This is Aubrey. She is an Our New Baby doll. She is one of the earliest versions. No # on her neck, and long, flat neck strings. She is shown with her "My Baby Dolls Memory Book" hang tag, and the Our New Baby book.
She is a cutie!
I think she wants to play! LOL!
Here you can see her "palms up" and wide open arm span, which are characteristics to look for when seeking out an Our New Baby. There are, however, some Our New Babys without this wide open arm span and palms up appearance. If you see a doll with the "palms down" appearance, you must check the neck stamp to determine if she's an Our New Baby or not. If you see a #14 on her neck, and she has the palms down appearance, she is most likely an early Bitty Baby. If you see a #14 on her neck and she has the "palms up appearance", she is an ONB. If you see no # on her neck, she is an Our New Baby, regardless of arm positioning.***PLEASE SEE THE END OF THE ALBUM FOR A DOLL THAT IS AN EXCEPTION TO THIS GENERAL RULE***
Also, look for eyelashes like these: Long, soft, and almost white on the caucasian doll.
She looks like a real baby!
Another ONB characteristic is the deep grooved, dark blonde hair shown here.
Another shot of the grooves and darker hair.
I am just so smitten by her!
This is Zane, and he is my Asian Our New Baby.
He has such a boyish look to him!
I just want to give him a hug!
Gorgeous little face and coloring! Look at those pink lips!
He also has the "palms up" and wide arm span, to ensure that he is indeed an ONB.
He has long, soft eyelashes
Here is what his hair looks like from the side view. His neck is stamped "750/14" under the Pleasant Co stamp, and his neck strings are not totally flat and ribbon like.
Here is a picture of the meet tshirt and diaper that were included on Our New Baby's, as well as the sleeper in the previous pictures. The three pieces are typically tagged "Made in West Germany for Pleasant Company, 1990"
This is Phoenix, and she is my first AA Our New Baby.
She has the cutest little face with pale pink lips, and soft, long eyelashes.
She looks alot darker with the flash, but her color in the previous pic is more true to life.
Phoenix has the "palms up" apperance and wide open arm span that Our New Baby's are known for.
Her neck strings are regular, and her neck is stamped Pleasant Co with no # underneath.
He vinyl is just amazing....look at that face!
What a cutie!
Here is a side view of her molded hair. It is supposed to appear textured. It is very deeply grooved.
Back view of her head. As you can see, her hair has minimal damage, which is fabulous!
This particular doll has her original box, outfit, Memory Book Hang Tag, and paperwork. A true find! She is my 2nd AA ONB doll.
She was mint and still tied in her box when I got her. Her box is dated October 30th, 1990.
I love them in this condition, lol!
Second AA ONB doll, laying down so you can see her arm position.
She is a cutie as well!
Neck stamp and the look of the textured hair in the back. "Pleasant Company" is in large letters, and there is no # underneath.
Such a cutie!
Poor thing has bubble eye in each eye. This is very common for the German made dolls from the early 90s. This particular doll is from 1990.
She is still gorgeous, nonetheless!
AA ONB #2 compared to ONB #1 (Sorry, she is actually wearing a Bitty dress) Notice the hand position variation between the two. (Yes, I am sure the one on the right is an ONB rather than a Bitty)
Here is an Our New Baby original box, box band, and info card. The print on the box matches the print on the meet sleeper.
Close up of the gorgeous box band.
The items in the New Baby collection had all #s for their catalog codes. Here is an example of a catalog code on the end of the box, for the caucasian ONB.
Item # for the AA ONB
Here is the "My Baby Doll's Memory Book" and hang tag for the Caucasian ONB.
On the inside, you can fill out information about your baby.
I LOVE THIS PAGE!! LOL!
More information to fill out.
On the back, it tells you how to care for your doll, and states the dolls are made in West Germany exclusively for The New Baby Collection. I am assuming that one of these were made for the Asian and African American ONBs as well, although I havent seen them yet.**UPDATE: I found a Baby Doll's Memory Book for the African American New Baby doll and the Asian New Baby Doll**
Baby Dolls Memory Book hang tag--African American version.
