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Product Type: Toys
Age: Toddlers
Categories: Dolls and Huggables

 

 
2012 Awards
Blabla Giant Pumpkin
(blabla kids $196 Score:)

Three feet tall and ready to listen, dance, and play pretend, Pumpkin is dressed in an adorable striped dress. She has rosy cheeks, and reddish hair. Oversized dolls like this one become more than decorations in a child's room. They often become the play companion of tea parties, storytime, and bedtime, too. Blabla makes a number of giant size dolls. This is the most humanoid of the group and a smaller version of the doll is also available.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool, Early School Years. Award Year: 2012.

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2011 Award
Playskool Squeeze-a-Song Cookie Monster
(Hasbro $14.99 Score:)

Smaller than a lot of electronic characters, this is still some smart Cookie! Squeeze his tummy and he sings a song; well actually he hums. The faster you squeeze the louder he sings. But listen. You will need to recognize the song so that you squeeze at the right beat to make recognizable songs happen. This is a reasonably priced novelty toy that might also be useful for kids who need to strengthen their hands in physical therapy. This guy is a little harder to activate than the Sing-a-ma-jigs. But if you are a Sesame Street fan, it is probably going to have more appeal. Another version featuring Elmo is also available. They say 18 months & up, we'd say more like really strong twos.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Kids Preferred Diva Bunny diva
(Kids Preferred $22 Score:)

An adorable huggable with many textures and patterns for a sitting up baby to investigate. Hot pink with licks of high contrast black and white and lavender, this smiling bunny has a round body so it can sit up without help. It has stitched features and a body with many eye-catching patterns. Its long floppy ears are lined in satin and they have tabs of ribbons and plush knotties for little fingers to explore. Turn it around and there's a surprising silky pom-pom puff of a tail. A good choice for sitting up babies and young toddlers. Unlike the Cute as a button Cuddly Lion which is machine washable, the Diva Bunny is only surface cleanable.

Age: Infants, Toddlers. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
North American Monkey See Elephant
(North American Bear Co. $24 Score:)

With it's long grey trunk and short legs, this cuddly velour elephant looks like it stepped out of a storybook. In fact it is based on illustrations from the book Monkey See, Money Draw by artist/writer, Alex Beard. With stitched features, this is safe enough for all ages. It feels about he right size for a toddler since it is 20 inches big but light and easy to grab.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Smarty Kids L is for Lion Comfort Cuddly Blanky
(Kids Preferred $13 Score:)

Lion is the most colorful of the three Comfort Cuddly toys. His body is orange with a red mane that is studded with satin strips of ribbons in blue, green and burgundy. He has stitched features for safe keeping and patterned tummy and paws. Like the other Cuddly Blankies, this is a 10-inch unstuffed doll that is easy to clutch. It is not really a blanky in the traditional sense, but it just may become a comfort toy that kids like to hold onto as they rest. It makes no sounds, but there is plenty for eyes to see and textures for little hands to explore. Also see O is for Owl and F is for Frog Cuddly Blanky toys. Infants and up.

The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Winnie the Pooh Large Plush
(Kids Preferred $25 Score:)

A soft cuddly Pooh is done up in creamy colored plush that has stitched features. He's an armful, 14" big but light enough for toddlers to hug and lug with ease. He's positively silky to the touch and is able to sit up without flopping over. Two of Pooh's friends, Eeyore and Tigger are available in the same size and are equally huggable, though Pooh is the sweetest of the three. There are also 9-inch variations with jingles in their tummies and Piglet is included in this smaller sized collection. Infants and up. Surface washable only. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Winnie the Pooh and Friends
(Kids Preferred $14 Score:)

A darling collection of 9-inch plush huggables featuring Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore. Each of these soft lovable dolls has arms long enough to grasp, safe stitched features, and a jingle sound inside. These are a good choice for sitting up babies and young toddlers. We passed on the smaller Pooh and friends light up musicals that have unpleasant electronic sounds. Surface washable only. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Award
Mickey Mouse 12" Plush
(Kids Preferred $17 Score:)

For the very youngest Mickey Mouse fan in the making, this totally soft plush huggable has a jingly rattle safely inside, crinkles in the ears, and all stitched features on the outside. His red trousers do not come off and are made of velvety velour. A companion Minnie Mouse ($17) is also available. Surface washable only. Infants and up. The company has signed a verification form complying with our safety requirements. We did not independently test this toy in a lab.

Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2013 Award
Corolle Mon Premier Calin Charming Pastel
(Corolle $39.99 Score:)

For older toddlers, Corolle's 12-inch Calin dolls have long been our favorites. We love that this is a multi-cultural collection and that there is always a boy doll in the mix.  They are hand washable and have soft vinyl heads, legs and arms. Their  beautifully finished rompers also add to the appeal. Their bald heads are a safe choice for toddlers who are still mouthing toys. Their bean-bag bodies allow them to sit in many poses and their sleeping eyes open and close. Best of all they are light and cuddly for early pretend play.

This delicious new version is in a soft pink romper with matching hat (with a knotted finish).There is also Calin Sky (a boy version in a blue romper). Check out other Platinum Award winning Calin dolls for multi-ethnic choices including Corolle Mon Premier Bebe Calin Naima Doll, Corolle Mon Premier Calin Yang Baby Doll.

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Age: Toddlers, Preschool. Award Year: 2013. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2011 Awards
Corolle Rag Doll Poppy
(Corolle $31 Score:)

With her embroidered face and all fabric body, this adorable 13" doll is lightweight enough for toddlers to hug and hold. She wears a red and white print dress, white underwear, striped stocks and hot pink shoes. To keep things simple and age appropriate, the clothes are sewn in place. Her pink and orange hat matches her shoes and socks and both have a velour like feel while the knit arms, legs and face have a soft but different texture. A good first doll with long enough arms and legs for toddlers to grab and carry with ease. They say 0 +,  but this looks more like a toddler doll to us.

Age: Toddlers. Award Year: 2011. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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