Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll
“A lovely first doll, that’s kind to the environment and very appealing to younger children.”
Buy online at Kiddymania
Initial Thoughts: When I took the Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll out of its box, my first thought was “Oh, how adorable”. It comes in a simple, certified organically sourced cardboard box which is apparently a “gift box” but I wouldn’t necessarily think it’s that special. The doll, however, is lovely and soft and very organic looking with muted colours and tones. A lovely first doll and very appealing to younger children, I thought.
One refreshing thing was that the doll wasn’t secured with plastic and ties in its box; just open the box and the doll is yours.
We Liked: The Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll is made of really soft cotton and is very cuddly. My 22 month old daughter, Ella, was thrilled with the doll and wouldn’t put it down for the entire afternoon. I loved the dress that the Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll is wearing- a very “organic” feel to it with soft cotton and earthy warm colours. For once it’s not something pink and garish which you often find with other dolls. We also loved that the Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll had hair! Ella’s other dolls are plastic and have no hair! She finally gets to play with a doll with hair!
We Weren’t Keen: The face and body of the Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll is white in colour which, I fear, over time will show dirt quite easily. You can’t throw this doll in the washing machine but you can spot wash it. We were quite disappointed with the fact that the doll’s wool shoes kept coming off. There was a stitch in each shoe to keep it attached to the dolls leg but one of the stitches came undone very quickly so the Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll goes around with one shoe on and one shoe off now! As lovely as it is to have a doll with “hair”, it is yarn so her hair does end up looking a bit of a fright most of the time, however, Ella doesn’t care so it really doesn’t matter much.
Overall: The Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll is a lovely and soft organic rag doll which has become a firm favourite with my daughter but at £18.95, I think you could find a cheaper rag doll with similar features. However, if organic and ethically sourced toys are for you, the Imajo Organic Classic Softie Rag Doll is a great investment, and perfect for a first doll.
Karin, Cafe Bebe