Reviewed on: 2/9/2014 10:34:00 AM
I NEED ADVISE OF HOW TO UNPLUNGE IT
- ANDREW PLUNGY
Reviewed on: 10/10/2013 9:25:00 AM
This really is the best doll ever! My five year old daughter is absolutely in love with Eric. She does not want to be separated from him even for a minute, so now we have to get the doll carrier to make sure she doesn't drop him or lose him when she goes outside. The doll is very sweet, real baby size, but not heavy, the quality is wonderful, and the details are amazing. I wish we hadn't spent so much money on other dolls before finding this one.
Reviewed on: 5/25/2013 7:11:00 PM
What We Love About The Rubens Barn Molly Doll: # It is a handmade, high quality doll # It is soft and cuddly # It is machine washable # The clothing is easy to take off and put on # It looks just like our baby girl # She is very tall at 17 1/2 inches # The Rubens Barn Baby Doll is recommended for all agesWe received the Rubens Barn Molly Doll for review for our family blog, and oh boy did we love it. It is almost as tall as our baby girl, and we've already had it in the washing machine with no problems. We washed it on the handwash cycle, and it came out good as new after a little spit up incident.
Reviewed on: 1/29/2013 1:33:00 PM
"Molly" is my 2 1/2-year-old daughter's new best friend. She's never attached to a blanket or anything so I had high hopes for this doll, and she loves it! Molly is a beautifully crafted doll - I love her soft hair, and she's the perfect size and weight for a toddler to hold. As a reviewer said below, yes the dolls are "born in Sweden" but "made in China," but just because they're made in China doesn't mean their using bad labor practices. I researched it on the Rubens's Barn website and found this page that shows how the dolls are made: http://www.rubensbarn.com/en/about-us/production/Overall very happy with this purchase and hope my daughter loves it for years to come!
Reviewed on: 1/9/2013 7:05:00 PM
I will disclose that we returned this doll before our daughter ever laid eyes on it, so take my review for what it's worth: an adult's opinion of a child's doll. We bought our 2.5 year-old the Erik doll, thinking he resembled her older brother, who is strawberry blond with big blue eyes, but Erik turned out to be more blond than strawberry. No big deal. The doll felt good to hold (solid and sturdy but soft). The doll appeared to be well-made, but I can't vouch for its longevity. I was pleasantly surprised to find little boy bits under his diaper - I mean, why not? I think it makes sense to not make the human body something to deny or be ashamed of. So, with all this good stuff, you're probably wondering why I returned it. First, my husband found him creepy. I thought he was endearing, but I could see his point. Second, the seam down the front of the face is weird. Third, he's heavy and a bit of a bulk for a wee one to carry about. And finally, and I hate to admit this, I don't like that he's made in China. I know it's ridiculous, but "designed in Sweden" makes it worse. I don't like when companies act under some pretense that their products are superior just because they were designed elsewhere - aren't most products designed elsewhere, and then the cheap labor is taken advantage of? It almost makes me feel like they are trying to pull a fast one by saying "designed in USA/Sweden/Australia. Give it up! We ended up buying a much cheaper cuddle doll made with fair labor in India. I'm not judging all made in China merchandise as being inferior or intrinsically bad, but in this case, it irked me.