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Fisher Price Baby’s 1st Doll review

Maggie with Baby's 1st DollWe were given a Fisher Price Baby’s 1st Doll a few months ago, and so far it’s been used mostly as a chew toy, cuddle pillow, and baby shot-put toy.

It’s survived multiple washings after becoming drenched in pickle-smelling baby drool and bounced back to the original condition just by chucking it in with the baby laundry, so on the adult side it’s a pretty decent investment.

On the baby side it’s the perfect odd shaped chew toy, it includes a rattle in it that serves to get baby’s attention, and the whole thing is put together it appears to survive a dog attack. I’m actually impressed by the stitching on this doll.

One thing I would have expected for this style of doll is some extra textures as as it stands it’s got slick arm and underfoot fabric, but the entire rest of the doll is plush. Eh, you can’t have everything.

It has some interesting little ribbons that hang off the legs at the feet that seem to draw a baby’s attention, I’m guessing they’re there for honing their fine motor skills, or perhaps they’re just there to be pretty.

As I’m writing, Baby M is using the doll as a rattle and practicing throwing and grabbing and then ignoring the thing.

It’s a pretty neat little doll, and probably something babies should have, however I can only locate this doll priced at over $30, which I don’t think it’s quite worth, but it’s still a pretty good toy to get a newborn.

Baby’s 1st Doll is available from Amazon for $31.45, I don’t think I would get it at that price, but I can’t locate the thing anywhere else for less at the moment. Feel free to toss a link in the comments section if you’ve managed to find it for less (such as in-store).

4 / 5 stars     

Paul King

Paul King lives in Nashville Tennessee with his wife, two daughters and cats. He writes for Pocketables, theITBaby, and is an IT consultant along with doing tech support for a film production company.