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Important Announcement Re: Baby Dolls

December 29, 2008

This is a general announcement for anyone who has, may be considering, or will consider purchasing a baby doll as a gift for either one of my girls.

I have decided that it is high time to set some guidelines, a-hem ground rules, for baby dolls that will be brought into my house.

  1. They must be bald, I do not want a baby doll with stringy, straggly hair that will get in the baby’s face, get tangled or get pulled out by sticky, sweaty little hands attached to little girls who will then freak out because hair is stuck to them. Additionally, I do not want to have to search for doll barrettes and fix pony tails.
  2. They must NOT have clothes. I do not want to deal with baby doll clothes, tiny buttons, endless strips of Velcro or having to change the baby in pajamas at night-night time.
  3. They must NOT have shoes. I do not want to hear whining because one shoe is lost, destroyed by a dog, sucked up by the vacuum cleaner or lost in the car. And I definitely do not want to deal with crying when the other shoe is found intact.
  4. The must NOT talk. I get enough crying, whining, laughing, and “mommy” throughout the day. I do not need a doll adding to the chorus in my house.
  5. They must NOT pee, poop or puke. C’mon does this really need an explanation? Not a good idea.
  6. They must NOT swim. I don’t need any other toys in the tub, especially one that needs batteries and has to be disassembled in order for it to dry out after each use.

I know you are wondering about what type of baby doll is left. Trust me, they are out there. Ask Grammy, she’s found one and I love it. It has no hair, no clothes, no shoes and it does nothing annoying.  And guess what? My girls think it is just as fun to play with as the others. She rides in the stroller, she goes night-night, she drinks from the bottle and best of all, she encourages imaginary play.

I don’t want to come off as ungrateful. I love that you want to buy gifts for my children. I love that my children love to play with baby dolls, I just don’t want any more babies to clean up after.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Karen permalink
    December 29, 2008 6:16 pm

    I SECOND ALL OF THE ABOVE! My personal favorites are “Little Baby” and “Baby Boy”. They came from the dollar store and the target $1 bin. Neither has hair, neither has removable clothes, and both fit in a purse or diaperbag! 🙂

  2. December 30, 2008 11:01 am

    I definitely agree too! My daughter received an “air pillow” doll this Christmas that has no frills thankfully. It is kinda ugly, but at least I don’t have to keep track of 300 accessories.

  3. fixitmommy permalink*
    December 31, 2008 8:33 am

    Glad to know I am not alone in my disdain for baby doll accessories!

  4. Rhianna permalink
    January 3, 2009 10:45 pm

    Lol. I will have to remember this post when my little girl starts getting to the age that people think she needs baby dolls! Lol! I should just plan on linking right up to it as my niece just got an annoying little doll for Christmas that cries, laughs and burps. I just thought it sounded so annoying to me! Ahhh… 🙂

  5. Grandma permalink
    January 13, 2009 1:12 pm

    I did buy each of them a doll but you bought the pooper … fess up

  6. fixitmommy permalink*
    April 15, 2009 7:33 am

    Yes, I did buy the pooping doll. I confessed here! 😛 She also met an unfortunate early death.


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