There are many, many different dolls out there that look like infants with a wide range of realism. Some of the most popular include Baby Alive, Cabbage Patch Kids and Bitty Baby (by American Girl), but other brands like Fisher-Price and Melissa and Doug also offer excellent dolls.
The best baby dolls for younger children are often flexible and soft without many parts, while the best baby doll for an older child has more accessories to play with to keep them interested for longer. Different brands cater to these different needs, while others have different lines within their brands that are made for certain age groups.
Best Baby Doll For Children Aged 1-2
Children’s first dolls should be soft and simple, but still interesting to the child. Dolls that come with no small parts or removable accessories are great for this age group. Ideally the doll should also be bright-colored and the right size for children this age to hold and manipulate.
Some of our favorites include Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Doll, Cabbage Patch Kids Newborn Doll or Melissa and Doug Mine to Love Soft Body Doll. These dolls are all excellent because they do not include too many small pieces and come from reputable brands that you know will use clean materials, which is extra important for small children that often put dolls in their mouths.
Dolls For Toddlers
The best dolls for toddlers start to bridge the gap between dolls with few pieces and accessories and hundreds. These dolls are best if they are simple, but more intricate in their design. They also are great when accompanied with larger accessories that children couldn’t swallow like car seats, pacifiers and strollers because they allow for more interaction without risk to the child.
Popular dolls for this age group include Melissa & Doug Brianna 12-Inch Doll and Berenguer Boutique 15″ Soft Body Doll. These dolls are great because they take on more realistic characteristics like hair and eyes that open and shut but provide few opportunities for accidents. They are also highly compatible with extra like doll-sized strollers and car seats.
Best Baby Doll for Kids 5-8
The absolute favorite doll of children in this age group is often the Baby Alive doll. These dolls come with food and diapers and can teach children about the real process of feeding and bowel movements that babies need, all packaged in a fun.
Baby Alive dolls also have a wide variety of accessories available to pair them with, making them an excellent doll for this age group that should no longer be in danger of placing these items in their mouths or noses.
Dolls For Bigger Kids
Once children get a little bit bigger (aged 6-7 and up), they may begin to want dolls that look more like them – older children – and that come with more activities beyond what dolls made to look like infants come with.
When this time comes, dolls by American Girl or Our Generation dolls are excellent choices. These dolls come in many different designs and have a never-ending world of accessories and accompaniments that make for never ending fun.
Their accessories include everything from clothes, bags and shoes to kitchen sets, animals and cars, so the child playing with them will have the change to explore what interests them. They also often include books and clothes that are child-sized that you child can wear and read with the doll.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the best first baby doll?
Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Doll, Cabbage Patch Kids Newborn Doll or Melissa and Doug Mine to Love Soft Body Doll are some of the best baby dolls for the littlest kids because of their flexible bodies and lack of small pieces. These dolls are often branded as dolls for small children because of those aspects of their design for good reason, since there are many dolls out there that come with small pieces that are not suitable for small children.
What age is Bitty Baby for?
American Girl’s Bitty Baby line of dolls are made for children aged 3-6. They are the company’s offering for younger children, although some older children may also enjoy them as a complement to other dolls they already have, given the variety of clothing and accessories American Girl offers for all of their dolls.
Bitty Babies come in about six different hair color and skin tone combinations and include two outfits: one basic onsie and one set of feetie pajamas for sleeping. You can also purchase other items like bottles, play food and cribs for the babies.
What age is Baby Alive for?
Baby Alive dolls have more functionality and accessories available than other dolls and are also made out of a harder plastic, both of which features make them most suitable for children older than toddlers. Children aged 5-8 will most likely enjoy these dolls the most and will love accessories like diapers and food that make for an engaging playing experience.
What are the baby dolls that look real?
The best baby dolls that look almost completely realistic are known as reborn dolls. They are typically made by artists specializing in reborn dolls and are supposed to mimic a real infant as much as possible.
How much does a real life baby doll cost?
The most realistic kind of dolls out there, known as reborn dolls, are often more expensive and fragile than their less lifelike counterparts made for small children. These dolls can be made by artists and are highly customizable, and as such, range about $300-$1,000 or more, depending on the quality of the doll, based on factors like the artist that makes the doll’s experience and the materials they use.
What age are cuddle and kind dolls for?
Cuddle + kind dolls are made for children older than an infant. Children around ages 1-4 will likely enjoy them the most, but given their high quality and positive mission, as well as variety of designs, children of all ages will certainly benefit from one as a gift.
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