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Baby doll - Baby Born

Baby Born

  • Object:

    Baby doll

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (manufactured)

  • Date:

    2003 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Zapf Creation (UK) (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Zapf Creation (UK)

  • Museum number:

    B.18:1 to 4 -2003

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Zapf Creation, makers of baby dolls was founded in Germany by Max Zapf in 1932. Their best selling product is Baby Born, launched in 1991. Baby Born was given seven human functions, which include eating, drinking, crying and weeing. It was also given lifelike features of baby fat, a raised belly button and realistic fingers and toes. Baby Born has continued to be a best seller in Germany. Today three out of every four girls born in Germany will receive a Baby Born as their first doll and more than nine million Baby Born dolls have been sold in 43 countries.

Physical description

A baby doll, which comes with a box, one outfit, a potty, bowl, spoon, dummy, nappy, bottle, baby food, a birth certificate and a booklet. The doll has been given seven human functions and realistic features including baby fat and a raised belly button.

Place of Origin

Germany (manufactured)


2003 (manufactured)


Zapf Creation (UK) (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques



Length: 17 in

Descriptive line

Baby doll with accessories made in Germany by Zapf Creation in 2003


Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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