Baby Dolls and Carriers

It’s been a busy week on the Maxwell home front, so I’m sorry we haven’t had another post sooner. You’ll hear from Anna Marie below. –Sarah

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments and joining our excitement for our new baby on the way! We are so very blessed!

One question was asked that we thought others might be interested in as well, so decided to make it a separate little post.

“Are your girls using the Ergo children’s baby doll carriers? What brand of baby dolls do you prefer? I like that larger size.”

Before Elizabeth was born, I thought it would be great to get new baby dolls for Ruthanne and Lydia as gifts once the new baby arrived. I found some 20” dolls on Amazon that I loved—and then was thrilled to find that our Walmart had almost the exact same dolls for $5! I don’t know why they were that price at our store just then, but it was such a wonderful little blessing to find them! They are made by JC Toys and can be found on Amazon here. (All links in this post are Titus2’s Amazon affiliate link and bless the ministry. See Titus2’s privacy policy.) It’s been perfect that they can wear size newborn to three-month clothes and the girls have actually become quite proficient in baby changing—even able to help change Elizabeth with their skills. 🙂

The baby carriers they have are these. They work well, though the 20” baby dolls are maybe a little bigger than it’s designed for. Elizabeth is using one that works well with smaller babies (helps to tie it together in the back to keep it from falling off shoulders).

And mine is an Ergo Omni 360. I was given an Original Ergo before Joshua arrived, which I loved and used a lot; and then received an Ergo Omni 360 after Elizabeth was born and highly recommend it as I feel like the company made some great improvements. The biggest pluses, to me, are being able to carry a newborn without an insert, and being able to carry older babies forward-facing while maintaining a good ergonomic leg position. They’re expensive, but if you have baby gift money … you can buy them at Bed Bath and Beyond using a 20% off coupon.

Happy baby-carrying!

Anna Marie

“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their
youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones,
polished after the similitude of a palace.”
Psalm 144:12

9 thoughts on “Baby Dolls and Carriers”

  1. Many Congratulations Anna Marie and Family.
    Love the way you announced the happy event!
    Lovely to see your Family growing and their happy little faces.
    Will keep you all in our prayers.
    God bless and love to all

    1. Congratulations, Anna Marie and Christopher! That is so exciting. Our third one is due in about four weeks, LORD willing. The ergo omni 360 looks like a good investment.
      May God bless you and the rest of the pregnancy.
      ~Anna from Germany

  2. Congratulations on the new baby on the way, Anna Marie and Christopher! I missed that announcement, I’m going to have to go back and look for the post.

    We have a few of those same baby dolls; we wanted ones that were more like real babies, and also love that they fit real baby clothes. But we’ve been startled more than once when we saw one laying around–at first glance they really do look like a real baby!

  3. Thank you! If you haven’t seen it yet, we tagged the announcement onto the end of the cousin photo post. Yes, we have done a few double-takes with those baby dolls too!

  4. I got my son a doll when I was expecting #2 so he could practice carefully picking up, holding, and patting a baby. It was very helpful. He still loves babies and was thrilled when we found out Baby 5 was on the way earlier this year. 🙂

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