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Lalaloopsy were once rag dolls that magically came to life when their very last stitch was sewn. Each doll has its own charming personality inspired by the fabric used to make it. Lalaloopsy live in a whimsical world full of silly surprises. With love and a little bit of imagination, you’ll see why Lalaloopsy are sew magical... and sew cute!
Our girls love Lalaloopsy. Our oldest even had a birthday theme around it before their party kits came out. While we have some dolls and other accessories, I hadn't heard about this new baby doll they offered until the opportunity came to review it. Since Macyn will be three in February, she's at the age of loving baby dolls, pushing them in strollers, and feeding them, so I knew this would be the perfect gift for her to add to her doll collection! We received Peanut Big Top for review.
I'll say right off that this toy is recommended for ages 4 and up. I'm sure this is because the charms you collect since they can easily get put in the mouth of a child and cause a choking hazard, but Macyn hasn't really ever put things in her mouth besides as a baby so I knew she would be ok with this toy.
One huge down fall to this baby I noticed immediately is that she's not made to sit up all the way. She can lean against stuff like I did with the box for photo above, but she can't sit flat if you want to pretend to feed her with the bowl and spoon. She is made of hard plastic, so while her head, arms, and legs do move at the joints, I think it would've been best to give her the function of sitting.
When I first got the doll I thought some how you feed the doll a charm and it comes out the other end. It sounds weird, but we all know there's other dolls out there that use the potty too, so I knew that it's not a function you have to use all the time. I was pleasantly surprised when I realized that the charm is inside the special diapers and the water you feed the baby dissolves the material to reveal the charm!
Each baby doll comes with an animal shaped bottle, a bowl and spoon, a hat, one regular diaper, three special diapers, and then a bracelet you put the charms on as you use the diapers. The bottle is a soft plastic and can be used for play with or without water inside.
This baby's diaper has a fun popcorn print, and then the three special diapers come in a variety of different prints, along with the charms inside. After the first use with a special diaper, the material dissolves revealing a charm and a cute print underneath. While you can play with the diapers time and time again, if your goal is to collect all the charms, then you'll have to buy all the refill packs. I think over time just having a baby doll will be the most fun, but I've already looked up refills just in case and they retail for around $7 for a set of 3. Price does vary a little depending on where you shop, but they're easily accessible through places like Walmart and Toys R Us.
There is currently two baby options for this product and they retail for about $30 depending on where you shop. I feel this is typical of other dolls that come with similar features and functions. The refill diapers are a bit high when you break down the $7/3pack to over $2 per diaper, but again, not totally out of range for other dolls that go potty.
While some may feel this doll is a little strange, I think its great for our girls, they love Lalaloopsy, and I see this continuing to be a hit in our home!