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When it came to my daughters first Christmas it was really hard to decide what to get her as she already had so much. In the end we decided on the fisher price pram walker and when I saw they made a matching doll designed to go in it, the my first doll, I knew she would love that also.
We bought the doll separately from the walker in argos and at the time it was part of their 2 for £15 promotion (I think it is currently too) so essentially it only cost us £7.50 which is a great price. Even at the singular price of £9.99 I don't think its over priced.
The doll is really easy to get hold of in toy stores and online from places like amazon. Symths toy store also have the doll as part of the 2 for £15 promotion this winter so its easy to grab a bargain!
The doll comes in a card box with a clear plastic front so you can see exactly what you are buying which I really liked. I was also grateful for it being in a box as it made it tonnes easier to wrap! The clear plastic front also meant my daughter could see her present straight off from unwrapping. The box has the fisher price logo and 'my first doll' written on it.
When you get the doll out of the box its around 20cm tall perfect for little people. Essentially its a stuffed toy as opposed to the traditional plastic doll making it much more suitable for young children. Fisher price say the toy is suitable from birth which I would agree with as the face is all embroidered on there are no parts that could be swallowed. That said my nearly 3 year old still happily plays with this doll occasionally.
The fabric is lovely and snuggly soft, it has an almost velvety valour feeling to it which my daughter loved to cuddle up to. The doll is quite softly stuffed making it really cuddly. The sleeves on the doll are a more silky fabric and my little girl enjoyed exploring the difference between the two textures.
I find the pink, yellow and green colour scheme really appealing and perfect for any little girl. The colours are eye catching and bright meaning it immediately catches even small babies attention. My youngest daughter loves to look at it.
Another nice feature is the rattle inside the doll, my youngest loves to shake it and gets all excited by the noise she has made. The rattle is definitely more appreciated by the younger child.
The doll gives lots of scope for different play at different ages and its a toy both my girls play with which makes it great value for money.
The doll is great quality, even after nearly 2 years of being played with its held up really well; no fraying or bobbling fabric. I have also washed the doll as its machine washable and it does really well, no colour fading at all.
Overall I've been really impressed by this doll from fisher price toy. It suits different ages well and is great value for money. Its a great first doll for any baby.
Extra information- the toy has been awarded the lion mark symbol of toy safety.
It's a tradition in my house that the children get a soft first doll on their first birthday. As we had bought the Fisher Price Stroll Along walker for our daughter's recent first birthday, we thought it appropriate to buy her the matching doll.
The doll costs around £9.99, however we bought it from Argos as part of a 2 for £15 deal - which made it only £7.50, a bargain!
Although this is marketed for children from birth, the doll is by no means unsuitable for a one year old. It's a good size, but lightweight enough for a small baby/child to be able to handle with ease. The doll is made from super soft pink furry plush, with silky material on her arms and feet, She has ribbon laces and a curly ribbon strand of hair, which little fingers like twiddle! She also has a rattle inside her, which is very gentle and quiet so she could be taken to bed with baby without disturbing them.
My daughter isn't generally a cuddly toy or comforter fan, as she prefers toys with some sort of interest, moving parts etc. However when unwrapping this doll she seemed quite interested in the different textures of the materials and the tuft of hair especially. She likes the feel of the pink furry plush material, and I've put the doll in bed with her at nap and bedtime, and she seems quite happy with her there (she normally throws toys out of her cot!).
The doll is very well made and has a cute face, and with all the different textures and interest I could see this becoming a much loved comforter for a new baby to grow up with - it would make a perfect new baby gift, but equally a great first birthday present for any cuddle-loving child. The only downside is that it only comes in pink, and more gender neutral colours would be good as boys can like dollies too!
Fisher Price My First Doll
When my parents came round to visit me and my beautiful baby girl after we arrived home from the hospital, they came bearing gifts, including the Fisher Price My First Doll that has since been named Dolly. Dolly is a mostly pink stuffed soft toy that looks like you might expect a stuffed doll to look like; she has a warm smile, a cute hat, a soft middle and an inbuilt rattle. The doll is fairly large for a newborn baby and I would say that Dolly is approximately 20 cms high as well as being fairly chunky, which does help my daughter grasp for her and hold on to her.
I am not exactly sure what my mum and dad paid for my Baby's first doll but I do know that you can pick it up from places like Amazon for around £10. If I am honest it does seem a little on the expensive side for the toy.
Personally, I find the Fisher Price My First Doll to be a little boring and I much prefer the vibrant colours and interesting textures and noises of the Lamaze range of toys, but then Dolly isn't for me. My daughter is still only a small baby but she does show some interest in Dolly and especially seems to like the rattle and will play and interact with the doll if you put it in her line of sight.
