Dontè is my first “big” baby and my second boy. I LOVE him! He is so chubby and happy! I have been thinking about a big baby for a while, and I looked at a few different sculpts before I decided on this one by Donna RuBert. It is a huge, 9 month size, about 26″ long, with plenty of dimples, rolls and baby fat. Yum! My original intent was to make this one a baby girl, as I already bought some cute little dresses and trimmings, but both me and my daughter thought when finished he looked more like a boy, so I went shopping (again) for a new layette and named him Donté.
I used curly dark brown hair as I did for Riley, but this time I did buy a better quality mohair. I am happy to report that it made a BIG difference and it is definitely much more manageable than the other brand. I also left it a bit longer, so when styled, the curls stay very nicely. I’m glad. I was nervous! I also had a tricky time trying to get his weight just right as I needed him to be cuddly and a bit poseable, but not floppy like a newborn baby would be.
I decided to shy away from baby blue for his layette as I wanted to do something different and it’s hard to find clothes for big babies that are baby-ish. I think the greens and yellows look great against his skin tone, though, and the ducks are SO cute! I hope you agree!