On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…
I first saw Blabla Kids in a parent’s magazine when I was pregnant with Baby Bird. It was a photo of a stack of knit blankets and the Blabla Kids blanket stood out. Florence Wetterwald is the creative mind behind Blabla’s designs and they are knitted by Peruvian artists through fair trade. The dolls, and all of their other products, are made from natural fibers, grown in Peru.
Blabla Kids sent me the Large Peeko Boogaloo Doll to review. The doll measures 10 inches high and is exactly as it is pictured on their site. The quality of the knitting on this doll is amazing. There are no gaps and you have to look hard to tell where the seams meet. The doll is soft to the touch and when Baby Bird grabs it for one of her popular ‘bear hugs’, the doll bounces back to its original shape. Blabla pays attention to detail in their items. With Peeko, there is a simple flower sewn separately on to the front instead of just being knit in with the rest of the design. The flower also adds just enough touch of girl for me. I like the blue and green colours of Peeko and Baby Bird has enough pink and purple dolls right now, so Peeko is a welcome addition to Baby Bird’s toy family.
In addition to the knit dolls, Blabla also sells numerous other items. One of my favorite items from their site is the Owl Backpack that is pictured here. Okay, don’t tell Papa Bird, but I just bought this backpack from their site! Isn’t it just adorable? I can’t wait to see it, Baby Bird is going to love it! They also have boys and girls sweaters, pants, shoes, hats, rattles, blankets and the list goes on. Their clothes and other items look so comfortable, and if they are anything like the Peeko doll, they are top quality.
The Large Boogaloo Dolls retail for $34 and can be bought on the Blabla online store. This would make a great, unique gift for any little ones on your Christmas list.
Do you have a favourite? I dare you to try to pick just one.