My daughter loves shopping and we don’t mind taking her with us. Sometimes we let her go and choose a toy. She wanted another baby to add to her collection. So on a recent trip to Target, she walked down the doll aisle and had her eyes glued to a baby alive doll.
I said, “Pick whichever you want” and she grabbed one of the babies that had a mixer called Baby Alive – Magical Mixer Baby Doll Tropical Treat. We grabbed the box, put it in the basket and headed to the checkout. I have to be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to the type of doll or its features. It was my mistake!
That night, I learned my lesson. Always read about every toy you bring home for your kids!
Here’s what I missed:
- TOY BLENDER REALLY WORKS – Baby is ready for a treat! Pretend to make him a tropical shake in a real working toy blender! Add the yellow doll food and water to the blender. Then press the button to mix!
- SHE LOVES TO EAT AND DRINK – After making a sweet treat for baby, feed her with the included spoon, then give her a few sips of water from her bottle to wash her down. The doll really eats and drinks!
- SHE ‘PEES’ AND ‘POOPS’ – When baby eats lots of delicious food and drinks her bottle, you know what she’ll need next: a diaper change! Magical Mixer Baby really wets and “poops” her diaper!
- REMOVABLE OUTFIT AND COMB – This super soft doll comes in a removable tropical-themed dress with a comb to brush her hair
Most of what I should have read were big no-no’s.
When I got home, I opened the box and it came with the doll, 2 sachets of powdered food, a blender, a comb, a spoon, a bottle and some nappies.
When you ran out of diapers and food packets, you could buy more at exorbitant prices. I was hoping my daughter wouldn’t understand the point of the food packets, but she knew immediately. Basically, asking me a million times to put the powder in the blender, then mix with water, so she can feed her baby. I wish I had taken a picture of the food, but it felt like throwing up Vegas bombs when you had next to nothing to eat the night before.
I don’t know which had more fake food, the baby or our floors. Within minutes she was finished and asked me to prepare more food. I tried to let her know it was our last packet of food and there would be no more, but she insisted on feeding the doll again. So we did.
Then we sat patiently waiting for the doll to pretend to poop in her diaper. An hour later, I’m sitting on the couch and I see my daughter coming from the basement. She walks over to grab a towel, and I ask, “Why are you grabbing a towel?”
She looked at me with the cutest, most innocent face and said, “Baby made a mess.”
I walked over, grabbed the towel and asked him to show me where the mess was. Apparently the Baby Alive we had was special because it not only peed and pooped, it also threw up! The fake food was coming out of the baby’s bottom and mouth.
What, I thought, was Baby Alive – Magical Mixer Baby Doll Tropical Treat was actually Baby Alive – A long night at the American pub for $1, you name it.
We cleaned up the mess together and I explained to my daughter that we probably overfed her.
A day later and for two weeks now, I haven’t seen her play with the Baby Alive since.
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