Right around the 18-month-old mark, Mary Kate was already trying to be a little mother. The only problem was, she would “steal” baby dolls from her three big sisters because she didn’t have one of her own! It caused a few scuffles and some hurt feelings, so I figured it was time to jump on it, and find the right toy to nurture and develop Mary Kate’s natural inclinations. While looking at options for younger children, I was introduced to Wee Baby Stella by the Manhattan Toy Company.
We received a complimentary Wee Baby Stella doll to review, plus one to give away to a lucky Zephyr Hill fan!
Wee Baby Stella is a soft and huggable companion for children ages 12 months and up. She measures about 11.5 inches long and comes with one complete outfit and a removable, magnetic pacifier.
There are lots of adorable variations to choose from:
Wee Baby Stella retails for $22 and meets and or exceeds EN71 and CPSIA safety regulations.
Perfect for little youngsters who are curious and “hands-on,” Stella is a tactile doll, with plush skin, a tuft of baby hair and a removable outfit and pacifier.
Her little bloomers go on and off like a cloth diaper, with velcro fasteners at the sides. Mary Kate is especially fascinated with her doll’s belly button right now. She points it out constantly, and then points to her own. 🙂
This September, Manhattan Toy Company rolled out a new online tool that allows you to customize the Wee Baby Stella doll. Choose the hair, skin color and premium outfit that you like best! Your customized Wee Baby Stella also includes a black-and-white onesie and matching magnetic pacifier. Retail price is $37 and you can pre-order NOW for shipment in November (in plenty of time for Christmas).
Wee Baby Stella’s hair has been another source of fascination for Mary Kate, so we’re really excited about the custom doll we ordered today that has a different hairdo.
It was so much fun choosing the next doll together! We decided on black hair this time, and a cozy set of “Charming Cherries” PJ’s.
With accessories and outfits for your Wee Baby Stella doll starting at just $10, it’s easy to build a nice little collection for your child. Make sure you sign up for the Manhattan Toy Company newsletter for discounts and sale information!
How about these ideas for using the new customization tool?
- Create a doll that looks like your child
- Create a doll that looks like a child you will be fostering/adopting to help young siblings visualize the new family member
- Create a doll for someone else as a gift
Giveaway: How would you like to win a Wee Baby Stella doll, just like the one we reviewed? Enter the giveaway (open to USA residents) using the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!