More on how to choose which doll for your child
When choosing a doll for your child, there are several things to consider. Firstly, you need to think about how old your child is. Before the age of 10-12 months, interest in doll play is often limited. But around this age, a doll is a great gift that is guaranteed to be played with a lot.
If your child is over 3 years old, he or she may play with small parts. This opens up the possibility of some of the nice dolls with little shoes, jewellery or earrings. For example the nice Our Generations dolls that you can buy at Børnenes Kartel right here.
It may be obvious, but also ask your child which doll they want. Some children want a doll with light hair, dark hair, or maybe no hair at all. It may also be that the doll should be a boy. Most dolls are girls, but from Rubens Barn you will find dolls in both genders and different skin tones. Go to Rubens Barn retailer here.
Also think about whether the doll should be soft or plastic. Most of the dolls we have mentioned here have a soft body, which makes them nice to hug and hold. However, it is also possible to get plastic dolls, such as the well-known Baby Born dolls.
- How old is your child?
- What should the doll look like?
- Should it be a boy or a girl?
- How much can the doll cost?
As with everything else, it is important to be clear about how much the doll may cost. You can get dolls in many price ranges. The most expensive dolls we have mentioned here cost around 500 DKK, while the cheapest cost around 200 DKK. It all depends on how big you want the doll to be and what quality you want it to be.
Two kinds of dolls
In general, there are two kinds of dolls you can choose from. One is a doll with a soft body that doesn't use batteries or "do" anything. The other kind is an advanced doll that is typically made only of plastic. These dolls can, for example, pee or cry.
- Soft doll: dolls with soft bodies that do not use batteries. Children should use their imagination when playing with the doll. This type is best as the first doll for young children from 1-2,5 years.
- Advanced dolls: a doll that uses batteries and can, for example, cry or pee. This type of doll is good for children from 3 years and up.
Soft doll - Dolls for small children
A soft doll, or slush doll as it is also called, has a soft body made of fabric. The doll is suitable as the first doll for young children from 1 - 3 years. The first doll is used by the child to learn how to put the doll down and how to feed it. We have compiled a long list so that you can hopefully find out which doll your girl or boy should have. A soft doll, without mechanical features, encourages the child to use imagination in play, which develops them most at this age.
Advanced dolls - Dolls for children from 3 years and up
As children get older, puppet play becomes more advanced. The dolls acquire personality and participate more in everyday activities with the child. At this age, the doll can become a good friend to whom secrets can be told and who always wants to play.