5 Realistic Dolls For Children
Dolls have many benefits for children, including teaching them empathy and compassion. They also help children develop essential skills and build their imaginations.
Reborn dolls are high quality high-end pieces of art that should be handled with care. They are made of soft vinyl and can be painted in multiple layers to achieve realistic newborn skin tones and fine details.
Layette Baby Doll
Children will love to dress up their dolls with this cute play doll clothing set. The pink jersey knit outfit features a striped pink and white long sleeve tee with stretchy pink pull-on pants and a bib embroidered with a princess and crown. This doll clothes set is machine washable and perfect for encouraging imaginative play and developing fine motor skills.
JC Toys La Newborn Nursery Baby Doll is a lifelike, 14-inch newborn doll that comes with a 8-piece layette gift set for dress-up fun. The doll has a realistic feel and weight, and is made from non-scented vinyl. It is also BPA free and safety tested. Its posable arms and legs encourage children to hold and cuddle the doll. It is also safe for teething.
The reborning movement began in the United States, but has spread all over the world due to mass media coverage. Its popularity has led to the creation of websites, magazines, conventions, and doll manufacturers that cater to reborning enthusiasts. The technique involves painting and other alterations to the surface of a doll in order to make it look realistic dolls more realistic. The result is a lifelike doll that can be used as an emotional outlet or to help kids deal with difficult situations.
American Girl Doll
If you’re looking for a doll that looks like a real baby, the Bitty Baby from American Girl is worth checking out. It comes in different skin tones and eye colors and is the perfect size for toddlers to play with. It even has realistic accessories, such as bottles, a high chair and diapers. The doll is also affordable and has a lot of educational value.
Mattel bought the company in 1998, and it has revamped the line with more diverse dolls, a more modernized body shape and a commitment to historical accuracy. To develop its first doll of color, Addy, the company recruited an advisory board that included experts in African American history and culture. They gave input on the timeline of her story, what hair texture to use and other details that ensured she would feel authentic.
As the brand continues to grow, it’s important that it balances the desire to make money with its mission of shaping generations of girls, says Zaslow. To do so, the company hires a team of historians, educators and museum curators to research each new character. They often travel to the home state of each doll and work with local linguists to make sure their stories are historically accurate. The 1760s Kaya, for example, took five years to develop and is the only doll who does not show her front teeth because showing them is a sign of aggression in Nez Perce culture.
Melissa & Doug Baby Doll
Kids ages three and older will love playing caretaker with this realistic doll and its accessories. They can use a wooden baby-care center that features a sink, high chair, and refrigerator with play food and water bottles, a rocking cradle, clothing storage, and shuttered window. The bathing and changing area includes a sink with spray nozzle, doll-size soap, and wipes dispenser, plus a bathtub with flip-down diapering mat. Kids can also feed their babies with a removable molded plastic baby bottle and bib, or they can use the reusable cloth diapers included.
This 12″ Jenna doll is the perfect first baby doll for little ones. She has a sweet face and soft body, with wipe-clean arms and legs. Pretty in pink from head to toe, she wears a removable smocked outfit and matching cap. Her eyes open and close, and she can suck her thumb or the included pacifier.
The most realistic dolls are made from non-toxic materials that are safe for infants and toddlers to hug, kiss, and hold. They should have no small parts that could be a choking hazard, and they should not come with accessories that are too advanced for young children to grasp and manipulate. For example, doll jewelry, sports gear, and doll art supplies are better suited for older children who know not to put them in their mouths.
Baby Alive Doll
If you want your kids to engage with a doll that “eats” and pees, Baby Alive is the way to go. There are so many different dolls with special features though, so determining quality can be tricky. Look for a doll that does what it’s supposed to do reliably and is easy to maintain.
The older Baby Alive dolls had little packets of food that had to be mixed with water before you could feed it to the doll. You then had to use a lever on the back of the doll to make it eat the food. It didn’t have the same realistic dolls appeal as a modern Baby Alive doll that comes with its own food and drinks.
This doll starts out as a swaddled newborn, then changes into a toddler. There are accessories and clothes for all three stages. It makes a lot of noises, including cries, hiccups and yawning. It can also be sat up or down and fed milk from its bottle, although the juice appears to disappear when you give it to the doll rather than moving through like a real drink, which minimises mess.
Kids will love this doll for its interactive features that replicate realistic babies’ behavior. It makes giggling, crying and yawning sounds, can hold up its arms and legs and make diapering sounds. It also has a “diaper” that needs to be changed, which is accomplished by partially disrobing the doll and reaching between slits of fabric in its crotch area.