My daughter is about to turn 2 and her main toy interests are baby dolls, bags and push/pull along wheeled toys. I saw this in elc a while back and thought "aha! a potential present that combines all her passions at an affordable price!" but unfortunately it looks like it's now sold out. There was also a smaller one in a backpack which is sold out too. Has anyone seen anything similar anywhere? I've found a lovely (and much less tacky!) baby stella backpack online but I'd have to get her a baby stella to go in it too as sod's law says that her current doll wouldn't fit, so that would push the bill up to around £35 leaving precious little over for anything else. A bit of a risk if she doesn't turn out to be a baby stella fan.
Which brings me on to my next question! Is baby stella likely to be a hit with a kid who loves her corolle doll (vinyl though soft bodied) and the vinyl dolls at her nursery? They look ever so cute in the online pictures but I'm worried she might not like a soft toy type doll so much and as we're a bit skint at the moment I want to either get something cheaper or be almost certain she will be over the moon.
I love the mini ergo carrier, bertie- sooo cute! Mei tai one sweet too. I think my daughter is a tiny bit too young for even for the buckle up ergo though- she'd want to take it on and off ALL the time and get a bit frustrated if she got tangled up. I'm definitely going to get her one if she's still doll mad in a year or so though.
ABF- do you work for elc, then? Or do you mean that your local store still has them?
Thanks, MilaMae. That's v helpful. I'm leaning towards Stella + backpack, I think. V encouraging that she's still popular with your daughter at 7. I definitely think that changeable velcro nappies could be a big hit too! Thanks for suggesting the Bambolina site too- I've seen and admired it before but couldn't see anything backpack wise that wasn't a bit too complicated for a 2 year old. I really like the idea of simplicity as my daughter is just reaching the frustration/tantrum stage and I foresee fireworks if I get her something she loves but can't quite use without help.
It was the Lovebug dress set,she still loves the headband and shoes.We also have the changing set(more nappies and wipes) and moses basket which are fab and still used lots.Said moses basket was carried around everywhere and is often used is a cuddly dog basket.
She always put bobbles on the sprig of hair.They now do a cot and highchair and......a ladybird dress up set which sadly I can't justify buying as she's now moved on to Gotz and Carolle dolls which are hellish expensive to clothe.
It's a good toy.Be prepared for lots of old ladies melting if you get the backpack though!!!!!
Thanks so much, everyone. I really do appreciate it. Very kind of you all to take the trouble to help me with such a lightweight problem! Update: went window shopping today to have a look at Stella and, er, unfortunately when I said "Do you like this, M?" she grabbed it off shelf and wouldn't let go and upshot is I bought it for her and she has not put it down all day! So I think a stella backpack and perhaps a ladybird suit for her birthday is now practically a necessity! Shame I'm not in the midlands, abt- could have saved myself a fortune if the elc ones had been in stock in my neck of the woods!