Add cuddles and coos to your toddler’s day with a Madame Alexander doll! | Source: Madame Alexander/The Toy Insider

If you are ready to add some cuddles and smiles to your lil’ cuties’ day, check out the Li’l Cuddles So-Real Cuddle Bug Baby Doll or the Li’l Cuddles So-Real Laughing Baby from Madame Alexander Doll Co. These 14-inch dolls bring out the best in pretend play!

From the facial features to the soft body, toddlers and preschoolers will love taking care of this realistic baby doll. The eyes even close when the baby doll ‘sleeps’! The Laughing Baby version features a baby in two skin tone options with a giggle expression and an aqua alligator or a pink floral ensemble. The Cuddle Bug version features a baby with two skin tone versions with a pink and multicolor floral print sleeper with matching hat.

Baby dolls are essential for social-emotional learning! | Source: Madame Alexander

Little ones can practice getting baby dressed with the included multicolor sleeper and matching sleep cap or putting on a diaper. Plus, they can pretend to be caregivers by using the pacifier or bottle to soothe the baby doll — kids can use place the included bottle, pacifier, and even the baby doll’s thumb in the doll’s mouth. Not only is having a doll great for encouraging toddler development like imagination, but it also helps kids work on social-emotional skills like nurturing and empathy.

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For grownups who may be expecting another child, introducing a doll before the arrival of a sibling can prepare the older sibling for the new arrival. It can also be a tool to bond with the new baby. When Mom or Dad changes a diaper or feeds the newborn, so can your toddler at the same time with this doll. It is a great way to ensure the older child feels a part of the new addition to the family.

Whether as a gift or a way to introduce developmental skills, having a Madame Alexander doll means lasting quality and fun play potential for years to come!

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Charlene DeLoach

Charlene DeLoach

Charlene DeLoach is a contributing editor at The Toy Insider where she primarily covers parenting topics. Charlene has been featured in print and on television more than 100 times. Before joining The Toy Insider, Charlene was an attorney, real estate broker, and interior decorator. In her current life, she has vowed to get grownups using toys as decor and to teach parents and toy companies to think outside the toy box at her websites and Follow Charlene on Instagram where you'll see that her account is mostly dedicated to pics of her cute dogs, kids, and fun finds.