With the Boom of the Cabbage Patch Kid during the 1980s and 1990s among both girls and boys, there is no surprise that the Coleco company brought out a line of accessories that went with the popular dolls. Sometimes the accessories were sold alongside specialty Cabbage Patch Kids, while others were sold separately. This meant that young children could create a very own ‘world’ for their Cabbage Patch Kid, change their clothes, and set up a nursery. Many of the accessories were made from durable plastic meaning that many still exist almost 40 years later. In this article we will take a look at a number of vintage Cabbage Patch Kid accessories and their current second-hand vintage values.
Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid Furniture and Feeding Accessories
Due to the success of the Cabbage Patch Kid during the early 1980s, there is no surprise that the Coleco company brought out CPK merchandise such as high chairs, baby carriers, and rockers that could be used to create an entire nursery space for a Cabbage Patch baby doll. Different materials were used and most of the time, to endure the test of time among youngsters who played daily with their CPK, the furnishing was made of plastic. Some of the more valuable Cabbage Patch Kid items were crafted from wood. Any item a youngester could dream up, their Cabbage Patch Kid could own.
|Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid Plastic Accessories||Description||Approximate Current Value (USD)|
|Vintage CPK Walker (1986)||A plastic walker that could seat a regular sized Cabbage Patch Kid. This walker featured working wheels and three colorful balls that could be pushed from side to side.||$35.00|
|Vintage CPK Food & Care Accessories Pack||A care set that included all the essentials for a Cabbage Patch Kid. If you still have this set boxed, it is worth far more.||$30.00|
|Vintage CPK Rocker (Car Seat)||A three position rocker and carrier, sometimes known as the Cabbage Patch Kid ‘Car Seat’ is a favorite among collectors. This item originally came with a cloth insert that the doll lays on within the carrier.||$60.00 – $80.00|
|Vintage CPK Pram||Featuring a metal frame, this specific CPK stroller is one of the sturdier within the collection making it somewhat more valuable than other items. The bassinet can be lifted off the frame and the pram hood can be put up and down.||$100.00 – $200.00|
|Vintage CPK Stroller||Featuring a metal frame, cloth seat and plastic wheels this stroller was loved by many little girls in the 80s for their Cabbage Patch Kid/s.||$50.00|
|Vintage CPK Side by Side Stroller ||If you were lucky enough to get your hands on two Cabbage Patch Kids, or even rarer, twins, the side by side stroller was a ‘must-have’ item. Featuring a sturdy metal frame and vibrant material seating and hood, this vintage stroller can fetch a fair price when sold to a keen collector.||$200.00 – $300.00|
|Vintage CPK Musical Rocker||A swing entirely for your Cabbage Patch Kid. Featuring a green plastic seat and a sturdy metal frame. This apparatus even played music!||$30.00 – $50.00|
|Vintage CPK Table Mate High Chair||It seemed many little girls during the 80s who owned a CPK, also owned the table mate high chair. This high chair could attach to the side of a table so that your Cabbage Patch Kid could eat breakfast, lunch and dinner right by your side.||$15.00 – $40.00|
|Vintage CPK Play Pen (1984)||A playpen especially for your Cabbage Patch Kids. Featuring a metal frame and material base and sides, this was the perfect space to store your kids.||$40.00 – $50.00|
|Vintage CPK Fabric Dolls Carrier||There were a number of Cabbage Patch Doll carriers released by the Coleco company, although they all sell for similar prices within the vintage second hand market.||$20.00 – $30.00|
|Vintage CPK Diaper Bag ||The perfect bag to store your dolls diapers and spare clothes in. It was made of material and was quilted.||$20.00 – $30.00|
|Vintage CPK Feeding Set (1983)||The complete set for feeding your Cabbage Patch Kid. This vintage item is worth far more if still boxed, although individual items are also sought out by collectors.||$30.00 – $60.00|
|Vintage Cabbage Patch Kids Wooden Accessories||Description||Approximate Current Value (USD)|
|Vintage CPK Wooden Rocking Horse (1986)||Made from wood, with yarn for the horse’s hair, this was a rare piece for the Cabbage Patch Kids.||$60.00|
|Vintage CPK Wooden Cradle Bed (1983)||A cradle for your Cabbage Patch Kid that you could rock slowly side to side to put them to sleep. Made from wood, this baby doll furniture was designed to last a lifetime.||$100.00|
|Vintage CPK Wooden High Chair||A miniature high chair the perfect size for a Cabbage Patch Kid. This highchair was crafted from wood and feature the Cabbage Patch Kid logo.||$60.00 – $150.00|
|Vintage CPK Wooden Dolls Bed||A wooden dolls bed for your Cabbage Patch Kid. It was white in color and featured the Cabbage Patch Kids logo on the bed head.||$100.00|
Vintage Cabbage Patch Kid Clothing
In the earlier years of the Cabbage Patch Kid, many different clothes were available to purchase separately. There were certain clothes marketed for the 16-inch original Cabbage Patch dolls and others that were sold to specifically fit the ‘preemie’ dolls. There were sewing patterns that could also be purchased so that you could create your very own outfits for your Cabbage Patch Kid/s that came with iron-on transfers. These appealed to many mothers during the 1980s as they were more affordable and allowed them to hand craft items for their children as gifts. The authentic clothing would usually have the words: “Cabbage Patch Kids” on them. The Cabbage Patch Kids had their own designer wardrobes with endless options and specialty outfits for different occasions such as sports.
