As Lucy and Desi announced they were expecting their first child, the world was ready and companies jumped on the chance to market off of their joyous occasion. During her pregnancy, the "I Love Lucy" doll, was produced and hit the shelves. The day Lucy announced she gave birth to a son, the "I Love Lucy Doll" was removed from the shelves. Replacing this product were different versions of The American Character Doll company's "Little Ricky Jr."
Perhaps the most popular is the 21 inch Little Ricky Jr. He came dressed in a light yellow romper jumpsuit with a Little Ricky Jr. matching belt, a hanging tag from the wrist, glass baby bottle and completed with a doll pamphlet. You could squeeze him at the stomach and he would squeak and also had open and close eyes. I personally have 3 different versions. The other 2 (also pictured below) are considered to be the sun suit versions- one in a blue striped shirt and red striped shirt.
In 1953, other smaller versions of the Little Ricky Jr. doll were introduced on the market. These varied in size along with clothing and acccessories that were availabe for purchase separately.
Other Little RIcky Jr. dolls and products were made available: the baby buggy, bathinette, rocking horse and a bouncy walker trainer chair (all pictured below). The chair, one of my favorite items, came in its original box with hanging tag and original assembly instructions.
The New Moon Trailer company in promotion for "The Long, Long Trailer" created and endorsed the "new moon" Little Ricky hand puppet. This hand puppet is virtually impossible to find as it has "new moon" embossed in black on the blanket. I know of 3 of them in existance today.