So here is our first doll of the year. She's our Baby New Year. She's a Love-A-Bye Baby doll.
Love-A-Bye Baby dolls were made by Hasbro.
They were produced in 1987.
The dolls are 6 inches tall. They are jointed at the neck,shoulders,and hips.
Their hair is rooted. They came in several hair styles, including curly ponytails,straight bobs,and whatever it is this one has.
There were various hair colours,and few different skin tones.
The eyes are painted.
Over the years many of the dolls have faded to a strange yellowy white.
I first saw these dolls when Emma was small, and she was born in 1991. It was the pre-Fuzzy years too, so it was before 1995.They must have been sitting around in the stores for a while. The fact that we found them in a chain of Going-Out-Of-Business stores could mean the stores weren't too good at clearancing out their old stock, which may have contributed to the stores' failure. In any case, I thought they were beautiful dolls. They had striking eyes and angelic faces. My favourite was one with curly dark auburn hair and brown eyes. I ended up buying several dolls, and have acquired a few more over the years.The other thing I found attractive about them was that some of them came with real wooden furniture.
The dolls were sold as individual dolls,or sets, which included a doll with a wooden accessory.
The wooden accessories included a dresser,a wardrobe,a couple of ride-on toys,a cradle,a high chair,and a rocking chair. We had the high chair, the dresser, and the ride-on.
Emma played with my Love-A-Bye Babies when she was small, but she appropriated my wooden dresser for Emma the Doll's house and keeping it forever. There was even a line of clothing for the babies. I only had one set of the clothes. Emma ended up taking one of the shirts for Emma the Doll too. (Emma the Doll got everything. Any doll that came in the house had to expect to forfeit any cool accessories or appropriate sized clothing to her.)
That's it for our first Doll-A-Day this year. Check back tomorrow for another doll.