i searched and researched, asking loads of people about baby annabelle, baby born etc, but after much much thought i went to woolies and bought her a regular, does-nothing doll for about a fiver, a couple of baby doll outfits and some cheap accessories (like a brush for dollies hair, a dollies buggy) and she was DELIGHTED. she takes dolly in the bath and everything (bathing is her fave)
i cant see how she would have been more thrilled with an all-singing all-dancing doll for 10 times the price, she loves her doll, we change nappies together, she even breastfed her dolly!
We bought DS1 a cheap dolly - doesn't do anything type thing and a pushchair when DS2 was born. DS1 was 20m. They still play with them 2 years later. I really can't see the point of giving very young ones expensive ones that "do everything" - I'm sure your DD will love any dolly and copy you in whatever you do with her new sister!