Baby Annabell’s Brother – Review

Let me introduce you to the newest member of our family.  This is Baby Jack (more commonly known as Baby Annabell’s brother).  He arrived in our house a few weeks ago now to shrieks of excitement from his new Mummy, Amy.  Amy is fully obsessed with dolls at the moment – be it at home, at her childminder’s or at play school – if you ask her what she’s done that day the answer is almost guaranteed to be “played with the babies”.

Little girl with Baby Annabell's brother

Cuddles with Baby Annabell's brother

Baby Annabell’s brother is the most realistic doll I’ve come across yet.  He has a lovely face, we’ve all seen some scary dolls haven’t we?  In terms of his size and weight, he feels very much like a real baby in your arms.  (Yes, I’ve been caught inadvertently rocking him when Amy has passed him to me.  It’s just a standard motherly instinct isn’t it?)  This also means that as well as the wide range of Baby Annabell branded clothing available – he also fits real baby clothes!  We’ve bought him a couple of sleepsuits in the sale in Tesco and found that the newborn size is probably a little big for him so I’m keeping my eyes peeled for tiny baby outfits now.

Baby Annabell's brother

In terms of Baby Annabell’s brother being a “boy” the only actual difference I can see between him and the comparable Baby Annabell is that he has a blue spot on his tummy – he doesn’t have any of the usual boy ‘bits and bobs’ which means you could just as easily dress him in pink clothes and have a girl baby for the day. . .

Baby Annabell’s brother comes with a bottle, dummy, bib, nappy and a random pendant which I can’t possibly figure out a use for and all things which Amy has promptly lost.  Obviously one nappy doesn’t last very long when your baby is small so you can buy replacement Baby Annabell branded nappies (or just pop to the supermarket for tiny baby nappies which fit almost as well!)

Changing Baby Annabell's brother nappy

Baby Annabell's brother in nappy

Now Amy adored “Baby Jack” from the moment he was born (or removed from the packaging, whichever) and I must admit I was tempted to swerve the whole putting batteries thing in but in the interests of a proper review of course we had to . . .

Baby Annabell’s brother takes 4xAA batteries and rewards you with babbles, gurgles and realistic mouth movements as he sucks on his bottle.  He even yawns, falls asleep and wets his nappy.  Of course these functions, whilst exciting, means he’s no longer a great option for Amy to keep in her bedroom at night – we’ve had enough of being woken by sleeping babies thanks so very much!

Baby Annabell's brother in bed with toddler

Amy is completely besotted with Baby Jack and takes him everywhere – either in her pushchair or a carrier just like I used to use when she was little!

*We were sent the Baby Annabell brother doll for the purpose of review however all thoughts and opinions remain our own.  Post contains affiliate links*

24 thoughts on “Baby Annabell’s Brother – Review

  1. Ah we have two of the ‘normal’ annabels (though one is blue… annabob? who knows – my kids call him ian!) but they don’t make a noise or have moving mouths… so this looks like the next step up! Love that she carries him around!

  2. This looks amazing-my daughter would love it, so I’ve also entered the giveaway, which was a pleasant surprise when I’d finished reading the review!
    Lovely review and pics hun!
    #TriedTested

  3. Having only had a boy for the last four years I use to bypass all the girly toys, however, I had a little girl in March so I am super excited at the girly stuff I can now look at.

  4. Entered as my daughter LOVES dolls. Though in our house they don’t seem to keep their clothes on for very long as she’s obsessed with stripping them naked! #TriedTested

  5. Aww she loves him!
    I had a baby Annabel as a child, I’ve recently given her (still works!) to my daughter to play with after my mum found her in the attic! and she loves her! I must admit though, I don’t find the new dolls as pretty. I like that there are boy dolls now 🙂
    #triedtested

  6. My daughter has a baby Annabel and she loves it. It’s good to see a male doll around as I don’t think I’ve seen one before. I get sick of pink.

    Jodie x
    #TriedTested

  7. This is fab. My little boy, Arthur, LOVES dolls – especially as he has a baby sibling on the way he is really interested in babies and looking after them…even at nursery! #triedtested

  8. It was my dream to have a “baby cry” doll when I was 5. I never got one! I’m sure my parents got me other great things though but I always remembered the feeling of desperately wanting one like this. However, after 30 years, the dolls have certainly advanced in technology. Love it. #TriedTested

  9. Ah we love baby dolls here but I’m not keen on the crying ones! My 3 year old got one for Christmas and when she cries, the doll is passed to me to deal with. I’ve done my bit with crying babies 😉 #TriedTested

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