Multi-Cultural and Black Dolls
If you are buying a first doll for a child then you may wish to choose a doll that mirrors their own identity, whether that's a boy or a girl, with dark brown skin and black hair, olive skin and brown hair or red hair and green eyes. Having a doll that looks like you affirms your identity. And for young children especially it can be easier to engage with a baby doll that looks like they do or resembles a baby brother, sister or cousin they know.
Having a variety of dolls with different skin tones, cultural backgrounds and even hair colours is a great way for children to begin to understand diversity and engage with the fact that we are all different. Black dolls, white dolls, boy dolls and dolls with disabilities can all help children understand and process their interactions in the outside world through play. Allowing them to ask questions and explore the answers in a safe and familiar way.