Best Baby Dolls For A One-Year Old

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Baby dolls are little kids’ first toys. There’s something calming about their pastel colors and cuteness that can entertain a baby for hours. It can also be their source of comfort especially during sleeping time, and it can also take their anxieties away. Dolls are your baby’s inanimate companion. It makes babies feel secure when parents are not around. But for a mere 12 months old, what should a good doll be like? As parents, it is up to us to decide.

What is really the best baby doll for 1 year old? It’s not a simple question to answer, but the following choice of baby dolls should help you make the choice a lot faster. So, jump right in and have a look at what I found!

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Classic So-Soft Baby Doll
1. Classic So-Soft Baby Doll
  • Long lasting
  • Durable
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Gloveleya Baby Girl Gifts Soft First Baby Doll Plush Dolls Green 17 Inches with Gift Box
2. Gloveleya Spring Baby Doll
  • Made from environment-friendly materials
  • Washable
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My First Baby Powder Pink - Madame Alexander
3. My First Baby Powder Pink - Madame Alexander
  • Machine Washable
  • Cute features
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Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Soft First Baby Doll for Ages 1 Year and Up, 15'
4. Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Peach Soft First Baby Doll
  • Machine Washable
  • Can be partnered with other Manhattan Toy sets and accessories
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Adora PlayTime Baby Boy Doll, Little Prince, Washable Toy Doll with Soft Weighted Body and Eyes that Open and Close, Comes with Bottle, 13-inches (Ages 1+)
5. Adora PlayTime Baby Boy Doll Little Prince
  • Washable
  • Non-toxic & hypoallergenic
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Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Doll
6. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Doll
  • Washable
  • Safe for younger children
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GUND My First Dolly Stuffed Brunette Doll Plush, 13'
7. GUND My First Dolly Stuffed Brunette Doll Plush
  • Washable
  • Choice of blonde or brunette
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8. Mary Meyer Taggies Developmental Baby Doll
  • Washable
  • Environmentally friendly
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Kidoozie Snug and Hug Baby Doll – Includes Removable Diaper and a Bottle – Ages 12 Months and Up
9. Kidoozie Snug and Hug Baby Doll
  • Soft and safe
  • Realistic looking
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HABA Snug-up Dolly Luisa 8' My First Baby Doll - Machine Washable and Infant Safe for Birth and Up
10. HABA Snug-up Dolly Luisa
  • Machine Washable
  • No removable parts to endanger a small child
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1. Classic So-Soft Baby Doll

Classic So-Soft Baby Doll

When they say it is classic, it’s really classic. This doll maintains its quality even after so many years. Parents can still use if for their next babies. Some ladies remember having this as their childhood toy and still have them to this day. It has a satin peek-a-boo belly that is sure to be super soft and huggable, your baby will not let go of it. At 11 inches, it is small and perfect for 12 month olds.

Pros

  • Long lasting
  • Durable
  • Washable

Cons

  • Some people experience quality issues
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2. Gloveleya Spring Baby Doll

Gloveleya Baby Girl Gifts Soft First Baby Doll Plush Dolls Green 17 Inches with Gift Box

This 16.5-inch girly doll is boasting of its quality and environment-friendly materials used for manufacturing. It’s a cloth doll made of fabric and cotton.

The arms and legs are long and perfect for cuddling especially at night. With this feature, it can also be used as a home decor too.

 

 

Pros

  • Made from environment-friendly materials
  • Washable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Some quality issues like most dolls
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3. My First Baby Powder Pink - Madame Alexander

My First Baby Powder Pink - Madame Alexander

This 12-inch doll is made of soft body fabric. Hands and head are made of soft vinyl that can easily be grasped and held by a 1-year old.

The eyes and hair are painted, not sewn. The doll is wearing a super soft and thick sleeper that is perfect for cuddling. It is easy to clean the surface as well.

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Cute features

Cons

  • Painted eyes, not sewn
  • Prone to getting dirty
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4. Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Peach Soft First Baby Doll

Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Soft First Baby Doll for Ages 1 Year and Up, 15'

There are a lot of Baby Stella dolls to choose from. The entire collection from Manhattan Toy has received awards and can assure you of quality. Like many cloth dolls, it has a super soft body and huggable with fillings made of pellets.

