Tiny Chatty Brother, a brother to the popular Chatty Cathy, is a 15 in. 1962 doll by Mattel. His cap is missing and, like most of the talking mechanisms, his no longer works.
The doll on the left is a 1978 Golden Anniversary edition of the Gerber Baby made by the Atlanta Novelty Co. It is 18 in. and came with a skirt and bib over its red and white cotton stuffed body. The smaller 12 in. Gerber, 1988, was also made by the same company. It has a one-piece soft vinyl body and, like the larger doll, has rolling “flirty“ eyes.
Ideal Toy Corp. B23 identifies this Suzy Playpal 24 in. baby doll, circa 1960. She has been redressed in a 6 to 12 month infant size Polly Flinders dress with knit booties. She is all vinyl, jointed, with strung arms, rooted hair, with a squeaker in her belly. Ideal made many such large babies and toddlers.
Mme. Alexander’s 22 in. So Big, 1967 – 1975, was based on a book by Eloise Wilkins. My daughter Elaine, shown here with her brother, received this doll for Christmas 1970. She still has it along with the little Golden Press book titled, So Big. It has vinyl head and hands, painted eyes, cry voice, and soft stuffed body, dressed in a blue and white checked gingham suit.