Sat 07-Jun-14 19:42:41

The Gotz one is exactly the kind of thing I had in mind, but £50 for a doll?! shock

The Barcelona baby is terrifying! Especially the bald head with bunches.

Anatomically correct would be fine - but no hair, sadly. I think DS wants to stroke it (he is a bit hair obsessed so painted on hair won't pass muster).

Poofus Sat 07-Jun-14 19:43:20

Tiny tears are nice. I just worry about leaking...

spottydolphin Sat 07-Jun-14 19:47:10

gotz dolls really are lovely though!
you might be able to pick one up on ebay

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