...Every Mothers Delight!!
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Dolls...Ah, Yes...The Advent of the Drink and Wet Doll
mother's delight. Just because the water went in, that does not mean
it was expelled at the same rate of speed.
can remember my own mothers' joy when my childhood Dydee Doll, the
Betsy Wetsy, withheld fluid until some unexpected moment, usually
about the time she was plopped into an adults lap, leaking water on
dry clean only fabrics.
a little luck, they were wearing cotton, and only had to endure the
shock of cold, stagnant water.
of the all-time favorite "drink and wet" dolls is the
"Dydee doll" baby, hyped as "the almost human doll."
Dydee doll or Dy-Dee was given birth by Effanbee Dolls in 1934. They
were in production until the 1950s.
eBay has a rather large set of listings of vintage Dy Dee dolls for sale, if you are interested in a purchase, or to find values,, it is necessary to register with eBay.
earlier Dy-Dees have a hard rubber or composite head with an all
rubber body. There is a tube which connects the two functioning
extremities to ensure proper wetting.
many Effanbee Dy-Dees can be found with perfect "live"
rubber bodies, the elements of time and temperature have deteriorated
a good number of these dolls. The rubber dries and becomes hard
before it just crumbles. These early dolls also had molded hair.
later versions of Dy-Dee circa 1950s have a hard plastic head and
By 1940, the Dydee doll had developed a new function to delight all. The nose now had holes for nostrils. She had also acquired live rubber ears.
1941, Dy-Dee also was available with a caracul wig. And around 1949,
she had tear ducts. More holes to leak water! What more could you
possibly desire from "the almost human DyDee doll"?
Information regarding Effanbee Dy-Dee or Dydee dolls can be located in many excellent books.
Effanbee, Dolls With the Golden Heart which is out of print.
Always some sort of additional information or lovely photographs in:
Probably the best place to look for a present "doll and accessories" value is on the Internet, primarily the auction sites--my favorite is eBay... in the completed Dy Dee Dolls section of eBay you can browse the past 30 days of completed auctions of Dy Dee dolls and accessories.
the left side, in the box named "Display," you can select
"Active Items" to see the "Dy Dee dolls and
accessories" presently up for auction.
if you have a doll or doll accessories you would like to find out
about...eBay is the place to start.
the Dolls and Bears Category, just type in what you have in the
search window just under "Dolls & Bears" on the left,
and "Shazam", there appears a list of present, up for
auction items--in the "Display" box on the left select
"Completed Items", a new list will appear, displaying
completed items going back for 30 days.
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to "Show and Tell" for early Effanbee Dydee Doll!
all love to share. If you have photos and information about these
lovely old DyDee dolls, please fill in the form below to "Show
and Tell" your favorite Drink and Wet baby doll.
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