BabyAlive is a baby doll brand made by Hasbro that eats, drinks, wets and in some cases messes and has a movable mouth. It was fed in the same manner, but swallowed automatically without the need for a lever, and used a potty instead of a diaper. There were sensors located inside the BabyAlive doll to detect what stage the food was at, and trigger its voice to say “I have to go potty” or “All done now.”
Modern Baby Alive doll food and juice, had names such as Yummy Juice and Baby Cherries. It only came in two versions, BabyAlive and Baby All Gone. It appeared as a doll with blue eyes and messy curly blonde hair, not dissimilar to the modern doll, although the 1990s version seemed more traditional and less “cartoon-eye”. Nowadays, Baby All Gone is fed bananas and yogurt instead of cherries, and the juice or milk is given from a bottle instead of a juice box, which saved on cardboard waste from empty boxes. A new, updated doll was introduced called Juice & Cookies Baby Alive who could be fed juice from a box, and cookies could actually be made, when a mix was put in a triangular mould, baked and removed with a scoop. The doll drank and chewed automatically.
BabyAlive Doll features
- Sip ‘N Slurp, A baby which when her tummy is squeezed she “drinks” from her juice cup with a straw attached and “wets” her diaper.
- Wets ‘N Wiggles, This doll comes in either a girl or a boy and is given juice and lets you know it is wet by crying and wiggling and then the diaper is changed. Unlike the other dolls, it does not speak.
- Pat ‘N Burp, A newborn baby that “drinks” from her bottle and when pat or squeezed, she “burps”. She can come in numerous skin and eye colors.
- A newborn baby that “drinks” from her bottle and when pat or squeezed, she “burps”. She can come in numerous skin and eye colors.
- Sip ‘N Snooze, A baby that gets “sleepy” as you feed her a bottle and gets snuggled when she falls asleep. She can come in blonde or brunette hair colors.
Baby Alive Step N Giggle Baby Blonde Hair Doll
Baby Alive Snip n Style Baby Blonde Hair Talking Doll
Benefits Of Having Doll
Doll play activates brain regions that allow children to develop social processing skills like empathy. The brain activation that develops empathy is evidenced even when the child is playing with dolls by themselves.
Social Skills Playing with dolls solidifies social skills that are gained in a child’s early developmental years. When children play house, they learn to communicate with one another kindly and cooperate. By taking care of a doll, they learn how to take care of one another.
Responsibility By learning important social skills at an early age, children are learning responsibility as well. They learn how to take care of a doll by playing with it.
Empathy & Compassion Another important social skill that children learn when playing with dolls is how to process emotions such as empathy and compassion. Just like caring for their doll teaches responsibility, it teaches them to empathize.
Imagination Dramatic play, the kind of play that happens when children play with dolls, helps develop a child’s imagination as they encounter creative, imagined scenarios with their dolls and other children.
Baby Alive Tinycorns Doll, Panda Unicorn
Baby Alive Potty Dance Baby: Talking Baby Doll With Blonde Hair
Baby Alive Sweet Tears Baby Blonde Hair Doll
New study shows that playing with dolls allows children to develop empathy and social processing skills
The study by neuroscientists from Cardiff University provides first neuroimaging evidence of brain activations during natural play with dolls made possible by using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) technology
Evidence shows that doll play activates brain regions which are associated with social information processing and empathy, indicating that doll play enables children to rehearse, use and perform these skills even when playing on their own
Other findings show that doll play allows children to develop empathy and social processing skills more so than solo tablet play, even when playing by themselves
This study is the first time that some of the fundamental theories around play being social of Jean Piaget, considered by many as the father of developmental science, have been evidenced at a brain level.
A team of researchers from Cardiff University has used neuroscience for the first time to explore the positive impact doll play has on children, bringing to light new evidence that doll play activates brain regions that allow children to develop empathy and social information processing skills, even when playing by themselves.
Baby Alive Mix My Medicine Baby Doll, Kitty-Cat Pajamas