Saturday, July 07, 2012
One of the highlights of The Pea's childhood has been playing with her My American Girl Doll. It was the very first American Girl doll she received, and even though now owns four, there will always be a special place in her heart for Natalia, the doll with green eyes and curly, honey-colored hair that looks so much like her.
However, not all little girls fit the "standard" mold, especially those suffering from a medical or physical condition. American Girl has long offered glasses, wheelchairs and crutches so girls can customize their American Girl dolls to reflect themselves -- and now they have gone one step further by offering a new line of dolls without hair, just for little girls who have lost their hair temporarily or permanently.
About Dolls Without Hair
American Girl has announced a new line of dolls without hair as part of the My American Girl® line for girls affected by cancer, alopecia, or any medical condition causing hair loss. This new product line provides even more possibilities for a girl to create a doll that's as unique as she is.
Customers can choose from a total of five different dolls in light, medium, and dark skin tones. In addition, girls can choose their dolls’ eye color from a selection of options.
Finally, because we know that not all hair loss conditions are permanent, American Girl is proud to offer one free doll head replacement should a girl’s need for a doll without hair ever change.
Because of the special handling and customization associated with these dolls, orders are being taken exclusively through American Girl’s contact center at 1-800-628-5145.
To help provide comfort to kids who may be affected by medical conditions that cause hair loss, American Girl is including the new dolls in its annual $100,000+ donation to the Children’s Hospital Association.
Now every little girl can find a special doll that looks like her! American Girl has definitely taken a step in the right direction. I applaud them for sending the message that every little girl is beautiful, and I couldn't be more proud to be a fan.
Disclosure: I did not receive a sample or monetary compensation for this post. Product information (in italics) was provided by American Girl at my request. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.