The Craze for a doll to look like you and to dress up like you
American Girl is pretty big – but as the name suggests this is an American brand that has become big over here too. The Dolls are $110! You can buy an array of outfits to dress your doll up in. You can pick her eye and hair colour to match your own and then buy a wardrobe to match your own and end up with a mini me! These are available online at http://www.americangirl.com/index.php and the range is aimed at 8+ girls.
There is a London girl range which are similar and designed to match with your daughters outfits and colourings too, these dolls start at £79 and there are also a range of outfits and accessories to buy. These are available from http://www.mylondongirl.co.uk/
Argos have launched a range called Designafriends from Chad Valley, exactly the same idea as the other two, however prices for the dolls start from as little as £9.99! They have a deal where you can choose a doll, outfit and accessories for just £29.97. These are available from: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/ArgosPromo3/includeName/designafriend.htm
All three of these dolls are aimed at the same audience, the girl who likes to dress up and play with dolls, however these aren’t just for young girls, this craze is for older girls too!
The doll that does things!
Baby Annabell is just like a real baby, with realistic baby sounds and movement. She babbles, gurgles and sucks on her dummy. When drinking from her bottle she makes sounds and her mouth really moves. Lay Baby Annabell down and gently touch her cheeks, she will yawn and fall asleep. Most of the time she is happy but if she is woken by a noise she cries real tears. Priced at £44.99, available from: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9080746.htm
My First Baby Annabell Moves Doll. This doll moves and sounds just like a real baby. She lays on her back, shakes her head and arms and makes playful sounds. When she’s ready for a nap, Annabell falls asleep with soft sleeping noises. Priced at £29.99. Available from: http://www.johnlewis.com/my-first-baby-annabell-moves-doll/p231854957
Tender Tiny Tears with Interactive Monitor Is Tender Tiny Tears happy, tearful, bored, hungry or tired? The special baby monitor will light up telling you what attention your baby needs and then will show a happy face when she is content again. Cuddle Tiny Tears when she needs love, play with her when she is bored, feed her when she is hungry and put her to bed when she is tired! Priced at £34.99Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Tender-Tiny-Tears-with-Interactive-Monitor(0098527)?searchPosition=382
Girls will love playing Mummy to this adorable Chad Valley Babies to Love doll. Isabella has seven interactive functions so she’ll seem like a real baby and make role-play more special for your little girl. Priced at £8.59 currently £12.99 RRP. Available from: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9055719.htm
The Chou Chou Baby Monitor Doll is a gorgeous 48cm function doll with an electronic baby monitor to tell you what she needs if she cries! The baby monitor shows you how Chou Chou is feeling and you can respond by giving her her bottle or dummy! Priced at £29.99 RRP £39.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Chou-Chou-Baby-Monitor-Doll(0097477)?searchPosition=178
Baby Born Magic Interactive Doll – Little ones will love taking care of BABY Born Interactive! She features eight life-like functions where she will drink, wet, go on her potty, cry, feed and open and close her eyes! She’s even bathable! Feed BABY born her ice cream and she will get a messy face which needs to be cleaned with her face cloth. BABY Born comes with ten great accessories, including cloth, spoon and plate, bottle, nappy, potty, magic dummy and birth certificate. Priced at £39.99 http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9080856.htm
My Little baby Born Nappy Time. This adorable baby makes a lovely gift for little ones who love looking after their dolls. My Little Baby Born Nappy Time has realistic sounds and features for interactive play and comes with cute accessories for feeding and changing. Priced at £24.00 Available from: http://www.johnlewis.com/my-little-baby-born-nappy-time/p231854958
Snuggle up to this cute and cuddly You & Me Hugs and Hold Baby Doll! She blows kisses, claps her hands, can hold her own bottle and sucks on her dummy! Priced at £13.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-14-Hugs-and-Hold-Baby(0034212)?searchPosition=233
Babbling Chou Chou Baby – loves to talk! This gorgeous 36cm Babbling Chou Chou Doll features sound functions including babbling, laughing, kissing and sneezing. Comes dressed in an adorable blue outfit. Priced at £19.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Babbling-Chou-Chou-Doll(0097846)?searchPosition=357
You & Me 14″ Chatter and Coo Baby – Girl DollThis adorable You & Me Chatter and Coo Baby doll is just like a real baby! Press her hands, feet and tummy for 6 different sounds! She cries, giggles and says Mama and Dada! Priced at £9.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-14-Chatter-and-Coo-Baby-Girl-Doll(0101521)?searchPosition=108
