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I was about 3 or 4 when Baby Heather came out and I had gotten her for Christmas and when we opened the box, her head was at the bottom! It took my parents four attempts to get the stupid doll out! I'm 22 and only just got rid of her in October and that was only because I didn't have the room to keep her. I've yet to find a doll like her... we would bring her to the food store and people would think she was real! Ah the memories...

Baby Heather was pretty expensive for her day, due to the elaborate electronics built into her body. Her settings could be altered so that would act as either a newborn, 6 months old or a toddler and her behaviour would change to match the age. When she was set to her older age Baby Heather could communicate by talking. She could say things like "tickle me mommy", "not sleepy, play with me" and "up mommy, up".

Reports are that Baby Heather was often troubled by a mechanical default. Either the doll would fail to shut down properly or she had problem's with her neck. It has even been suggested her head often broke off! This might explain why Mattel only manufactured Baby Heather for one year back in 1987.

Baby Heather was available in both Caucasian and African American versions.


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Baby Heather Last post by remember
10 June 2008

Do You Remember Baby Heather?

Do You Remember Baby Heather?

  • Anonymous user
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    I have a Baby Heather doll Still in box Never taken out willing to sell contact me at hollienairns@yahoo.com
  • Anonymous user
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    i am looking for a baby heather doll i have one i got it when i was 7 i still have the doll but i would love to buy my little girl one it must be in good working condition i will pay 300 to 450 for this doll if any body has one email me at amandacanter4@yahoo.com
  • Anonymous user
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    Im looking for a heather doll, i will pay 200-300 if she works, less if she is just intact. PLease e-mail me if u know how i can get one. my name is torie and my e-mail is kinkyangel04929@gmail.com
  • Anonymous user
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    I agree with all of you. Baby Heather was the best Christmas gift I have ever received. My mother went all out that year, she even bought us a real stroller for her! I also had the priveledge to share it with my sister, she got the 'white' one and I got the 'black' one, it was perfect. Like everyone else that had this doll, I carried her everywhere. And like everyone I remember the dreadful day... I was going somewhere with my mom and sister in cab, before I got out, I tucked Heather towards my chest like a real baby. When I was finally out of the cab, I pulled her away to tell her 'we're here...' but her head had come off. I screamed and tucked her into my chest again and began sobbing histerically. My mother kept asking me what was wrong but I couldn't talk. We made it into the builing and up the elevator, the whole time I tried to talk but no words would come out, only sobs. We made it to the door of the apartment when I shouted 'MY BABY'S HEAD CAME OFF!!' and showed my mother. My mother looked, laughed for a second and then began consoling me. Luckily she was still under warranty, we sent her away in her original box and clothes. I did make a mark on her to ensure I would get the same baby back. About a month later she came back good as new, it was a new doll altogether. :( But I loved her as much anyway. That was 21 years ago. I am 29 now and I still have Heather! She sits up high where no one can touch her, she doesn't have the original clothes or accesories and her battery compartment doesn't remain closed. But every now and then while holding the batteries in, I turn her on and listen to the familier voice and laugh I grew up with... SNNI, I am sorry about your sister.
  • Anonymous user
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    I still have her!! she is in great condition except for the fact her one leg wont stay on..a little glue should fix that tho. I have all her original clothes but am looking for her baby heather milk sippy cup. If anyone has one or finds one please email me at stacb1976@aol.com please~
  • Anonymous user
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    on christmas morning i remember my sister and i had just took baby heather doll out of her box and i remember her saying "not nice mommy" she was upside down...this is one of my most remebered christmas'es because i had shared it with my sister who is now deceased and i still have the doll and the pictures to this day to remember her.
  • Anonymous user
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    She was my favorate doll in the world. Only a few monthes after I got her I was admitted to the local childrens hospitial for tests. I went in to have a MRI I think but when I came back she was gone. Someone stole her off my hospitail bed. I was crushed. My mom tried to find another one but by then they had stopped selling her.
  • Anonymous user
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    Baby Heather was my absolute favorite doll as a young girl. I thought her giggle was addictive, and although my parents were slightly freaked out by her automatronics, I dragged Baby Heather everywhere until I finally broke her neck.