July 19, 2022 2 min read

Dolls are such a great tool for encouraging a child's nurturing instincts, as well as teaching them empathy and social skills. We believe every child should have at least one doll. Our favorite first doll is Baby Stella. This line by Manhattan Toy is well known for their magnetic pacifiers. Here's five reasons why we love them: 

1. Variety of skin tones: Baby Stellas come in several skin tones. We do our best to carry a variety at all times. 

2. Boy and girl dolls: Make sure your boys have a doll too! We appreciate Baby Stella's range of boy dolls. 

little boy holding a boy doll

3. Awesome accessories: Adding a few accessories can really encourage some sweet play. We recommend starting with somewhere to sleep (either the soft crib or bassinet) and a stroller. Strollers are super fun and also tap in to your toddler's desire to push and pull. Plus, one of my favorite things to do with my daughter is to go on a "walk" with her and her baby doll. We also carry clothes for Baby Stellas, but those are pretty tricky for littles to do on their own. 

Little girl in yellow outfit holding baby doll

4. 100% soft: When you're buying a first doll, it's nice to have an option that doesn't have any hard parts. This means it is totally cuddly and a great nap time buddy when your child is old enough.  

baby holding a baby doll

5. The magnetic pacifier: Baby Stella is known for her magnetic pacifier. It's so much fun! It's an easy accessory for even the littlest of littles to play with. 

We have an awesome selection here at The Happy Lark. So, if you're looking for a gift for a one or a two year-old (boy or girl!) consider a Baby Stella and one or two accessories. 

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