Baby Born Interactive Dragon Review

Baby Born have brought out an amazing new range of Baby Born Wonderland and part of this new range is the stunning and totally awesome Interactive Dragon.

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As soon as I saw this toy being advertised on TV, I knew I had to have it in my life and I was ready to go all Game Of Thrones to get one. Thankfully I didn’t

Thankfully I didn’t have to awaken my inner Khaleesi to get one. Instead, I was sent one in exchange for this review.

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The dragon is covered with a soft purple fur, while her wings and underbelly are a beautiful shiny rainbow fabric. She comes in a pack with a ‘magic’ interactive wand, an egg and a mini dragon. (which is part of a surprise later on and you will understand how I know she is a she)

The interactive wand can be simply placing it against the star on the dragon’s forehead, this makes her eyes and nostrils light up. If you double tap the wand then the dragon will begin to walk, flap her wings and make cute dragon growls.

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I think this toy is adorable, especially with those big sparkly eyes just staring up at you. Every time I look at it I want to go Awwwwwwww.

However, that hasn’t stopped me playing with her when the kids have gone to bed and making Baby Born’s sister fly on her back like Daenerys and reenact my own Game of thrones episode. (I know I am such a child)

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I can’t wait for Christmas to get here because I know the Elf on the Shelf and this dragon are going to have lots of fun. But enough of my fun with this toy, I can say my girls have loved playing with it. LM like watching her slowing crawl across the room and even tries to copy her growl.

E, on the other hand, was more interested in the egg. Yes, this dragon lays an egg.  (Surprise, see how I know she is a she)

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Which if I am honest at first creeped me out a little as the toy has a hole under her tail where you have to push the egg into before, gently lifting the tail and watching her give birth.

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But once I got over my childishness, I soon saw how much fun my girls were having with this really sweet and entertaining toy. E has made you some fantastic stories about princesses and magical kingdoms, while LM keeps trying to sit on the dragon’s back like Baby Born’s sister. (I do not recommend this) 

I think this toy will be a great toy for any child aged 2+. It is priced at £54.99 and comes with batteries included, so you can play with it straight from the box. Which is always a win.

 

 x Nikki x

*We were sent this product is exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

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Baby Annabell Interactive Doll Review

Baby AnnaBell is a beautiful doll from Zapf Creation. I remember wanting and playing with Baby Annabell toys when I was a young girl. So, I love the fact that I can now share something from my childhood with my daughters.

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These lovely and realistic dolls are perfect if your child loves to pretend play. LM loves playing with babies, she is a proper little mummy to all of her dolls. She will feed them, dress them and will even take her own nappy off and try to place it on her doll.

Even her nursery have told me how much she loves playing in the home corner putting her babies to bed and getting them back up again.

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This is where the Baby Annabell Interactive doll is perfect for her. Because all her other dolls don’t really make noise and you can’t feed them. They are just dolls.

With the Baby Annabell interactive doll, you can straight away this doll is different. It is heavier than most other dolls which give the feeling that you are actually holding a real baby. Although because of the extra weight it does hurt if the doll is thrown at you. As I found out when LM had enough of playing mummy and wanted me to take over.

The baby grow is soft to touch and utter luscious when you are giving the baby a cuddle. (yes I sat cuddling this doll)

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She also has loads of other realistic features, if you rock her in your arms then she will slowly close her eyes as if drifting off into a super cute slumber. When she wakes up then you can feed her with her little bottle and her mouth and eyes both move as she sucks. She also makes cooing babbling sounds, giggles and burps.

Baby Annabell will react and move to your touch, if you stroke her face her cheeks or gently pat her back. She also cries real tears but these are easily stopped with a cuddle and her dummy. (or with the off switch)

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I think that Baby Annabell is a great doll to help encourage your little ones to develop a sense of responsibility as well as empathy, through imaginative role play. I also love how rewarding this doll could be for children who have additional needs like LM. It would be an amazing doll to help teach children how to care for younger siblings.

LM is totally in love with this doll. It has given her a chance to experience what having a real baby is like. But unlike her older brothers and sisters, she won’t ever have a younger sibling to dote on and she is my last baby. So this is where Baby Annabell can help.

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Each doll comes with a Baby Annabell doll, romper suit and hat, a bib, drinks bottle, dummy and Baby Annabell locket. They cost around £49.99 and needs 4 x AA batteries which aren’t included.

I think this is a great gift for any child. I am sure Baby Annabell or Baby Annabell Brother will be on plenty of children’s Christmas lists this year.

x Nikki x

*We were sent this doll for the purpose of this review. All thought and opinions are my own.

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Celebrating #NationalSisterDay with Baby Born

The 7th of August is National Sister day.

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The above picture is a snap of me and my 2 older sister. I’m the cute blonde one in the middle, I know what happened right.

Being the youngest of 3 wasn’t the easiest because my sisters used to love playing pranks on me growing up. Mainly my middle sister C. But I believe that just her way of dealing with her bratty younger sister who she was forced to share a room with and who was always touching her stuff or tagging along when she went out with friends.

My sisters and I use to fight all the time. Most of the time our fights were silly little squabbles that would end in hair being pulled or names being called and other times they would be a lot worse.

Thankfully as we grew older and all moved into our own houses relationships improved. We stopped fighting and instead we became friends.

So in the spirit of National Sister day I thought I would share with you my review of the Brand New Baby Born Sister Doll from Zapf Creation.

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This beautiful set has just been released for sale and costs £44.99. It is aimed at children aged 3+ and  comes with:

  • BABY Born Sister Doll with Outfit
  • Pair of Shoes
  • Hair Brush
  • Water Bottle
  • 3x Hair Grips
  • 2x Hair Bands
  • Friendship Bracelets

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The Baby Born Sister doll was created as Baby Born’s sibling. But to a younger sibling like me, this could mean so much more. I think this doll is a great idea for children that are the young siblings like I am because it will give them the chance to be a big brother or sister.

I know that growing up I longed for a younger sibling. To have someone for me to play with, help dress and just be a role model for, but sadly that wasn’t meant to be.

So instead I played with my dolls and pretended to be their mummy.

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The Sister doll has a lot of the lifelike functions just like Baby Born. She can cry, drink and stand on her own 2 feet. You can also brush her long beautiful hair and style in with the assortments of accessories.

But my favourite thing about this doll is the fact that she comes with 2 friendship bracelets, 1 for the doll and 1 for your child.

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Because it means that to your child, this doll can become more than just a toy or a doll, she can become their best friend and sister.

x Nikki x

*We were sent this product in exchange for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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