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The title of this DVD always reminds me of the song Sofia sings in these episodes. Sofia the first is a young Disney princess and a big favourite of my little girl. I don't mind her watching the episodes at all because I think Sofia is quite a good little girl who always knows right from wrong and treats her friends and family well which I think are good traits for my little girl to see and learn from. Plus this is quite a cute cartoon as there are talking animals and lots of adventure.
If you haven't heard of Disney's latest young princeess then let me enlighten you. Sofia is a normal young girl who lives in the village of Enchancia but her whole life changes when her mum marries the king. Sofia has to learn to live in a whole new world and receives royalty lessons from her friends and her new brother and sister. Sofia has a mgical purple jewel necklace called an amulet which she must never take off. She soon discovers it allows her to talk to her woodland animal friends, clover the rabbit, Mia the bluebird and Whatnaught the squirrel. These become her closest friends and help her out in a lot of situations.
I bought this DVD from Amazon so we could watch our favourite episodes again and again. The DVD features five episodes from the children's animation following a little girl who becomes a princess.
I will give you a quick overview of each episode.
'A Royal Mess'- the circus is coming to town and Sofia and her brother and sister, James and Amber are very excited. However, trouble occurs when they break a stained glass window in the castle but cover it up so they can still go to the circus. When their mother and father find out they are not happy and take them home from the circus. Will everything turn out ok in the end? I like this episode because it stresses the importance of telling the truth and the consequences of not.
' The Shy Princess' - this is a nice episode about friendship as Sofia helps Vivian, a shy classmate overcome her fear of speaking in public; meanwhile, Clover, her bunny rabbit makes friends with her dragon.
Blue Ribbon Bunny' - this is one of my favourite episodes as it features one of my favourite characters, Clover, Sofia's pet rabbit who talks. Clover is really funny and when the village afire puts on a pet contest Clover thinks he could be a blue ribbon winning bunny. However, things don't go smoothly and Sofia and Clover need to rediscover their friendship.
'The Princess Test' - there is a text about being a good princess such as fan fluttering and keeping your dress clean and pretty but Sofia is put to the test and actually learns that one of the most important things about being a princess is kindness and a true princess always helps people in need, even if it means having to give up something important. So while the other girls all receive silver stars, Sofia is awarded a special trophy for passing with the highest marks
'Two to Tangu'- Sofia and her friends visit Zandar in the kingdom of Tangu and get to do fun stuff such as ride of flying carpets!
All in all a great DVD for your little Sofia fans.
The vitamin E range from The Body shop is one of my favourite facial product ranges. I think they have some really good working products that are well priced but do make my skin feel lovely and I have been a user and fan for quite a number of years now.
The Body shop say that these wipesremove make-up and impurities, cleanse, tone, moisturize and protect the skin, leaving it feeling refreshed, soft and smooth.Instead of just removing the dirt like some other wipes do these actually put something back into your skin, leaving your face not only clean but treated as well and healthy.
The wipes come in a handy little pack and you just pull them out from the top which is quite easy. I find that you really only need one wipe per use and this will really work on my whole face and I do not need to use another one which is fine. As well as my face I like to wipe them over my neck too to really get a nice clean facial area. The wipes are somewhat moist but not overly so, so you feel that you are adding a bit of moisture to your face but not wetting it.
The wipes have a really nice soft texture to them and this softness definitely transfers over to my face. When you rub the wipes inbetween your fingers you can feel a bit of vitamin E lotion on them and so you know that they are going to be soft and caring. They are sort of scented and smell like the rest of the vitamin E products in the product range. Its a bit hard to describe but its a pleasant creamy smell that smells nice on my skin after use.
I love to use these when I have gotten out of the swimming pool. My face always feel a bit dirty after I have finished swimming and also quite dry so these are the perfect wipes to really add moisture back to my face and make it soft and nourished again.The wipes are priced at £6 for a pack which I think is slightly pricey but definitely worth it.
