Yesterday, I wrote a post “Should My Black Daughter Have More Black Dolls?” so it’s not surprising that I spent all night searching the World Wide Web for some darling dark-skinned dolls. I have to be honest, the first ones I came across were not so appealing.
For example, the Ikea Lekkamrat doll is pretty hideous (click at your own risk), but they played fair by designing the white version just as cringe worthy. Promps to Ikea for their dark-skinned nurse, chef and scuba diver finger puppets though (at least I think the little dude in blue is a scuba diver!). Very cute. I don’t think I’ve even ever seen a black scuba diver on TV, so rock on Ikea.
Here’s the 11 most adorable black dolls I found for my daughters!
Berta 1 of 11
Pink hair, how can a little girl resist!
Bundle Babies 2 of 11
For some reason I'm stuck on the idea of these 9-inch cuties as book ends in a nursery. Cute, right?
Jojo 3 of 11
Retro and modern, definitely my favorite doll of the lot.
Stella 4 of 11
Jojo's sister Stella is equally adorable and worth a shout-out!
Naomi 5 of 11
You'll either love or hate this doll. I love her! The striped legs and big eyes won me over.
Baby’s First Doll 6 of 11
Classic in every sense! This doll has a timeless style.
The Snowy Day Doll 7 of 11
I had no idea the book had a doll! Going to order one today for my daughters.
Barbara Doll 8 of 11
This was my last foster daughter's most favorite doll. I can attest to its durability!
Michael Doll 9 of 11
Even cuter than Barbara, I couldn't leave Michael out!
Baby Doll Darcy 10 of 11
This is going to sound cheesy, but something about this little doll really captured my heart.
Tree Princess “Iris” 11 of 11
Once the girls get a little older, this charming doll is at the top of my shopping list!
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