I am not sure that I would recommend the Fisher Price My First Doll, but I do think my mum and dad bought it for the slightly gimmicky "My 1st doll" slogan on Dolly's middle. I would have to say that Dolly is a sweet gift but not something I would have picked up myself.
On a practical note the toy is well made and so far apart from being a little sicked up upon it looks as good as new and I suspect it will take up a corner of my baby's cot for quite a while to come. The Fisher Price My First Doll is recommended from birth onwards, but I do think that as my baby gets older and gets more interested in toys I doubt that this will be a favourite - but then only time will tell.
Three out of five stars.
At Christmas my second daughter was 10 months old and I didn't know what I could buy her. I was looking online and browsing through catalogues when I saw this Fisher Price My First Baby, which I thought would be perfect.
== Packaging ==
The doll is packaged in a brightly coloured cardboard box with a clear plastic window so you can see it inside.
== The Doll ==
The doll is approximately 12 inches high and is made from lovely soft material with a peachy coloured face and hands. Her eyes embroidered on in blue thread, pink eyebrows and nose and a darker pink smile. She has a soft pink hat with silky material on the top. The main bulk of the outfit is soft pink material then the arms and bottom of the feel is slightly shiny silky material. There is a little curl of yellow ribbon poking out from beneath the hat. There is a small rattle inside the dolls head, so it makes a rattling noise when played with.
== In Play and Durability ==
I am very pleased with this doll, my daughter loves playing with it (well both of them do!). It is soft and cuddly. She has been taken on many adventures, to the shops, on the school run, to the library. And even better she stays nice and clean as I can pop her in the machine machine to keep her looking fresh.
== Price and Availability ==
This seems to be sold in a large number of retailers. I bought mine from Wilkinsons half price for £4.99. At the moment it is being sold in Argos as part of their buy 2 for £10 offer.
== Overall Summary ==
This is a lovely first dolly for any little one. Nice and soft to cuddle but also easy to pop in the wash to keep looking clean and fresh. I would recommend this.
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My daughter at 4 months recieved two of these for xmas. My first thoughts on it were that it was a little boring, it only rattles... no lights,sounds etc. My worry was would my child get bored with it? Well luckily the answer was no. She absolutely loves her dollies, they are soft and cuddly and she loves shaking them to hear the rattle.
The price of these range from about £5 and £10 which is a very fair price in my opinion. You can buy them from most toy retailers eg Toys r us, ELC, Entertainer and on websites like Amazon or ebay too. The doll is a lovely simple design, very soft and plush, with an embroidered face. It is perfect for young babies as they cannot harm themselves on it at all.
You can also buy a pram which goes with this doll which is perfect for when your little one starts to walk. You can buy this from the same shops as the doll retailing at around £20-£25. I cant wait to buy this for my daughter when she can walk to push her lovely little dolly around in.
Cant fault this doll, gorgeous girly colours, lovely to cuddle and an all round perfect and safe first toy.
On Christmas Day 2011 my daughter was 9 months old and just getting into playing with toys. One gift she was given by my aunt and uncle was the Fisher Price My First Doll.
The Fisher Price My First Doll is lovely as a gift, it comes in a cardboard box with a clear plastic window in the front and looks so sweet. The doll is styled in pink and actually has 'my first doll' stitched into it.
The Fisher Price My First Doll is of course meant for little ones, very little ones, because it doesn't have any hard plastic on it, or buttons, hair and so on that could be dangerous for a very small child. It doesn't have any electronics on it, can't do a wee, doesn't sing a song, but it's ideal for very small children because it's very soft, very sweet looking, and safe to cuddle and sleep with from a very young age.
My daughter went from giving it a cuddle and a kiss, to putting it to bed, to pushing it around in a little pushchair. She's even taken it to the park! She's nearly 2 now and she still plays with it so you do get the longevity with it which you don't get with some toys. Another good thing about the Fisher Price My First Doll is that it can be put in the washing machine and radiator or line dried so you can keep it looking as new.
The Fisher Price My First Doll is available in all good toy shops including Smyths, Toys R Us and Mothercare and I've also seen it in Boots and online at Amazon. You can buy it independently or you can buy it in a set with a stroller, or I've seen a set with a play bottle and changing bag, and I've also seen it as a free gift with the pink Zebra ride-on. So there are many options for the Fisher Price My First Doll as a gift.
Prices vary; I've seen it as little as £6 but it does depend where you go and whether you buy it on it's own or as part of a set so I'd suggest shopping around.