I don't know what it is about pull along toys but all the kids I know absolutely love them and they have always been a favourite in our house. I can probably guess actually why they like them as its a toy that follows them wherever they go and usually does something fun whilst its being pulled along too.My son, at two and a half has probably just grown out of this toy but for months, whenever he walked anywhere he had to be either pulling this zebra toy, the spotty dog pull along or the toy telephone pull along we have too. I think pull along toys are great, especially when your little one is just beginning to move and walk because it really encourages them to get up and move and start walking.
This zebra toy is really cute and one of the better pull along toys we have. The toy is black and white and so is the proper colours for a zebra which is something I like and the colours black and white are known to be quite stimulating for young kids so this is another good aspect.
I like this zebra because he has quite a low centre of gravity and so he does not fall over or fall to the side like a lot of other pull along toys can do. I know this really frustrated my boy because his dog would always fall to the side and then be really hard to pull and I would always have to be around to turn him the right way up otherwise there would be tears and so zebra is great because he stays upright very well.
The zebra also has really good rubber coated wheels which means it moves quite well along the floor and will not mark your floors either. I find the zebra moves better over our wooden and tile floors but it still moves fairly well over our carpeted floors. Its when the zebra is moved that the fun really starts. His head bobs up and down which always makes my son laugh and because his, "legs", wheels at the back are smaller than the ones at the front they spring up and down when you wheel him along too so there is plenty of funny things going on when you pull him along to keep your little one entertained. The cord is a nice length in my opinion too, its long enough for my little boy to get a good grip but its not too long that it gets all tangled up or presents a danger which is a very good aspect.All in all, a really fun toy to play with.
My four year old daughter was given this Hama beads activity box as a present for her 4th birthday from her Auntie and I'm so glad she did as I had never really seen them before but I now think they are great. Not only are they fun and something my daughter has fun playing with, they are great for teaching about colours, shapes, sequences and patterns. Also, at the end your child has a nice creation that they have made and can be proud of and show off.
This set is great if you have a child who loves arts and crafts and creating things and I think its perfect for her age as shes getting to a stage now where she loves things like cuddly toys and dolls as presents but its nice to receive something thst is a bit educational and that she csn play with for a long time.
So, what exactly are Hama beads? Well, they are little plastic cylindrical beads, shaped like a tube so there is a hole all through the middle. They come in different colours and to make the design you simply arrange them together on a plastic peg board, according to the instructions, and then iron over them slightly so they melt and join together, and there you have it, a finished design.
In this Hama Activity Box Set you get a lot of girl related designs and the overriding colour of the patterns is Pink so it's very suited for girls. There are 2400 beads which sounds quite a lot but believe me, after you have completed quite a few designs you will be surprised at how quickly you use them up. You will also find these beads all over the house as they escape the box quite easily which is very frustrating for this mummy but oh well!!
The set also comes with 3 Hama pegboards which are basically clear plastic boards with little plastic dots on them on which you put the plastic Hama beads in order to make the designs. The boards are in the shape of a heart, a flower and a seahorse so you can make these designs but you can also create your own designs if you wish, that is the beauty of Hama beads. The set comes with colour instructions on how to make these patterns and they are fairly large and easy to follow so its easy for my little girl to look at and understand. It took her a little while to understand how to follow a pattern/sequence but after playing with these for a while she really understands and it's been great for her learning.
Once your design is finished you are ready to iron it to fuse it together. The set comes with a piece of paper which is basically like a piece of tracing paper that you put over the beads in order to iron on otherwise you will get hot sticky plastic all over your iron. You only need to iron it for a couple of minutes and I find it works best if you just hold the iron in one place. Once it's cooled which only takes a few minutes you have a lovely flower, heart, seahorse or your own creation to play with!
I'm seeing stars!
Having two kids, I like to think of myself as quite a good cupcake maker now, habing perfected my talent over the last four years making cupcakes for birthday parties, mummy groups and just for fun for my kids.
