Whenever I ask Elijah what he did at school that day he always tells me that he spent some time in the dolly corner with Farrah playing with the babies. And my heart always melts. I always considered getting him his own doll but there were always things he needed before that. Until he asked me if I would get him his own doll. It happened at about the same time I was contacted by @Captive_Conversationsand asked if I would review a Baby Born doll by Prima Toys for my blog. Yes please, both Elijah and I shouted!
We were sent the
BABY BORN SO SOFT TOUCH GIRL RRP: R1200
BABY BORN BATH SLEEPOVER SET RRP: R650.00
BABY BORN SOCKS RRP: R100.00
BABY BORN NAPPIES RRP: R90.00
BABY BORN HOODED TOWEL RRP: R300.
When the delivery arrived Elijah ran out to get his new “baby”. We opened the package together and Elijah let out a little sigh and said “A baby girl dolly.” We immediately got to playing. It is so sweet how Elijah cares for his baby dolly. Darrell was such a hands-on dad, his best was bathing and dressing Elijah (a little secret is that he was actually the one who used to hit up Cotton On Baby and buy all his cute little outfits) this was always their special time together. It is so precious seeing Elijah emulate what his daddy used to do for him with his dolly. It makes my heart very happy to see and hope that when Elijah one day has his own children he will act the same and also take such an active role in their care.
This dolly is so soft and life-like, I must admit I get a little broody and I have definitely been sneaking in some cuddles with Angela (Yes that is what Elijah named her!). But obviously, Elijah is totally fascinated by the fact that she does a number one and a number two, we have nearly gone through a whole pack of nappies as Elijah is constantly making Angela have some porridge and then pressing the tummy button to make her go do with number two. The first couple of times I had to help him change her nappy but now he does it all on his own. She also made a wee on him the first day we had her and let me tell you Elijah was just as shocked as his father the first time he wee’d on him during nappy change time.
I walked in on such a beautiful moment on when Elijah was supposed to be having a rest he was actually feeding Angela her bottle. And the sweet little sounds coming out of his mouth were just too beautiful.
I love how our children can have so many choices these days and that there is no stigma attached to our boy children playing with a doll. Here is to hoping that when Angela closes her dolly eyes tonight and goes to sleep so will Elijah.
The BABY BORN SO SOFT TOUCH DOLL is available at these stores-Toyzone/ Toy Kingdom/ Toys R Us
And let me tell you that if Elijah did not have a Baby Born dolly already I would not hesitate to buy him one for Christmas.