Review: My Little Baby Born I Can Swim

Since I began childminding I have realised that its really interesting to see how different children interact with different toys and so for this particular doll I thought it would be nice to get a friend of mine to review it with her daughters:
My two girls, P. aged five and three year old M., have been badgering me about this toy ever since they saw the TV advert – so we were delighted to be given the chance to try one out!

The doll itself is made from a soft plastic with moveable arms and legs. She is wearing a very pretty swimsuit, and the girls really enjoyed getting her ready for the bath, with her flippers and goggles. The doll also has a comb and hair clips for styling her lifelike head of hair. 

The girls were incredibly excited to get their hands on this, and of course the first thing they wanted to do was put her in the bath – so my first challenge was to locate three AAA batteries. TV remote dismantled, it was time to try it out. 
We placed her in the bath and after a few seconds, incredibly, she started to swim. The doll has a rather clever water sensor, so once placed in the water, the arms and legs start to move in a rather realistic front crawl motion. The girls were delighted, and she has now become a permanent feature of our bathtime routine. Thanks to the recent spell of good weather Rose (as she was promptly named by P.) has also enjoyed several outings to the paddling pool! 

I was expecting the doll to be a big hit with M., who is three and baby obsessed, but it is actually five year old P. who is the most taken with it, and seems to enjoy playing with her hair and adjusting the goggles and flippers even more than watching her swim. 

Overall, this is a lovely doll with lots of play value, and would make any little girl very happy.

Technical specifications

When placed in water the new doll will automatically swim on her own by moving her arms and kicking her legs. The swimming action is activated by a water sensor on the doll‘s back that triggers when wet.

Not only does my little BABY born® I Can Swim boast an educational play pattern for little girls, she also encourages nurturing play, enabling parents to extol the benefits of water safety to their child in a fun and playful environment.
The doll comes with a bathing suit, goggles and flippers, she also has rooted hair and comes with two hair clips and one comb so children can enjoy hair play too.
Suitable for children aged 3 plus, my little BABY born® I Can Swim is the ultimate bath time play accessory.
my little BABY born® I Can Swim will be available to buy in all good toy shops nationwide and will retail at £24.99.


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