One of the ways I embelish my cupcakes is with a lot of decorations, mostly to try and hid the little burnt bits or the bad icing on the top, but they still taste quite nice!
In my opinion Dr Oetker do a really nice range of cake decoration and one of my favourite are these chocolate stars. Stars are very popular at the moment and my daughter koves to wear clothes with stars on them so she loves it when I make these star cupcakes.
The stars are made out of quite a nice tasty chocolate abd I find them quite nice to eat. Sometimes I find with chocolate decorations that the chocolate is not that good quality but these are really quite smooth and milky.
In the packet you will find both milk chocolate and white chocolate stars which I think is realy good because then you can make a really nice batch of contrasting cupcakes. I ice some of them with chocolate icing and put a white star in the middle and then I ice the others with white icing and put a milk chocolate star in the middle and it has a really nice look and effect. The stars are easy to slot into some icing because they are quite thin and obviously have pointy bits to them so you can put them in at a angle standing up and it looks really effective and like a professional made the cupcakes.
I would say the stars are about as thin as a chocolate button. Sometimes with them being this thin you find a few broken ones in the bottom of the box which is a bit annoying but then you can just eat these on their own.
The ingedients are listed as: Milk Chocolate Stars (50%): Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole MILK Powder, Cocoa Mass, MILK Fat, Emulsifier: SOYA Lecithins; Flavouring. Cocoa Solids: 32% minimum. Milk Solids: 20% minimum ,White Chocolate Stars (50%): Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Whole MILK Powder, Emulsifier: SOYA Lecithins; Flavouring
All in all, a great way to decorate cupcakes!
Skipping is probably one of the most fun exercises you can do. It definitely takes me back to being a kid again but it is also an incredibly worthwhile workout too. There was quite a buzz about it a few years ago when it became the in vogue exercise of the day and so, not being a member of a gym I am always on the lookout for workouts you can do at home and this one suited me down to the ground.
Skipping is said to improve your muscle toning, co-ordination and stamina and I find it a really good all over work out and like I've said above, fun too. I purchased this skipping top from Amazon in the £10 region which I think is a really good price for a well made, good quality piece of work out equipment.
The skipping rope is 259cm long so it is long enough to obviously go over my head and under my feet and has enough length that it does not get caught up but is not too long that it is hard to control. The actual "rope" itself is made out of leather which I like because you get a really nice swing with it and it is meant to give a faster rope spin which I think it probably does. You can increase the speed and intensity once you get into the swing of skipping and I like that I can create a really fast swing. The leather sort of whistles through the air when it is going and hits the ground and I really like the sound for some reason, it makes me think I am working my body well. The leather rope makes it a lot lighter than a rope one too which is good too.
The handles on this skipping rope are great. I remember my old one I had as a child that had these horrible uncomfortable wooden ones that always gave me blisters after I had used it for a while. This skipping rope however has really nice soft foam cushioned handles which allow you to get a really nice soft grip whilst still being able to hold the rope tight so it does not slip out of your hands at an important moment. I never get blisters with these handles and they allow you to turn the rope really well and get quite a good speed going too.
All in all, a great fun workout tool!
So, not only are they great to eat but carrots are also great for your skin too. Burt's Bees carrot day cream is one of my favourite day creams for my face as it makes it feel so fresh and healthy.
I must admit that I first tried this cream because I really liked the packaging and I thought the inclusion of carrots was something really different and new and I was excited to try it. Burt's Bees say, "don't just see better, look better with carrots. Long hailed for promoting good eysight, the nutrients in carrots can also rejuvenate skin and improve its texture for a younger, more refreshed look."
The cream comes in a cool looking jar with a screw top tin lid with Burt's bees eyecstching colours of yellow. Its funny becsuse when you first open the jar you will see that the cream inside is a interedting mustard yellow colour and in fact I think it actually looks like a jar of Colman's mustard, but thats befor you dive in and scoop some cream out on your finger to apply it. The thing I love about this cream is that even though I find it fairly rich and thick, it soaks into my skin really well and doesn't leave it feeling heavy or greasy. You really only need a tiny bit of cream per application as it smoothes out quite well and I like the fact that it is indeed light enough to wear as a day cream. This cream is great when my skin is feeling a little dry too and I feel like I am giving it a really nice drink of carrots!