Baby Doll's Memory Book Hang Tag, Asian Version.
Here is the front of the info card that came with each individual outfit and accessory set.
And here is the back of the info card.
This "Business Reply Card" was found in with the real baby Memory Book! Awesome!
The original Lullaby Basket, with bumper pads. This version was made for the ONB collection. It is complete with a mattress, pillow and blanket. The pink heart played music once upon a time.
There are pockets for your baby supplies in the bumper pads.
Zane models the Overalls outfit, and Aubrey models the Play Dress. They are each wearing the shoes and red and white socks from the Baby Doll Shoes and Socks Set.
Play Dress and bloomers in original box with information card.
Play Overalls in original box with tissue paper, info card, and correct band.
Zane models the Party Suit and Aubrey models the Party Dress. They are each wearing the white shoes and blue and white socks to the "Baby Doll Shoes and Socks Set".
Party Suit in original box with paperwork.
Party Dress and Bib in original box with information card.
Here they are wearing the bibs that came with each set. Sorta makes it like 2 sets in one!
Party Suit with bib
Play Dress with Bib
Dolls Knits set in original box with information card
This is the most adorable, in my opinion. Aubrey wears the Dolls Knit set over her Party Dress. The set includes a hand knit sweater, hat and booties. Tagged 1989 PC.
This just melts my heart!
Time for a nap! LOL!
I love her!
The little knit booties that came with the set. Adorable!
Knit Dress and Knit Soaker, both tagged 1989 Pleasant Co.
Knit Dress in original box with information card
Aubrey is wearing the Knit Dress, along with the booties from the Dolls Knits set.
Rare Knit Soaker in mint condition-- in original box with band and paperwork.
Zane is wearing the Knit Soaker, and the shoes and blue and white socks from the Baby Doll Shoes and Socks set.
Red Denim Jumper Dress and tee outfit, in original box with information card.
Aubrey is wearing the red Denim Jumper and Tee outfit. A small Pleasant Co logo is on the front pocket.
Phoenix models the Denim Dress Outfit.
Denim Overalls in original box with tissue paper, info card, and correct band.
Eyelet Gown and Bonnet in original box with information card. This set is often referred to as the Special Occasion Gown.
Aubrey is wearing the Eyelet Gown and Bonnet. This version was made especially for the New Baby collection. The later Bitty Baby versions were different.
Close up of the gorgeous detail on this outfit.
Our New Baby hooded sweatshirt in original box with information card.
Aubrey models the rare Our New Baby Hooded Sweatshirt
I waited a long time for this. A special thank you to a great friend who alerted me to it on ebay!
Laying down for a quick nap!
Sitting down with the comfy sweatshirt on!
Aubrey snuggles with Bit O Bunny in this picture.
Bit O Bunny with pink and white checked ribbon.
The Bit O Bunny's are NOT tagged Pleasant Co. This is how they are tagged. They were manufactured by North American Bear Co. This was back when Pleasant Co would pay different companies to produce items for them.
Here is the very rare child sized Bit O Bunny (missing ribbon)
Child sized Bit O Bunny and doll sized Bit O Bunny
Little Bunny in original box with information card.
Here is a tan ONB diaper, tagged "Made in West Germany for Pleasant Co, 1990". I am not sure how often these come up.
I found this perfect little diaper on my first edition African American Our New Baby that was never removed from the box. This diaper is very thick and raspy feeling compared to the other diapers I have felt. Maybe because it is new, I dont know......
It is tagged 1990 Pleasant Co West Germany. The interesting thing is that the tag is underneath the velcro rather than on the side or back of the inner diaper.
Here are two meet tshirts. Interestingly enough, one buttons to the right, while the other buttons to the left.
Diaper Bag set in original box with information card
Partial ONB Diaper Bag Set (missing milk and juice bottles)
Close up of the design on the towel and wash mitt. It matches the ONB bib!
Lotion and powders. On the powders, notice how one reads "New Baby Powder", while the other reads "Our New Baby Powder."
Baby Doll's Shoes and Socks Set in original drawstring bag.
Close up of the logo and correct catalog.