Overall I'd highly recommend the Fisher Price My First Doll, it's a lovely little gift best suited to a very little girl and it's sure to grow with them too. I'm very happy with ours and I know my little girl is - she loves it.
I don't believe in dolls are for girls and cars are for boys, and amongst my other mama friends I have made my opinions very well known. Kai received this doll on his first birthday from a friend of mine, and although he already has a few other dolls which he will happily play with, he didn't show any interest in this one at first.
It is a a completely soft doll and both the head and body are very soft which I think may be why - Kai seems to prefer plastic and wooden toys at the minute. I also think that it is perhaps a little too young for him. Just lately however I've been trying to get him to play with a wider range of toys and this doll is one of them.
We've given the doll a name - Corey - and I have been introducing the doll whenever Kai needs to calm down; Malakai is an extremely highly strung & anxious baby, and can easily become very stressed if we dont take the time to sit down and relax. The doll has never been much of a hit and he would and still does always choose Sophie the giraffe over this. It was quite funny the other day actually, I was nursing him and he realised I'd placed the doll in his arms instead of Sophie, and he threw it across the bed!
A few minutes later, he realised the doll was still on the bed and stopped nursing, threw the doll off of the bed and began nursing again. It was the funniest thing and backed up my suspicions that he really hadn't taking a liking to the doll! However he has started to carry the doll around with him now along with Sophie, and because he now knows that the doll is called Corey he will search for it if I ask him where Corey is. I think the main reason that Kai doesn't like this doll is the texture, it's a little too baby-ish, perhaps.
The doll although Kai rarely plays with it is somehow always mucky too, and needs washing often to keep it from becoming unhygienic. I think that unless Kai starts playing with it more I will give it away, as its not a hit! I'm not sure how much it costs, but I can't imagine that it is very expensive as it is quite small and very basic.
This Christmas I was faced with a bit of a dilemma. My daughter would only be 9 months old and being such a tricky age to buy for everyone was looking to me to provide ideas for her pressies. With a grandma & pops, a nanny, great nanny and 4 sets of aunts and uncles all asking me what to buy for her I was really struggling to come up with ideas. We still had lots of big toys from my 2 year old son's birthdays and Christmases and so things like trampolines, ball pits, kitchen sets and even ride on toys and walkers were all out of the question.
After an evening spent searching online for ideas I had come up something for all but my mother and one of Eliza's aunties (my sister). My mum then made the situation even more challenging, saying that the rest of our family's gifts from her and my sister were already bought and not only that they were all themed, so could I please hurry up and come up with an idea, oh and it would be lovely if their presents for Eliza could be things that 'went together' too.. No pressure then mum!
My husband said I should tell them in no uncertain terms to swivel. But, being someone who can't resist a challenge I instead rose to the occasion and dug out my Argos catalog and there it was, the solution to my problems, the fisher price brilliant basics first pushchair, well that was my mum sorted now for a 'co-ordinating' gift from my sister. It had to be fairly cheep... and go with the pushchair. Then to my utter delight I saw the words 'doll not included' printed in small red letters underneath the pushchair, I scanned through the catalogue hoping to find a doll chunky enough for Eliza to hold but small and flexible enough to fit within the seat of the pushchair.
And there she was, a vision in baby pink, sat amongst the pre-school toys, a big smile plastered across her rosy cheaked face- the Fisher Price my first doll! She was perfect, at £9.97 even my skint student sister could afford her and being the model posing in the my first pushchair I knew she would fit.
So it was settled, Christmas day came and went (thank god) and Eliza was very happy with all the gifts (I) her relatives had picked out for her. She took a shine to Chloé (the doll, as named by my son who has a baby cousin of the same name), carrying her around with her as she crawled about. Which unfortunately brings me to the only negative of this doll.. As Eliza crawls about, doll in hand, Chloé's face gets dragged along the floor, being soft bodied and having perfectly pale porcelain skin she tends to attract dirt and when she gets even a bit grubby (as baby's favorite toys often do) boy does it show up!
But don't despair, the Fisher Price my first doll is machine washable, so if your little monster is a fan of banana you wont have to scrub off the black smudges it leaves behind by hand. She can't however be put into a tumble dryer and will have to sit on the radiator or swing merrily on the line until she dries out, something that seems to take rather a long time, but that could just be due to the recent bad weather (it's -4 here at the time of writing).
