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71 people found this helpful
on March 24, 2010
This doll is darling. My 3 year old received it last month for her birthday. It is amazing how it can stand, sit, and lay down all on it's own. It talks and walks. We have fun watching this doll do her thing. It was a hit at the birthday party when my daughter opened it. Everyone was laughing and having fun watching this doll. It does best on a solid surface floor such as wood and not too well on tile, since the cracks and bumps make it difficult for the doll to walk. Just one hint: Don't forget that it needs batteries in it's back, and BOTH of its feet. It took us a bit to figure out the feet thing.
After the first couple of days, this darling doll has not been played with. My 8 year old daughter will play with it occasionally, but it is not the doll of choice. The doll has a very hard, stiff body. She does not work well with everyday pretend play. When she is turned off, she is stuck in the position that she was in when you turned her off. Her legs and arms cannot be moved or bent for strollers, etc. She is not a doll that your child will cudle with in bed.
My 3 year old has two of the Little Mommy Sweet As Me dolls that she loves. They are adorable and great for everyday play. I would recommend them, especially for younger girls. I can pick them up for around $10, verses this expensive doll (however, I found this doll on clearence for $25, which was plenty).
Overall, this doll is cute and fun to watch. She is not great for pretend play and cuddling.