Toy Review Tuesday Miniland Baby


Packing: 5
DIY Difficulty: 0
Love At First Site: 10
Play Time: 9
Home Styling: 5
Breakability: a lifetime of fun
Worth It?: 10 

Okay, let's do this! Finally a plastic toy review. I really deliberated what to toy do after it being paraded and fed right in front of me the whole time. The Miniland baby! This is never something i really thought i'd buy..especially when i did ...at 19 months! I thought this would be a toy for a 5-year-old, however, India picked up a 'baybeee' in Wilkos and tantrumed until i paid for it...she carried it all the way home and squealed with excitement when i opened it, fed it and carried it around like a real baby. Bare in mind the week before she would not let me go near a newborn, so this for me was utterly bizarre and where did she learn how to care for it? Anyway an hour later the leg was pulled off and the fear on the poor girls face was A* you've been framed moment. 
That is how we got to the miniland baby, pretty much the only one on the internet that didn't creep me out and sturdy enough to last India's torturous grip. After looking into these dolls i found that there were many small businesses that made, in particular, the clothes to fit this doll. What made it even better was the fact i could purchase matching bonnets. Why am i this crazy?

Let's start the review, first up packaging. Now this is from Amazon so you already expect it to be packed in a box 5 times bigger than needed but that's fine as that can go in recycling. As for the doll itself, it's what you expect with a plastic window, ties and a box. I thought id mark it 5 out of 10 as obviously its not the cleanest of packaging but at the same time... it's what you expect with a brand like this, unfortunately.
There was no building or putting together required so the DIY difficulty was trying to get it out of the box ... 0.
Love at first site? Okay i dunno, these dolls usually creep me out... this one doesn't? So I'm unsure if i should be rating it higher or not. Then i remember this toy is not for me ... for India, it's a 10 . She absolutely adored it and battled with me as i tried to pull it out the box. I just thought i'd note down that they also have a wide range of ethnicities to pick from which is lovely to see.
Playtime, she adores her baybeee. It's up there with one of her most played with toys. Teaparty, baby wrap, potty training, reading books, watching bing ... i would say most things that she does or plays the baby will take a part in, it's stupidly cute.
Hhmmm home styling. It's just a no. It's never something that i would be like '' oh my gosh let me run and get the camera ...THIS WILL MAKE ME IG FAMOUS. '' It's no pastel rainbow unno? or a decorative piece. Although I'll eat my words because when its in the poppie bamboo day bed it does give me all the brood vibes.
Being sturdy enough was one of the main things that drew me to this brand due to the other one being so cheap and breaking so fastt. The limbs do a 360 and seem to be locked in there enough. No hair has shed, no lumps, bumps, or scratches.
The question we are all here for.. Is it worth it?! Yes 100%. I think it's in our nature to want to nurture and its been wild seeing how she interacts and knows what to do without ever being shown. It really makes me melt and smile. Also i think this may break her in a bit for when her next sibling ( if it does ) comes along.  I would highly recommend this brand over others especially being about to support smaller businesses with buying clothes from them rather than the actual big company.

I'll leave the links to the dolls and clothes below.. you just have to click on the image to check it out and shop!