Since baby Emmii, my new granddaughter, arrived Amelia has been in full mummy meltdown mode! She is always asking how she is and what shes doing now, shes never really been one for babies before, she tolerates them but for some reason our little Emmii seems to have lit a fire under her!
I thought this was the perfect opportunity to introduce Baby Annabell who is one of the leading names in baby dolls worldwide. Named Rosy by Amelia our new little doll feels and acts just like a new baby, she responds to rocking back and forth by closing her eyes and falling asleep – even snoring gently!
Complete with romper suit and hat she really does look like a newborn brought home from hospital. Included in the box are 1 bib, 1 bottle, 1 dummy, 1 nappy and 1 locket. When you pop the dummy into her mouth her little chin moves slightly with a sucking motion – way too cute and since none of us have dummies anymore here this gave me a little awww moment remembering how my girls use to be!
She responds to touch and can even cry real tears too, she is even so advanced for a soft bodied doll that she can wet her nappy too! Much to Amelias amusement this is one of her favourite bits, we however do now need a potty for her as she is wanting to potty train her so she can stop with the nappies – its surprising how many nappies a doll can get through!
I really think this look says it all, Rosy has so far been everywhere with us and as we got a change of clothing too she has worn her little dress when we visited family and also for playing in the sun last week! Amelia has made a little checklist of things Rosy NEEDS so I can see this becoming something that will take over my living room again.
The role of nurturing is fitting in well with our home schooling too as both Evie and Amelia are learning about what babies need and ways to care for them – so much so Evie has even asked about the role of midwives etc so it has opened up lots of interesting conversations too!
Baby Annabell is available from all good toy stockists. rrp: £49.99
We were sent these items for the purpose of the review, all views and opinons are our own and genuine.