Tuesday, June 26, 2012

JC Toys Cute and Realistic Baby Dolls {Review & Giveaway}

From early on, it has been clear that one of Big Sister E and Little Sister B's favorite things to do has been pretend play. And while they've flown to the moon as astronauts, constructed tall towers as engineers and sailed high seas as pirates, a longstanding favorite has always been being Mommy.

Born with a maternal instinct, my girls are eager to have a chance to take care of their own baby, just as their mother did for them. They dress them, feed them, cuddle them, rock them and more, all the while encouraging and growing their need to nurture, provide for and cherish a little one.

Whatever it is exactly that is so enchanting about a doll — that it can be a best friend, confidante, provider of safety and comfort, and more — I love seeing them tenderly taking care of their babies as they develop into the future mommies that they will be. I'm going to be one proud grandma one day!

Therefore I'm always looking for ways to encourage and allow my girls to thrive with high quality, adorable baby dolls and accessories... which is exactly what is found from JC Toys.

JC Toys baby dolls

Established in 1993, JC Toys Group, Inc. is the worldwide designer and manufacturer of a wide range of collectible dolls, specialty play items and play dolls and accessories. They work to ensure that each doll and doll accessory is carefully designed to be loveable and that everyone, from a first time baby doll mommy to the most demanding doll collector, are completely overjoyed with the quality and superior design.

While my girls aren't quite collectors yet, they do know a winning doll when they see one, so it was no surprise when they couldn't wait to start taking care of the "real babies" that arrived for each of them from JC Toys.

JC Toys dolls review

Coming complete with removable outfits and booties, the La Newborn 14" and the Lots to Cuddle 20" Doll had both of their new owners staring at them in awe for a minute.

They're so... so... real. Little Sister B said in a hushed whisper.

But real babies don't actually come in a box, right? Big Sister E said, questioningly.

Apparently we have quite a ways to go in the Where Do Babies Come From? conversation.

After removing each doll from her packaging, all three of us sat back to admire the small details and cute additions that had gone into making these babies truly special.

JC Toys baby dolls

From the sweet patterns on the outfits to the intricate detailing of their faces to the coordinating caps to the La Newborn's hospital bracelet and belly button cord stump, there wasn't much more that we could have asked for to come together to complete these newborns.

baby dolls

After the girls impatiently waited so that I had a chance to look over each of their JC Toys babies (to find that these are indeed high quality and very well-made), they were ready to snatch them up and dive into their new roles as Mommy.

They took them for walks...

doll strollers

...fed them their bottles...

feeding baby dolls

...tucked them in and kissed them goodnight...

doll bunkbed

...and they were a part of many, many adventures and stories. From giving La Newborn a bath (the vinyl body is perfect for going in the tub!) to taking them grocery shopping to cuddling (Lots to Cuddle has such a soft, huggable body and a delicious baby smell!), the fun and giggling didn't stop that day and hasn't stopped since.

While both girls know that these are indeed dolls, there have been plenty of times that I've peeked in at them and have watched them rock, swaddle or sing to their baby with enough of the utmost care and tenderness that I know they've taken their position as Mommy with a little extra seriousness. It helps that both the La Newborn and the Lots to Cuddle Doll really do look and feel remarkably lifelike!

girls and dolls

There is something about a doll that allows a girl to realistically emulate the nurturing role of being mom, celebrating everything from major milestones to giggly everyday moments. JC Toys has easily captured that innocence and fun with their collections and I love the way that these dolls help express and encourage it.

Even better, I appreciate that their lines of dolls are available in different ethnicities so that little girls everywhere are able to play with and love a baby that resembles themselves. What a great way for a new young mommy to feel an even closer bond!

Whether her first baby doll or just one of many, JC Toys dolls will be a welcome addition to any young girl's family of dolls. With so many features to choose from (big or small, realistic or cutesy, anatomically correct or not, etc), the hardest decision will be which special little girl or boy to bring home.

