Name: Pampers Kid
Made by and When: Reva Schick for Lee Middleton Original Dolls, Inc., 2001
Material: Vinyl head, full vinyl arms and legs; cloth body
Marks: (Head) ©1999 / Lee Middleton / Original Dolls / (signed and numbered by) Reva Schick #253
Height: 22 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Dark brown wig styled in two pigtails with bangs; the pigtails are held with aqua gingham ribbons. The dark brown stationary eyes have applied upper eyelashes; closed mouth with slightly puckered lips
Clothes and Accessories: Aqua gingham-trimmed white short-sleeve knit onesie, aqua gingham romper with suspenders and a white heart-shaped bodice that has “I’m a Pampers Kid” embroidered on it; wears a Pampers diaper, white knit aqua gingham-trimmed socks. White eyelet trims the sleeves of the onesie, the heart-shaped bodice, and the legs of the romper. An Evenflo bottle with attached spilled milk, a paper hangtag, a metal hangtag, and the Lee Middleton signature Baby’s Bible are the accessories.
Other: Lee Middleton Original Dolls collaborated with Proctor & Gamble, the makers of Pampers disposable diapers, to create this doll that was part of their Artist Studio Collection, sculpted by the late Reva Schick, who was the first doll artist to sculpt for Middleton dolls after Lee Middleton’s death in 1997. The last gallery image captures text from one of the Original Lee Middleton Dolls’ Baby’s Bible.
Read more about Lee Middleton Dolls sculpted by Reva Schick here.
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