Although Alexa is a big fan of all dolls and has been lucky enough to have got her hands on a fair amount of them, she’s never actually had a ‘proper’ BABY born doll, as in the Interactive version. So when we were recently offered the chance to play with the BABY born Wonderland Fairy Rider Doll I just knew she’d love it – it’s BABY born AND it has wings!
Inside the box you receive the following:
Bottle, nappy, food sachet, bowl and spoon, potty, dummy with clip, shoes, wings, a bracelet for your child that matches the one the doll wears and of course the doll.
The BABY born Wonderland Fairy Rider Doll is really quite pretty (I refuse to have creepy nightmare inducing dolls in the house!), with blue eyes that close when laid down and comes wearing a beautiful dress and leggings. The dress has dragons on it that ties in with the fact that she is a ‘Fairy Rider’ doll and has been designed to pair up with the BABY born Interactive Wonderland Dragon which is available separately. The only thing I don’t like about her outfit is that the leggings are incorporated into the dress which makes it hard to remove if your child is wanting to make her sit on the potty or put her nappy on.
BABY born Wonderland Fairy Rider Doll is interactive but not in the ‘put batteries in me and I’ll cry for hours’ kind of way. This doll doesn’t take batteries which is always a plus. The interactive features of the doll include:
Moving – her arms, legs and head are all able to be moved to change her position.
Drinking – she can drink water from her bottle if you squeeze it gently at the sides, make sure to keep her upright though or she may wee in her nappy straight away.
Eating – mix up the food sachet in the bowl and feed her with the spoon provided.
Crying – simply give her water from her bottle and then squeeze her right arm to make her cry real tears. It is a little difficult at first but does get easier once you’ve done it a few times.
Weeing – by laying her back she will wee in her nappy. If you sit her on the potty with her legs bent, pressing the button on her tummy will make her wee.
Pooing – sit her on the potty and press the button on her tummy, by keeping this pressed in she will wee first, then poo.
Bathing – thanks to not having batteries she is able to go into the bath or swimming pool with your child but should not be immersed fully.
Overall the BABY born Wonderland Fairy Rider Doll is a great addition to any doll collection and would also be a great first ‘big’ doll for any child. We love the fact she incorporates Alexa’s love for dolls along with all things magical and her wings are, as Alex described, amazing. With an RRP of £44.99 I think it’s reasonably priced considering the amount of play children will have with her and the amount of things she can do.
Disclosure: I was sent this item for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are entirely my own.