Just as we were heading away to the coast for the weekend, Charlotte received a rather exciting delivery! The new Tiny Tears Interactive Doll With Sound had arrived for her to review, cue excited screaming from one doll loving four year old.
In the box contained the clothed doll, bib, nappy, potty and baby bottle. It was easy to get out the box, always a plus when you have a child eagerly waiting to play with their new toy. We found the size and weight suitable for Charlotte’s arms; I dislike those dolls that are weighted the same as a real baby, they’re not practical for a toddler to carry around. The clothes are easy to take off and put on with its soft velcro fastening, along with the nappy.
It’s as realistic as a baby doll can get, it will feed, cry make lots of baby noises and even goes on the potty. The fact it burps when you remove the bottle from its mouth made Charlotte giggle again and again. Its cries of ‘Mama Mama’ still to this day makes me look around wondering who’s calling my name, just as it’s crying takes me back to when Charlotte was a baby herself. Excellent way of explaining to your child what they were like once upon a time.
We think dolls like this are a fantastic potty training tool for toddlers; you can use it as a guide to how they sit on the potty to what happens once they’re sat on it. You could even use the doll as a reward chart itself, offer your child clothes/accessories with each target your child succeeds at.
Charlotte loves her new doll, it went everywhere with her while we were away, sat next to her on the way home and since being back has experienced being pushed around in a pram, paddling pool dunkings and piggyback rides provided by our dog. It withstands the harshness of our toddler and still looks as good as new. A good starter doll we would highly recommend to those looking for their child’s first interactive doll.