I find the smell of the cream really quite pleasant as well. The ingredients are listed as almond, avocado, and coconut oils to deeply nourish skin. Carrot seed oil and beta-carotene, rich in vitamin A, are believed to help revitalise sun-drenched and mature skin."The cream is a little bit expensive in my mind, £15.99 for a little pot but in my opinion it is definitely worth it.
One of the many things I love about Christmas is all the perfume gift sets that are on sale in the stores in the run up to the holiday. I don't know what it is about this time of year but I am seduced by all the fancy fragrances and the extra bits you get in the gift sets such as body lotion, eye masks, shower gels etc. To me, it isn't Christmas if I haven't bought a gift set or two to give to the lovely ladies in my life and I always like to receive one too.
Calvin Klein Euphoria is one of my favourite fragrances and I have been wearing it for a number of years now. The fragrance is really unique in my opinion and like nothing I have smelt before.
Calvin Klein say that, "Euphoria is about a journey without limits. Inspired by a new found freedom, itÓs about living ones dreams"It has a great shaped bottle and a nice pink hue to the perfume. The ingredients or notes of Euphoria are listed as pomegranate, persimmon, green notes, black orchid, lotus blossom, champaca flower, liquid amber, mahogany wood, blak voilet and cream accord.
To me the smell is quite flowery but does not have a sickly overpowering smell although I do find that it lasts all day which is nice because not all perfumes do. Even though it lasts it is quite a light fragrance if that makes sense. I get quite a lot of compliments on it when I wear it which is nice.
As well as this beautiful fragrance, you also get a bottle of Euphoria lotion in the gift box as well. This comes in a really nice pinky/purple bottle with a silver rectangular lid to it so the bottle is in keeping with the perfume bottle and looks very classy and posh. The lotion is a lovely pure white colour and is fairly thick although it soaks in well and really makes my skin nice and soft. I am really pleased about this because often the lotion that you get with a perfume is not as good quality as the perfume is but this is a great accompaniment. The smell is exactly the same gorgeous scent as the perfume so in conjunction they are both great for really layering the fragrance on.A beautiful, fragrant gift scent.
I have to say that this is a very good little product and one I swear by when I have a few blemishes on my face. I don't get spots that often, usually when I'm a bit run down but because I'm quite fair skinned they really show up and so I want to try and zap them before they take hold or I decide to squeeze them!
The gel comes in a little tub with a screw cap lid and I find it very easy to just squeeze a little bit out onto my finger and then dab it over the spot and make sure the whole spot is covered. The nice thing is that you dont need very much of the gel at all so a tube will last a very long time.
The gel is clear in colour and has a gel consistency to it, not too thick and not too watery which is nice. Being a gel, this means that it sticks to the treated area really well and doesn't come off. Once on the gel is clear so you can apply makeup over it if you widh. I tend to apply this gel either at night or first thing in the morning so don't put makeup on it but its nice to know you can if you wish.
The gel does have a bit of a chemical smell to it but once you have applied it this fades and then you cant really smell it anymore.
According to the product information, "Clean & Clear® Advantage Spot Treatment Gel is clinically proven to start to clear spots after only 4 hours. The unique formula containing spot-fighting ingredients quickly rebalances the level of oil, helps fight problems causing bacteria and effectively purifies the skin all without irritating or over drying."
I definitely think this gel reduces the redness of a spot quite quickly and does Start to heal it quite quickly although 4 hours might be a bit of a stretch but I do like the healing power of this gel and will continue to use it.
A 15ml tube costs just £4.59 which I think is a great price and I would actually be willing to pay more for a product.
