Thank you JC Toys for the La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set to help with this review
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Established in 1993, JC Toys is a family run and operated business that has continued to grow its product line to include many doll categories. Each doll and doll accessory is carefully designed to ensure that the end user is 100% happy. Our goal is to make all of our dolls loveable and to ensure that everyone, from a first time baby doll mommy to the most demanding doll collector are completely overjoyed with our quality and superior design.
We've purchased some JC Toys dolls in past, and I knew that adding more to our collection was a must! I had this idea when I got pregnant with baby #4 that if by some chance we had a little boy, I'd use one of their anatomically correct dolls to help explain how boys and girls are different. Fast forward several months, and we're being blessed with another little girl and the one above is a perfect fit to get ready for baby!
Since Macyn will be a few months shy of her 2nd birthday when the baby arrives, I felt it would be important to help her out and beginning to explain as much as possible that a change is coming. I really like the La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set because its what a newborn will come home with and how they'll look in the first weeks of life.
Isn't she just a beauty?! My husband thinks she is a little weird because she looks so real, but I was memorized by her. Since I am 7 months pregnant, it made me think about the baby and how tiny she'll be in a few months when she's born. I sat and looked at this doll for quite a long time, and decided to take a lot of pictures of all her features to show you just how well she's made!
As you can see in all the photos above, JC Toys has done their best to make as realistic of a doll as possible. From full lips, to a wrinkly baby foot, they've covered it all. She has dark blue eyes (like a lot of newborns) comes with a hospital bracelet on her wrist, a birth certificate, and a small blanket made to her size. Her outfit is a two piece with a cloth diaper underneath the bottoms, and she is indeed anatomically correct as well.
My favorite thing about the baby doll is the small life like features they ensured to show with their creations. The small balled up fist with tiny wrinkles and finger nails really surprised me. You can't help but touch the hand as if it's going to open and try to grasp your finger in its tiny little hand.
I mentioned the diaper earlier and here it is! It's soft with velcro tabs for easy placement, and fits perfectly on the baby doll. With having older daughters, the diaper is a nice extra little feature that they can play with since my toddler aged daughter won't care too much as to what it is. While our older girls love to play dress up, Macyn is only 1, so she prefers to carry around and love the baby instead of changing the clothes or worrying about if they're dressed properly.
My only down fall about this baby doll so far has been the way the bent leg looks. I don't know why it really bothers me, but it just doesn't look very natural. Maybe if they didn't go so far down the leg with the mold crease, I'm not sure, its just something I noticed.
Overall, this La Newborn 14" Real Girl Gift Set is a huge hit! All our girls love baby dolls, and she fits in with our other JC Toys dolls that we've purchased. The detail is amazing and while she comes with a pricey dollar amount, you won't be disappointed once you see how well these dolls are made.
This set comes with a baby girl OR baby boy! Retail value is $59.99 and qualifies for free shipping on the JC Toys website. These particular dolls are anatomically correct and each of the anatomically correct little boys on the site are UNcircumcised.
Be sure to join myself and the other participating Treat Yourself Giveaway Hop bloggers to enter to win one of the La Newborn Gift Sets in your choice of boy or girl. Giveaway will be open to Continental USA.