Perfect Gift Idea for: Doll-loving toddlers
Right now, Emma can’t get enough of her baby dolls. Big and small, soft or firm, she loves them all. And let me tell you, she is a really good mommy to her babies. She hugs and kisses them, carries them around, and pushes them in the stroller. She even feeds their bellies and changes their diapers – even when they don’t have diapers.
Yesterday, she saw the Baby Alive Bouncin’ Babbles doll in our office/holiday gift guide storage area. She went crazy for it, so I had to let her open it. After all, she is working on this gift guide too, right?
She has several other dolls to play with, but this weekend she’s been focusing all of her time and attention on her new Baby Alive baby.
They went for a long stroll around the house, taking stops to kiss her gently on the head, and then Emma cuddled her the entire way to her cousins’ house where she was still playing with her Bouncin’ Babbles. I love this photo of her getting ready to take a ride on the slide. It’s the cutest thing watching my little girl play mommy, but there’s a lot more to Baby Alive.
Just like the name hints at, she acts just like a real baby. When we press her left hand, she will coo, talk baby talk, and bounce up and down. I shot a brief video below just to show you all she can do.
It would be nice if this doll came with a playpen like the one she comes packaged in. This keeps in her place when she decides to bounce up and down, and Emma doesn’t really understand that she has to hold on tight to keep the baby from falling over. We were able to keep her packaging in tact so that we can use the packaging as her playpen, but being that it’s made of cardboard I know it won’t last long. That’s the only improvement I think could be made for this toy. Or maybe an accessory sold separately?
The Baby Alive Bouncin’ Babbles doll is available in Caucasian, Hispanic and African American ethnicities. The retail price is $24.99. Since Emma liked Bouncin’ Babbles so much, I’m looking into getting her more Baby Alive dolls for Christmas this year.
No compensation was received for this post. My daughter received the doll in order to facilitate our review, but all of the views expressed in this post are my own.