One of the staple products that I have in my handbag is a pack of wet wipes. With two young children and a dog
I think it's really handy to have a way of "washing" my hands and keeping them clean and soft and free from germs when we are out and about and
not always able to clean them or wash them with water.
These sensitive wet wipes are the perfect size for slipping in your bag to make sure you always have a pack with you. They come in a little plastic resealable
packet with a little tab that you can lift up and down in order to get the wipes out. This keeps the wipes quite moist and ready to use and the sticky tab
sticks quite well throughout the life of the wipes however if I leave them in the bottom of a handbag for quite a while crumbs and hairs do start to congregate on the sticky part which isn't that pleasant!
Anyway, the reason why I love these wipes is that they kill 99.9% of bacteria so they are great for when we go places like the farm or on public transport when we have been touching lots of infected surfaces. I really like the fact that these wipes are sensitive too so I feel safe enough wiping my mouth with them after eating or using them on my young children.
These wipes are actually really gentle on my skin, especially my hands as they actually have extra mild cleanser and moisturisers in their ingredients to really look after my skin and not dry it out like normal baby wipes can do. The wipes are dermatologically tested and pH balanced and are paraben free so they really are very safe. All in all, a very handy, safe wipe.
Just after Christmas my Apple laptop died and so I was without internet for a few days until my husband bought me this lovely Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 that I am writing this review on now. Whilst we could still use a laptop, we were not willing to pay the price of a brand new laptop at this point in time and as I really only use the internet to Facebook, email and internet shop, a fancy Apple laptop was too much for my needs.A samsung galaxy tab is a tablet on which you can access the internet, play games, read books etc. What I really like about it is that its small, much smaller than an iPad and so it slots into my handbag perfectly and is easy to take out and use on th3 go. What I like about the size is that I can hold it with my hands either side and can type perfectly without having to move my hands. The screen is big enough though that anything you are looking at is big enough and easy to read.As im not very good at the technical stuff I will quote the wording from the back of the box this tab came in. "Samsung's new galaxy tab 3 has become slimmer yet provides better performance. With a wide screen, you'll love having your tab while enjoying entertainment in hand wherever you go thanks to a variety of Apps. Also physical key makes you do any entertainment seamlessly."
The tab is a touch screen which I like because its easy to keep clean and has a sleek look to it as there is no keyboard. When you do want to type a touch keyboard pops up at the bottom and is a querty keyboard so is easy to use and type quickly on. The keys are fairly well spaced so even if you have quite fat fingers you don't end up pressing keys you don't want to.I find sometimes the tab is not as responsive on the touch screen as it could be, there are often times when I need to press a selection quite a few times before it takes so that is a bit annoying.At the bottom of the tab there is a thin button that you can press to take you back to the home screen which is a good way to always go back to the beginning if you need to. There is also a touch screen back arrow that lights up and takes you back a page. Sometimes this can be annoying though as its right where I hold my tab and sometimes I touch it by mistake.
The tab has a 5MP AF + 1.3MP camera (not too sure what that means but I've copied it from the back of the box) and it takes really good pictures in my opinion. The camera is an icon on thr front screen and so you just need to press it in order to stsrt the camera function. The photos are really clear and crisp and look great on the big screen. The camera is easy to use although if you have a screen cover protector you do need to make sure this is not at the back otherwise the lens is covered. To operate the camera and take the shot there is a touch screen image of a camera that you just press and the snap is taken and then you can find the taken photo in your gallery app. The tab comes with a charger which plugs into the bottom of the tab. I find that this charges fairly quickly and will keep its battery power well. I use mine on and off all throughout the day and do not need to charge it up every day so I think that's great. The tab comes with a lot of free apps such as calculator, weather, contacts etc but then its very easy to sewrch for new apps and install them. I've had this tab now for a couple of months and in searching around the internet I've discovered that various websites have free Samsung Galaxy apps such as shopping websites such as Dorothy Perkins for example and so these are great to install too.All in all I've found this a really great little toy and a fun way to access the internet and reply to my e-mails!
