Smart Kids Play With Dolls! A Blog

Protecting Your Children's Health by Cleaning Their Dolls

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Protecting Your Children's Health by Cleaning Their Dolls

If washing your kid’s hands is a ‘first line of defense,’ then keeping their dolls clean is an additional line of defense against allergens, dust mites, germs and viruses.

You probably already know that soap molecules actually break up and kill virus molecules, it’s why you see instructions to ‘wash your hands often and thoroughly’ everywhere you look these days.

Washing your children’s dolls in soap and water works the same way, but here are a few extra tips we’ve learned from our 20 years as ‘The Pattycake Doll Company.’

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HABA Dolls, An Appreciation

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HABA Dolls, An Appreciation
Who makes the best rag dolls in the world? In our opinion HABA does. Read on for our recent "Appreciation of HABA Dolls" to see why The Pattycake Doll Company thinks that HABA's cloth dolls are the "best of breed" in the Rag Doll world.

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Why are there anatomically correct dolls?

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Why are there anatomically correct dolls?
Why are there anatomically correct dolls? Among other reasons to downplay body shaming, to prevent pink aisle-blue aisle stereotyping etc. Are there Transgender Dolls? Cross dressing dolls? Gay Dolls? Of course! Gender neutral dolls are easily cross dressed. Remember, doll play is story telling and world building play.

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The Box Inside the Box - Reducing our carbon footprint.

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The Box Inside the Box - Reducing our carbon footprint.
We're trying to leave the planet a better place for our kids by reducing packaging waste and reducing our carbon footprint. By eliminating 'box in box' shipping, we can do this. As parents and grandparents we care about the the legacy we're leaving and the damage excessive toy packaging can cause the environment. And we're pretty sure our kids will love their dolls whether it's boxed or not!

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It's not about the skin color, it's about loving you! Giving a Doll.

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It's not about the skin color, it's about loving you! Giving a Doll.
They are never white, they are always Black, Brown, Biracial, or Multicultural. "I want a doll that looks like my grandbaby. She is half Asian and half Black with straight brown hair that curls at the ends and greyish-green eyes." "Do you have something like that?"

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