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Dy-Dee Baby

baby doll | play set

Creating a doll that looks like a baby is no easy task. Since the mid-19th century, doll manufacturers have worked to produce dolls that look and act like infants. In 1922, doll designers reached a new level of realism with the Bye-Lo baby, a doll crafted to look like a three-day-old newborn. The 1930s saw the proliferation of drink and wet dolls such as Betsy-Wetsy and the Dy-Dee doll. Nowadays, baby dolls come with an array of functions that allow them to eat, crawl, play peek-a-boo, and even respond to a child’s voice. Every baby doll--from the simplest version to the most technologically advanced--serves a special function in cultivating nurturing and parental roles in children, while promoting open-ended active play.

ManufacturerFleischaker & Baum
Materialcardboard | printed paper | composition | fabric | metal | glass | rubber
OriginNew York, NY
Stylebaby doll
Object ID113.1915

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