Spinmaster Luvabella Newborn - Review


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I'm a firm believer in letting toys be toys and letting kids be kids. Dolls, cars, blocks, dinosaurs, princesses, you name it, both my children play with it. There's no gender stereotyping here - they've always made their own choices when it comes to the toys that they play with.

Dolls are popular with both my son and daughter as they are cute, perfect for role play, imaginative play and for expressing their emotions. Although Noah tends to sway more towards wrestling figures these days, I still spot him playing families with his sister, and it always makes me smile. With this in mind, I was delighted to agree to review the new Luvabella Newborn from Spinmaster.


Luvabella Newborn is presented in a large attractive box, just waiting to be opened and is easily taken out. It's worth noting that batteries aren't included, x4 AA's batteries are required but they are easy to pop in with a standard screwdriver. She then starts to babble and coo and that is when the fun begins.

Our first impressions of Luvabella Newborn were nothing but positive and Noah and Ava couldn't wait to play with her. She looked absolutely adorable, wearing a pink romper suit and a matching, removable headband. With Luvabella Newborn being smaller than the original, she is a newborn, after all, she is a lot easier for children to hold, carry and play with. She looks very lifelike and her eyes and mouth movements are very realistic too.


Luvabella Newborn has a soft body, perfect for cuddling, and has plastic limbs that don't move. She does, however, have a breathing motion in her chest which is a brilliant feature for making the doll more lifelike. When it comes to her face, and the movements it makes, where do I begin? Not only does her face look realistic but it moves in such a lifelike way too. She's quite mesmerising to watch and I know that Noah and Ava are amazed by her too.


Luvabella Newborn comes with her own special bottle and soother which adds even more elements to play. Take care of them and don't lose them as you cannot buy them separately, as I learned from the original Luvabella. The bottle and soother won't work by just shoving them into her mouth, you have to hold it in front of her lips until she makes an "ahhh" sound and then you gently place them into her mouth. She will them suckle the soother or guzzle the bottle. It's a little tricky at first but clicks into place once you've had a little practice and explained it to the kids.

To add to the realism she acts just like a real newborn too - she gets hungry, fussy, gassy and happy! Children can rub her back to soothe her, wind her, tickle her, rock her in their arms or lay her down to sleep. Once she's asleep her chest rises and falls and she makes the sweetest snoring noises.


Luvabella Newborn has impressed me to no end and the same can be said for the kids too. Ava seems to be taking on the mother role, whereas, Noah sees to be playing the cool uncle. Ava nurtures, and Noah entertains! They've both played with her on a daily basis since she arrived and I have to admit that I've cuddled her a few times too!

I can see Luvabella Newborn being the must-have toy this Christmas. Suitable for children from 4 years of age, retailing at £59.99, it can be purchased at most leading toy stores and online at Smyths.


10 comments:

  1. my daughter has the normal luvabella im sure she would love this

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  2. Sges ADORABLE - our ESMAY will love her too

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  3. So adorable. I always wanted to get one for my nephew but now he is a bit old. Love the baby dolls you can get now

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  4. Ah Jack was desperate for a Luvabella a few years back and now Olivia is too! Might have to get them this for Christmas.

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  5. Awww absolutely adorable, definitely would love to get this one for my nephew, he loves his dolls big time.

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  6. This looks great and I can imagine it will be on many Christmas wish lists this year. I'm also a believer that kids should be kids and play with whatever they like, my boys love dolls for role play fun.

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  7. It's lovely teaching them nurturing skills for when they are parents!

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  8. Kids love to role play with babies, it gives them a great imagination. And having one that reacts like a baby is just perfect. Luvabella looks so cute, and a great size for little hands. It would make an ideal Christmas present.

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  9. Ahh I love the pictures of your son tending to his baby, it reminds me of my boy when he was little. It is so important to do this kind of make belive play. Mich x

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  10. The original Luvabella doll was the first doll I had and I loved it! This would make the perfect Christmas present this year for little ones!

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