Monday, 29 February 2016

Zapf Creations BABY Born stroller review and giveaway

When L was little in-laws bought her baby doll to play with, but as the doll itself was the same size as L I kept it in the box until I knew L is ready to play with it.
Just before Christmas I thought it's time to take the doll out of the box and see if L would be interested to play with it. She didn't show much interest at first and only when we received Baby Born stroller for the purpose of this review I have realised that the stroller is "the missing piece".


"You should always have a buggy like this with you on longer trips. This light, sporty and folding stroller is a great daily helper, in case BABY born® gets tired from time to time during longer trips. Thanks to the belt system, BABY born® can rest any time or even take a little nap without falling out".


On the first day L was trying to work out what to do. I explained and showed her that she will need to put the dolly in to the stroller and push it along just like I do when we go for a walk. Once the dolly was in the stroller L understood the principle of walking her own toy and pushed the stroller around the house for the rest of the day. Since then pushing the dolly in the stroller, offering her drinks and snacks is one of her favourite play time activities.

Now to the main features:
- it is lightweight
- easy to fold and unfold
- fits a dolly/teddy or even a toddler if they are tired (the latter is not recommended though)
- can be easily cleaned with a wipe or washed in the sink as the material can be removed
- belt system allows to adjust the seat and protect the doll from falling out
- cute ducklings design on the fabric
- double stroller wheels
- easy to move around 
- promotes imaginative, role play 
- handle height approximately 53cm, suitable from 3 years old

How to fold the stroller:
1. Pull up the pink bottom bar
2. Unlock/detach metal bars by lifting the loops up and away
3. Fold the buggy

I have teamed up with Zapf Creations to offer one lucky reader the chance to win an Interactive Baby Annabell doll. 

"Baby Annabell® allows realistic, imaginative role play and encourages the development of responsibility and empathy".
                                                 

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a Rafflecopter giveaway Disclaimer: I was sent the item mentioned above for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

150 comments:

  1. I looked on the website but can't find a specific age they recommend. But I know with my niece she started showing an interest in dolls around one and a half and now she often plays with them at two and a half. I think as long as there are no small parts and they're supervised dolls are fine to play with from around a year old.

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  2. 2 years I would say kids show an tntrest in dolls

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  3. I would say about 2 years old or when they start to take an interest x

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  4. i would say around about 1 year as they taking an active interest in the world around them. it also helps to show them about caring for a small baby and gets them used to other smaller kids to interact with.

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  5. About 2 maybe, that's the age my Granddaughter was when she got one and she was very interested in playing with hers x

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  6. 3 years and onwards

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  7. I would think about 3 would be!

    AShleigh

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  8. I have commented on Get the World Ready with Dettol

    Ashleigh

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  9. I think it would be around 2 or 3 ish

    AShleigh

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  10. Depends on the child, my daughter from 2 years, my son probably only from 3.

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  11. I would say around 3 for interactive dolls although they may get more from playing with them from about 4.

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  12. I would say between 1 and 2 years old

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  13. I would say 2-3 depending on the child

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  14. Around 18 months - 2 years i would say.

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  15. I think the answer is 3 years old.

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  16. Mine weren't interested until about 2 or 3

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  17. I think between ages 2 and 3 is best

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  18. Whenever you think your child is ready, it will vary between child

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  19. I would say around 2 or 3 years depending on the child

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  20. between 2 and 3 depending on the child

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  21. I would say somewhere between 1 and 2. My daughter would cuddle and carry around her "babies" from a about 18 months and from about 22 months she sat and breastfed them next to me feeding her brother. He did the same at a similar age

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  22. Louise Hayward1 March 2016 at 21:31

    Around 2 - 3, depending on the child.

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  23. I'd say 2-3 years depending on the child

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  24. Age 3 would be an ideal age in my opinion when their understanding is better

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  25. I gave one to my youngest when she was 2, but that was mainly to stop her fighting with her older sister

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  26. sorry that should be2 years onwards

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  27. About 2-3 years depending on your child xx

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  28. I would say around 2 years old

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  29. I think two years upwards, may be wrong x

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  30. i would say 2-3 years for an interactive doll :)

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  31. Elizabeth Hinds3 March 2016 at 20:04

    I would say 2-3. My daughter is 2 and is just becoming interested in them :)

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  32. I think about 3 years old

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  33. I think around 2 - 3 years old for interactive dolls.

