A crying, feeding and peeing baby doll is perfect for an ate-to-be. Watch it when you change the doll’s nappy, it might pee on you. The sensor is programmed to do so, for fun. Baby Alive comes with a few accessories and it’s usually sold separately. It's perfect for taking along on long trips. I even improvised a sling for it so my daughter and her "baby" can join Mommy and her baby brother for strolls.
A Toy That Needs Some Mommy Creativity
Having a Baby Alive doll can be costly. Diapers are disposable and you need to buy more or improvise. I put party napkins on the doll to save on store-bought nappies. Also, it’s better not to use anything but plain water to “feed” the doll because it causes stains.
Invaluable Lessons for an Older Sister
Despite the cost and the improvisations that I’ve had to devise, Baby Alive has taught my daughter some baby care basics and has helped her be a more understanding ate to her baby brother. The doll was also the perfect diversion for her when her little brother was born and needed more of Mom's attention.
A Baby Alive doll costs P3,000 at SM Toy Kingdom. Accessories can cost up to P2,000 (includes clothing and 3 spare nappies).