When I discovered that I was pregnant, just six months after having Eva, although I would have been happy with a boy or a girl, knowing that the two of them would be so close in age, I was over the moon to discover I was having another little girl. I spent my whole life longing for a sister, someone to play dolls with, share memories, secrets and clothes with, a best friend who would never leave my side, and I can’t tell you how happy I was to know that my girls would share that bond.
From day one it was love at first sight, and as the years have passed and they have morphed into the mirror image of each other, I am in awe of their relationship and the love that they share. It is an absolute honour to watch them together as they grow.
Of course they have their moments, and when they argue, they argue! Despite the fact that they look so alike, when it comes to personality they are very different. And yet where as their likes and dislikes can be very different, the one thing that they both agree on is dolls, and most of the time you will find them in the playroom, cradling their babies, two little Mummies in the making.
So when we were asked to review the Baby Born Big Sister doll in honour of National Sister Day, the girls jumped at the chance. They have so many baby dolls that I’ve lost count and yet nothing quite like this, so when the Big Sister doll arrived they literally could not wait to play with her!
From Zapf Creations, Baby Born Big Sister is a good sized doll with six functions – she has movable arms and legs, can stand on all by herself, has long brushable hair for styling, can drink water, cry real tears and can also be bathed. She also comes with ten accessories – a hair brush, two bobbles, three clips, a sippy cup, shoes and two bracelets.
And let me tell you, my girls love her!!!
With five hair accessories and a hairbrush the girls couldn’t wait to start styling her hair, and I loved that knowing exactly what children are like the instruction book gave tips for keeping the dolls hair nice and soft – fabric softener! Who knew?!
With one doll and two sisters, I did wonder how this would go and yet they took it in turns to play with her and the only argument was over what to call her. Eva wanted to call her Megan and Megan wanted to call her Rainbow Girl….
The girls favourite feature was that the doll cries real tears when you give her water from the sippy cup and squeeze her right arm. I love that this is done without any sound effects, unlike other dolls which have me reaching for the off switch!
I love that the doll is older than their baby dolls and yet the clothes and accessories are still interchangeable with other Baby Born dolls. I love that she can be bathed as many of their other dolls have batteries and we have had countless tantrums when I won’t allow them in the bath!
The girls are so pleased with their new doll and I would recommend it as a lovely addition to any doll collection. Baby Born Big Sister is currently on offer at Very at £39.
In honour of National Sister Day I asked the girls to tell me a few of the reasons why they loved each other and filmed their answers to share with you….
*** We were sent this item for the purpose of this post. All words and opinions are my own.***