Teeny Tiny Tears
Much to my amazement, and despite my reservations, Ella was enamoured of Teeny Tiny Tears from the moment she saw her! Smitten!
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Initial thoughts: When I opened the box to find Teeny Tiny Tears staring up at me, I was a bit terrified! I had one doll when I was growing up and I didn’t know how I felt about letting Ella, 16 months, have a baby doll! I decided that my hang ups shouldn’t influence Ella and that she needed to decide for herself if she wanted to play with it so I unwrapped the Teeny Tiny Tears and left it out for her to discover in the morning. Much to my amazement, Ella was enamoured of Teeny Tiny Tears from the moment she saw her. She scooped her right up, grabbed the “magic” bottle and fed her and cradled her and carried her all around the lounge, albeit by the head most of the time. She was smitten! I was put in my place.
We liked: Ella absolutely loves her Teeny Tiny Tears. She talks to her, feeds her the magic disappearing bottle, tries to put her dummy in and readily asks for her hat to be put on. I was very pleased to find that TEENY Tiny Tears does not wet or cry as I have enough nappies to change. Teeny Tiny Tears is also smaller than your average baby doll and has a soft body with plastic arms and legs. The set includes a sleeping bag, sleep suit, hat, comforter blanket, dummy, magic bottle and romper suit. Teeny Tiny Tears is easy to wipe clean and takes up very little space. Her comforter blanket has a bit of elastic which can be attached to the dolls hand and the dummy has a clip to keep it attached as well.
We weren’t keen: Teeny Tiny Tears is just a bit odd looking. The doll is completely bald with eyebrows pencilled in but no eye lashes or hair. After a while, this gets a bit creepy! The clothes that come with Teeny Tiny Tears are a bit dated and not terribly imaginative. The dummy is nice but the Teeny Tiny Tears mouth does not have a hole in it so you end up sort of wedging the edge of the dummy into its mouth which doesn’t last for long. With a child who knows what a dummy is for, this gets a bit frustrating. Ella kept trying to get the dummy in with no success. The price (£35) seems a bit high to me but there are a fair few accessories that come with Teeny Tiny Tears so that may offset your qualms.
Overall: My initial worries about giving Ella a baby doll were wiped away when I saw how much Ella enjoyed playing with her Teeny Tiny Tears baby. It’s not her favourite toy at the moment but she does spend quality time with her Teeny Tiny Tears baby every day which makes me happy and reassures me that letting her play with a Baby Doll is the right thing to do.
[By Karin – Cafe Bebe]