Love American Girl but looking for something just right for your daughter? American Girl just launched its new WellieWishers – and it’s a dream come true! Thanks to American Girl for letting us get our hands on our own WellieWishers doll – now a permanent member at our tea parties!
“You’re having a girl.”
When the GYNO let me know that my second would be a precious little girl, immediately visions of pinkness, dolls, and sparkles filled my brain. And of course, trips to American Girl.
I had no idea that it would be so soon when a friend gifted Taylor her first Bitty Baby for her first birthday. And there it began.
However, I had to keep her doll put up for years when she would be ready to play. And when a few Christmas later she received her first American Girl doll, I thought, wow, I love these dolls, but I was hoping for something a little smaller for her to play with. I mean her dolls were almost as big as she was. And for the grandmas, I felt worst as the accessories for the American Girl doll were beautiful, but were more fitting for an older girl around 8. Otherwise, she was losing them before she could really enjoy (and appreciate) them.
…Meet the new WellieWishers! The world of WellieWishers is an entire new line of friends, designed with the values of imagination, creativity, respect and environmental awareness in mind! Willa, Kendall, Ashlyn, Emerson, and Camille, are 14-inch dolls (American Girl dolls are 18 inches) with the same beautiful matching outfits you come to expect from American Girl.
Since the dolls and their accessories launched simultaneously unlike the AG Doll of the Year, you can choose her doll based on her interests (or looks) and pick different clothes, play sets, and more. My daughter chose Ashlyn, but only after a hard fight for Camille (but we did buy some of her accessories including the Ocean Treasures set with the mermaid tail!)
Each has a different personality and sports a fun pair of Wellies (the English word for galoshes) that match a pair of socks with clear galoshes your kiddo can wear to match! And rather than having a different pair of rain boots for each doll for your daughter, all you need to do is change out socks to match your doll! (This is going to be huge at Christmas, mark my words! I even wanted a pair they are so cute.) Perfectly sized and priced for the 4-6 year old girl at around $60 a doll, the WellieWishers bring a new level of fun to the world of American Doll.
Even the area at the store has a different feel with a playhouse area and unique ways to invite play and friendliness.
Now don’t get me wrong, she isn’t able to love her new WellieWisher more than her other dolls, but we did have to add another chair to our tea room table…and wait for the new WellieWishers animated series.