Whilst I am absolutely 100% certain that my days of procreation have ceased my daughter E seems to think otherwise as she adores babies. If we happen to see a little one being pushed along in their pram or a baby is sat playing whilst we are at toddler group E cannot help but to get up close and personal.
A few years ago E’s Grandparents treated E to her first ever baby doll and pram set which as you can imagine was an instant hit. With E being that bit older yet still baby mad her Grandparents very kindly updated the pram with a more realistic push chair and the doll with a more life-like, interactive Baby Annabell.
Given that my baby days are over, I certainly wasn’t ever expecting to hear a baby cry under my roof again. Baby Annabell does just that and more! Baby Annabell is just like a real baby in that she has realistic sounds, movements and can even wet her nappy and use a potty!
I wasn’t sure whether to find it cute or creepy when I first watched my daughter feeding her Baby Annabell doll as I realised that the dolls lips were physically moving, sucking at the bottle and the dummy which came as part of the package along with a necklace and bib.
Following a feed Annabel then complained about wind crying real tears may I add and after being burped (and before you ask, yes this doll actually burps!) she then sighed in relief followed by a yawn as she fell asleep.
Annabell very quickly became one of my daughters most favoured toys and she began looking to build her collection of clothing, accessories and all the other baby bits that parents would usually require.
The Baby Annabell Potty Training Set
Much to my daughters delight we were recently sent the ‘Baby Annabell Potty Training Set’, an ideal addition of her E’s ever growing colletion to feature and to review.
Following opening this set we found that the Baby Annabell Potty Training Set included:
- 1 x Pink Potty
- 3 x Dolls Nappies
- 1 x Sheep-themed Wipe Dispenser
- 3 x Fabric Wipes
- 1 x Talc Dispenser
Potty Training Annabell
E was over the moon to finally have a potty on which her beloved Baby Annabel could sit to take a tinkle. It was ever so sweet to watch as my daughter began hastily undressing her dolly desperate to place her upon the throne.
Following a lengthy discussion over whether Annabel needed a number one or a number two E finally decided to lay her down and to wipe her nether regions with the adorable wipes included.
She then proceeded to cover Baby Annabell head to toe (not advised in real life of course) in talc (imaginary talc just incase you were wondering).
It was at this point that E asked for my assistance in dressing Baby Annabell in a fresh nappy and an obligatory pink onesie. I carefully showed E how to pull back the tabs (which can be reused) on the nappy and how to pull them firmly but not too tightly across the nappy. It’s a skill worth learning after all, I would hate to think of any of my future Grand children having to wear loose or overly snug under garments!
E adores Baby Annabell and even more so it seems since receiving the potty training set. I only wish I’d ordered this item years back when we ourselves were in the midst of potty training with E. Perhaps she would have been a little less fearful of the dreaded potty, it took masses of bribery and patience to even get E to sit on her potty fully clothed never mind without a nappy or knickers!
Thankfully Baby Annabell seems to be taking to potty training like a duck to water, we’ve had no accidents, wet knickers or tantrums of any kind strangely enough. If only E could have been as easy as Baby Annabel to potty train, life would have been a breeze!
Spending A Penny – Pricing & Purchasing Information
The Baby Annabell Potty Training Set retails from £12.99 and is available from a range of high street and online stores including both Amazon and Smyths Toys
Our Final Thoughts
Both E and I had great fun undressing, redressing and caring for Baby Annabel as she mastered toilet training. E has continued to play with Baby Annabell and the potty training set ever since which of course has meant that Mummy dearest here is far from finished having to change nappies so it seems!
Granted, Baby Annabell is never going to provide little ones with a poohnami disaster but she may well give them food for thought when it comes to general hygiene for little ones. Realistically speaking learning how to care for baby is an incredibly important life lesson to acquire. The earlier that our future generation begin to understand the basics of babies and their needs the better right?
Suited for children aged three-years and over, The Baby Annabell Potty Training set is ideal for young children to carry out baby based role play, learning how to care for little ones from an early age
For further information upon the Baby Annabell Potty Training set and other Baby Annabell related products visit www.baby-annabell.com/en
Disclosure: We were sent the above product for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my daughters and my own.