My daughter loves to shop and we don’t mind bringing her with us. Sometimes, we let her go pick out a toy. She’s been wanting another baby to add to her collection. So on a recent trip to Target, she walked up and down the doll aisle and had her eyes set on a Baby Alive doll.
I said, “Pick out whichever one you want” and she grabbed one of the babies that had a blender called Baby Alive – Magical Mixer Baby Doll Tropical Treat. We grabbed the box, placed it in the cart and made our way to check out. I have to be honest, I didn’t pay much attention to what kind of doll it was or what features it had. That 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’s ready for a treat! Pretend to make her a tropical shake in a real working toy blender! Add yellow doll food and water into blender. Then push down button to mix!
- SHE LOVES TO EAT AND DRINK – After you mix up a sweet treat for baby, feed her with the included spoon, then give her a few sips of water from her bottle to wash it down. Doll really eats and drinks!
- SHE “PEES” AND “POOPS” – When baby eats lots of yummy 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 very sweet baby doll comes in a tropical-themed removable dress with a comb to brush her hair
Most of what I should have read were big no-no’s.
Upon arriving home, I opened the box and it came with the doll, 2 powdered food packets, a blender, a comb, spoon, bottle, and some diapers.
When you ran out of diapers and food packets, you could go buy more at outrageous prices. I was hoping my daughter would not get 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 could feed her baby. I wish I took a picture of the food, but it looked like puking Vegas bombs when you barely had anything to eat the night before.
I’m not sure what got more fake food, the baby, or our floors. Within minutes, she was done and asked me to prepare more food. I tried to let her know this was our last food packet and there would be no more, but she was insistent on feeding the baby doll again. So, we did.
Then we sat patiently waiting for the doll to fake poop in her diaper. An hour later, I’m sitting on the couch and see my daughter coming from the basement. She walks over to grab a towel, and I ask, “Why are you grabbing a towel for.”
She looked at me with the cutest, innocent face and said, “Baby made a mess.”
I walked over, grabbed the towel and had her show me where the mess was. Apparently, the Baby Alive we had was a special one because not only did it pee and poop, it also pukes! The fake food was coming out of the baby’s butt and mouth.
What, I thought, was Baby Alive – Magical Mixer Baby Doll Tropical Treat was actually Baby Alive – Long Night At America’s Pub for $1 You Call Its.
We cleaned the mess together and I explained to my daughter that we likely overfed it.
One day later and going on two weeks now, I haven’t seen her play with the Baby Alive since.
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