Baby Annabell’s Brother- Review & Giveaway

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When it comes to reviews on this blog, toys don’t tend to be something we do very often, mainly because Adam and I don’t really agree with either of our children being given something big on a whim (we tend to spoil on Birthdays and Christmas instead), but on this occasion I decided to make an exception. Mainly because a certain 4 year old girl would have probably KILLED ME if i’d turned down the opportunity to review a Baby Annabell’s Brother doll from Zapf Creation! 

You see, both children (and yes, I’m including Freddie here) LOVE playing with dolls. As someone who wasn’t a doll person as a child, the doll/baby obsession is a whole new thing for me, but I’m fast learning that there is no such thing as too many of them! We thought we would make ‘George’ (the official name for Baby Annabell’s Brother, although he has been remaned ‘Jack’ by Sasha) a ‘well done at finishing preschool present’. 

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So, what is the doll like?

Well Baby Annabell’s Brother is 46cm in height, and comes complete with a bottle and dummy, and is dressed in a soft blue babygrow and hat that you can remove. He drinks real water from his bottle, sucks on his dummy to soothe himself (the noises he makes when doing this are really realistic!), cries real tears, laughs, giggles and will fall asleep with a gentle snoring sound. 

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The aforementioned interactivity is controlled by an easy access switch at the back, which Sasha has learnt to manage herself, meaning that she can turn him on or off depending on the type of play that she’s going for that day. Interestingly, she seems equally happy with his sounds turned off, I think so she can control what he says/does whilst playing her games of ‘schools’, but I’ve noticed she really loves putting his dummy in his mouth when the movements are turned on, to comfort him. 

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I have to admit that George/Jack is looking quite ‘well loved’ now, as in the past 6 weeks or so that we’ve had him, he has been EVERYWHERE with us- Italy, Whitstable, Broadstairs- the list goes on and on! So far though he’s holding up well, as is easy to clean with a quick wipe down when he gets grubby on his arms, legs and head. His soft body makes him uber-cuddly though, and he goes to sleep with Sasha most nights (Bunny is most put out…).

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So what do we think?

At Β£44.99 RRP Baby Annabell’s Brother isn’t the cheapest of dolls, but to be honest if your little one is doll-mad then he’s definitely worth it, in terms of the interactive play option, and also for the fact he’s a pretty sturdy doll and is similar size to a real-life newborn baby. 

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The only real criticism I have is that the water bottle isn’t the most practical for little ones, because it has a curved bottom and doesn’t stand up-right, meaning that water tends to escape if you’re not supervising, which can be a bit frustrating. However, this hasn’t stopped Sasha loving playing with him, and I just make sure I fill the bottle up a little at a time. 

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George/Jack also has an adoring ‘Dad’ in Freddie, who likes to play with him too (and amazingly they share him rather nicely, one being ‘Mum’ and one ‘Dad’!).

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He’s definitely a very welcome member of the family now! I would quite happily buy another if the occasion arose in the future. 

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You can see in the video below just how bowled over Sasha was when she saw what her new present was:

So do you fancy winning a Baby Annabell’s Brother doll for the little one in your life?

All you have to do is fill in the Rafflecopter below, using as many options as you’d like. 

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The terms and conditions:

You must be a UK resident to be eligible for this competition. This prize a Baby Annabell’s Brother Doll and is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for monetary value; No cash alternatives to the stated prize will be offered; Entrants must be 18 years and over. Competition ends midnight on Sunday 2nd October 2016. Winners will be notified within 5 working days.

Find more great giveaways at Super Lucky Di and The Prize Finder.

 

131 thoughts on “Baby Annabell’s Brother- Review & Giveaway”

  1. The fact that he drinks real water is going to be a major hit with my girls. They would absolutely love to win this doll.

  2. The fact that he drinks real water will amaze her. She has a Baby Annabell girl doll but she doesn’t do that.

  3. My niece would love this doll as she has a girl dolly but she has a doube pushchair and always puts her teddy in the other side so this would be perfect

  4. She would love the fact that it’s a boy rather than a girl, she loves playing mummy and only has girl dolls so would be over the moon with this!

  5. I think my little girl would love the fact that he is a boy!! She loves her dolls but I think she would think this one is extra special!

  6. She loves boy tv characters and loves george instead of peppa, she has 2 big brothers and would love this boy doll as she loves playing with boys

  7. my girls would love this, they have a new baby brother (3 months old) and love to dress their dolls up in his outgrown clothes

  8. I think my little girl would just love the fact that it’s a boy. She keeps asking for a boy doll πŸ™‚ This one looks great!

  9. The fact that it is a BOY! My daughter is 9 and still loves playing with her dolls (much to my delight) but the dolls are all girls x

  10. I think my daughter would love that its a boy, she has a couple of girl dolls but no boys. I think she would also like the interactive features

  11. A baby boy doll that she can love and care for. Just like her mum with her baby brother. She would love to take the doll out for a walk in her pram etc.

  12. Since the dummy fairy visited my daughter, she loves putting a dummy in her dolly’s mouth, so I think this would be her favourite feature!

  13. My little one would absolutely love the baby Annabel brother doll. Shes started to see some of the adverts on tv and is already starting to make a very long list from christmas which includes a baby Annabel doll! I’ve entered the rafflecopter so fingers crossed! Emily

  14. My daughter has two big brothers so I think she would love being a big sister to Baby Annabell’s Brother and being the one to look after him!

  15. Wow finally a brother is here. I love the fact that’s is a boy and my two sons can play with it. I always wanted to buy a doll for my sons but my husband didn’t approve it. He would be happy with a baby boy doll.

  16. Having 2 girls they would love having a brother and a baby, it looks so real and would enetertain them. It’s for hours!

  17. My little girl (and boy) would love the interactive features. The sucking and sound functions would be a big novelty as we don’t have a doll that does this yet πŸ™‚

  18. I would love to win this for my son. Then he could play with his sister and her baby annabell and wouldnt feel silly because its a boy

  19. Fantastic Prize????????????Thanks For Amazing Giveaway????????????Happy Autumn????????????Have A Lovely Sunday!Xoxoxo????????????

  20. My little one would love the real sounds and that he is a boy πŸ™‚ She only has girl dolls so I think she would love this more.

  21. My little girl has been on and on about having a boy baby for ages, she has an Annabel and adores her, but this little chap would really make her day, she loves playing mummy and pushes her dollies out with us whenever she can

  22. It would be brilliant for my great nephew. He has autism and adhd and can get quite fixated with blue being for boys so he would definitely join in with his cousin lily and play babies

  23. My daughter would love the fact it’s interactive and it’s a boy just like her brother she will love that.

  24. I think my 7 year old granddaughter would love this doll as she only has girl dolls so this would be unusual

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