Babyland General Hospital
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Babyland General Hospital is the birthplace of Cabbage Patch dolls located in Cleveland, Georgia. Xavier Roberts converted an old clinic into a facility from which to sell his dolls, originally called "Little People." The facility is presented as a birthing, nursery, and adoption center for premium Cabbage Patch Kids. Although the fad surrounding the dolls has largely died down, Babyland General is still heavily trafficked by diehard fans and curiosity seekers.
Dolls are "birthed" every hour during business hours in a procedure during which one of the "LPN's" (Licensed Patch Nurse) assists the Magic Crystal Tree in producing each doll. When the intercom announces that a Mother Cabbage is in labor, a nurse hurries to get ready for delivery of a new Cabbage Patch baby. With the nurse are the pink and blue BunnyBees that pollinate the kids with crystals, determining if the newborn is a boy (blue crystal) or a girl (pink crystal).
After the doll is successfully born, the audience is asked to provide suggestions for its first two names, the third of which is always that of the adopter. Most of the time the names are chosen by the youngest child. These names are then recorded on the doll's certificate and on a name tag, and the doll takes a place among the hundreds that inhabit the facility's nurseries and play environments.
The Babyland General Hospital looked to move into a new $2.5 million "Babyland General" in either Helen or Cleveland, Georgia as revealed in the White County News Telegraph. Cleveland was decided on as the new site and opened in the spring of 2009.
- "Cleveland's Cabbage Patch Kids turn 25". 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
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