My First Baby Annabell & My First Baby Annabell Brother - Review




Baby Annabell are one of the most popular dolls here in the UK, and have been for the past 15 years. This doesn't surprise me at all as they are a favourite of ours too, for numerous reasons. 
These lifelike baby dolls enable realistic nurturing role play, building a bridge to the real baby world and allowing children to be like their own parents. This creates a social emotional bond and encourages key social skills from an early age and why they are important for both girls and boys alike.

Zapf keep their catalogue fresh and exciting by regularly introducing new products to their already extensive range of toys. A few weeks ago we were given a sneak peak of their SS18 collection and I was asked if we'd like to choose a couple of toys to review.



After a quick browse I decided to go for the 
My First Baby Annabell and the My First Baby Annabell Brother dolls. We already have a few of the regular Baby Annabell's but they are a bit big for Ava at the moment. I knew that these would be the perfect first baby dolls for her being smaller and lighter. 


I think that baby dolls can be hit and miss when it comes to how they look, sometimes they can look quite creepy, but as you can see these dolls are so adorable! They have the sweetest faces, a cute button nose, rosebud lips and big round eyes. They are similar in appearance but Annabell has big blue eyes and wears a pink sleep suit and matching hat where as Alexander has big brown eyes and wears blue. Both dolls come with a bottle and a removable hat. They compliment one another so well, they are the perfect set of twins!


The My First Baby Annabell and My First Baby Annabell Brother are classed as the beginner’s version Baby Annabell as they are slightly smaller at 36 cm long. They have sleeping eyes which close when led down and open again once sitting. They are a great way to gently encourages young children to engage in role play and provides initial stimuli for developing a sense of empathy and responsibility.

Ava has been quite taken with the pair of them and is always offering a bottle to them both, though I'm surprised she hasn't tried to breastfeed them yet! She tries to undress them and has even tried to put her shoes on them. I often find her cuddling them, their soft bodies make for great hugs. I think she'll grow to love them more and more as she gets older.


My First Baby Annabell and My First Baby Annabell Brother are suitable for children from 1 year old, are available online and at most good toy stores at just £19.99 each.


- I was sent these products for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.


10 comments:

  1. I can recall years ago :- My Mum bought her grand daughter a baby boy doll. They had just become quite fashionable at the time. Nice that boy and girl doll /s are available. Encourages Equality, etc. Dads are more involved in child care, parental responsibilities, etc. So it seems appropriate that we acknowledge both sexes / genders, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  2. My Grand Daughter would love this

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  3. my step daughter would love these x

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  4. So cute takes me right back to childhood

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  5. My little girl would love something like this :)

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  6. Lovely looking dolls. Siblings.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Annabell and Alexander, twins :- They will keep Ava busy, providing lots of fun for years to come.

    Rachel Craig

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  8. Nurturing, Caring are positive assets / skills / attributes for future generations / mankind.

    Rachel Craig

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  9. Ava, one year old now. Taking interest in everything and becoming more active.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Aww how cute are these, Megan and Mollie would love them, they love their dolls, they don't have a boy doll xxx

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