Orchard Toys are some of the best toys and games on the market today for little children in my opinion and we have quite a few different games and puzzles in our collection now.
So, what do we know about Orchard Toys? Well, according to an article I read, "Orchard Toys is a leading manufacturer of educational puzzles and games for children aged between 18 months and 12 years, with a reputation for excellence of design, manufacture and service. Orchard Toys products are designed with the ethos of "learning made fun" and combine bright, innovative design, durability and quality with sound educational principles. We have an educational adviser who has had many years experience at reception and key stage 1 and 2. She works closely with our design team to ensure that skills necessary in the various National Curriculum key stages are built into the design of a jigsaw puzzle or into the gameplay of a game.
Over the years we have regularly been awarded toy industry awards with over 50 won in recent years, for both the quality of our products and customer service."
What I love about these toys is that they are fun and I don't think kids even realise that they are actually learning something when they are playing them, this is the best way to learn in my opinion as if its fun they will remember it much better than if they had things drummed into them, telling them they have to learn it or else. Orchard toys always label their games and products with a little symbol indicating its educational value. Each symbol means that the game has been approved as ideal for use within the National Curriculum. For example, there are symbols for National Cirriculum maths, english, science, geography to name but a few, depending on what type of game it is that you have. We have a few counting games and obviously these are linked with National Cirruculum maths.
The Big Aeroplane puzzle is one of the puzzles my son received for Christmas this year and it is very fitting for him. My husband works int he airline industry and as a result my son absolutely loves planes and all things that fly so this was a very welcome gift for him.
What I like about the puzzle is that its not just a rectangle puzzle like normal, boring ones. No, this puzzle is shapes liked a plane itself as it is cut out around the picture of the plane so already it is quite a fun picture to make. The puzzle is wonderful and colourful and there really is a lot going on. As well as the airplane being the main focus of the picture there are passengers on the plane, the Captain waving to the passengers coming aboard, engineers doing last minute checks on the plan before take off and vehicles bringing the baggage to the plane. I like this because there is lots to talk about and point out to my little boy.
The puzzle contains 30 pieces and it is aged for kids 3-6 although my son is only two and he loves doing this puzzle and finds it fairly easily, a little bit challenging but not too tough so by the age he is 6 I think he will have well grown out of it. The pieces are nice and thick but not too chunky so they go together really well and are not too tight or difficult to put together.
All in all, a really fun puzzle from Orchard toys.
This is not just any old Tom, this is ultimate Tom. Tree Fu Tom!!
My two year old boy is a massive Tree Fu Tom fan and received Ultimate To, for Christmas. If you have not heard of Tree Fu Tom then allow me to explain.
Tom is a very cute cartoon with lots of action and adventure. Tom is a boy but with the help of his power belt he jumps up, shrinks to insect size and flies into the tree, and enters the world of Treetopolis, where he has adventures. He is skilled in that world's magic, and often gets characters out of scrapes. According to an article I read, "He lives in a place called Treetopolis which is on the top of a part of a trunk of a big tree in a British-type woodland, where the trunk turns horizontal and then vertical again. Its characters are mostly anthropomorphised arthropods (which are not to size scale with each other as in reality).
This figure is well made in my opinion and is a solid plastic figure about 30cm high. He comes with a full mop of brown plastic hair and looks just like his cartoon character on the television. Tom has moveable arms and legs which helps when you put him in his different spell poses. The legs are definitely very bendable and not only twist at the hips but twist and bend at the knees too.
Tom is battery powered and here's where he gets ultimate. Tom has a green button on his chest that you press to hear music from the television show when you make Tom fly. Its kind of exciting and my little boy loves that bit. You can also hear Tom say various phrases from the show too in his own voice which is fun. However, and here is where Tom's not as ultimate as he could be, we only had him for a few weeks after Christmas and he stuck and so when you turned him on (yes, thankgoodness rhere is an off switch on his back) he just repeated the same phrase over and over again. Very annoying, especially when you have a kittle boy who knows how to turn him on and off so we eventually just took the batteries out. Replacements have been very hard to find too so that portion of him has been a bit disappointing.
