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”.
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 clothing and accessories 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.
In terms of the Baby Annabell’s brother doll being a “boy doll” 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!)
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 interactive 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!
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*