Available in store or online from JC Toys, Amazon.com, Walmart, Kmart and more with prices between $12.99 and $59.99, these dolls are sure to provide hugs, kisses and cuddles over their realistic features and impressive designs, sculpting and expressions. And, thanks to the generosity of JC Toys, one person will be able to provide the child in their life with their own baby to love as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of one of the JC Toys dolls below!

Doll selections include:
Lil' Hugs (available in pink, peach or purple)
Lil' Cutesies Play Theme (3 expressions to choose from)
Mini La Newborn (anatomically correct boy, girl, Asian or African American)
La Newborn (anatomically correct girl or boy)
Lots to Cuddle (available in peach or pink)

(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

A big thank you to JC Toys for providing two dolls for me to review as well as the doll of choice for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

181 comments:

J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

Love The La Newborn 14" (Real Girl!)

weety said...

The bathtub twins are soooo cute!

Sonya said...

I like the La Baby Nursery doll.
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Tracey said...

I like the Reaching for Love - 18" doll.
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Elizabeth Ehlen said...

Lil cutesies bug!

Heather McDougle said...

my favorite is the lots to cuddle cat animal theme doll

Nat said...

I would have LOVED the The La Newborn 14" Real Girl when I was young. So cute.

shopannies said...

love the bug theme

leanne_mac said...

I like the bathtub twins


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Jenny said...

I learned that the La Newborn babies that are pouting freak me out a little!

Mami2jcn said...

I learned that the doll designer, Salvador Berenguer, is a native of Spain.

I'm entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook name (Mary Happymommy).

Veronica said...

I love their Silly Monkey - 18"

blessedintexas said...

I love the Lil' Cutesies Lula doll.
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sherylssg said...

My favorite is Baby Isabella.

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Elaine said...

The bathtub twins are too cute!

Stephanie said...

My favorite is La Baby Nursery.

Jackie said...

I learned that JC Toys Group, Inc. dolls were first introduced to the US Market in the early 1980’s. At this time the company and product was known by the popular name BERJUSA.
Thank you!

Laura Miller said...

The Summer Lilly Doll is probably my favorite...we LOVE JC Toys Dolls!

Kelly D. said...

I love the Lil' Cutesies Bug Theme 8.5".

Kelly L

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I like Lola- Crawling 14" (Real Girl!)

Jennifer Rote
wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

debijackson said...

love these
http://www.jctoys.com/product/427649/16936_Set./_/Lil%27_Cutesies_Play_Theme_8.5%22-_Set_of_3
debbie jackson,
djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

Lisa said...

The Silly Monkey is my favorite.

SueZH said...

I do like Baby Bear.

SueZH said...

I do like Baby Bear.

Dreams Do Come True said...

JC Toys is proud to be the recipient of many prestigious awards over the years

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GW said...

I like the Baby Isabella doll she looks very authentic

GW said...

I like the Baby Isabella doll she looks very authentic

Darlene said...

I love the Missy Kissy Interactive Doll

owen.darlene@gmail.com

marinewifey said...

i love the silly monkey doll! so cute!

Holly Miller
Airfrcgrl87@aol.com

A Viola Player said...

I like the mini dolls:)

Angela Richter said...

I'm amazed how real they look! My daughter loved the twin babies in the stroller. Thanks for the chance.

Angela

Unknown said...

i like the lil cutesie lulu doll

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michele376 said...

I like the La Newborn (real girl)
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Linda Kish said...

I like the La Newborn 15" (Real Boy!)
#18536.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

ann said...

I like the Lil' Cutesies best

ann said...

I like the Lil' Cutesies best

T Jones said...

All vinyl specialty dolls have beautiful outfits and sweet expressions!

That Bald Chick said...

My favorite is the http://www.jctoys.com/product/80140/18504N./_/14%22_La_Newborn_Real_Boy!

Rachel R. said...

I love the La Newborn (boy)!

Terra H. said...

