Toys of the Seventies, Baby Tender Love

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A baby doll that had skin as soft as silk, she had a head full of blond curls and you could take her in the bath tub.
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momo - November 22, 2007 - Report this comment
There were different kinds of Baby Tenderloves. Mine was "Bless you Baby Tenderlove" and she sneezed.
sue - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i was given a 1975 tender love doll but she takes 2 c batterys does anyone know her name or what she does
DL - May 21, 2009 - Report this comment
The first Baby Tenderloves' factory burned down, so they stopped making them for awhile. I got mine in the 70's; my parents had a hard time finding mine because of it.
TK - May 24, 2009 - Report this comment
This is the only thing I ever remember asking for for Christmas and got it!
JK - July 15, 2009 - Report this comment
LOVED MINE....still have it. Got it for Christmas in the 70s. You pull the string on the back of her head (that has a bow on it) and she talks. Still my daughter plays with it..
Lynn - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I was given both the Baby Tender Love and the Newborn Baby Tender Love in the seventies. I still have the Newborn Baby. They were my favorite dolls growing up.
Deeanna - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
My sister got Bless You Baby Tender Love and I got the Baby Tender Love you could take in the bath. I am 45 years old and I still have both dolls. What great baby dolls!
Mindy - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I got my Bless You Baby Tender Love when I was 8ish. Around 11 I decided she needed the dust cleaned out of her eyes. I used nail polish remover! She now looks like the old blind guy in Kung Fu (snatch the pebble from my hand Grasshopper) but I still have her. And she still sneezes! I am 45 and will keep her forever!
dollluver - January 01, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have 2 , one is the baby boy and the other I called his twin was a girl that looked like him , when you pushed on the belly she cried.
gagliano831 - July 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the talking baby tender love with the pink bow in the back of her head, however when our house burned down she perrished. Please! If anyone wants to sell one please contact me at
becky - September 12, 2010 - Report this comment
the bless you baby did u have to squeez the tummy and then she sneezed if it is where can i find it.
Kathryn - October 03, 2010 - Report this comment
yes bless you baby tenderlove would sneeze when you press/squeezed her tummy several times (had to build up to the big achoo) her nose also ran if you have given her her bottle. i had the bathtime tenderlove and the bless you one. unfortunately I decided bathtime tenderlove needed to have chicken pox so i gave her ink pox marks. I also had the happy birthday tenderlove. she would blow a horn, a paper blow things, and would blow out the candle on her plastic cake.
Kathy - October 29, 2010 - Report this comment
I got my bless you baby tender love from my grandmother when I was four. She was there for me through my parents divorce and I loved her. I lost her in a move and would love to find another one
Alice - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
My Favorite baby doll in the world,was ( still is) the original baby tender love.She had the pink bow in her hair,and a little pink shirt,with baby shorts and pink booties,and I think she came with a bottle.The best Christmas present ever,from Santa!..I out-grew her,and I do beleive she was donated to a used toy store,years back.Does anyone know,where I can purchase another one?I know It would be a vintage doll by now,since I got her in the early 70's.
Lori - January 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember I had a few Baby Tender Loves. Two were just plain, pretty dolls. The third one would do one of three things depending on where you moved her head. If you turned it to the one side, she would smile, the other side, she'd cry and in the middle, I believe she just had a basic look on her face. I remember when I got this one around 7, I thought it was awesome! I'm almost 45, now, so that had to have been around 1973 or so.
Monica - January 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe all of you know and have the Baby Tender Love. I got the African American Baby Tender Love when I was 3 years old and I loved her so much. I had some other dolls, too, but she was my favorite toy. I was crazy about her. And of all the toys I had back in the 1970's, Baby Tender Love is the only one I still have. I don't know what happened to her bottle nor do I remember if she had clothes. Today, she wears this little two piece outfit I wore when I was eight months old. I'm 41 now and just this week decided to "play" with her again. I think I love her more now, then when I was 3. By the way, she's in mint condition.
Lee - February 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I just bought a Mattel Baby Tenderlove but she is called Baby Sunshine Tenderlove. She is from the early 70s. I cannot find a thing about this Baby tenderlove, Does anyone know anything about her?
