Why We Love Her:

One of my favorite things about my daughter is her laugh. She’s always smiling and will laugh at just about anything. So, I naturally was drawn to this doll, which giggles when you tickle her tummy. She comes with a pacifier and bottle, which is an extra treat for the little mamas to pretend they are caring for their children.

Where to Buy Her:

You can find the Giggly Wiggly dolls on Amazon.


Why We Love Her:

Another Hearts for Hearts Girls favorite, this regal queen is a must-have in our toy collection. She’s one of the most gorgeous dolls I’ve found online, and she makes my daughter proud of her African heritage. Her curly hair and smooth skin remind me of my daughter, so I am definitely partial to Rahel.

Where to Buy Her:

You can find Rahel on Amazon.


Why We Love Her:

Prodigyrls will inspire your daughter to dream big and work hard. We love Nicole, because she is smart and driven. Your little one will pretend she’s a doctor for hours.

Where to Buy Her:

You can find Nicole dolls on the Prodigyrls website. 9

Why We Love Her:

Lullaby Lettie, also known as Granda’s Girl, is  more than a doll. She’s a character that teaches and entertains. She’s full of cute 20 different sounds and sayings like, Don’t make me call my Grandma!

Where to Buy Her:

You can find this talking doll on the Lullaby Lettie website. OneLove

Why We Love Her:

Based on the Children’s book One Love’ by Cedella Marley and Vanessa Brantley-Newton, this dainty doll will transport you to the sandy white beaches of Jamaica. She’s lovely, lively and tiny enough for your tot to tote around town.

Where to Buy Her:

You can find this doll on Amazon.

Hey DFTM Fam–What other African American dolls would you add to the list? Why is it important to add dolls of color to your child’s collection?

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About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

2 Responses

  1. Elle

    Very cute dolls. This year I purchased my girls a doll for the first time. I had really hoped to buy one for them sooner, but there were no dolls in the store that looked like my girls so I just waited until I found the perfect one.


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