JC Toys proudly sponsor's 5 children through the Child Fund Alliance. Thanks
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Colleen M said...

My favorite is their La Newborn (Real Girl!) 14" Doll.

colljerr at comcast dot net

*Monica* said...

I learned it's a family owned and operated business. My fave doll is the Love The La Newborn 14" Real Girl

Deb K said...

My favorite is La Baby Nursery

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Silly monkey has the cutest face
vmkids3 at msn dot com

The Florida Hogans said...

Lil cutesies bug!

Kerry said...

I like the La Newborn baby dolls, they are so adorable and look realistic!

Anonymous said...

I love Lola 14''!
info(at)mijalphotography(dot)com

Danielle PB said...

Lots to Cuddle in Pink is my favorite. It has a soft body.

Patricia said...

I like the La Newborn 14# real baby boy doll

john said...

SOFT BODY DOLLS are cute

lgm52 said...

16" La baby

ColleenMarie82 said...

I like the La Newborn 14" (Real Boy!)

inman@mobap.edu

Sugar Dipes said...

I like Lola crawling 14" real girl doll

Sandy VanHoey said...

I like the La Newborn 17" (Real Girl!)

julescar74 said...

I love the Valentina by Berenguer doll she is so cute.

GpTpRiNcEsS said...

They have designed dolls for over 50 years!

EMMAHORTON said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

I LIKE Valentina by Berenguer

freddie said...

I like the Silly Monkey Doll - 18" dwelchert@yahoo.com

Connie Gruning said...

I would love to have the 8" Lots to Love Bath Time Dolls (Set of 4)
SO CUTE!!!
Connie Gruning
CGruning at aol(dot)com

julie reuter said...

i like the lil hugs doll

Hoa said...

I love the Baby Bear - 18".

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

La Newborn (Real Girl!) 14"
USD$ 59.99

Debbie Erickson said...

They are all adorable. Loved the Lil Cutesies collection

Brandi Elam said...

We like the Lola 14 inch doll.

Brandi Elam said...

We like the Lola 14 inch doll.

Carrie Phelps said...

My favorite is Carolina by Berenguer- Limited Edition.

The Tesdalls said...

I love the little cutesie twins in the bathtub...they are adorable!!

kortnie.tesdall@gmail.com

Megret said...

La Newborn boy doll!
Thanks!
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Candie L said...

I like the Lil' Cutesies Twins in Bathtub 8.5" . Thank you

candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

Kaye said...

I love the Lots to Cuddle Animal Theme Doll- 15" in the giraffe theme. Cute!

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Kristen said...

I like the twins!

katychick said...

i love the baby bear doll
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Anissa said...

I love the Lil' Hugs doll!

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

My favorite item is Lil Hugs in Peach.
gourdsrmylife(at)yahoo(dot)com

BRANDY CASTILLO said...

lil cutesies Mimi

pauline15 said...

I really like the lulu lil cutesies!
pauline15_01(at)hotmail(dot)com

RebeccaWM said...

My favorite item is the Missy Kissy interactive doll. My LO would love it!

Lloyd Family said...

i have a little boy that loves taking care of "babies", i love and would love to have the tomi 10" real boy
http://www.jctoys.com/product/385514/18207./_/Tomi-_10%22_%28Real_Boy%21%29
jenny lloyd

mverno said...

i like the La Newborn 15" (Real Girl!)
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Kimbuckjr said...

My favorite item is the Baby Bear 18". Totally cute!
kimbuckjr

Anonymous said...

I like Emma - 10" Real Girl
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Marianna said...

I learned they've been designing dolls for over 50 years
Marianna

Shelly said...

I like the 16" La baby
donnyandshelly at yahoo dot com

kyonac1 said...

I like sleepytime bambini

Bekah Kuczenski said...

My favorite doll is the Lily Real Girl!!!

Julie said...

love the cuddle cat animal theme doll
hebb dot julie at gmail dot com

Anne N. said...

