The 10 Best Baby Doll Accessories for Pretend Play

Our favorite set is the Kid Connection Baby Doll Stroller Set

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For a kiddo who loves their baby doll more than anything, the right accessories would make playtime even more engaging and interactive.

We researched the best baby doll accessories, including convenient sets, considering the safety features and recommended age of each pick. Our favorite set is the Kid Connection Baby Doll Stroller Set. With 10 pieces, this set has everything your child needs to start playing with and caring for their own doll—including the doll itself.

Below, are some of the best (and cutest) options for baby doll accessories.

Our Top Picks

Best Set: Kid Connection Baby Doll Stroller Set

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What We Like
  • Affordable

  • Comes with baby doll

  • Two babies to choose from

What We Don't Like
  • Stroller may be too small for taller kids to push

For the ultimate play set all in one bundle, look for this affordable ten-piece find. It’s a great introductory product, as it comes with everything your child needs to get started, from the 13-inch soft baby doll itself to the coordinating outfits, feeding and changing accessories, an umbrella-style stroller, and more.

Kids can choose between two baby dolls that vary in skin color, which users love. They also noted that the high-quality doll is soft enough to hug and cuddle, while durable enough to sustain a few falls. While playing, kids of all ages can swap in dolls, stuffed animals, or other toys to push around in the brightly colored stroller.

Though a great entry-level set, it’s one that’s sure to go the distance and it can accommodate older kids as well. Taller kids just may have to bend down slightly to push the small stroller.

Dimensions: 22.5 x 4 x 14 inches | Material: Not Listed | Age Recommendation: 2 years and up

Best Play Set: Melissa & Doug Baby Care Activity Center

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What We Like
  • Multiple ways to play

  • Storage options included

  • Suitable for various ages

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

You won’t find a much more comprehensive set for pretend play than this activity center by beloved toy company Melissa & Doug, which will make a great design for your kids' room. The three-sided play space includes just about everything your child needs to give their baby doll the TLC they need. On one side, it has an entire changing table setup complete with a place to stash clothes and other essentials; on the second side, it has a crib complete with a faux window and a mobile; on the third side, it has a kitchen setup complete with a high chair, a refrigerator, and a sink to make feeding time a breeze.

Dimensions: 32.75 x 23.25 x 32.13 inches | Material: Wood | Age Recommendation: 3 years and up

Best Stroller: The New York Doll Collection My First Doll Stroller

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What We Like
  • Realistic design

  • Storage included

  • Collapsible

What We Don't Like
  • Not suitable for babies learning to walk

When it comes to strollers, chances are your child will be most happy with something that looks just like the real thing. This one looks remarkably similar to many of the top parental options on the market, right down to the shape, added features (like a deep storage basket and double wheels on all four legs for added stability), and a sharp navy hue. It even collapses flat, so your child can more easily take their baby doll wherever they go.

Dimensions: 20.5 x 10 x 20.5 inches | Material: Denim, Steel | Age Recommendation: 3 years and up

Best Bottle: Toysmith My Sweet Baby Magic Baby Bottles

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Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Liquid appears to disappear

  • Measurements resemble the real thing

  • Interactive sound effects

What We Don't Like
  • Smaller than expected

These “magic” baby bottles seem like feeding since the liquid seems to disappear as the baby eats. Each package comes with two bottles—one filled with milk and one filled with juice—so your child has options when it comes to mealtime for their doll. As an added bonus, the bottles are colorfully decorated and come complete with measurements to more closely resemble the real thing, though it needs to be cleaned like any other toy as well.

Dimensions: 5.75 x 1.5 x 8 inches | Material: Plastic | Age Recommendation: 3 years and up

Best High Chair: Badger Basket Doll High Chair

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What We Like
  • Personalizable

  • Great height for little ones to use

  • Sturdy materials

What We Don't Like
  • Tray may be hard for children to remove and install

Just like your own child, every doll needs a place to dine. This sweet wooden high chair from Badger Basket provides the perfect perch for dolls up to 18 inches, plus comes with a few must-have accessories like a bib, a plate, and a spoon. For an added element of fun, this particular doll high chair also comes with PVC letter and shape decals, so your child can personalize their doll’s chair to their heart’s content.

Dimensions: 10.5 x 12.5 x 24 inches | Material: Wood | Age Recommendation: 3 years and up

Best Carrier: Ergobaby Original Baby Doll Carrier

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What We Like
  • Can wear on your front or back

  • Adjustable straps

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like
  • May be too big for toddlers

For the child on the go, consider a miniature version of the incredibly popular Ergobaby carrier. It straps onto the front or the back just like the real thing does, so your son or daughter can carry their doll (sizes 15 to 18 inches) just about anywhere.

Don’t worry about exact fit, as the carrier has adjustable shoulder straps to ensure a snug fit. It’s also machine-washable, so the inevitable dirt or spills won’t be an issue—even if it becomes the most beloved doll accessory they own.

Dimensions: ‎9.5 x 6.3 x 2.4 inches | Material: Cotton | Age Recommendation: 18 months and up

Best Car Seat: Joovy Doll Toy Car Seat

Joovy-Toy-Car-Seat

Courtesy of Amazon

What We Like
  • Reinforces safety lessons

  • Sturdy

  • Realistic design

What We Don't Like
  • Can be difficult to install and remove

If your baby takes their own baby wherever your family goes, reinforce the importance of safety with a car seat for the doll. This one looks just like a standard infant car seat, complete with the five-point harness, and even locks into the car via a seatbelt or LATCH system to keep dolls 12 to 20 inches safe and secure. And, just like the real thing, the carrier clicks off of the base, so you can tote the baby doll into the store without wrangling the entire thing.

