Something that my girls love to do is be mothers.
I don't know why. I certainly don't make a particularly good showing of it most days. But, nonetheless, they love to take care of their toys, put them down for naps, soothe their fears, and feed them. They scold them when they're bad. They hug them when they're good. My girls think being a mommy is the end-all, be-all. Just today they compared their heights to me.
"I'm almost as tall as you! And, look! My hands are almost as big as yours! And my arms are almost hairy like yours!" (Mental note, check into Ideal Image as soon as we're rich.)
So, when the Little Mommy Baby So New dolls came, my girls went wild.
They looked just like normal dolls to me, but, really, do you need anything more than a normal doll? My kids don't. I don't know if it's their age, or personalities, or both, but they took to the dolls as if they'd been missing their best friends their whole lives up till now.
They immediately started feeding their babies. Obviously the dolls would be hungry after such a long journey.
Notice, no automatically filling bottles, no eyes opening and shutting, no annoying baby gibberish or motorized parts. Just a doll. They loved them.
After breakfast, it was time for a nap. The girls put their new babies down with care.
For me, it's a perfect toy. It doesn't make noise, it keeps my kids busy. They get to emulate practices they've had used on them for their entire lives, and they get a chance to be in control. They use their imaginations to come up with troubles and problems for their babies that they can then solve. It teaches responsibility and sharing.
As far as it "smelling like a newborn," though, I'm not sure about that. There is a baby-powder smell when they're fresh out of the box, but it's not necessary, really. Newborns rarely smell like that, in my experience, and without any other gimmicky bells and whistles, this little add-on seems out of place.
Still, no complaints here. A baby-powder smell isn't really a drawback, is it?
Check them out here.
Little Mommy dolls sent to us for review, but the thoughts in this review are my own. As you can see from the pictures, the girls agree.