Baby Lou was created by Zapf creations in the early 90s, I remember seeing the adverts around 1993. She was the kind of baby doll every little girl dreamed of. large, blonde and beautiful, though you could buy Baby Lou outfits she was big enough to be able to wear real baby clothes. And what could she do? What couldn't she do! Like most crying dolls she came with a dummy/passy which, if you removed it she would cry, but there was more. She also had a huge, heart-shaped necklace which you wore. If you put Baby Lou down and walked away from her she would start to cry. Come back and lift her up and she would gurgle happily. Feed her and she would make sucking noises and when you winded her afterwards she would actually burp. Hold her close and you could feel her heart beating. There were only two major disadvantages to owning this amazing baby. First, her sixty pound price-tag made her out of the reach of some little girls and second, she ate batteries! I actually did own one of these gorgeous dolls, albeit briefly. I was long grown up by the nineties but I've always loved dolls and this was really the most advanced baby since the eighties gave us "Baby Talk". I bought a Baby Lou to donate as first prize for a charity drive I was involved in. I dressed her in a christening robe and shawl and sat her in a baby rocker. This meant I could get her out of the box, put her batteries in and have a play with her before I gave her away! She sat on display throughout the drive, looking stunning and helping to raise a lot of money. Sadly, Baby Lou's steep price tag meant that she soon gave way to cheaper and much less advance dolls like Baby Annabelle and Baby Born who have stood the test of time but I'll always remember her fondly.