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Doll for my baby boy - either wooden or rag doll - good online shops To try?

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sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 00:59:41

DS is nearly 8 months, and fascinated by dolls. He has loads of teddys, but I want to get him a nice doll - he loves the ones at coffee mornings!
I would really like a wooden doll, with a cloth body, but failing that a rag doll. Around 25 cm tall - certainly not more than 30cm, or we won't be able to put it in the buggy along with ds. Preferably a blond boy doll, not too girly or dh will veto it.
I've searched, but can't find anything - can anyone help me?

sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 01:30:41

bump bump?

LookattheLottie Sat 19-Jul-08 01:34:52

Just googled and found these which I think are adorable! Will keep looking!

LookattheLottie Sat 19-Jul-08 01:45:23

Builder doll!


That's all I've got atm!

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 01:50:18

I made my children rag dolls from Nicole Ellison patterns- here. They absolutely love them.
She will make them to order.

sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 01:58:05

Lottie, loving the sailors, might get them...
Pinky, sorry, but those dolls are strange! I think i must be a traditionalist when it comes to dolls

Califrau Sat 19-Jul-08 02:02:32

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LookattheLottie Sat 19-Jul-08 02:03:34

Oh they're gorgeous aren't they! Might have a look to see if they've got any lady sailors lol for dd! And they seem to be very reasonable, especially if you're getting two.

Califrau Sat 19-Jul-08 02:03:56

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Califrau Sat 19-Jul-08 02:06:10

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sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 02:07:55

He's a great doll for california!
I've decided against the sailors - I don't want sailors, I want a boy with normal clothes and blonde hair I think.
Hmmm, I might have to get the sewing machine out...

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 02:11:53

ahh they are primitive dolls.

how about these

Etsy has quite a few. This one is sweet

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 02:13:01

I would make him myself, if you enjoy it.

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 02:15:19

this guy is very cute here he looks such a straight-up guy!grin

sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 02:16:21

I like those first ones Pinky! That looks just right. I'ss see if I get a minute to make him one, but if not I'll get one of those. Thanks!

Are they primitave cos they look like poeple? grin

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 02:18:06

ok so this chap is sort of blonde here

definitely off to bed now.

sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 02:19:22

He's HIDEOUS pinky!

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 02:23:32

well they are a style of raggedy ann/andy doll that is evocative of the old American handmade dolls, especially from the 1930's upwards, and they are meant to look old and preloved.

I would go for a cloth doll. DS has a very old inherited wooden japanese doll that has to be put out of reach as it does become a bit of a lethal weapon at times. grin

PInkyminkyohnooo Sat 19-Jul-08 02:29:25

hehe I like the quirky dolls. You can get some really freaky ones. I think you definitely want a nice traditional rag doll.. shame the mamas and papas site doesn't have a boy one, their girl ones are very sweet

sushistar Sat 19-Jul-08 02:55:35

She's lovely. Yes, I think I'd be too scared of those other dolls even if ds liked them!

HensMum Sat 19-Jul-08 08:49:30

My son (9months) has a Tommee Tippee one that I got 2nd hand on ebay for about £3 and he loves it.
it is

This site Nice Toy Shop has a really good range of rag dolls with lots of boys.

mellyonion Sat 19-Jul-08 08:56:40

i got my little boy one from tesco last week....blonde with a football on his was £1.50!

the doll is cloth and quite 2 yo loves him!

ty beanies do nice boy dolls...

here, for example

berolina Sat 19-Jul-08 08:59:02

I like these

ds1 has 'Ferdinand' (some will know the significance of that )

Guadalupe Sat 19-Jul-08 09:00:55

Myriad do some really nice ones but they can be expensive. There is a lovely night time doll in the bath and bed section.

Califrau Sat 19-Jul-08 18:44:07

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