If you’re looking for a first doll – we love Corolle’s Babipouce line – perfect for older babies and toddlers. No hair makes this a safe choice…the outfits are soft and cozy and extremely huggable! Read our review.
Lock and load–there is a doll wars this year! Read Joanne’s article. Our take away–all really great for consumers!
Just wanted to share this face (complete with freckles!)….from Corolle! More details to follow.
If you’re looking for a first doll for a baby or toddler, take a look at Corolle’s Rag Dolls–they are extremely huggable, sweet and soft.
Ok, so one of our rules about bath toys for kids is no squirters. Yes, yes…squirters are really fun. But here’s the thing–if you don’t get all of the water out of them…and your child has taken a bath, it can pose a a problem. (Maybe it’s a little OCD of us–but would you take a bath and then save some of the water, only to squirt it potentially in your mouth the next night?) I guess if you really washed them out-and made sure they’re really, really empty and completely dry…
As a result, we’ve passed on lots of fun bath toys…ALEX entices us every year with new sets of squirters…and one of Corolle’s lines of dolls also come with these squirters. We pass on them too. There is no government regulation–just our concern that used bathwater needs to go completely bye bye.
Which is why it completely pains us to pass on the new Gotz Maxy Aquini 16″ Bath Baby Doll. We love her sundress (really, I would wear it to the beach)…and her purple crocs are wonderfully hip. Because we can’t crawl in the box and implore you throw out the froggy squirter (he’s pretty cute too)..we can’t give this doll an award–otherwise she’d be a clear winner. Really–look at her feet!
It’s hard to find a non-pink stroller which is why we were really delighted when this green/blue umbrella strollers arrived from Corolle. There is also a pink/red version that’s cute–but in terms of newsworthy–this combo is a great option. If we want our sons to grow up being involved dads–role playing with dolls is equally important to them as it is for little girls. The mechanism for opening the stroller is not something your kids will do–but this lightweight stroller is just right for strolls outside.
I think I’ve written about this before — or maybe I just still feel so guilty about it–but I broke my first doll stroller by take a little ride in it myself. The salesman at Alexanders kept telling my Mom that it was clear that I sat in it. I stood there silently as my mother defended my honor. I was three. Ok–I’m prepared to finally let this go. It’s been a while.