Another disappointing part for me has been Tom's wings on his back. He has two wings that slot over a little button and are held in place with a plastic holder but this, and the wings come off quite easily so we are forever losing them.
Apart from those little niggles, my son just loves to play with Tom without all the special effects and will fly him himself and move him around and has a lot of fun with him and I guess that's the main point.
This has to be one of the cutest little puzzles I have ever seen, just so sweet and fun and girly although my 2 year old son also likes to play with it too so I am not discriminating between the sexes, it's just that it is very pink and sweet and full of little touches that girls would appreciate more than boys.
Growing up, my favourite game was Candyland, I loved the cuteness of it and the sweets and actually playing the game and when I saw this puzzle it just reminded me of the game so much that I knew it would be a puzzle I would really appreciate playing and making with my little girl, hoping she would enjoy the sweetness of it too. Also, last term at school they and been learning about Hansel and Gretel and the Gingerbread man so it was very topical to what she was learning about so Santa bought her one for Christmas.
I knew the puzzle would be good quality because it is from Orchard Toys, we have quite a big selection of Orchard games and puzzles at home now and they are definitely our favourites.
This puzzle is the perfect size for my four year old girl. It's a big floor puzzle and consists of 35 pieces so not an amazingly big number buy enough to still be challenging. The size given on the box is 59 x 41 cm.
What I like about this is that it's not just a normal boring rectangle puzzle but rather is cut out around the house to make it look like a drawing or a painting. I like this because it makes the top of the puzzle more exciting where there are not any straight edges. It's the picture though that really makes this puzzle for me. The little house is delightful with pink icing for a roof, chocolate fingers on the building and lollypops and candy canes and gingerbread men running around.
The pieces are made of good quality cardboard and fit together really nicely. We have a lot of fun putting this together and play various games when doing so too as it really gets my little girls imagination going. The puzzle is recommended for ages 3 to 6 and I think this is fair. All in all a really fun, cute puzzle.
We are now the proud parents/grandparents of two Baby Annabell dolls in our house as my daughter has the original Baby Annabell and now her younger brother, George. My little girl is absolutely in love with them and treats them just like real babies which is actually very cute to watch. I like the dolls as I think they look quite nice and realistic and if my daughter gets pleasure out of them well then that's great.
The beauty of baby Annabell and the reason why I think she is so realistic is becsuse she cries, makes talking sounds and also sucks on her milk bottle and her dummy. We have a couple of dummy's for Annabell and George to share and they really are a nice accessory for the dolls.
The dummy fits into Annabell's mouth as it has quite a long teat on it and then the battery operated mechanism in Annabell allows her to actually suck on this dummy. She makes quite a realistic sucking noise and her cheeks go in and out which looks freakishly real too. My daughter loves giving Annabell her dummy as she is usually crying right before she gives it to her and after sucking for a while Annabell will calm down and close her eyes and fall asleep which is really cute.
The dummy has a nice mouth piece on it that fits over the mouth. You can get various designs but one that we have is clear with some gold patterned swirls on it making it look quite fancy and posh. Then there is a ring, much like you get on a real baby's dummy that you can use to put your fingers through to carry the dummy. On the ring there is a little Baby Annabell logo to tell you its a really Baby Annabell product, the company do like their branding, you will always find Baby Annabell written on everything, probably so they can chsrge twice the pricenof other baby toys, but I digress, I do actually like the quality and make of Baby Annabell toys.
The ring also has a piece of string attached to it and at the end of the string is a little clip which allows you to clip the dummy onto Baby Annabell's clothes, again like you would with a rel baby so in theory you don't loose the dummy. We actually find this quite handy as my litle girl often takes the dummy out of Annabell or George's mouth and we think we have lost it but thn we find it again on their clothes.
The dummys are priced at around £5 each and are a nice accessory if you have these dolls.