Do you remember that favorite doll from your childhood? I loved playing with all dolls – pretending to be their mommy and even cutting their hair (where I ended up cutting my own hair too, ha). Now that I have a little girl she has come to love her baby dolls. She is so sweet to them – hugging them, talking sweet nothings, and playing pretend. One of my favorite dolls was Felicity from American Girl. I didn’t always like my name because it was so different and difficult to pronounce so when Felicity came out I was overjoyed because someone else had a name similar to mine! Dolls can mean so much to little girls and I am so glad that my daughter is able to enjoy American Girl just like I did when I was a little girl.
My daughter received the Bitty Baby doll and rocking cradle. Seriously the cutest little baby ever. My daughter fell in love instantly. I have to say there is no comparison when it comes to the quality of American Girl dolls. Everything is very well made. The cradle is sturdy and perfect for all the moving around my daughter has been doing. It really can withstand a little toddler.
The Bitty baby doll comes with a cloth diaper and pink bodysuit. You can also select a sleeper from one of the three choices. The doll has a soft cuddly body but the head, arms, and legs are smooth vinyl material. The wooden cradle rocks back and forth with ease. It comes with the little mattress pad with bow ties.
What are some of the benefits of a child playing with dolls?
- Learns about nurturing
- Self development – dressing themselves, taking care of themselves
- Social skills – learning to interactive with others
I’ve seen such an improvement in the way my daughter talks, interacts with other babies/toddlers, and really have become a lot more independent. She wants to dress the doll and give the baby food. It really is wonderful for their imagination and pretend play. American Girl has so many different accessories to really help kids with pretend play – diaper bags, high chair, and so much more!
Did you have an American Girl doll growing up or does your child own one?
Disclosure: I receive a doll and cradle in exchange for this post. All opinions stated here are my own.