Ever since we first started carving, we have given our children dolls to play with. They love being able to play multiple characters, live out fantasy worlds, and play with different scenarios. This is actually a vital part of children’s development, and it helps them to put themselves in other people’s shoes, discern right from wrong, develop their communication skills, and understand what their place in the world is. But with so many dolls out on the market today, how do we know which one is best suited to our child’s needs? We’ve had a look at some available dolls and picked our top 10 dolls for kids 2017.
Top 10 Best Dolls For Kids 2017-2018
Disney Descendants Two-Pack Evie Isle of the Lost and Carlos Isle of the Lost Dolls
We all know how much kids love to re-enact and re-imagine scenes from their favorite films and shows. Disney Descendants follows the lives of the children of Disney heroes and villains. In this pair of dolls we get Carlos, son of Cruella de Vil, and Evie, daughter of the Evil Queen. The two are best friends.
Disney Descendants Two-Pack Mal Isle of the Lost and Ben Auradon Prep Dolls
This set from Disney Descendants includes Mal, and Ben. They are another pair of close friends. Mal is Maleficent’s daughter, whereas Ben of Auradon is the son of Belle and Prince Adam, the Beast. With all four dolls your kid could recreate and reimagine all sorts of stories from the series.
Barbie Rainbow Lights Mermaid Doll
Barbie is a classic children’s’ doll, loved by little girls everywhere. This Barbie is a mermaid, and when she is put in the water her tail lights up in bright mermaid colors. You can make her light up by pressing a button too. She is a perfect companion for bath time or swimming, and sure to thrill your children.
Barbie Fairytale Ballerina Doll, Pink
This time Barbie is a ballerina. If you have a kid who is really into dancing, or maybe even having classes, this Barbie could be a perfect companion for them. Her dress is beautiful, and it will be great fun to play dance with her.
Barbie Gymnastic Coach Dolls & Playset
But Barbie hasn’t just been a series of stereotypes, she has had many wonderful careers as well. This Barbie is a gymnastics teacher, coach, or personal trainer. She comes with many gymnastics accessories, and a young student, so your child can play at teaching.
Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Lily (Brunette)
For some children, the purpose of dolls is to learn how to handle babies. This Baby Alive is based on a 6-12 month old infant. You can feed her snacks with her special spoon and she will really eat them. She will also pass the snacks out, messing her diaper.
Baby Alive Luv ‘n Snuggle Baby Doll Blond
This Baby Alive doll represents a younger infant, closer to 3 or 4 months old. This doll sucks her thumb, drinks from her bottle or sucks her pacifier, and snuggles.
Baby Alive Better Now Bailey (Brunette)
If your child is more interested in boo-boos than bottles or bibs, this may be the perfect baby doll for them. Your little aspiring doctor or nurse will be able to examine their doll, make sure she is well, and give her a bottle after she is all cured.
American Girl WellieWishers Willa Doll
American Girl is the perfect doll for older children. Willa is a little wildlife lover, who enjoys climbing trees and playing with animals. If your child is also a fan of the woods and the big outdoors, they are sure to have a great time with Willa.
American Girl WellieWishers Camille Doll
If your child loves the sea and the water much more than the country and forest, Camille may be a great friend for them. She is a gentle, caring girl who is mellow and sweet. She loves spending time by the seaside or the river, and splashing in the puddles with her WellieWishers friends.