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Help me choose a doll for my 3yr old DD

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Haggard1 Mon 03-Oct-16 17:14:48

DD wants a doll for Xmas (well, actually 3 - but we don't always get what we want!).

DD is very nurturing and wants the doll to do everything a real baby can.

She's mentioned Cry Babies and baby annabelle.

I didn't care for dolls as a kid so I feel completely lost. Please help me chose a doll/recommend one or suggest one. I have no idea as there are so many out there and want to make sure I get a good one so it will still be loved after Xmas.

i would prefer something we don't have to wipe up, or that leaks, or needs nappies buying all the time. grin

dontevenblink Mon 03-Oct-16 21:16:42

Dd1 was the same at that age, loved babies, and wanted a doll that cried etc and we bought her a Baby Annabel. I also didn't want anything that involved changing a nappy! Dd1 named her baby Alexander after Peppa Pig's cousin grin

I've just had a look and this one is similar although looks like does a bit more as we bought ours 5 years ago (she gets played with by dc4 now!). We left the UK 5 years ago so I'm not sure where best place to get one is now, but we got ours in the Sainsburys toy sale pretty cheaply.

Haggard1 Mon 03-Oct-16 21:43:16

Thanks so much donteven it's really helpful to know your DD's doll is loved by the whole family. I also love that she called he Alexander.

I don't feel quite as mean that I don't want to mop after the doll!

Namechangenurseryconcerns Mon 03-Oct-16 21:47:51

Got dd this one 5 years ago and she's still dd's favourite now.

Namechangenurseryconcerns Mon 03-Oct-16 21:51:22

Sorry-didn't read op properly-that one doesn't cry or wee or anything. We had a tiny tears that did that but dd never took to it.
This one is just nice and cuddly

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Mon 03-Oct-16 22:00:29

Look at baby annabelle down to £25 at tesco

Northanter Tue 04-Oct-16 14:01:13

We have one like this - good price on Amazon.

It is nice and big, so can just about fit into proper baby clothes - cheaper than dolls clothes. And it has a soft body. It says stuff if you squeeze its hand and giggles if you squeeze its tummy. I mainly got it because I thought it had a nicer face than Baby Annabel or baby Born.

5 years on and it is still played with.

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