You & Me Sweet Dreams Baby has lots of lifelike sounds and features including: drinking, giggling and crying. Comes with baby grow, booties, hat and milk bottle! Priced at £19.99. available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-Sweet-Dreams-Baby-Girl(0084762)?searchPosition=142
Nenuco Cradle Sleep with Me Doll – This newborn styled 42cm soft bodied doll comes with her own cradle which can attach to either side of a child’s bed or free stand on the floor. The star is a night light which plays soothing lullaby music. The play set includes a blanket, bottle and dummy. Priced at £44.99 http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1117624.htm
My First Baby Annabell Time to Sleep baby doll makes cute baby sounds and she wriggles with realistic baby movements as she settles down to sleep! Includes soft pillow. Priced at £24.99 http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/My-First-Baby-Annabell-Time-to-Sleep-Doll(0084343)?searchPosition=577
Dolls that Swim
Baby Born I can swim Doll – with a sensor on her back and tummy that will allow her to swim in water. She looks adorable in her swimming costume, flippers and goggles. She comes complete with a hair comb and hair grips to brush her beautiful golden locks after getting out the water. Priced at £24.99. Available from: http://www.johnlewis.com/baby-born-i-can-swim-doll/p231854953
Dora the Explora Mermaid Doll Go on an underwater adventure with Dora! She can dive off the side of the tub, into the water and once she is in the water, she turns on her back and swims! Push her fin against the tub wall and Dora will kick off the wall and start swimming! The Dora Dive and Swim Mermaid doll is perfect bath time fun! Currently priced at £15.99. RRP £19.9. Available from: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9045475.htm
Dolls with accessories
You & Me 16″ Lovely Baby Deluxe SetTake care of your You & Me doll with this great Lovely Baby Deluxe Set. With everything you need to look after your baby doll. Comes complete with soft bodied You & Me doll, carry cot, additional outfit and lots of accessories. Priced at £19.99 RRP £39.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-16-Lovely-Baby-Deluxe-Set(0078882)?searchPosition=2
This adorable You & Me 14″ Baby comes with her own Keepsake Case! The re-useable Storage Case is perfect to store and keep baby safe on your travels. Includes lots of accessories for feeding baby and a change of clothes. Priced at £14.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-14-Baby-and-her-Keepsake-Case(0101520)?searchPosition=217
You & Me 14″ Doll Starter Kit Take care of your You & Me doll with this great You & Me Doll Starter Kit. With everything you need to look after your baby doll. Comes complete with You & Me 14″ doll and lots of accessories to feed, play, bathe and soothe your baby! Priced at £21.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-14-Doll-Starter-Kit(0086685)?searchPosition=270
Potty Training dolls!
My Little BABY born Potty Training Dolll. Your kids will love this BABY born boy doll with loads of fun potty training functions featuring all sorts of sound effects. After drinking he will tell you he needs his potty. Sit him on the potty or press his tummy and he will wee. Includes bottle, nappy and potty. Priced at £24.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/My-Little-BABY-born-Potty-Training-Doll(0093697)?searchPosition=254
Classic Tiny Tears is just like a real baby. Give her some water to drink from her bottle and soon you will need to change her wet nappy for a dry one. Watch her eyes close as she cries real tears. Set includes pink outfit and comes with potty, bottle, dummy, hair brush, and nappy. Priced at £19.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Tiny-Tears-Classic-Doll(0048125)?searchPosition=280
You & Me 15″ Drink And Go Potty Doll Have hours of fun with this adorable You & Me 15” Drink and Go Potty doll. Once you’re You & Me doll drinks water she’ll need to go to potty! Sit her on her potty as she goes to the toilet and makes realistic sounds. Comes complete with doll, potty, nappy and blanket. Priced at £19.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-15-Drink-And-Go-Potty-Doll(0081244)?searchPosition=296
You & Me Mummy Change My Nappy Doll Girls will love this adorable You & Me Mummy Change My Nappy Doll. This cute girl baby doll makes slurping noises when you let her drink from her bottle and she happily babbles when you touch her hands, feet and head. When she has a wet nappy she cries until her nappy is changed! Comes complete with two nappys and water bottle.Priced at £24.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-Mummy-Change-My-Nappy-Doll(0066688)?searchPosition=311
With Fisher-Price My Baby All Clean Doll, children can feed their baby doll and then surprise – check what’s in her nappy! With 20 sounds and phrases this realistic doll also features a light-up nappy! Includes bottle and wipe. Priced at £12.49. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/FisherPrice-My-Baby-All-Clean-Doll(0088959)?searchPosition=598
