on May 25, 2013
I gave this doll to my daughter at Christmas and for her, it was love at first sight! At the time, she was about 10 months old and she loved giving this doll kisses, hugs, and poking at the doll's eyes. She's had this for 5 months now and it's one of her favorite toys and she plays with it daily.
I chose this doll over others for several reasons. First, this doll is small and can be easily held by my baby in her arms. It has a bit of weight yet feels soft enough to be cuddled. Second, I love that the doll is machine washable! I've washed it a few times, and so far, the doll has held up perfectly, not a lash lost or even the slightest show of wear from daily play. Third, we are Latino and I wanted to find a doll that was similar in skin tone to our tawny skinned daughter because it was important for me as a mom for her to have at least one doll that looked liked her because there are not many dolls on the market that have a tan skin tone, most are either Caucasian or African American. And fourth, the price was just right!
Upon receiving the doll, I will admit, it does have a strong smell, but my daughter didn't seemed bother by it at all. It's important to note that the smell was greatly diminished after the first time we washed it and ever since, the scent has been faint, but pleasant. While some has mentioned that this particular doll has a weird greyish skin tone, I didn't find that to be the case with the doll I received. Best described, the skin tone was a medium tan w/a hint of a red undertone. The arms are a bit long, but I find that to be the case with many baby dolls so this didn't bother me a bit. My only complaint is that the baby bottle it comes with is rather cheap and flimsy, but not enough to remove a star. My daughter doesn't mind and so far, it's held up pretty good considering she uses it as a teething toy, but I went ahead and purchase the Melissa and Doug bottle and bib set for around $5.00 and it was a great addition to the doll!
Overall, the Adora Playtime Doll was a fantastic purchase for our daughter and I highly recommend it for both it's great quality and fair price point. It makes a great gift for babies just turning 1yrs old all the way to the toddler set.
on December 15, 2012
We ordered this doll for a little girl. It was intended to have the same coloring as her, and we received in the mail a little boy baby doll with lighter skin, thankfully he still had brown eyes. There was no time to exchanged the gift, and so we sent it off to the little girl anyways, but was disappointed.