The 11 Best Baby Dolls to Buy in 2018

Gift your child with a new best friend

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Children of all ages and interests enjoy caring for and playing with baby dolls. Playing with dolls encourages little ones to use their imagination and further develop their motor and social skills. Plus, who doesn't love to snuggle up with an adorable new friend? The most popular baby dolls for girls and boys include Corolle Dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids, Baby Alive, Bitty Baby and American Girl Dolls! To find the right doll for your child, check out this top-rated list that features classic baby dolls, collectible dolls, and even interactive dolls that have unique responses.

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    12" Baby Twins Dolls with Milk & Juice Bottle

    What could be sweeter than a baby doll? Two baby dolls, of course! This set of twin dolls is made up of one boy and one girl, each with their own bottle (one painted to look like it’s filled with milk, while the other appears to be filled with juice). Each baby measures 12 inches high and is made of soft material—perfect for lots of snuggles. They’re dressed in sweet little outfits, and customers say they’re the perfect size for little hands. They also appreciate the fact that the hats are attached to the shirts, which helps prevent losing them.

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    Corolle Les Classiques

    Corolle Mon Classique Doll

    These classic, soft body 14-inch baby dolls are perfect for kids ages 2 and up. Corolle Les Classiques dolls can sit up on their own, and their thumb can be positioned in their mouth to mimic thumb sucking. Their eyes even close when lying down. There are several different variations of this baby doll, including a baby boy version, which is perfect for little boys or siblings expecting a new brother. These dolls can wear any of the 14-inch Corolle clothing accessories.

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    Bitty Baby Dolls

    Bitty Baby dolls are 15-inch baby dolls that can be purchased in light skin, dark skin, or medium skin, with a variety of hair and eye colors. Each baby comes with a book, a teddy bear, and a diaper. The doll's eyes open and close when lying down. Additional accessories like clothing and toys can be purchased along with the baby doll. Bitty Baby dolls are a great first baby doll for toddlers and can be purchased from a variety of retail locations.

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    Adora Friends Dolls

    Adora Friends dolls are 18-inch dolls with individual, unique styles. They are ethnically diverse with their skin color and face shape. Every year, Adora creates a new doll in their line. The doll is inspired by the vision and drawings from a contest submission by young Adora Doll fans. In addition, there are dozens of accessories and outfits that can be purchased separately.

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    Corolle Les Cheries Dolls

    Corolle Les Cheries Dolls
    Corolle / Amazon

    Do you know a little girl who is inspired by fashion? Camille, Cécile, Chloé, and Clara are 13 inches tall, and have gorgeous outfits and accessories. Les Chéries fashion dolls feature sleeping eyes and long silky hair perfect for brushing and styling. Corolle dolls are lightly scented with the smell of vanilla.


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    American Girl Dolls

    The collectible dolls from American Girl Dolls measure 18 inches high. Every doll comes with a book that tells a story about their life in a specific timeframe. Individualized American Girl dolls can be made specifically including a child's skin, eye, and hair color. The American Girl Doll of the Year are special dolls who overcome a fashion and deal with modern day issues. Each doll has different playsets and accessories that can be purchased separately.

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    Cabbage Patch Kids Clara Cow Cutie Baby Doll

    Since Cabbage Patch Kids were released over 30 years ago, over one million dolls have been adopted. Part of the Farm Friends line, Clara features all of the same features as the traditional Cabbage Patch doll, but she’s dressed in a soft cow costume, complete with a removable hood. She measures 9 inches tall and has a thumb sucking feature that children love. She also has a fresh baby scent (like baby powder) that parents and kids find pleasant. Collect the other animals for a whole barnyard of fun!

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    Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Lily Baby

    Little ones love to feed their Baby Alive dolls a meal and play with them! Using a food shaping mold, kids can make their own solid doll baby food for their doll, and then feed her during mealtimes with a special spoon. This life-like doll also drinks from a bottle, wets her diaper, crawls, and babbles different sounds. No need to buy extra accessories, as Lily comes with a sweet outfit, diaper, bowl, spoon, snack shaper, and two cans of food. Perfect for children ages three and up.

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    Disney Moana Adventure Doll

    From the hit Disney movie by the same name, Disney Moana Adventure Doll brings to life the beautiful and brave Polynesian girl who saves her village. She stands 14 inches tall and comes dressed in her traditional two-piece outfit from the film. She also comes with her iconic necklace, a bracelet, an anklet, and a pretty flower hair clip that can be worn by her or someone bigger. Customers say this doll is well-made, and that little Moana fans will love how realistic she looks! You can also buy a matching, light-up necklace separately for your child to wear.

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    Melissa & Doug Mine to Love Gabrielle 12-Inch Poseable Baby Doll

    From trusted toy maker extraordinaire Melissa & Doug comes this sweet and poseable baby doll. Gabrielle is 12 inches high and made of both cloth and plastic. She has realistic features like eyes that open and close, and she can suck her thumb or the included pacifier. Her sweet outfit is peppered with hearts and flowers, and it can be removed when it’s time to change her. Little ones will love to prop her up on their bed or chair during meals or bedtime.

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    HABA Snug-up Luis Doll

    Little ones will love this plush doll that's perfect for story-time snuggling! Luis measures 8 inches tall and he's made of lightweight fabric. He sports cozy fleece pajamas and is the perfect size for toting around. Because Luis is likely to be toted around a lot, the fact that he’s machine-washable is a huge bonus. There are no small parts that can come loose (his clothes are sewn on), so he’s safe for babies that are only a few months old. If you want to add to the fun, a matching girl doll, Luisa, is sold separately.