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American Girl Doll

I was just ten years old when American Girl debuted their first catalog in 1986.  I desperately wanted an American Girl doll.  Not just any American Girl doll, though.  I wanted a bald American Girl doll.  They didn’t have any.  I wasn’t surprised, because the only bald dolls I had were either baby dolls or those made by my Mom. 

In June, I learned that American Girl was debuting a doll without hair.  I immediately reached out to American Girl to request a review.  I wanted that doll!  When my American Girl doll without hair arrived, I was tickled pink!my American Girl doll without hair

When Sister saw it, she said, “Mommy!!  My new doll looks like you!” 

Um, who’s new doll?  I’ll wrestle you for it…

Soon enough, though, the doll was showing who she’d rather hang with…

First she went into Sister’s room, and climbed in the cradle.

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She looked so peaceful, I thought I would leave her for the night.

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She took advantage of the opportunity to make herself at home. 

Next thing I know, she’s sleeping soundly next to Sister. 

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Of course, I couldn’t break them up!

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She’s a great playmate!  She goes everywhere.  From the patio, to the garden, to the slide. 

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Mister likes her, too, and wants a bald boy doll.  In time, son, in time.  LOL.

If Sister ever decides she’d rather have a doll that looked like her, instead of one that looks like Mommy, we can admit her to the Doll Hospital where experts will happily replace her head with one that has hair.  How cool is that?

All jokes aside, I am impressed with the quality of this doll.  She stands.  She sits.  Her seams are stitched well.  Her head rotates easily.  (Which is quite funny, when she is poised in the seat at church, staring at one of your friends.  Yes, I went there.  LOL). She is well made, though she has this string at her neck.  I presume that it is so that the head can be replaced should we want to do so.  I just thought it could have been cleverly hidden or something.

American Girl doll without hair

The American Girl doll without hair is available in a variety of skin tones and eye colors.  To learn more, call American Girl customer service at 800-628-5145 to discuss options and to order a doll without hair.

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***Product sample provided to facilitate review.  All opinions are my own.***

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. I had to tweet about this post, that doll is fantastic and I know a lot of little girls (and boys) will want one!

  2. That’s absolutely awesome! My daughter loves the American Girl books and has been after me to get her a doll, too.

    I’d bet she was a hit in the church pew, too!

    • Tracy- taking her to church was a real hoot. One of the kids stood her up on a table before church, and I was chatting with some girlfriends. One of them looked at me and said, “Why is your doll STARING at me?” Of course, she is the one whose direction I pointed the doll during service, as well. I know, I know. Shame on me. LOL.

  3. You are so fun and funny and I love your sense of humor about that doll. However, some of the poses are a little reminiscent of Chuckie! LOL! I do think it’s pretty neat that you can trade heads if you desire down the road.

    PS. I miss you on the list!

  4. Lindsay says:

    What a cutie! I love all of the poses! It’s really cute that you can send her in later should you decide to have a new head put on her.

  5. I love those dolls! and I love that they have one that looks like you. My cousin’s daughter wears hearing aides and they recently traveled to NYC to have her American Girl doll fitted with hearing aides, too. I love it 🙂

  6. Such a neat doll. Love all the places she’s found herself, looks like she feels right at home.

  7. You are hilarious! That is so cool! My daughter still has not discovered American Girl dolls…I’m sure it won’t be long now though!

  8. That is so awesome that they make dolls like this! How adorable!!

  9. How wonderful. Our 6 year old loves her American Girl Doll too! I am so thrilled that you could get the head with no hair…love it!

  10. What a great doll- I love that they have a bald one available! But that string is weird, and she’s beautiful just as she is, so why would you want to replace her head?! 🙂

  11. I think it’s great that American Girl/Mattel is offering a bald doll! The doll is keeping with the AG tradition and depicting different life experiences. I like it! Enjoy the doll! =)

  12. Very cool doll. Judging from the pictures, she is getting around more than me. I’m jealous. I would have freaked if I caught a doll staring at me in church, but that is so funny.

  13. She is beautiful! I always wanted an American Girl Doll and never received one. (Zoe will be getting her first one this Christmas!)

  14. Awesome and beautiful!! I’ve received the catalogs for years but don’t have one of my own. Now that I have a daughter, I hope that she’ll want one and we can ‘share’!

  15. Oh Virginia this is so perfect for the family! I love her. And I especially love all the pictures you took of her playing. <3


  16. Oh my gosh, I love this! AG is wonderful!!

  17. Very cute story and very nice pictures! I like your writing style. 🙂

  18. You know, we don’t have an American Girl doll yet. I need to get my daughter one.

  19. Ok, I have to be honest. Dolls creep me out a little bit, especially the old-fashioned kind. That being said, I think this one is adorable! (though I wouldn’t want it staring out at me from a closet)

  20. My daughter is saving her chore money for an American Girl Doll, this is the cutest ever!!

  21. My daughter has one and loves it.

  22. Awwww this is so neat.

  23. Love American Girl! Though I’m still miffed at them for retiring Samantha before I could collect all her stuff. 🙂

  24. KUDOS American Girl for realizing there are so many different, unique forms of beauty. I love that they have this option and it just makes me want to support this business even more 🙂

  25. This is one of the few things I miss about not having a daughter… Kudos to American Girl. I hope she brings your daughter many years of enjoyment.

  26. That’s so awesome! I had never heard of American Girl dolls until I was older, I love their products!

  27. I love this! It is so awesome!! What a precious doll.

  28. I absolutely love this doll. SO incredible.

  29. Now that is awesome! They should have came out with these sooner.

  30. Beautiful! I love the pictures of sister sleeping with her!

  31. GASP! You’re so young. My nieces got the American Girl dolls when they first came out and they loved them. One of the things I like about their line is there’s a doll for everyone. I love the photos of the doll outside – cracks me up.

  32. So cool! I don’t remember American Girl dolls when I was young, even though they were around.

  33. this is awesome!!! So glad American girl did this

  34. Awww, I love that doll! 🙂

  35. I love that they made this doll!!

  36. She does look like you! 🙂 How great American Doll finally did this! I know many little girls are going to love having a doll that looks like them!

  37. I love that the made this doll available. How great that every little girl can find the perfect doll for them!

  38. April Decheine says:

    Oh my gosh that is to cute, your kids just make me smile!

  39. My nieces love their American Girl Doll! 🙂

  40. What a pretty doll! 🙂

  41. I love that they have dolls for everyone! It is so important, especially for little girls!

  42. That is so cool that they are making these dolls. I think it’s wonderful!

  43. What an awesome doll!

  44. I’ve never owned an American Girl Doll. I love all the photos you took of her all over the place LOL. My daughter had a My Twinn but not an American Girl Doll.

  45. The doll is very cute!

  46. That’s awesome! I can’t wait til my girls are a little older and I can buy them their first American Girl doll.