Chatty Baby doll

Chatty Baby doll on Ebay
Chatty Baby The success of Chatty Cathy inspired parent company Mattel to introduce other members of the Chatty family. In 1962, Cathy got a cute baby sister - Chatty Baby.

Chatty Baby was more like a toddler than her older sibling, and thus appealed to a lot of little girls who wanted a baby who could coo a handful of phrases to them; Chatty Baby could utter 11 different baby-talk phrases when her string was pulled. She was 18" from head to toe.

Both blonde and brunette Babys were introduced, as well as an African-American version (which is today hard to find and expensive for collectors).

Like the rest of the Chatty line, Chatty Baby's sales lasted only so long; one reason was that by the mid-60's, any number of talking dolls had entered the market, so that the novelty of the pull-string mechanism had worn off.

Nevertheless, Chatty Baby is a doll still very much in demand by collectors.