Dimensions: 13.5 x 12 x 21.5 inches | Material: Plastic, Fabric | Age Recommendation: 2 years and up

Best for Adora Dolls: Adora Zig Zag Diaper Bag

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What We Like
  • Adorable design

  • Includes changing pad and diapers

  • Machine washable

What We Don't Like
  • Low quality diapers

Though specifically manufactured for Adora dolls, this diaper bag is a must-have accessory for any doll parent—especially one that’s as busy as your child is. The on-trend chevron gray and turquoise bag is suitable for both boys and girls. But more importantly, it comes with everything you need for a quick change: a changing pad and two doll diapers. And because every parent knows how messy changes can be, the diaper bag is also 100 percent machine-washable to keep things nice and sanitary at all times, like cleaning stuffed toys.

Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 9.5 inches | Material: Not Listed | Age Recommendation: 3 years and up

Best Doll Clothes: American Girl Design Your Own

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What We Like
  • Customizable

  • Multiple clothing options

  • Reasonable price

What We Don't Like
  • Only fitted for American Girl Dolls

You can get doll clothes—dresses, pants, T-shirts, and even accessories like jewelry and purses—just about anywhere. But American Girl has an incredibly cool service that allows you to personalize clothes for your child's baby doll.

Choose from a wide range of selections, including tops, dresses, tunics and leggings, and sports outfits. Then, your child can play the part of fashion designer, selecting colors, logos, motifs, and more for their doll's apparel, which will be easy to store these baby clothes once your child overused them. The best part is seeing their very own design show up right on your doorstep.

Dimensions: Varies | Material: Not Listed | Age Recommendation: Not Listed

Best for American Girls: American Girl Double the Fun Sleepover Set

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What We Like
  • Includes apparel and accessories

  • Lots of items for the price

  • Can be used with other dolls

What We Don't Like
  • Some reviewers wish there was another robe included

Older children with a love for American Girl dolls will get a kick out of this sleepover set. It comes with everything they need for a fun, exciting night with their best pal—a snack-food-print hooded blanket, two cozy pairs of socks, a mini card game, a mini quiz book, a cookies and milk plate, four cookies, and two strawberry milk glasses with straws. All you’ll need to do is put on a movie for the two to enjoy together past their usual bedtime.

Dimensions: Not Listed | Material: Plastic, Plush | Age Recommendation: 6 years and up

What to Look for In Baby Doll Accessories

Recommended Age

It’s important to check the recommended age for the baby doll accessories you're considering for a few reasons. You wouldn't want to gift your littlest one with accessories that include small parts that could be a choking hazard. For infants and young children, the simpler the accessories, the better. Older children will appreciate accessories much more since they can grasp how to mimic adults caring for babies, feeding, dressing, and putting them to sleep.

Safety

As always, safety first. Check to ensure the accessories you're considering are made of non-toxic materials, since children often hug and kiss their baby. As mentioned above, when shopping for infants and toddlers, skip accessories that include small parts or donate your used toys. Those accessories, like jewelry, are best left to older kids who know not to put them in their mouths.

Sets

Make shopping for doll accessories extra easy by investing in a set. Think: a diaper bag with a changing pad and diapers, or a sleepover set with a blanket and cozy socks. Instead of a one-off accessory (which is great too, don't get us wrong!), sets feel like gifts within gifts that will hopefully buy you some extra quiet time.

FAQ
  • How can you make your own baby doll accessories?

    If you’re handy with a sewing machine, you could surprise your little one with homemade doll accessories. A quick sewing session could lead to a baby blanket, carrier, hooded towel, or diapers. Find patterns online or go rogue, either surprising your kiddo with the accessories or including them in the fun of picking out fabric and teaching them a thing or two about sewing along the way.

  • What are must-have baby doll accessories?

    Think of must-have baby doll accessories just like must-have real live baby accessories. What does every baby need? A crib, a stroller, a diaper bag, and so on. If your little one is especially little, skip the small accessories, like bottles, which can easily be lost or put in their mouths.

  • What are the benefits of playing with baby dolls?

    Today you can get just about everything you’d get for a real baby, from furniture to bottles to diaper bags, in doll-sized accessories. The more accessories they have, the more your little one can throw themselves into pretend doll play, which helps kids practice nurturing skills, like helping, sharing, and caring. A 2020 study also showed that playing with dolls helps children develop empathy and social processing skills.

Why Trust The Spruce?

This roundup was written by Brigitt Earley—a mother to two under three—who has written and edited hundreds of gift guides for various publications over the course of the last 10 years. Additional research was done by Megan McCarty, a writer for The Spruce and MyDomaine with over 13 years of experience in both print and digital media. She regularly contributes to design-focused outlets such as Architectural Digest, Domino, House & Home, and Hunker.

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Megan is a writer, editor, etc.-er, with over 13 years of experience in both print and digital media. She regularly contributes to design-focused outlets such as MyDomaine, Architectural Digest, Domino, House & Home, and Hunker.
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