I think I said in a previous post that American Girl dolls were a bit much. Change is good right, because I think I have changed my mind. After searching high and low for a baby doll last Christmas, I came to the conclusion that the quality of this item is not to be beaten. I purchased the Bitty Baby and have been very happy with it for my granddaughter. The real question is she happy with it, and I would say a resounding yes. It can take a lot of knocking around and still look good. I will break down and buy one new outfit for the baby doll this year. So far so good. Bottom line is this doll looks like a baby not a made up Barbie Doll wannabe.