We bought this for our son when he was about six months old and very interested in faces - especially doll faces. I liked that it was small enough for his little hands, but had some heft to it, and that it was a boy doll (surprisingly hard to find still!). It sat ignored for months until, at about one year, it became THE doll. Now "Baby" comes everywhere with us, to school, to bed . . . he rides in doll strollers and in the front of a tiny cart at Costco (hilarious). Luckily, he washes well in the washer, and line dries (though it looks like doll torture to hang him on a hanger!).
My one issue with the doll came when we ordered a "back-up" Baby, just in case, a few weeks ago. He looked totally different. Different ears, different face, different proportions. We lucked out, because it doesn't seem to both our toddler, but it's a little upsetting that they would be different over the course of a few months . . . It makes me wonder whether both are authentic.