Hey loves, I thought I’d do a review of the Baby Annabell®Interactive doll which I was lucky enough to be sent recently. I’m not gonna lie and say I wasn’t as excited as Sophie (probs a bit more to be honest!) because I would have LOVED this dollie back in the day. I literally remember trawling the Argos catalogue as a kid and circling every doll that I desperately wanted and never got – so I’m kind of living my childhood dream right now!
The Baby Annabell® Interactive doll is marketed at children aged 3+ but probably only due to the fact that she comes with accessories which might pose a choking hazard I think. Sophie is two years old and l just removed anything I was unsure of such as the baby bangle, before handing it over to the care of a toddler with questionable maternal instincts…
So then… the Baby Annabell® Interactive Doll…what does she come with? What does she do and probably most importantly is she worth the price tag?
Baby Annabell® Interactive Doll
What does Baby Annabell® come with?
Baby Annabell® is a hard bodied doll, with opening and closing eyes and moveable limbs. She came dressed in a pink vest with poppers on the back and an opening in the crotch area for the potty training portion of pretend play. She also has a matching pink hat, which is removable.
In the box, Baby Annabell® comes with a bottle, a dummy and clip, a nappy, a pink potty, a dinner plate, spoon and sachet of baby food and a bangle and necklace.
She will need 4xAA batteries so if you are buying one, have these to hand when opening the box.
What does Baby Annabell® do?
Well aside from endless hours of imaginary fun she also has some rather impressive lifelike talents.
Marketed by Zapf as
“almost like a real baby with her lifelike functions – she loves her bottle, cries real tears and she can even go to the potty“
Baby Annabell® promotes imaginative role play and encourages the development of social skills from a young age with eight lifelike functions. She really wets her nappy and uses her potty, she babbles, gurgles, sucks on her bottle or dummy with real sounds and mouth movement, cries real tears, burps, yawns, falls asleep and responds to touch and movement.
It’s a really very cool toy and also Baby Annabell® is helping us with our potty training this week because she can sit on her potty at the same time as Sophie is sitting on hers.
Is she worth the price tag?
If you have the money to spend then I’d say yes she is worth it. Because she’s so lifelike you could really see the Baby Annabell® Interactive Doll as an investment – this is a dollie that is going to be loved by kids from as young as Sophie at 2 years old, right up through to a child even 8 or 9. There’s also endless possibilities for adding to the collection on birthdays and at Christmas time because of the massive collection of clothes and accessories available.
We have the Baby Annabell® Travel Seat which comes with three functions; carrying two ways and a push along mode when she gets too heavy to carry.
There’s no getting around it – the Baby Annabell® Interactive doll is my little girl’s dream toy and I’m sure would be the loveliest of presents for a lot of children under the age of about eight or nine. We are completely in love with our new addition (and by “we”, I mean Sophie obvs…) and can’t wait to add to our collection of clothes and accessories.