A while ago Oscar was over the moon to have his first dolly that he was allowed to love and look after.
He named her Sue and she had been one of his favourite toys ever since.
When Sue arrived I spoke a lot about the stigma and stereotypical feelings that people still have towards boys playing with dolls and it really is something that over time I hope will be quashed.
I think that one of the things that doesn’t help with this issue is the fact that the majority of dolls on the market are girls.
You walk into a sea of pink in most toy stores when it comes to the baby doll section and it is very rare to see a little boy.
If you do happen to come across one they tend to be your bog standard doll that offered nothing more than being just that.
That is why when I saw Baby Annabell’s Little Brother I was extremely interested to find out what he offered and knew that he would make a wonderful friend for baby ‘Sue’.
Oscar’s eyes lit up when ‘John’ as he has been named arrived.
His super cuddly body came dressed in a beautifully soft blue romper with a matching hat and bib.
It wasn’t long before Oscar spotted the bottle and dummy and was intrigued at how he could give him a drink and comfort him with the dummy.
To his amazement he went from being a settled baby that was peacefully sleeping to a unsettled little one that cried real tears!
Cleverly though with a little bit of soothing and rubbing he soon settled again and showed his contentment with a few wriggles.
The highlight of any interactive dolls for my children is the feeding and Oscar was not disappointed here.
We filled the bottle with some water and once the feeding started he began to move his eyes and mouth in and extremely life like fashion.
Oscar really loved Baby Annabell’s baby brother and he had become a welcome part of our family.
I love the fact that alongside the imaginative play that is bought out by using this doll the ability to grow a child’s loving and nurturing side is easy with the fact the doll can be visibly soothed by a bit of TLC.
It is a really welcome change to see a male doll with all these great additional features and I’m sure he would be a welcome addition to any toy box.
*I was given this doll for the purpose of this review and they are all my own, honest opinions.