Stay at Home Moms

Kate - American Girl

Correct me if I'm wrong, but you were the one taking your daughter to the American Girl store in New York over this past Christmas, yes?
If so, I figure you'll have some American Girl knowledge.

DD will be 21 months old when DD#2 is born.  I have been having a terrible time finding a baby doll that we like that we can give DD so she can mock us with the new baby.

I realize your daughter is quite a bit older, but would you recommend the Bitty Baby?
It's rated for 3+ and DD won't even be 2 yet... but if I essentially take away all the accessories, is there really anything hazardous with the baby doll itself?

-----
Would anyone recommend a different (/specific) baby doll for the barely 2yo age group??

image
image
image

Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
Lilypie Pregnancy tickers

Re: Kate - American Girl

  • Lurking...but we have a Bitty Baby and it's great. DD1's godmother gave it to her when she was one year old. The doll itself is totally fine. You are right that it's the tiny accessories that would be a problem. 
    Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers

    Lilypie Third Birthday tickers Lilypie First Birthday tickers
  • Lurker too but we have 4 AG dolls. I love the bitty baby. DD got one at 2 and still plays with it at 6
    Mom to Emma 9/4/06 and Jackson 11/24/08 M/C Dec 11 and M/C twins feb 2012. BFP Thanksgiving! EDD Aug 4, 2013 M/C at 5 weeks.
  • Butting in. I opened this because we are giving DD an American Girl doll for her birthday next week and taking her to tea that the LA store. We did that for the oldest a few years ago too. Anyway, I think any soft-bodied doll would work. The bittly babies would be fine too. I would definetly get her a stoller (I can't tell you how much my girls loved the doll stoller at that age). Butting out now.
    Proud Mommy to Kaylie 12-04, Alaina 5-06 & Annalise 6-08 imageimage
  • DD2, 21 months, plays w/ DD1's bitty baby just fine. It is a nice doll. DD1 got it at 3. 

    E 9.08, V 8.11, #3 coming April 2014
  • Thank you all for your replies; I expected/wanted lurkers too!

    It sounds like, the Bitty Baby is an okay doll for DD.  I'm assuming after many years and multiple children, it has held up to it's $60 price tag?
    (That's really all that's holding me back.  It's not a matter of affording it, but if it's wise to give a $60 doll to a 1 yo.  Haha!  I just think, after months of looking, I like Bitty Baby the best.  Maybe I'm just chasing the brand name??)

    Thank you for your insight!

    image
    image
    image

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
    Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
  • AG dolls are expensive but you get what you pay for they are very high quality.
    Mom to Emma 9/4/06 and Jackson 11/24/08 M/C Dec 11 and M/C twins feb 2012. BFP Thanksgiving! EDD Aug 4, 2013 M/C at 5 weeks.
  • KateMWKateMW
    25000 Comments 250 Answers Sixth Anniversary 500 Love Its
    member

    image Andrewsgal:
    AG dolls are expensive but you get what you pay for they are very high quality.

    I agree with this. Sorry, I was at the doctor, but I agree with all PP. DD has a bitty baby and it still gets played with my younger kids who come over and if a friend comes over and doesn't bring a doll. I'm actually amazed how much she plays with all of them. 


    Lilypie First Birthday tickers Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers
  • We have  Corelle doll and it's held up well and still looks pretty new considering she's had it 1.5 years.  I decided to get that one for her now she since was so young and get a bitty baby for her when she's a bit older.  It's still $40 but that's better than $60!

    http://www.amazon.com/Corolle-Premier-Tidoo-Baby-Pouce/dp/B0002GZ60Q/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1370453804&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=Corelle+tidoo

    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Another lurker too. We love AG and I think the Bitty Baby would be great at that age. Like other posters have said, AG is $$ but it is so worth it. Both for the experience of going to the store, and the dolls themselves.
  • image hheyderh:
    We havenbsp; Corelle doll and it's held up well and still looks pretty new considering she's had it 1.5 years.nbsp; I decided to get that one for her now she since was so young and get a bitty baby for her when she's a bit older.nbsp; It's still 40 but that's better than 60!http://www.amazon.com/CorollePremierTidooBabyPouce/dp/B0002GZ60Q/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=apsamp;ie=UTF8amp;qid=1370453804amp;sr=11catcorramp;keywords=Corelletidoo
    See I think you should just pay the money now. We have had our for 4 almost 5 years and she looks good as new.
    Mom to Emma 9/4/06 and Jackson 11/24/08 M/C Dec 11 and M/C twins feb 2012. BFP Thanksgiving! EDD Aug 4, 2013 M/C at 5 weeks.
  • I'm sure the quality differs but milo plays with my bitty baby from when I was a kid. I'd recommend it.
  • image Rebecca2024:

    Thank you all for your replies; I expected/wanted lurkers too!

    It sounds like, the Bitty Baby is an okay doll for DD.  I'm assuming after many years and multiple children, it has held up to it's $60 price tag?
    (That's really all that's holding me back.  It's not a matter of affording it, but if it's wise to give a $60 doll to a 1 yo.  Haha!  I just think, after months of looking, I like Bitty Baby the best.  Maybe I'm just chasing the brand name??)

    Thank you for your insight!

    I would say so, I had a number of AG dolls myself including bitty baby they are all in great shape and I plan to give them to DD when she is old enough.

    TTC since September 2009

    9 months with a RE, surprise BFP on a break cycle Jan 2012

    Baby girl born September 13,2012 at 41 weeks

    PAIF/SAIF welcome

    image


  • may as well start now!!! we love ag around here! i swear, her interest in these dolls has fostered her nurturing side, sparked an interest in history through the historical dolls, raised her reading level -- she's been reading the 8+ books since mid-kidergarten. also, she's not into brats, monster high -- which i'm kind of happy about, and i attribute it to loving ag dolls so much! we live close by the boston store, but far enough that we don't have to go there all the time -- crazy expensive!! after sunday (kid's family birthday party), she'll have 8 dolls -- but she takes care of them and adores them -- so we don't mind :)

     

Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards