Baby Alive doll is a baby toy made by Hasbro that eats, drinks, wets and in some cases messes. Its mouth moves. It is marketed as being lifelike. It was originally made and introduced by Kenner in 1973, and reintroduced by Hasbro in 2006. Today, Baby Alive is offered in Caucasian, African-American, and Hispanic varieties.
Meeting Baby Alive Doll
You have definitely seen the “Baby Alive” doll. The toy is extremely popular. Not like the plastic beauty Barbie, but still. The modern Baby Alive is almost like real baby, but without soul. Any girl age 3-5 years would definitely want to have one. At this age the girls start determining themselves as the representatives of the gender and switch into playing those Mothers and Daughters games. Giving your baby a doll like “Baby Alive” will make those games as close to reality as one could dream of. You don’t need imagination anymore – everything is provided. I don’t know, if the small children need such accuracy of reproduction of the life scripting. And the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood agreed, awarding Baby Alive for its 2009 TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award, saying “it will ruin your daughter’s creativity”. In fact – the less close to the reality tools children have – the more they use their imagination.
The researches have shown, that the correct development of the figurative thought system may happen, when imagination is transformed into a special intellectual activity aimed to convert the world. Thus, the toys that completely repeat real items, don’t contribute into the development of the brain.
But I know for sure, that the Baby Alive may become a helping hand for the adult!
Any mother-to-be, who wants to be ready for all the challenges, her mother has told her about, surely reads literature and attends the pre-operational classes for the mothers-to-be, where the doulas show the women, how to treat the newborn right. For that they use visualization tools. I’ve seen the birth coaches using Baby alive to explain the mothers-to-be, how it works on practice. You can buy the doll to yourself and later give it to your daughter, and no matter what – you can play dolls at any age.
The Baby Alive doll will help with your second pregnancy recognition
This was actually the only way one of my friends has managed to prepare her first child to the fact that soon he will have a sister. She has shown him on practice, that there will be another creature in need of attention. She managed to work out all the possible scripts and prevent all the unpleasant situations starting with sending a baby to sleep ending up with jealousy of the elder son to the younger daughter.
She simply, day by day, gradually increasing the number of hours, introduced the doll in their family. And there was no critical reaction of her elder child to the birth of the second baby – the elder child was prepared and even gave his mother some assistance, because he was already taught to do so with the doll.
So, in fact, that plastic and rubber imitation of the human child is something the adults take into consideration at preparing to the parenting. Besides, there’s no shame at playing games whenever you feel to.
So my review of the Baby Alive will be the following: The doll is totally for the adults and may be used as a training apparatus both by the mother-to-be and the father-to-be. This is the closest and the safest variant to try yourself as a mother without spoiling somebody’s life.
Just don’t play too long.
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