Product Type: Cup Cake Doll
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Time for Baby to have her Milk
Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle
Member Name: KLockwood75
Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle
Advantages: Good baby accessory, encourages imaginative play
Disadvantages: Playability depends on the child
My two year old daughter is very into playing Mummy to her baby dolls, particularly the Baby Born doll that she calls 'Baby Ruby'. This doll came with a bottle but, as we are not telling her that she can actually feed 'real drinks' to her baby, it has remained empty which I feel limits the playability of it. Therefore, when we spotted this Cupcake Magic Milk Bottle on one of our frequent trips to the local Early Learning Centre, I decided to buy it for her.
* The Bottle *
The Cupcake Magic Milk bottle is a very simple design. It has a pink screw-top style lid, a white teat and a clear plastic bottle section. Inside is a 'liquid' which looks like milk (but obviously isn't). It has a picture of a pink cupcake on the front. When you tip the bottle to feed the baby, the 'milk' inside the bottle moves towards the teat so it looks like the baby is drinking it. I don't really understand how this works, or what the 'liquid' really is - maybe that is why they call it a 'magic' feeding bottle? The bottle itself is a perfect size for a young child to hold - it is about 9cm tall and wide enough to fit comfortably in a young child's hand. It is also fully in proportion with the dolls from the Cupcake range sold at ELC and also works well with dolls such as Baby Born and Baby Annabel.
* Playability *
My daughter loves feeding her babies, and the soft toys, from this bottle. She likes the way that they appear to drink the milk, although occasionally will look slightly confused by the fact that it never gets empty and she can't open it. Obviously, if your child is not into dolls, then there isn't going to be much point in buying this, but for a doll-obsessed little girl like mine, it is the perfect addition to her collection. We also have a feeding / accessory set from the Cupcake range with little bowls and spoons and it works well in conjunction with this set. I would suggest that it is a great little toy for encouraging imaginative role play as it allows a child to do the things that they see adults doing when looking after babies and adds another element to nurturing-type play. t is also very durable - it has been thrown across the room in those toddler tantrums that we all associate with the terrible toys and survived, so the plastic that it is constructed from is obviously relatively hard-wearing.
* Cost *
The Cupcake Magic Feeding Bottle costs £4 for ELC and I would say that it is definitely worth the money. It would make a good stocking filler type present for any child who is into their dolls.
* Final Thoughts *
This is a very simple but effective little toy which I would recommend to all parents looking for an extra accessory for a child that is into their dolls. It works well, provides a slight element of intrigue with the way that it actually works and stimulates the ability for children to re-enact scenarios through role-playing games. I am giving it a four star rating as obviously its playability is entirely dependent on the child, but it has been a valuable addition to Baby Ruby's every growing range of accessories.
Summary: A lovely little addition to our collection of baby accessories
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