I like emma.

nancy said...

My lil one would love Missy Kissy Interactive Doll they have really cute ones:)

Vanessa Coker said...

I love the Onesies-Assortment 3 outfits :)

Miriam said...

Love the Lola 14" crawler!

marymichelotti said...

I learned that they create new dolls out of old sculptures and add extra details such as special weighted bodies and magnificently detailed outfits.

marymichelotti@gmail.com

mogrill said...

I like the La newborn.
Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com

Nicole McKinney said...

I'd love one of these so my baby girl can use her newborn clothes when she plays w her doll.

Jeanna said...

I learned that they have been designing dolls for over 50 years!

christenpreston said...

Cant believe they hav ebeen around for fifty years ! !! christenpreston@yahoo.com

Finamoon said...

Love the La Newborn 14"
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Paul T / Pauline T said...

I like the Sleepytime Bambini 22" - Paul Tran ..... emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

Paul T / Pauline T said...

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polly said...

love their 18" baby bear doll-so sweet!
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Anonymous said...

love the lil' cutesie dolls the best . their adorable!

Malteny said...

My favorite item at JC Toys is the LaNewborn real girl. She is beautiful. I also learned that JC Toys has won many awards for their dolls.

AnnaZed said...

Lil' Cutesies Bug Theme. how cute is that!

The Rafflecopter calls me 'Margot' since it is accessing my facebook where I am 'Margot Core'; the Rafflecopter connects to this

email: annazed10 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Allison Downes said...

My favorite item is the La Newborn 15" (Real Girl!)

Anonymous said...

They have Asian dolls.

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Texas Bargain Mom said...

I learned that they sell collectable and speacialty dolls =]

kperales25(at)aol.com

Gen251 said...

I like the Valentina doll! Melissa Alvarado / surf_siren7 at yahoo dot com

Terri said...

I like the La Newborn 15" Girl Doll (item #18512).

Jenny Stanek said...

I love the twins in the stroller!!

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Megan said...

I like the Lil Cuties Twins in Bathtub

Kathy Davis said...

I love the Lola- 10" (Real Girl!) doll.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

SuperNeena said...

Lil' Cutesies Play Theme 8.5"
marine.mom42@hotmail.com

Danielle Davis/Grady said...

I like the La Newborn dolls! Adorable! :)
Thank you!
Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

Erika P. said...

The Lots to Love Drink and Wet Set Doll is my favorite.

Frugal and Fun Mom said...

I like that they have affordable items under $20. Carlee from Frugal and Fun Mom

Christine Jessamine said...

i like the lola doll!

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

kelly1980777 said...

14" La Newborn Real Boy!
kelly willis
kellycurtis@rocketmail.com

Della Dabner said...

My daughter has been wanting one of these dolls. I love them all. The Lil Cutesies twins on the bathtub are my fav although she liked them all since she can put them in the tub with her

Anonymous said...

My grand daughter would love the Lots of cuddles baby .

dario moniz said...

i like the Lola- Crawling 14" (Real Girl!)


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Kathy Davis said...

My FB name: Kathy Newsom Davis
Kathy Davis
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A Roach said...

I like the lola-crawling doll!

jmajor4870 said...

we like the Missy Kissy Interactive Doll

Michelle said...

I love the La Newborns so cute!

Gianna said...

Stroller twins.

lisa said...

Baby Isabella

Sandy said...

I like Missy Kissy Interactive. But, it's so hard to choose just one!!

monica said...

La Newborn (anatomically correct girl

LesleyfromWI said...

Love the Missy Kissy Interactive Doll

Patty S said...

Crawling lola

Missy L said...

I like the Lil Cutsie Twins in a Stroller dolls

Tamar said...

La newborn girl 15"

Daniel M said...

like Missy Kissy Interactive - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Mirm said...

My dd would lik the Lil' Cutesies 8.5" with Buggy!

CAJUNMAN12 said...