Assuming she's not covered in banana stains and bits of whatever that is on the floor, she's actually a very nice looking doll.. For which I am rather grateful, I'm a little phobic about dolls particularly ones that are 'realistic'... Chloé is however as nonthreatening looking as they come, with beautiful blue eyes (and blue eyelashes for some reason I can't quite fathom), a pretty pink babygrow and hat both of which are not removable. This suits me fine as there are no bits to loose and if you really wanted to you could dress her in other clothes, although good luck with that, because she's all thigh and no leg, but maybe you could put a dress on her.
As I mentioned, Eliza finds it very easy to carry Chloé about and although chunky she weighs very little, her arms are also the perfect size for little hands to hold onto. Her head is the heaviest part of her, both due to the amount of stuffing in her big round face and probably also to the rattle contained within it. Apparently it makes a good noise when you bang her head on the floor as this is what Eliza does with Chloé when she's not dragging her about (poor sod).
I'd say the Fisher Price my first doll is deffinately well suited for a baby of say around 3 months+ it is suitable from birth but this is more of a safety guideline than an age your baby can actually 'use' this toy. Really until your little one becomes a little more interested in toys it is essentially a very expensive rattle. The first pushchair from Fisher Price is recommended for ages 9 months plus so the two could be bought together at that age or the doll earlier maybe with a view to expanding your collection as your child grows. As I said earlier you might have a hard time dressing her, but as far as other accessories go I can see no reason why she wouldn't fit into most toy high chairs, doll swings, motorized cars (yes, they really do sell them for dolls now) and other accessory type things, which would in theory extend her life and playability as your child outgrows her.
To sum up, I like her and more importantly Eliza likes her too, she's cute and reasonably priced as baby toys go and although I can't comment on how hardy she is as we're only 1 month and 1 wash in the machine in, as of yet, so far so good!
Both of my children have been given one of these fisher price dolls. They're an ideal first doll, and will only cost you about £10 from a variety of retailers.
This doll was an absolute godsend as it was a perfect size for those delicate little hands that can hardly grip anything when they are first born. We wanted something to put in the cot and take with us on days out. This fitted the bill perfectly as it is small enough to fit in a bag, but big enough that a small baby can see and grip it. It's measurements are: H28, W18, D7.5cm, and it weighs only 249g.
As with most kids, my children carried this everywhere, constantly dropped it on the floor, chewed it till it looked like it had been out in the rain- but this wasn't a problem as the whole thing is machine washable.
The Fisher price doll has a rattle inside it, which kept my children entertained longer than the average doll. It's completely soft bodied and comes wearing a pink outfit and hat. I felt happy leaving my children playing with this as I knew that if they hit themselves with it (which they seem to do with everything), that it wouldn't hurt them- plus they happily snuggled up in their moses basket/ cot with it from day one. A lot of the other dolls available are from a much higher age, or have harder bodies or faces so that they aren't as cuddly.
I personally don't think there are any negatives of this doll- or none that I have come across in the last two years. The positives of the doll are that there are no bits which they could choke on, unless they really chewed at the little wisps of hair. I also like that this doll is silent and doesn't use batteries, meaning that it can be taken absolutely anywhere at absolutely anytime.
I would recommend this to anyone-ours are still in an absolutely perfect condition, so there is plenty of life in them!
WHAT IS IT?
A soft doll for babies aged over 6 months. It is completely soft all over and has a quiet rattle in the tummy.
WHAT I THINK
This is a very good quality soft toy with no hard parts. The doll has got a happy face and is dressed in a pink suit, it is a toy for girls but because it's so soft and made for young babies it doesn't matter if you give it to a boy. It is the size of a Baby Born doll but looks bigger because it's stuffed and hasn't got the correct proportions for a baby shaped doll. It's too big and soft to put in the cot with a newborn baby because if they put their face next to it it's large enough to suffocate them.
I like the arms and legs because they are easy for babies to hold, my daughter used to turn the doll upside down and cuddle the legs because she liked using one of the feet to stroke her face. The doll has big hands and these are good for a baby to hold onto. The rattle isn't very loud but you can hear it, it sounds like beads inside a ball and is only interesting for babies for a short time. I wasn't expecting a rattle because it wasn't mentioned in the advertising so it was a nice surprise.
This makes a nice present for someone close who has had a baby as well as something to buy for your own newborn baby. Our doll is six years old and I brought it out of the attic today to wash for my new baby daughter. You can wash it in the washing machine and it doesn't take long to dry, I've washed this one many times and it hasn't faded or been damaged. It withstands a lot of play and abuse but still looks in very good condition.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
With a soft plush body and smiling embroidered face, this baby doll will comfort and soothe. From birth, babies can bond with this doll, and have a companion that is huggable and loveable. Comes complete with a rattle