New Cabbage Patch Kids “Fun to Feed” Babies Review & Giveaway (ends 7/20/13) #CabbagePatchKids


Cabbage Patch Kids 30th AnniversaryI started a conversation on my personal Facebook page about Cabbage Patch Dolls. They are celebrating their 30th Anniversary (or should I say Birthday?) this year. They first came out in 1983.

If you are around my age (40 something) chances are you remember the insanity around Cabbage Patch Dolls. They were THE toy to have. Everyone went crazy for them. You couldn’t find them anywhere because the moment they made it to the store shelf they were gone. People were in buying frenzy. A friend of mine worked at a department store at the time and said that people were fighting with one another – physically fighting – all for the right to claim one of the dolls. Now that’s crazy!

I remember my older sister was able to score one of the dolls before I did. She had our relatives in the United Kingdom look for the dolls for her. When they found one they shipped it to her. I had to wait about a year later until I finally got a Cabbage Patch Doll. I had a boy doll and I named him Brendan James. I still have him too. He’s packed away in my father’s basement. I gave him to both my kids when they were little. They played with him for a bit and as soon as they moved on to another toy I packed him away. Who knows, maybe he’ll reappear when I have grandchildren.

It’s hard to believe that these cuddly, lovable dolls have been making their way into the arms of boys and girls around the world for 30 years. That is amazing.

Cabbage Patch Fun to Feed Doll

To celebrate their 30th Anniversary, JAKKS Pacific has created a new doll called Cabbage Patch Kids “Fun to Feed” Babies. 

Cabbage Patch Kids are celebrating their 30th Anniversary in 2013! JAKKS Pacific focuses on back-to-basics play with cuddly, soft and realistic Cabbage Patch Kids Babies!

These 12.5” Cabbage Patch Kids “Fun to Feed” Babies include either a magic disappearing milk bottle or food bowl with spoon, removable fashions, a Birth Certificate & Adoption Papers with a unique name and birthday, and the original baby fresh scent of Cabbage Patch Kids!

The Cabbage Patch Kids “Fun to Feed” Babies offer the ultimate nurturing play for young girls and boys with the nostalgia of the classic Cabbage Patch Kid for mom.  With various different removable fashion styles in a large variety of silky hair colors, eye colors and ethnicities, little mommies and daddies will love caring for their newly adopted Babies!

Available at Walmart. SRP $24.99 Ages 2+

JAKKS Pacific sent me one of these adorable Cabbage Patch Dolls to review. My kids are teenagers so I plan on giving the doll to my little niece Isabella. I know she’s going to love this doll and I’m excited to give it to her this weekend when I see her. 🙂

I received an adorable little girl with short reddish brown hair. Her name on the birth certificate is Deanna Margot. She was born on September 16th. 🙂

My Cabbage Patch Doll from decades ago had yarn for hair. This little baby doll has soft, silky almost human like hair.

Cabbage Patch Fun to Feed Doll Bottle

My doll came with one of the bottles. On two sides of the bottle there is a heart shaped “window” which allows you to look inside. When you feed your baby the “milk” inside looks like it disappears when you are feeding the baby.

My daughter who is 16 immediately made a comment about how the baby smelled. She said “I remember that smell”. Me too! These new Cabbage Patch dolls have the same classic baby powder like scent to them. She even asked me if the doll had the signature on the butt. She actually remembered that. I’m very impressed! And yes, these dolls have the signature on their little butts too.

The baby doll even comes with a diaper. That is really cute! I don’t recall seeing diapers for Cabbage Patch Dolls before. The diaper feels and looks like the real thing too.

Fun to Feed Cabbage Patch Doll

The doll also has a soft body and a plastic face, just like the classic Cabbage Patch Doll.

Look for the adorable Cabbage Patch Kids “Fun to Feed” Babies at Walmart and other retail locations.

For more information on other JAKKS Pacific toys visit www.JAKKS.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter.

The hashtag for the various social media channels is #CabbagePatchKids.

You can also find more fun Cabbage Patch Kids goodies at www.CabbagePatchKids.com.

Cabbage Patch Baby

JAKKS Pacific would love to give a She Scribes reader their very own Cabbage Patch Kids “Fun to Feed” Baby. The doll will be a random doll and will not necessarily look like the one I received. Thank you JAKKS Pacific!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on July 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me either why you want to win this Cabbage Patch Doll – or – share a Cabbage Patch Doll memory with me.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. JAKKS Pacific will be providing the prize.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. Sandy VanHoey says:

    My memory of Cabbage Patch was many years ago when my girls were small and their first came out. They were SO popular and stores ran out so it was difficult for everyone to get one for their child for Christmas

  2. Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser says:


  3. Kimberly says:

    I remember when Cabbage Patch Dolls first came out. I was a pretty young for them, but they were so popular that my grandma that my sister and I HAD to have them. She stalked the stores to get us each one for Christmas, but it was a couple of years before we even played with them. I’d probably have done the same thing for my little girl. 🙂

  4. Remember when we all got Cabbage Patch Dolls for Christmas when they first came out. Even my mom bought one for herself and took a family picture with all of us holding our dolls (4) .

  5. Aimee C says:

    I grew up in the cabbage patch kid craze and remember my parents got us the knock offs because they were on a tight budget. Shortly after it was all over news that they had rags in them that could spontanuesly combust so my grandma saved the day and got us authentic ones for christmas.

  6. I had one the first dolls. I got it for my birthday from my god father—

  7. Christi says:

    I want to win this doll for my daughter. i was 7 when these dolls came out and still have my first one and she plays with it all the time

  8. I had one of the original, yarn hair dolls in the 1980s when I was a kid. It was a gift from my grandother that I just adored!

  9. would love to win for my grandchild.

  10. Sondra Brazier says:

    I still have my first Cabbage Patch Doll!! I will never forget that Christmas!!

  11. Necta N says:

    would love to win to give it to my granddaughter ..i remember my sister got one but supposely i was to big so i didnt.. i never did get one but i want my grand daughter to have that experience

  12. I remember traveling over 100 miles to get a doll for my daughter.

  13. Laura Miller says:

    I have 2, almost 3 little girls! We would love this doll! It would also be fun to share those ‘When I was little’ stories!

  14. Christina Allender says:

    Loved my Cabbage Patch Dolls growing up & in fact my daughter plays with it 27 yrs later. Would love to win her, her own 🙂

  15. Tiffany Greene Elliott says:

    I am 34 years old and loved Cabbage Patch Dolls when I was younger and to this day I still love them. I loved that they came with there own birth certificate, name, and I absolutely loved how they smelled!! Being a mom to 4 girls , they love them too…. I would love to win this for my almost 1 year old daughter!! It would be a great birthday present for her!! She loves baby dolls!! Thanks!!

  16. Rae Nelson says:

    I would love to win this for my neice! I remember when my cousins were little there was a Cabbage Patch craze at Christmas and everyone just had to have one then they were hard to get! That same cousin who did manage to get one that year at Christmas as a child gave my daughter that very same Cabbage doll. Ohhhh, sweet, huh?!

  17. I’m 29, so my first Christmas, my godmother had to get me a Cabbage Patch doll (I was not even 1, lol). She ended up getting it if Florida (we live in Boston)

  18. Carolyn Colley says:

    I would love to win this cabbage patch doll for my granddaughter, brings back good memories with my daughter.

  19. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Want To Win So I Can Pass The Joy Of Owning A Cabbage Patch Doll To My Kids!

  20. I would love to win this for my youngest niece. My sister and I both had Cabbage Patch dolls and have such fond memories of them! I’d love for her to have the same.