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  34. I think 2 years is a good age to introduce interactive dolls. They can then learn how to be kind and caring from a young age :)

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  35. Every child is different, so its when they are interested, could be anywhere from about 18months to as much as 4 I would imagine.

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  36. Lynsey Buchanan5 March 2016 at 23:41

    2-3 years old depending on the maturity of the child.

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  37. From the age of 3

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  38. I would say about 2 years old

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  39. id say about 18 months or when they show an interest x

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  40. Probably 3+ but you can follow your child's lead :) x

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  41. Around 3 years. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  42. 2 or 3 i think is recommended but we got E one for her first birthday and she took to it really well!

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  43. I'd say 2 to 3 years old all depending on the child

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  44. 2-3 we introduced one to my elder boy a few months before i had his baby sister!

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  45. I think all children are different but I think around 2 is a good age. My daughter is almost 2 and she loves dolls and babies etc! xx

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  46. it would depend entirely on the doll, small parts, loose hair etc. But i would say 2-3 years

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  47. 2-3, my daughter is 2 and loves dolls, but she may have gotten frustrated with the interactive ones before this age.

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  48. pam butterfield15 March 2016 at 19:10

    2-3 years

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  49. Three years old is the recommended age but I would consider giving one to a 2-year old who is being supervised.

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  50. You know your child better than anyone, my daughter was around 2, but kids are all different and go at their own speeds!

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  51. My daughter was 18 months when she got her 1st interactive doll but never interested her till around 24 months so would say 2 she loves her now

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  52. id say as soon as they show an interest,my little girl was about 1 when she started playing with dollys

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  53. I would say that it depends a lot upon the individual child. Probably 2 years is average.

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  54. i'd say anytime after about eighteen months

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  55. I would say around 2 years old (Emma Schofield)

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  56. I'd say 2 or 3 but it totally depends on the child

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  57. I would say 1. My little girl has a doll and loves it.

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  58. I think around 2 years old

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  59. I would think about 2 or 3 years old - though depends on the child and the doll!

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  60. I guess it really depends on the child. I would think perhaps from 18 months.

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  61. I'd say 2 but my 16 month old is very mobile and active and plays with her sisters doll and pretends to feed it so maybe 18 months

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  62. My granddaughter was 2 when she first started taking an interest in dolls. Now at three and with a sister on the way she is much more into imitating what mummy does so a cot and buggy for her doll will be two additions I shall be looking for.

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  63. 2-3 years depending on the doll and the child

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  64. I would personally say from 18mths + - it depends on the child

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  65. Around 4

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  66. Depends on the child but from experience with my grandchildren I would say about 2 years old.

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  67. 3 years is usually best for interactive dolls because thats when children usually start in engaging in role play.

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  68. I'd say over 3 if you don't want it broken.

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  69. My daughter was 2 tears old when she got her first doll but she didnt start to play with it until she was almost 3 . All kids are different but id say between 2 and 3yrs old x

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  70. Interactive dolls I would say between 2 and 3 years old

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  71. 2years! At least that's the age my little niece and daughter started showing an interest in baby dolls

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  72. About 18 to 24 months

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  73. I WOULD SAY ABOUT 2

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  74. I have been reading your posts regularly. I need to say that you are doing a fantastic job. Please keep up the great work.

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  75. Around two years old but just see if the child is interested or not!

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  76. I'd say around 2 years although all children are different

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  77. i would say 3-4 for them to really get the best out of them

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  78. My 4 year old and almost 2 year old play with dolls for hours. As a result of watching big sister, the youngest has been interested in them since about 18months.

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  79. My 4 year old and almost 2 year old play with dolls for hours. As a result of watching big sister, the youngest has been interested in them since about 18months.

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  80. Our little girl got her first proper doll at Christmas when she was 21 months and it seemed to be a good age (for us)

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  81. I would say 3, my little daughter is 3 and she loves interactive toys!

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  82. I think around 4 years old

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  83. 3/4 but each kid is different x

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  84. I would say around 2 years old, children are more aware at this age of caring needs.

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  85. Somewhere around 2-3 years. My 16 month old loves her babies x

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