Baby Doll Shoes and Socks Set
Doll's Bunting in original box with information card
Our New Baby Doll Bunting
Close up of logo and trim on the Doll's Carrier
Our New Baby Stroller
The red on the stroller and the trim on the stroller matches her dress! The red cloth on the stroller is denim.
Aubrey is ready for a cozy stroll! LOL!
Side view. There is a bar on the back to hang the diaper bag, as shown.
Back view. The stroller seat lays back if your baby wants to sleep. You can open or close the canopy depending on the weather, AND the stroller folds up flat for easy storage!
Here is what to look for when looking for the ONB stroller. Pleasant Company logo on the front bottom panel.
RARE Our New Baby Changing Table in original box. Isnt the box to die for?
Close up of the detailing on the box.
Changing pad, hardware, and paperwork for the Changing Table. I am missing the mobile. If you have one for sale, please comment below so I can contact you. **Update: Believe it or not, I found someone selling JUST the mobile!!** I have not put the Changing Table together yet, but when I do, I will be sure to post more pics!
Bunny Mobile for the changing table. This is the "blue bow" side of the mobile. The mobile is tiny and fragile.
The "pink bow" side of the mobile.
Paperwork that was included with the Changing Table.
Envelope for the paperwork
Instructions for assembly of the Changing Table
Our New Baby REAL SIZED diaper bag. A real mother would use this for a real baby. Tagged 1990 Pleasant Co.
Child sized ONB Diaper bag on left. Adult sized ONB diaper bag on right. Too cool, huh?
Here my 5 year old son models the Party Suit for real boys. Its a bit small on him. Its a 3T, but I was bound and determined to at least get a pic of it for all of you. LOL.
Party Suit for boys, size 3T
Child sized Our New Baby receiving blanket.
Here is what the tag looks like on this piece.
Here my son models the Party Suit for boys, child sized Bit O Bunny, and child sized Our New Baby receiving blanket.
He was SUCH a good sport!!
This stuff is just gorgeous!! Hard to believe its about 20 years old!
This Fall 1990 Pleasant Company catalog was the first catalog that showed the New Baby Collection.
This insert is found inside of the Fall 1990 catalog shown in the previous picture. This particular insert is the Premiere Issue, 1990.
Pgs 2 and 3
Pgs 4 and 5
Pgs 6 and 7
Pg 9. Now we start to get into the life sized New Baby items.
Pgs 10 and 11. More real baby items.
Pg 12. Life sized Baby Gifts.
Pg 13. Awesome stuff!
Pgs 14 and 15
Pg 16. Letter from Pleasant Rowland.
Here is the cover of the 1991 version of the catalog insert.
The following pictures were taken from a 1993 Pleasant Co catalog. More doll items were in the collection at this point, and most of the real life sized items were discontinued, making them very limited!!
Notice how everything on the page was a mere 10.00. UGH!
On this page, it states that if you buy the Collection with boys clothing, you would save 25.00. The collection cost 275.00 normally.
Larger items for the ONB collection
The cover of the Caucasian Our New Baby book
This book is soooooooo enchanting and totally sold me on the whole collection!
Each page does something special. This page has pull tabs that make the bottle go up and down and the hand pat the baby's back.
On this page, the baby's feet kick, and fake powder comes out of the powder container!
On this page, the tshirt unsnaps, and the zipper comes up and down.
On this page, the baby plays peek a boo and the Bit O Bunny squeaks.
On this page, the bonnet goes on and off, and the bow can be tied or untied.
And finally, the blanket goes on or off of the baby, and the pink heart plays music.
Here is the book in an Asian version. The pages are as follows:
Here is the Asian version of the Our New Baby Memory Book for a real baby! A true find!
The pages are adorable and mimic the Our New Baby story books.
This one has never even been filled out!
It even shows pictures of stuff found in the New Baby collection, such as Bit O Bunny!
I love this stuff!
Here we have the cacausian version of the real baby Our New Baby Memory Book.
This one is brand new and has never been filled out.
I love this pic with the Little Bunny beside the book!
I love this stuff, its so whimsical!
