Baby Annabell’s Baby Brother Alexander – A Review.

I received this doll in exchange for a honest review.

 

I was given the opportunity to review Baby Annabell’s baby brother Alexander I wasn’t sure if my six year old would be interested. She previously loved dolls and was forever saying can we play ‘Mummy, Daddys and Babies’ however lately she never plays with her dolls, I actually can’t remember the last time she took one out with her. I thought maybe the doll phase has passed (which actually made me feel a little sad). However, when I mentioned this opportunity to my surprise she jumped at the chance.

First Impressions

We have actually owned a Baby Annabell previously and we were really impressed with the quality of it. I was pretty sure that Baby Annabell’s baby brother would be the same. The doll itself came dressed in a baby blue outfit. The set includes a hat  and came with a bottle, dummy, nappy, medal (that you can wear) and bib. You need AA batteries which are not included (however you can happily play with the doll without batteries – we didn’t have some ready when it arrived and Harri was perfectly happy playing it it). Once we added the batteries the doll opened and closed its eyes, made crying, laughing, gurgling and sleeping noises and also moved its mouth to suck the dummy and drink the bottle. It is very realistic. Harriet was especially excited when she realised that the baby actually wet his nappy just like her baby brother Alfie.

Girl feeding a Baby Alexander doll a bottle

A huge hit

She has played so much with this doll and has requested we get out her old pram from the garage so he can sleep in there. It has actually been lovely to watch her. My little boy has also loves playing with this doll. This surprised me a little, not because he is a boy, we openly encourage him to play with all the toys we have (and with 3 children we have a lot!). He just has never paid any interest in playing dolls before this one arrived. I find him rocking the doll to sleep and feeding the doll its bottle. Usually he is so rough and ready so it has been so nice to see this gentler side to him. It is also been good to show Alfie that the baby doll can wee in a potty.  I am hoping will encourage him to do the same.

This doll is a huge hit for both of them. I also often catch my 8 year old snuggling him at times. Baby Alexander has been a welcome addition to our family.

 

14 thoughts on “Baby Annabell’s Baby Brother Alexander – A Review.

  1. I had a doll like this when I was little and it was such a big part of my childhood. My daughter also had one when she was little, she has fond memories of it as well. I love that this is still a big part of kids lives, this one is adorable!

  2. Love that doll. My daughter had a doll that was a big part of her childhood matter of fact she still has it. She’s now 22 and the doll sits on a shelf. It’s an American Girl baby.

  3. She looks so happy with that doll! I still remember all the dolls I used to play with. I’m sure your daughter is going to remember this gift forever.

  4. Oh mmm my daughter would Love this doll. It is her birthday coming up so I will check it out! I have lovely memories of my doll from when I was a kid.

  5. Oh my daughter would love this doll! I remember my childhood doll fondly. Her birthday is coming up and I can’t wait to check this doll out

  6. That doll is so lifelike and it’s almost terrifying! Now that I think about it, my mom was always trying to get me an American Girl doll because you could get them matching outfits! This is such a sweet gift.

  7. This looks so much fun. My little girl would be so happy to have this. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll have to check this out now.

  8. This is such an adorable doll! I love that it comes with all those accessories. My little girl would love this!

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