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Non sexist doll?

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mamhaf · 05/11/2012 15:54

Hello. I contribute to a charity appeal for Christmas presents.

The request I have had is for a doll for a pre-teen girl.

Does anyone have any recommendations for something that isn't Barbie or similar please? I.e a realistic-looking doll not a sexist stereotype? My dc are older and I'm out of touch with what's available.


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BlissfullyIgnorant · 05/11/2012 16:08

Do they exist? I thought all dolls were miniature plastic tarts. My Scene seem to be marginally less slutty than Bratz, but only marginally. Grin

mamhaf · 05/11/2012 16:44

Please someone tell me they do exist! Otherwise I will have a horrible dilemma between altruism and selling out my principles.

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colditz · 05/11/2012 16:50

It's a polly pocket adventure helicopter, yes it's pink but its the closest thing I could find. Which is effing sad, really.

colditz · 05/11/2012 16:52

Another adventure doll, quit good as flat shoes and practical clothing, but maybe a bit too young

colditz · 05/11/2012 16:57

Are you sure she doesn't want a baby doll?

Or [cringe] she might just desperately want a Barbie....

mamhaf · 06/11/2012 08:13

I've contacted the charity for more info.

From what I know, she wants something that would be suitable for a younger child (she has special needs), so yes, it may be a baby doll.

Thanks for your ideas here.

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SavoyCabbage · 06/11/2012 08:18

You could look at the Baby Stella range. You can get them on Amazon and there are baby dolls and older looking dolls.

Or Lilydoll from Manhattan toys. There are lots of different ones of those too. They are not baby doll dolls.

SavoyCabbage · 06/11/2012 08:22

Here is a lilydoll

It's an Australian website but you can get them in the uk.

PhyllisDoris · 06/11/2012 08:25

What about a rag doll? More cuddly than a plastic doll, and not sexist, unless you count just being a girl or a boy as being sexist!

SissySparkles · 10/11/2012 12:44

designafriend dolls from argos are lovely. They have soft bodies in the shape of a little girl.

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