Madame Alexander’s Adoption Day Baby! | Source: Madame Alexander Doll Co./the Toy Insider

The big day is finally here! It’s Adoption Day!

Kids will love celebrating Gotcha Day with Madame Alexander Doll Co.’s Adoption Day Baby! Perfect for little caretakers ages 3 and up, Adoption Day Baby teaches kids responsibility and compassion while letting them explore the world of imaginative play.

Known for their iconic and realistic dolls, Madame Alexander’s Adoption Day Baby is a 14-inch baby doll with a soft, fabric body and vinyl head. The dolls come dressed in adorable panda pajamas, complete with a little panda hat! Kids will love that their baby includes an Adoption Day certificate to make everything official — although parents may need to step in for some writing assistance. Adoption Day Baby also comes with a blanket, pacifier, and diaper so young nurturers can mimic the full parenting experience.

There are also a few different options of Adoption Day Baby to choose from! Kids can pick between three different skin tones and three genders, including a gender neutral doll. Despite their physical differences, each Adoption Day Baby comes with painted eyes and a sweet expression, ready for their new home. Every doll is also extremely easy to clean (I may have spilled a drop of coffee on mine!) and made of baby-safe materials, perfect for their new little parents!

When their baby is sleepy, kids can put them down in the included rocking cradle and watch as the baby’s eyes really close! When it’s time to change their diaper, the cradle converts into a changing table, perfect for parents on-the-go. And for added fun, kids can purchase the Adoption Baby Essentials kit (sold separately), complete with a mattress, bottle, lotion bottle, wipe case, bib, onesie, blanket, and pillow.

Adoption Day Baby comes in three skin tones and three genders! | Source: Madame Alexander Doll Co.

For me, one of the best parts of this doll is the imaginative play options. Kids can really get creative with Adoption Day Baby by pretending to care for them during the day, as well as when they are down for a nap. The dolls are also easy to take on-the-go, whether that’s to the park, a playdate, or even in the car. Kids won’t want to leave their baby alone!

Not only is Adoption Day Baby an inspirational toy, it’s an educational one too! Kids will learn responsibility and independence by caring for their doll. It’s up to them to put their baby down for a nap, make sure they’re happy, and feed them when they’re “hungry.” In turn, kids will learn the value of nurturing another person, encouraging them to develop compassion and sympathy as they grow up.

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Adoption Day Baby is the perfect doll for young ones — or the perfect gift, as the holiday season rolls around! Although the Madame Alexander Adoption Day Baby doesn’t come out until later this fall, we’re sure that this little baby doll will keep kids entertained for hours at a time.

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Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks

Hannah Sacks was an editorial assistant at The Toy Insider, The Pop Insider, and The Toy Book. An avid reader, her first love is late Victorian literature paired with a huge plate of dumplings. When she’s not reading, she loves to attend concerts, cook elaborate dinners, and snuggle up with her two cats, Oscar and Percy.