You & Me 12″ Splash Time Baby SetChildren will love this You & Me baby doll! Make bathtime fun with this bathable doll that comes complete with a variety of bathtime accessories including a rubber duck!Clean her with the included sponge and play in the bath with the cute toys! When she is all bathed, take her out and wrap her up in her cute bathrobe! Bathtub sold separately. Priced at £15.9. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-12-Splash-Time-Baby-Set(0057011)?searchPosition=261
The Baby Annabell Care For Me Doll is a 45cm doll made from special material that feels like a real baby’s soft skin. Baby Annabell Care For Me Doll is bathable and skin will feel warm to touch when bathed in warm water, after her bath massage baby and she will react with soft natural movements where a slow vibration will deliver a real life experience. Tickle her tummy and she will respond with cute baby sounds! Priced at £39.97. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Annabell-Care-For-Me-Doll(0087333)?searchPosition=326
You & Me 33cm Baby Bath Tub with Shower. Time for baby’s bath! Children will love to play with this working pump-action shower and bath, comes with 33cm doll plus lots of bath accessories including soap, bubble bath and toy! Everything you need to bath baby! Priced at £17.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-33cm-Baby-Bath-Tub-with-Shower(0019915)?searchPosition=550
Sneezing Chou Chou Girls will love looking after the Sneezing Chou Chou baby doll! After smelling the flower, Chou Chou sneezes and cries for her Mummy! Help her to blow her nose into a tissue to make her feel better. Doll includes flower and tissue. Priced at £14.99 RRP £19.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Sneezing-Chou-Chou(0101929)?searchPosition=23
Nenuco Medical Visit The Nenuco brothers and sisters have to go to the doctor! Little brother needs an X-ray and a cast for his broken arm. Big sister needs an eye examination and new glasses. This play set includes a 16.5″ toddler girl doll, a 14″ baby boy doll, and everything they need for a complete visit to the doctor. Accessories include a full medical kit, doctor’s examination table, X-ray machine, cast, glasses, eye chart, dental care supplies, and much more.Priced at £59.99 RRP £79.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Nenuco-Medical-Visit(0106690)?searchPosition=24
Nenuco Runny Nose Doll Winter’s here and Nenuco has caught a cold! Nenuco Runny Nose Doll is all bundled up and her nose is running and gets red from the cold! Includes cosy winter outfit with hat, and a bottle and tissues. Priced at £27.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Nenuco-Runny-Nose-Doll(0105777)?searchPosition=395
Baby’s first dolly
There is the Fisher Price First doll which is completely soft and has a rattle this is suitable from birth and priced at £9.99. Available from: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/3487833.htm. You can also get this doll with a stroller or a ride on pony.
There is a Chad Valley First Baby also £9.99 again completely soft and cuddly it is suitable from birth. It comes with a soft bottle, crinkle blanket and teddy bear with a rattle in so our baby can play baby’s too! Available from: htmp://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/9248681.htm
Chloe’s Closet bring you a singing doll suitable from birth, cuddly but it does contain batteries for the sining! It is currently priced at £13.99 from Argos: http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/1081712.htm
My First Baby Annabell is a perfect first cuddly, adorable doll for younger children. Children will love this cute doll with a sweet, new and expressive face and movable blue sleepy eyes. Her soft body inspires loving cuddles. Her arms, legs and head are movable. Recommended for 1year +. Priced at £14.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/My-First-Baby-Annabell(0034596)?searchPosition=154
Tiny Tears Twins These 2 adorable Tiny Tears best friends are ideal play companions and will bring hours of fun to any young girl. Each 33cm soft bodied doll comes with their own fleece dungaree suit, t-shirt, hat and pacifer! Priced at £29.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Tiny-Tears-Twins(0094299)?searchPosition=330
Nenuco Scented Twins These adorable 35cm soft bodied baby boy and girl twin dolls are sweetly scented! They come with their own matching dummies and bottles.Prices at £24.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/Nenuco-Scented-Twins-Dolls(0106325)?searchPosition=380
The You & Me 14″ Twin Chat and Cuddle Babies love to babble together! Press their chests and the adorable girl and boy twins can talk for hours. Babies come dressed in blue and pink, each with their own teddy bear and also some numbered baby building blocks to keep them entertained! Priced at £19.99. Available from: http://www.toysrus.co.uk/Toys-R-Us/Toys/Dolls-and-Accessories/Baby-Dolls-and-Accessories/You-and-Me-14-Twin-Chat-and-Cuddle-Babies-(0095751)?searchPosition=521
There are dolls that dance, dolls with kitchens, dolls with siblings, Barbie sized dolls, even dolls that ride horses and scooters out there! Whatever type of doll your little one has asked for this year, we hope this small (I KNOW!) round up has helped you choose the perfect one!