The nice thing about this 15-inch doll is that it encourages more playtime because of its removable outfit and diaper, as well as a magnetic pacifier which the baby can easily attach to its mouth.

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • Can be partnered with other Manhattan Toy sets and accessories

Cons

  • Magnetic pacifier might be choking hazard
  • Outfit not easily removed or put back on
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5. Adora PlayTime Baby Boy Doll Little Prince

Adora PlayTime Baby Boy Doll, Little Prince, Washable Toy Doll with Soft Weighted Body and Eyes that Open and Close, Comes with Bottle, 13-inches (Ages 1+)

This 13-inch doll is made of soft scented vinyl and handmade. It has a removable onesie outfit and bonnet.
The face and body has cute features. The eyes are moving which means it can close and open its eyelids.

The mouth has a hole where the tiny doll thumb can fit to show thumb sucking. It also has a feeding bottle accessory that goes with it. Aside from that, it can also be partnered with other Adora PlayTime accessories.

Pros

  • Washable
  • Non-toxic & hypoallergenic
  • Can be positioned to sit
  • Realistic eyes and mouth

Cons

  • Excessive fragrance/smell
  • Some people have quality issues with parts
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6. Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Doll

Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics Baby's First Doll

This small cloth doll has a super soft body and cuddly. For small 1-year old babies, the shape is easy to grasp and hold. It is also perfect for those younger than 12 months because it makes a rattling sound when you shake it.

Since it doesn’t have other remarkable features, it goes well with other Fisher-Price doll accessories.

Pros

  • Washable
  • Safe for younger children

Cons

  • Basic doll might not be enough for older children
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7. GUND My First Dolly Stuffed Brunette Doll Plush

GUND My First Dolly Stuffed Brunette Doll Plush, 13'

This 13-inch cloth doll is mostly embroidered, from the facial features and the decorative outfit. Nothing is removable so it’s safe even for smaller babies. It is super soft and cuddly, perfect for hugging especially during sleeping time.

This is a good example of a first baby doll for babies.

Pros

  • Washable
  • Choice of blonde or brunette
  • Safe for young babies

Cons

  • Hard to get clean
  • Hair can be pulled off
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8. Mary Meyer Taggies Developmental Baby Doll

This small doll is only 8 inches tall with a super soft body and satin feet.

The facial features are embroidered and the other body parts are made of variety of textures that will definitely encourage different sensations. This is especially great for very young children who are experiencing such things for the first time.

It has tags all over the body where the baby can learn and develop what different body parts are called, always a plus (learn as you play).

Pros

  • Washable
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Features that help baby learn

Cons

  • A little small
  • Some issues with stitching
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9. Kidoozie Snug and Hug Baby Doll

Kidoozie Snug and Hug Baby Doll – Includes Removable Diaper and a Bottle – Ages 12 Months and Up

This 12-inch soft and cuddly baby doll has a lot of features that can attract 1-year olds and older kids.

The eyelids can close and open, the outfit and the headband can be removed, the diaper can be changed, and there is a feeding bottle also included in the set.

Babies can already do role-playing games that can expand their imagination.

Pros

  • Soft and safe
  • Realistic looking

Cons

  • Removable outfit not easily removed or put back on
  • Small parts are hazardous for young children
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10. HABA Snug-up Dolly Luisa

HABA Snug-up Dolly Luisa 8' My First Baby Doll - Machine Washable and Infant Safe for Birth and Up

This is a small cloth doll at 8 inches and perfect as a first doll for younger babies. Everything is sewn onto the body and guaranteed safe. It can be positioned to sit up. Instead of embroidery, the facial features are printed on the fabric.

It’s totally soft and cuddly for babies. Good news is that it is machine washable and can be air-dried after washing.

There is a boy version of this doll named Luis which can be a great combo for playtime.

Pros

  • Machine Washable
  • No removable parts to endanger a small child
  • Can sit up
  • Boy version also available

Cons

  • Expensive for what it is
  • Printed features may wear with use
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