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The 30+ best dolls for kids [guide]

If Barbie and Ken, hand puppets and puppets for role play and puppet theater, the classic, simple one Rag dollto cuddle, lifelike and detailed Reborn dolls, feature rich Baby born dolls or particularly educationally valuable Waldorf dollsfrom Käthe Kruse: The Selection of dolls for children of all ages is huge - and therefore hard to see.

The good news: most of them children are often happy for years with a single doll, provided the right doll has been selected. But what doll is the right one for which child at which age?

Rule of thumb: Smaller children love simple dolls without a lot of frills; bigger or older children ask for more detailed dolls.

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Test winner: The 5 best dolls [table]

Test winner with tested quality Independent consumer organizations, test institutes, clubs and specialized trade magazines test products in standardized procedures according to objective criteria. We compare the results of Stiftung Warentest, ÖKO-TEST, ADAC, TÜV, OEKO-TEX and other institutions and list the respective test winners in a compact table to give you an optimal overview.

Pollutants, loose small parts or rubbing off: none of this is of any use in dolls - especially in dolls for babies and toddlers, with which there is particularly intensive skin contact.
In the doll test carried out by the specialist magazine “Öko-Test” in 2019, eleven out of 18 dolls for children under 3 were classified as “unsatisfactory” and “not marketable”.
The five best rated dolls here at a glance:

The most popular dolls at a glance

What products do parents recommend? The following selection takes five quality criteria into account: reviews, reviews, number of purchases, test marks & seals of approval.

Rag dolls to cuddle (from 0 years)

Detailed face shapes are even less popular for babies and toddlers when it comes to dolls. Much more important: the dolls should be really cozy.

HABA doll Tine: rag doll with dress to put on and take off for children from 0-5 years

Especially Girls between 0 and 5 yearslove this "guardian angel" with their soft body, which is downright inviting For kuddling. But also to play is she ready: the dress can be put on and taken off.

Another plus point: the doll is due to the very high quality workmanship extremely durable.

Perfect as gifte.g. for baptism or for the 1st birthday!

HABA doll Coco: rag doll for playing and cuddling for toddlers from 18 months

These Doll offers beautiful details by small ones Children from approx. 18 months can be explored. As a cuddly, soft doll friend with long hair, a summer dress and a wreath of flowers, she is not only suitable for cuddling - the summer dress let yourself Thanks to Velcro, they can also be put on and taken off.

A wonderful gift for little doll parents!

Käthe Kruse 0138451 Elfchen Mirabell doll
  • The Waldorf elf Mirabell - like all elves - has magical powers. Her soft mohair hair is in shades of pink and white.
  • From 0 months. It is therefore an ideal gift for birth or baptism.
  • Käthe Kruse Waldorf dolls are hand-made, soft rag dolls made of natural materials - based on the teachings of Rudolf Steiner and Waldorf education.
  • The faces, which are reduced to a minimum of expression, are kept in line with the Waldorf philosophy. They stimulate the imagination and invite you to play creatively.
  • Made in Europe. Made in Europe. Meets the European safety standards, our products are constantly tested and certified by independent institutes.
HABA 302841 - Mona doll, cute rag doll with clothes and hair, 30 cm, toys from 18 months
  • A cuddly soft child doll with a cute little dress and red hair to cuddle and play with
  • Perfect for loving doll parents: Mona's dress can be put on and taken off as often as you like thanks to simple Velcro fasteners
  • Soft, washable and made of natural materials, the cheerful Mona shines with the children in competition
  • Educationally valuable: the doll promotes motor skills and first role-plays
  • A nice alternative to conventional plastic dolls
Steiff 014741 Frieda 38 colored doll
  • BEST FRIEND: Frieda is a loyal cuddle and playmate for every child. Whether in bed or on a discovery tour, the museum heroine and discoverer of the 1000 teddy bears is fun for everyone
  • SOFT & COZY: Frieda enchants with her cuddly soft fur made of high quality cotton and embroidered button eyes to fall in love with. Makes a great gift for children of all ages
  • DIMENSIONS: With a size of 38 cm, Frieda is a sweet, big companion in everyday life. The plush doll is ideally held by its long limbs and taken from adventure to adventure
  • SPECIAL GAME EXPERIENCE: The harmless filling with lightly stuffed synthetic filling material leads to stability and a great feeling experience.
  • EASY CARE: Since even little heroes get dirty, Frieda can simply be machine washed at 30 ° C

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Educationally valuable Waldorf dolls by Käthe Kruse (0-3 years)

Käthe Kruse is the only licensed manufacturer of Waldorf dollsthat are considered to be of particular educational value.

Käthe Kruse Waldorf doll Emelie: handmade doll from 36 months

The ingredients for one First class gift: Cotton from controlled organic cultivation, sheep's wool and handcraft in the production. Kathe Kruse, exclusive manufacturer of Waldorf dolls, turns these ingredients into a doll that meets the highest standards. Clear purchase recommendation for this very special piece of the best Dolls craftsmanship.

