Product Type: Zapf Creation Doll
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Baby Annabell - she doesn't shut up!!
Zapf Creation Baby Annabell
Member Name: Whizz11
Zapf Creation Baby Annabell
Advantages: Cute looking, does baby things
Disadvantages: Very noisy
My daughter loves baby dolls and was lucky enough to receive a Baby Annabell doll from one of her aunties. I say lucky because these retail for about £45 but I have to say its the best doll she has ever owned. She has got quite a few other baby dolls but I think Annabell is very realistic looking and also the right weight for a newborn baby too.
I am going to have a little moan about her though before I mention her good traits. Annabell never shuts up, it's like having a really baby in the house and its very annoying!! I've done the newborn baby stage, I do not need to go through it again. On Boxing Day morning Annabell actually woke us up by crying. She was sleeping with my little girl and I thought it was my little boy crying at first until I realised it was the doll. She soon stopped when my daughter picked her up but still!! There is an off button on her back under two layers of material but it doesn't take a clever little three year old long to figure out where this is and how to switch it on and off.
Leave Annabell alone and she will giggle and gurgle and make general baby noises all the time, she's really noises although it does sound quite realistic if a bit mechanical at times though.
Anyway that's my moan over because I do quite like Annabell. She is really cute looking with a realistic baby looking face and really nice rosy cheeks. She has pretty blue eyes and baby lips which are open because she comes with a dummy that you can put in her mouth. She has quite a nice white baby grow on with a heart motif on the front and some little lambs with the words sweet love on. Unfortunately the material has started to bobble already and although she hasn't been out of my little girls sight since Christmas I probably wanted it to last a little bit longer. Still, you can buy lots of clothes for Annabell although some gave me a good tip. If you buy the newborn range of clothes from Mothercare they will fit Annabell and are actually cheaper than the purpose made branded doll clothes.
Annabell measures 46cm so is about newborn size. She actually feels like a newborn when you pick her up and it's really funny, I have a photo from Christmas Day where my little girl is sitting with my mum and Annabell is on my mums lap and when I was flicking through the photos afterwards I actually thought my mum had a real baby on her lap. You can feel Annabell's battery pack in the middle of her tummy but the rest of her middle is quite soft and then she has plastic arms and legs.
As I've mentioned above, Annabell has a dummy that she sucks on. It's really cute actually. You have to make sure that the dummy is all the way into the mouth and then she makes sucking noises and opens and closes her eyes as if she is trying to go to sleep. You can hear the motor of the battery whirring when this happens which is a little unrealistic but I don't think my daughter has noticed.
Another cute thing she does is when you lay down and rub her cheeks, she will yawn and fall asleep. I find you can also give them a bit of a press and that will work too. Annabell takes 4 x AA batteries.
My daughter adores playing with Annabell. It actually amazes me when I watch her too. It's funny because she understands Annabell turns on and off as she does it herself but then she actually treats just like a real baby, cuddling her, putting her to sleep etc. she has such a beautiful motherly tender way with her, it's very heartwarming!
A lovely doll.
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