For the last few months, every time I hear the Cry Babies jingle on the television I brace myself for the inevitable, “Mummmmmmmy? Can I have one??”. And every day I tell them, “You’ll have to ask Father Christmas!”, as their little faces sink in disappointment, and they go back to staring at the TV, deliberating between themselves over which Cry Baby they would choose.
So when we were offered a Cry Babies doll for review, I knew, without a moments hesitation, that the children would be over the moon to try one. In fact I made the monumental mistake of telling the girls beforehand that the postman would be bringing one for them, and endured them asking, every second of every day, if it was here yet. So when it finally arrived I cant tell you just how happy they were!!
With three Cry Babies to choose from, Lea, Coney And Lala, each with a different animal print onesie, Eva was delighted to discover that she had been sent her favourite, Lea.
Lea comes with a leopard print onesie with cute little ears and a curly tail, and I have to admit, I totally see the appeal!
As the name suggests, Cry Babies cry real tears, and the idea is to comfort them with a cuddle, a hug or give them to dummy to help stop them crying, and in return they make adorable baby noises.
Each doll has a hidden cap under their hood with a screw top where you can fill it up with water. You can either push the button below to start the tears, or simply remove the dummy and prepare for the crying to start!!
What starts with a whimper quickly builds to full on angry screaming and the tears are pretty full on, if you’re holding the doll, prepare to get wet!
The things I love the most about this toy is that the onesie is interchangeable, meaning it can be removed and washed over time, and also the dummy is attached via ribbon so there is no chance of it getting lost and having to listen to the crying for any more time than is necessary.
Which leads me on to the things I dislike about this toy – the crying!! I can’t lie to you, the crying is annoying, especially when the children leave it to cry relentlessly whilst I’m scrambling to find the off switch.
That said, the children absolutely LOVE it, so much so that I’d go as far as saying it is one of their favourite toys ever. Eva will not put her down, she takes her everywhere, she sleeps with her beside her (switched off – god forbid!) and she tells me every single day how Lea is the cutest little baby she has ever seen. And seeing how happy the doll makes her will always out-weigh my irritation at the crying!
Cry Babies are priced at around £29.99 and available to buy from most toy retailers.