Corolle dolls have been carefully designed to match a child's age, size and even various stages of development. One of the most important criteria for selecting a Corolle doll is weight. The dolls weight should be in proportion to the child's weight. Corolle dolls for older children, while somewhat heavier are still very lightweight and easy to carry. Size is also an important consideration when choosing a doll. We recommend a doll that can be cradled easily in the crook of your child's arm. As the child cradles the doll, the length of the doll's body (neck to toes) should be no longer than the child's arm from elbow to finger tips.