Rare Our New Baby Photo Album to place photos of a real baby. (Caucasian Version)
Inside of the album
Back of the album
Paper talking about insert for the album
Now we will move on to some ONB comparison pics. In this pic, you will see an early ONB on the right, and a later ONB on the left. The ONB on the right has no # on her neck. The ONB on the left has the #14 on her neck. Both have long, flat neck strings.
You can see that the later ONB on the left has a wider space between her eyes, and more subtle coloring.
Here they are laying down. Notice how both have the "palms up" look and wide arm span.
ONB with #14 on the left. ONB with no # on the right.
Here you can see the head grooves. ONB with #14 on the left has more shallow head grooves. ONB with no # on the right has deeper head grooves.
Here are 3 blonde ONBs. ONB on the far left is the one with the 14 on her neck. The other two are early ONBs with no #. The ONB on the right has regular neck strings. The two ONBs on the left have long, flat neck strings.
Here is an ONB with no # next to an early BB with the #14 on her neck. Notice the arm difference between the two.
All four ONBs pose at once. Thank you for looking. I hope that by now you are feeling the Our New Baby Love. ;) More pics will come as I add to my collection!
Here is an example of an Our New Baby doll that I found that has a WHITE body rather than tan. She has the #14 on the back of her neck, and regular (not flat) neck strings. When you lay her flat, she has the "palms up" appearance.
Here is another picture of the ONB that is in the previous picture. Here you can see her wide open arm span and "palms up" appearance. She has the #14 on her neck, and her hair isnt extremely grooved like some ONB's.
Here is an awesome ONB lot that I got on Craigslist for a mere 30.00!
Everything was very white, clean, and minty!
What a steal at 30.00!!
There is something that puzzles me with this doll. Her neckstamp and positioning of her arms dont line up with what I know about Our New Baby dolls. She has the #14 on her neck, and her palms are down, BUT she is obviously an Our New Baby. You can tell that by looking at her eyelashes, vinyl, and hair grooves. Not to mention the fact that she is in her original 3 piece ONB meet outfit and original Our New Baby box. This perplexes me. I am starting to think that there is really no shurfire way to tell an Our New Baby from a Bitty Baby....in this case, the arms dont tell me, but her overall look does tell me.
Gorgeous long, soft, white eyelashes.
Even her clothing is minty and white!
Yep, she is definitely an ONB, no matter what her arms say!! HAHA!
I cant believe her collar isnt even yellowed!!
I am just in awe over her!
I found this odd tag on her neck strings. I have owned many Pleasant Co dolls, and none of them have this on the strings. Awesome!
Another ONB that I have had the pleasure of purchasing.
Original hang tag with no writing inside. :)
My most recent ONB doll purchase. This beautiful baby is new in box, with hang tag, info card, and inspection card.
This inspection card is signed by Marianne Gotz, and dated August 30, 1990. I have heard in the past that some early Pleasant Co dolls were made in the Gotz factory. Could this be proof that the earliest Our New Baby dolls were made in the Gotz factory as well? This card is dated August 30th, 1990, and the New Baby line debuted in the fall of 1990, so the time frame lines up. Also, the hang tags of the New Baby dolls state that they were made in W. Germany, and the Gotz factory was located in W. Germany. What does everyone think? Were these dolls actually controlled by Marianne Gotz in the Gotz factory, or does this card actually go to a Gotz doll and got into the New Baby box by accident by the previous owner?
Inspection card, info card, and box band. :)
Memory Book Hang Tag, unused.
Such a beautiful baby!
Our New Babys--Aubrey, Phoenix and Zane.
Zane, Phoenix, and Aubrey modeling New Baby outfits!
Zane, Asian Our New Baby
Phoenix, African American Our New Baby
Aubrey, Caucasian Our New Baby
Our New Baby group shot. :)
Large lot of ONB items that I purchased. All of the items were in the original boxes with information cards and correct bands. I have pictured them all throughout this album where they belong.
Back in the 90s when you purchased the New Baby items, you had the option of getting them gift wrapped at an additional cost. These ribbons were the gorgeous ribbons that were part of that professional gift wrapping through Pleasant Company. Awesome that I have them after all these years, huh?
Single ribbon from the Pleasant Company gift wrapping.