Käthe Kruse Baby Schatzi Paulchen Doll - the Waldorf doll for babies

Here attention is paid to every detail: the face of this Waldorf doll is embroidered by handwho have favourited Cotton Hat hand knitted. In addition, in the sense of Waldorf education only natural materials used, even the facial expression is tailored to the Waldorf philosophy.

Our conclusion: The perfect gift for birth or baptism.

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Lifelike baby dolls / reborn dolls (from approx. 3 years)

They look like real babies - and not only that. High quality, lifelike Reborn dolls also feel (almost) the same.

Minidiva Reborn Baby Doll: lifelike doll for children from 3 years

A Reborn baby doll with moveable legs and arms, weighted cloth body and facial features that hardly distinguishable from a real baby are. With such a doll, every doll mom's heart will open.

Also with ASTM F963 and EU71 certification and 100% handmade: A great reborn doll at an unbeatable price!

Minidiva® Lifelike Dolls: Reborn baby doll for children from 3 years

Detailed facial features, mohair hair, flexible hands and feet with nails and a weighted body: these too Baby doll from mini diva promises a real baby feeling, once it's held in your arms.

To do this a environmentally friendly and non-toxic materialthat meets the security requirements of ASTM F963 and EN71 corresponds - what more do you want as a doll mom?

Antboat Reborn Baby Dolls 22 Inch 55 cm Lifelike Soft Vinyl Silicone Simulation Reborn Babies Girls ...
  • Reborn babys application: children's birthday gift, children's toys, Christmas gift for your babies or your lover, as well as collection from collection lovers.
  • Antboat 22 "reborn baby package, which includes: reborn baby doll girl + beautiful baby clothes + beautiful headband + pacifier magnet + baby bottle + blanket baby + gift boxes + birth certificate
  • Baby doll size: 55 cm (22 inches); Weight: approximately 1.5 kg (3.3 lb). The doll is handmade. Meets the safety requirements of ASTM F963 and EN71 from 3 years.
  • Material: Reborn baby boy dolls are handmade and consist of 3/4 arms and legs made of soft silicone vinyl. The shoulders and body are full of PP cotton. Non-toxic and harmless.
  • Doll reborn eyes: high quality acrylic, cannot blink. Hair: Delicate long hair, you can cut, wash and dress it to any style.

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Functional dolls (Zapf dolls) for role play from approx. 3-4 years

They cry, sing, laugh or have to go to the potty after feeding - and, depending on the model, they also make noises. Children from approx. 3-4 years love to imitate mum or parents and care for little creatures like this one Functional dolls to take care of here.

Zapf Creation 825952 - Baby born Interactive

For many years one bestseller: The Baby Born doll by Zapf Creation.

Whether you drink from the bottle, feed with porridge, put on your diaper, go to the potty and much more: All nine functions function without batteries and make the mother-child role play a really varied and realistic experience. These accessories are also included: With lots of accessories: 1 body, 1 hat, 1 plate with spoon, 1 portion of porridge, 1 drinking bottle, 1 potty, 1 diaper, 1 pacifier with pacifier chain, 1 birth certificate and 1 friendship bracelet each for girls and dolls.

Luvabella Luvabeau, interactive boy - doll with voice function - GERMAN version
  • Doll boy with lifelike facial expressions and movements
  • Luvabeau looks forward to being fed, lets himself be rocked to sleep, plays with his little cuddly toy and much more
  • The more you deal with Luvabeau, the more he learns - his baby babble turns into over 100 clear words and sentences
  • Safe gaming: no connection to app or internet necessary
Bayer Design 94694AG 94694AA, functional doll, interactive doll Piccolina Magic Eyes, moves the mouth, ...
  • Piccolina Magic Eyes is 46 cm tall and has a soft body
  • If you press her hands, feet or stomach, different baby sounds can be heard
  • In addition, Piccolina Magic Eyes can blink its eyes and close them
  • The baby doll comes with lots of accessories such as a teddy bear, plates with cutlery, bottles, pacifiers, bibs, bags and nursing bottles
  • Piccolina Magic Eyes wears a cozy romper suit with a matching hat

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Barbie dolls as classic gifts

You like them or you don't like them: Barbie and Ken. No matter what you think of Barbie dolls - they have been a classic for many decades and are as popular with many children as they were on the first day. Here is a selection of the most popular Barbie dolls, of course the male counterpart, Ken, must not be missing:

Mattel Barbie Doll: Mermaid Dreamtopia Rainbow Light
The mermaid base rainbow colors shine. It's very easy: press the button on the necklace to switch it on, dip the doll in the water - and the colorful light show starts automatically. All doll mothers (and Ken too!) Will love it!
Mattel Barbie doll: doll with horse

Which girl doesn't like to play with dolls and also loves horses? This Barbie set combines both: Doll and horse - both perfectly styled with riding outfit and saddle and bridle with reins.

A perfect gift for children from 3 years.