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    My DD got one as a gift from her grandmother a few years ago. She really never played with it much. Although none of my girls have ever been much into dolls.

    I see a lot of moms really getting into the American Girl doll stuff with their daughters. Maybe that makes a difference too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    My daughter has an old knock-off, it's actually probably vintage something from before American Girl even existed but it's not worth anything after she "did" the hair, LOL. Someone gave it to her when she was three and she loves that doll and plays with her all the time. Then last year a bunch of her friends got American Girl dolls and she just *had* to have one, and we resisted for the better part of a year. Then Grandpa gave us birthday money to spend for her, so we broke down and got the damned thing. And now she plays with both of them equally because they are her twins. The American Girl does have much better hair, I'll give them that. We did NOT buy any of the accessories; for those, we go to Target and get their "Our Generation" stuff. The Our Generation dolls seem to have decent hair, too.
    I haven't tried it but I have heard that if you spray fabric softener on doll hair that it helps fix it.
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    Claire has a Maplelea doll. She got it for xmas last year from my parents. That was their one big gift to her. We got her some outfits and accessories. I don't know about American Girl, but the Maplelea clothes are very high quality. Claire loves her Leonie doll. She's into it, so I see nothing wrong with buying her outfits and stuff for her doll. At least the doll is a truer representation of what girls actually look like. I love that there are dozens of dolls in all ethnicities, hair types, skin tones, etc. Barbie, Monster High, Bratz, ugh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I haven't tried it but I have heard that if you spray fabric softener on doll hair that it helps fix it.
    And using a metal brush, apparently. Not one of those really fine barrel brushes, but a flat brush that has the little metal nubs at the end of the bristles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I haven't tried it but I have heard that if you spray fabric softener on doll hair that it helps fix it.
    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    And using a metal brush, apparently. Not one of those really fine barrel brushes, but a flat brush that has the little metal nubs at the end of the bristles.
    Thanks for the tips, I might give those a try!

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    I love that there are dozens of dolls in all ethnicities, hair types, skin tones, etc. Barbie, Monster High, Bratz, ugh.
    To the bolded: ITA! Tiven loves that her AG doll has freckles on her nose just like she does. And to the unbolded, yes, UGH!
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    This is Claire's doll, Leonie. She wants this outfit for xmas. Mostly she likes the clothes for Alexi though. Claire picked this doll because it was the one that looked most like her.
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    My DSD just doesn't pay much attention to her dolls, so I wouldn't buy her something expensive because she wouldn't take care of it. Luckily Kylie looks just like Boo from Monster's Inc, so I got her a Boo doll and it looks just like her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    My DSD just doesn't pay much attention to her dolls, so I wouldn't buy her something expensive because she wouldn't take care of it. Luckily Kylie looks just like Boo from Monster's Inc, so I got her a Boo doll and it looks just like her.

    Kaiya has that one. It is so cute.

    We have been getting the Hearts for Hearts dolls. They are not too spendy (at $35 a piece) and some of the money goes to World Vision. They represent girls from 8 different countries. They are good quality and have nice hair. I can't deal with pics at work but here is the link Hearts For Hearts Girls - Welcome!. Kaiya plays with her all the time!

    I wouldn't get a doll that expensive for her. Even if she does play dolls a lot. I would rather get her a few less expensive ones than splurg one one $100 doll. She plays all sorts of games with all her dolls (mommies, school, hospital etc) so only having one would hold back her play. And honestly, she doesn't need me to spend that amount on one toy!
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    Just a side note, Juliet's nickname is "Boo" because of Monsters, Inc.
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    All 3 of my girls have multiple american girl dolls, all bought by grandmothers for different events. Molly and Mia both have the doll with their names. They all have an additional doll that is the "looks like me doll" My girls have never been that into dolls, but the American girl dolls seem very special to them. I love the book series that is with the dolls.
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