Mary - March 06, 2011 - Report this comment
@ Lee, I have a Baby Tender Love the African American baby tender love girl,back in the 70s.She has 1974 on her upper back.She doesnt move, doesnt wet either, only drinks from a bottle, her eyes open and close.And I have all her clothes, does anyone have this kind of Baby Tender Love doll? Im looking at selling her on Ebay.She is extremely rare,and I cannot even find information on her online anywhere.I'm at And would love to know more, if anyone knows.I have most of her original things,basket container,clothes,chair, bottles,in mint condition.Unplayed with since the 70s.Does anyone know any thing? Where do I find one just like her. ..... Mary D.
Lisa - March 09, 2011 - Report this comment
One of my first dolls was the original Mattel's Baby Tender Love. We took so many baths together that her flesh started to get black freckles. I received Living Baby Tender love for Christmas in 1973 at the age of 8. I loved her too. She was jointed so she could sit up in a highchair or in a stroller. I still have them both, freckles and all. I'm 45 now.
Sunshine - March 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the Nature Baby Tenderlove... has anyone heard of her? I can still remember driving to west Asheville to pick her up. I was crazy about her. I also had Baby Alive, and she crawled. I loved them so very much, wish I had them for my daughter now!
Marcy - April 29, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the Baby Tender Love-boy doll I thought he was different but he was a cute doll baby.I also had the Baby Alive doll I loved that she could eat,drink and go potty.Baby Alive was a very realistic doll baby.
Linda - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved this doll! I remember playing with her and this must have been in the late 60's. She had on a yellow dress and she talked, there's a boo boo on my finger please kiss it for me.
Suzy - November 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I got Living baby Tender Love, she was so life like - I will never forget that Christmas. I still have her and I am 49 years old, have her orig clothes and she is in great condition - surpised because how much I loved her :-)
Melissa - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I adored my Baby Brother Tender Love doll that I received in 1977 for Christmas--two months after my only brother was born--and I was 7. I don't know what happened to my original doll. But, after a recent nostalgic talk with my own little girl I went on eBay and bought a never-used Baby Brother Tender Love. Oh, the memories that flowed when I opened the box and saw that little face & outfit again! Guess what Santa is leaving at our house this year?
Christina - December 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a Nature Baby tender love listed on ebay right now. My ebay i.d is Velvet_Pumpkins. I was told she is the rarest of the baby tender loves to find. I love her and it is really hard to let her go :-)
Christi in Atlanta - January 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm 47 and I still have my Baby Tender Love Mattel 1969 Mexico). She's in great shape but her bottle and pink outfit are long gone so she wears one of the tiny t-shirts that one of my real babies was given in the hospital when he was born. My youngest is 4 and a few years ago he found her and his brothers asked him if she was his girlfriend, lol. It stuck and now that's what we call her...Girlfriend : ) She's a fixture in the playroom and even though they don't "play" with her, they all want to keep her. Probably because she was mine when I was little. It was so nice reading all of your stories. Who knew this sweet baby doll would still be loved by so many all these years later!!
Tonya - September 06, 2014 - Report this comment
I have baby brother tender love, I sat on Santas lap and asked for a baby boy doll. I was three years old. Santa brought him for me on Christmas morning. I named him Joe Doll. I am 41 now and although he is not in the best shape I still love him as much today as I did when I got him! Anyone know if he could be restored?
Big brubba - December 13, 2014 - Report this comment
My mom wanted to get my sister the Nature Baby Tender Love...with brown hair and brown eyes like my sister. We saw it once at a Dillard's (when they also used to sell records)...then never saw it agAin.
Leanne - June 02, 2017 - Report this comment
I have the Newborn Baby Tenderlove doll. She a is African American doll. I got her for Christmas in 1973 (I was 3) and I named her Jenny. She went EVERYWHERE with me.Every picture I have she's in it. She's in good shape and now wrapped in tissue paper and put away with my Fisher Price My Baby Beth doll. I would love to find another one but have never been able to find one.
Patricia - November 30, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember having a black baby tenderlove with black straight hair. My best friend and I pretended we were Indians and he was my Indian baby !!! What I wouldn’t do for another.loved that doll like no other!!! If anyone has one or knows of one I think it was newborn baby tender love or bless you .

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