Molly if she could point me in the right direction and she advised checking out ToysRUs or Amazon.com. I did a quick online search and there did seem to be more options, but while we were in Minnesota, I thought I'd try Target again in the hopes that a different market might provide more options. And it did!
So Lila is now the proud owner of her first baby doll, who just happens to look like her Ethiopian brother or sister might look. And, much to my delight, she is really into that baby. She loves changing her diaper, putting her shoes on, giving Baby her bink (and occasionally taking a turn on the bink herself since I am weaning her from her own bink), and putting her baby to bed. We even found Baby her own little lambie, snuggle and "birdie blanket" (Lila's blanket has birds on it so she calls her baby's blanket "birdie blanket," too).
|Baby's lambie is a beanie baby, her snuggle is a fleece cloth wipe, and her blanket is a |
little blanket Lila's Nanny-Goat gave her when she was little.
My prayer is that Lila will be just as enamored with her baby brother or sister as she is with her baby doll. I like to imagine us a year or so from now, watching Lila examine her new brother or sister and saying, "Oh! Cuke baby!"