Cabbage Patch Kid Clothes (Outfits)
For those owners who were a little crafty, purchasing a Butterick Cabbage Patch Kid clothing pattern was an affordable and fun way of clothing your doll. It gave owners the ability to add their own special touches to their ‘kids’ clothing. Butterick would have had some affiliation with Coleco at the time to be able to use the Cabbage Patch Kid licensing as the patterns came with iron-on CPK transfers to make the clothing you could sew authentic pieces. Sewing patterns were available for the regular-sized dolls as well as the smaller, petite ‘Preemie’ dolls.
Pre-sewn outfits could be purchased for those that were not confident sewing their own from the CPK patterns. The pre-sewn clothing was packed in two different ways. They were displayed over the top of a cardboard cut-out CPK or in a box with see-through plastic so that potential buyers could see what the outfit looked like. Those that were boxed came with a little coat hanger and were known as the deluxe CPK outfits. The clothes were priced differently depending on if they were a part of a special collection or not.
The outfits were often categorized and the following list includes a handful of the different outfits sold by the Coleco company:
- Career Outfits: Astronaut, Scout, Doctor, and Dentist
- Sleepwear Outfits: Pajamas and a Night Gown
- Fitness Outfits: Running Suit, Aerobic and Jogging
- Animal Hooded Sleeping Suits: Lion, Bear, Reindeer, Bunny, Mouse, Lamb, and Elephant
Cabbage Patch Kid Shoes and Socks
You could purchase shoes and socks your for Cabbage Patch Kid during the 1980s that were produced by the Coleco company. Not all shoes and socks were sold as a bundle.
Pairs of original Cabbage Patch Kid shoes from the 80’s now sell for anywhere between $20.00 and $60.00 USD on the second hand vintage market.
Cabbage Patch Kid Pacifier/Rattle
For those that wished to have a pacifier and rattle for their Cabbage Patch Kid, the Coleco company had already thought ahead and was selling a set containing a toy pacifier and rattle on the shelves of toy stores. The pacifier and rattle pictured has been listed on the vintage market for an astronomical $100.00 USD.
Cabbage Patch Kid Diapers
The disposable diapers that were sold during the 1980s for the Cabbage Patch Kids came in a number of patterns. A packet on the vintage market of ‘6’ Designer collection diapers is currently selling for $50.00 USD. This shows just how much money certain CPK vintage items can fetch when the right buyer is located.
Complete List of Cabbage Patch Kid Coleco Accessories
- Cabbage Patch Kid Outfits and Butterick Patterns
- Shoes and Sock for CPK
- Strap on Carrier for the kids
- Soft style Cabbage Patch Kid carrier
- 3 Position Carrier
- Stroller and Pram
- Doll walker
- Accessories trunk
- Washing machine
- Rocking horse
What was your most loved 1980’s Cabbage Patch Kid accessory? Let us know in the comments section so we can add it to our complete list of Cabbage Patch Kid Accessories sold by the Coleco company.