10 perfect dolls for newborn babies

10 adorable dolls for babies | Mum's Grapevine

When a baby gets their first doll, a whole world of caring, sharing and friendship opens up. Sure, they might not say a lot, but these cuties are purpose-built for years of cuddles and companionship.

With soft ‘skin’, chubby cheeks and the sweetest outfits you ever did see, our roundup of baby dolls for boys and girls are all suitable from birth and make exquisite gifts for tiny new arrivals.

10 baby dolls that are perfect from birth

Ready to find that perfect first doll for bubba? In no particular order, here are ten favourites that are destined to become friends for life.

1. Bonikka

Baby Dolls: Bonikka Grace

Bonikka Baby Doll with Carry Cot ($51.95)

From an award-winning toy brand comes a gender-neutral cutie for littlies to love and cuddle from birth and right throughout the toddler years. This one comes with a carry cot and bottle for extra cuteness and nurturing.


2. Corolle

Baby Dolls: Corelle Babipouce Cotton Flower Doll

Corolle Babipouce Cotton Flower Doll ($81.95)

Meet the French-designed sweetie-pie with chubby cheeks and a subtle vanilla scent. Created especially for bubs, it has lots of grip points for tiny hands and textured elements for the teething stage.


3. RoRo

Baby Dolls: Lulla Doll

RoRo Lula Doll Sleep Companion ($99)

It’s not just a doll, it’s a global phenomenon that parents have labelled a ‘miracle’ for its ability to soothe and settle babies and tots. Made of gentle fabric, it imitates Mum with its soft feel and soothing built-in sounds. Thank you, Lula!


4. Gund

Baby Dolls: Gund My First Dolly

Gund My First Dolly ($36.88)

Supersoft and cute as a button, this classic pink dolly measures 33cm and makes a sweet companion for bubs of any age. We’re especially loving the textural elements of the woollen hair and lace trims for keeping tiny little fingers entertained.


5. Apple Park

Baby Dolls: Apple Park First Baby Dolls

Apple Park Organic First Baby Doll ($29.95)

Not only are these little pals utterly adorable, but they’re also Earth-friendly. Each doll is made with pure organic cotton velour that is coloured with eco dyes and even comes bundled up in completely recyclable packaging.


6. Nany Huchy

Baby Dolls: Nana Huchy Sebastian Doll

Nanu Huchy Sebastian Doll ($41)

Sebastian is the sweet little pal who’s always smiling and loves a big cuddle. Made entirely of washable fabric he’s as soft as can be and makes the ideal first doll for the teeniest of babes and older tots.


7. Kaloo

Baby Dolls: Kaloo Tendresse

Kaloo Tendresse Dolls (from $39.95)

French-designed Kaloo baby dolls have been befriending bubs for over 16 years. Each character is made from superior materials to be ultra-soft to touch and delicious to cuddle. Choose from over 10 breathtaking styles for girls and boys.


8. Baby Annabell

Baby Dolls: Baby Annabell Sweeties

Baby Annabell Sweetie for Babies ($29.95)

At 22cm, these cuties are perfectly sized for tiny arms to cuddle. Suitable for newborns and in a choice of pink or mint-blue styles, they have a silky-smooth vinyl head and a beautiful baby face that’s impossible not to love.


9. Freya Lane

Baby Dolls: Freya Lane Mermaid Doll

Freya Lane Mermaid Alyssa ($29.99)

A little bit magical and oh-so huggable, Alyssa is a first doll to cherish right throughout childhood. She’s 36cm tall and made entirely of baby-safe fabrics to be suitable from birth. Loving those locks!


10. Tiger Tribe

Baby Dolls: Tiger Tribe Rag Dolls

Tiger Tribe Rag Dolls ($40)

With retro vibes and massive pops of colour, these fun-loving fabric rag dolls are as gorgeous to cuddle as they are to gaze at. Each measure around 43cm in height and features hand-stitched details.


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