I like the La Newborn 14" (Real Girl!)
Damian Jarreau

Sarah Walker said...

My favorite item is the Sleepytime Bambini 22"

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brich2222 said...

like the Noelia by Berenguer doll\\\


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skipthelaundry said...

I like the Baby Bear collector doll that was the 2008 Doll of the Year Winner.
skipthelaundry at gmail dot com

Becca Ann said...

I like the twins in the tub

Marty Harris said...

I like the 5" Dolls with Accessories (Set of 6)

Rita M said...

I like Lola- 10" (Real Girl!).

MELINA said...

I like lil' cutesies bugt theme 8.5"

Leslie S. said...

I love the Lucas dolls as well as the la newborn real boy.My 5 yr old son is begging for a baby and finding boy dolls is tough.

Sonya said...

I love the Mini LA Newborn Asian!

aimee sanborn said...

I like this ; http://www.jctoys.com/product/155124/700./_/Beautiful_Embrace_-_18%22


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Anonymous said...

L'll Cutsie Play theme-Mimi is my favorite since my granddaughter's nickname is Mimi.

Bshaw75015@aol.com

Bonni said...

i like the miss Kissy interactive doll

Renee owen said...

bathtub twins

edgesmama said...

love the sleepy time bambina bunny so adorable
edgesmama@Yahoo.com

Nathan Fuenffinger said...

I like the Silly Monkey

lilyk said...

I learned that the company is located in Miami, Florida.

Cweller75 said...

My favorite is Missy kissy interactive doll and the LA NEWBORN 15" (REAL GIRL!)

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Heather M said...

La Newborn 15" (REAL GIRL)

Mtlgrl4evr said...

My daughter would love the Lots to Cuddle 20" Doll!

Tiffany Hearn

Tandt625 at hotmail dot com

Brittney said...

love the lil cutsies
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

susansmoaks said...

i love the Little Princess - 18"
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

amy16323 said...

bathtub twins
amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

Harold D said...

I learned that they sell outfits for the dolls.

tannerboyle12@hotmail.com

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I like La Newborn 17

Dawn Reid said...

I like the bathtub twins

Trisha McKee said...

My favorite is the La Newborn.

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CarrieAnn13 said...

I like the La Newborn 15" (Real Boy!)

Wendy Rozema said...

i like the little princess 18"

Jessica said...

I love the http://www.jctoys.com/product/427649/16982./_/Lil%27_Cutesies_Twins_in_Stroller_8.5%22!

jessicaahays at hotmail dot com

LeTonya Jackson said...

I learned tha the Dolls by Berenguer line consists of high quality collector dolls and specialty play dolls.
mami2x2@yahoo.com

Kendra Gillilan said...

Love the newborn doll, too cute
Kendraco22@yahoo.com

Breanne said...

I like the Lil' Cutesies Bug Theme 8.5"

lisa_s said...

I love the Lola 10" specialty doll.

Tanya White said...

My favorite is the La Baby Nursery

Miranda Ward said...

the bathtub twins


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brendaelsner said...

I like the 18" princess doll.

kathy pease said...

i like the Carolina by Berenguer- Limited Edition

Peggy said...

Love the Baby Bear 18" Collectible doll. Look so real.

sablelexi said...

I really like the Lil' Cutesies Play Theme 8.5" Mimi.
Jennelle J

Karri Steed said...

I would like to get my little girl a play doll interactive doll. Thank you. :)

Karri Janiece said...

Play doll interactive Karri Steed karristeed@gmail.com Please discard name only comment. Thank you. :)

Karen said...

Love The La Newborn 14" (Real Girl!) :)

ktgonyea at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My granddaughter would love any of them.
warren48611@yahoo.com

alynn said...

crawling lola.

bev said...

Those dolls are really cute. I love the Little Princess one. Thanks.

daveshir2005 said...

I learned they have been designing dolls for more than 50 years.

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dvice12 said...

I like Sleepytime Bambini- 22"