I always get strange looks when I talk about this. Let me first say I do not care if Capri has white dolls. But I want her to have other ethnicities as well. We plan on taking Capri (and our other kids) on different trips to different countries and I think the first place to start teaching her about other cultures is at home.
I LOVED my dolls growing up. I had a double stroller, a wooden cradle, and everything else I needed to be a good mom. I hope Capri loves dolls like I did. I hope when she has a brother or sister she can take care of her baby doll while I take care of her sibling. I want to get her a little baby sling, and baby doll cloth diapers.
But I am on a rabbit trail. Back to the point. I really want to find Capri the perfect baby doll. And I don’t want it to be white. I went to Toys R Us and was shocked when I saw ONE, yes ONE black doll (it was a cabbage patch). It was pretty sad. I also want to find her one that isn’t just another plastic doll. The doll to the left talks, and has a bottle and is white. I want Capri to have a doll that doesn’t talk (because it annoys me), and she doesn’t even know what a bottle is for seeing as the last one she had was…well I have no idea the last time she had a bottle (I hate pumping with a passion).
Also I would love it if she could have a fair trade doll. But they are very expensive (the doll on the right costs $105, and kind of strange looking). So I would even just get an organic one if I could. I want one that is a baby doll not a big kid looking doll because I want her to be able to change diapers and carry it around like a baby. I think it will be good for her when we have another baby.
So my quest continues. I don’t really care what race the doll is (except Caucasian), but I do hope I can find one soon.
So a quick overview of what I am looking for just in case you see one and want to let me know about it:
1. Not White
2. A baby doll that can have diapers put on it
3. I want one that is around 15inches.
4. Fair Trade or organic
5. Affordable (or you can buy it for her and I won’t care what the price is; or if you are a gifted seamstress and can make one that would be awesome too)
PS if you suggest I make her one you obviously never saw the doll I attempted to make her. It looked like a scary clown thing.
UPDATE: check out my post on my doll I got for CapriThanks for reading, commenting, and sharing.