The email read “Congratulations you have been selected for the Hatchimals HatchiBabies Campaign.”
Of course I was over the moon as these are so much fun. For those that missed it we were only recently introduced to the Hatchimals but quickly fell in love with the cute little critters. You should have seen the kids faces when they heard. They were beaming from ear to ear.
2 New Species
The Hatchibabies come in two new species Ponette and Cheetree as well as some exclusive store exclusives – Chipadee, Monkiwi and Koalabee all from the Hatchery nursery in Hatchtopia.
This latest batch features even more in-egg play. The Hatchimals family has grown further with the addition of the brand NEW HatchiBabies. Love and care for your baby to help them hatch and they’ll come to life. You will see your newest bundle of joy rocking backward and forwards whilst still in the egg.
Will it it be a Girl or Boy?
You won’t know which of the Hatchibabies you have until it hatches, how EGGciting!!!! The purple Ponette is a girl and the teal is a boy. The blue Cheetree is a boy and the pink is a girl. The girls both insisted it would be a girl and little man a boy, but who was right?
What’s in the Pack?
You get a fabulous Hatchibaby of course but in addition there are 5 secret accessories which you will find in the peel and reveal compartments. These include a bottle, rattle, cuddle buddy, brush and the accessory holder becomes the high chair.
The base of the egg doubles up as a nest for the Hatchibabies where they will sit and rock and play happily. Pull out the pink accessory holder and it becomes a highchair for Hatchibabies.
At the bottom of the pack there is a secret message telling you if your Hatchibay is a girl or boy. Flip the paper over and you’ll discover you Hatchibabies secret trick.
Both the cuddle buddy and rattle have an H on them. When using these make sure that the H is you then move it to the upper chest of your Hatchibaby. Give the Hatchibaby its rattle when it is in the egg base then it will sing a nursery rhyme.
Along with all this you will find a birth certificate. Once you decide what to name your Hatchibaby add it on.
How to Feed Hatchibabies
Using the bottle that you will find in the egg you can feed your newborn Hatchimal. To do this gently insert the bottle into it’s mouth. Press down onto the lower part of the beak but be careful not to overfeed. If your Hatchibaby has over fed don’t worry, simply hold it upright and gently pat the back of it’s head to burp it.
Hatchibabies come with 2 AA batteries already inserted so you can start playing straight away.
How to Hatch
If you give your Hatchibabies a lot of love and attention it won’t be long until they are ready to hatch. The kids were super eggcited and couldn’t wait to meet their new Hatcibaby.
Look out for rainbow eyes through the shell of the egg. When you see these it’s hatching time!
Rub the bottom of the egg to encourage the Hatchibaby to start hatching.
If it stops and you hear tapping, tap on the egg.
If the Hatchibaby stops and you can hear panting you can hold the egg to hear its heartbeat.
Once hatched, your Hatchibaby will sing Happy Birthday.
Help the Hatchibaby out of the egg by removing extra pieces of shell from around the side.
Eye Colours, their Meanings and What to Do! (when hatched)
Hatched Hatchibabies eye colour represents different emotions. Pet, tickle, hold, feed or use an accessory to interact with your Hatchibaby.
Red: Upset – put it in it’s egg or pet your Hatchibaby to make it feel better.
Orange: Gassy – pat the back of the Hatchibabies’ head.
Yellow: Happy – You’re doing a great job, keep giving you Hatchibaby lots of love and attention.
Green: Sick – Touch and hold their forehead to check the temperature. Give them lots of cuddles to make them feel better.
Blue: Sad/Scared – Pet your Hatchimal or give it its cuddle buddy.
Purple: Hungry – Feed your Hatchibaby with the bottle.
Pink: Cuddly – Pet their head or nuzzle their nose.
White: Sleepy – Put them in their egg base or give them their cuddle buddy.
What did the children think?
Daft question right!
Of course they love it, so did I. This little toy is super soft and cuddly and it”s very interactive. It does a considerable amount which is good and the children enjoyed caring for it. The beak moves, the Hatchimal rocks, sings, makes noises. The eyes change colour and there is also a secret trick to discover that adds to the fun. The more you play with your new pal the more responses you’ll discover.
I loved that this is perfect for imaginative play. It teaches children responsibility and empathy as they need to look after their Hatchibaby to keep it happy.
The high chair can be used as shown above or below.
To make your Hatchibaby do their secret trick simply hold the back of the baby’s head until the eyes turn purple and then touch their forehead sensor (between the straps of the bow) twice at the same time.
Can you guess what our Ponette did?
I won’t give it away.
What else can it do?
There are lots of ways to play with your Hatchibabies once hatched.
Learn to talk – touch and hold both feet and your Hatchibaby will record your voice. When you have finished let go of the feet and it will repeat what you say.
Peek-a-boo – Cover its eyes with your hand, remove your hand and it will say “peek-a-boo” in a cute voice.
Dancing – Hatchibabies love to dance, just give them their rattle and it will sing and dance.
Bouncy baby (flashing blue eyes) – Touch and hold the right foot for 3 seconds to start. When the music plays bounce your hatchibabies back and forth. When the music stops, stop bouncing. Get 3 to win.
Animal Colours (Flashing green eyes) – Touch and hold the left foot for 3 seconds to start. Tap its forehead sensor (between the bow straps) when you see the colour that goes with the animal sound eg chick “peep peep” = yellow, sheep “bah bah” = white/blue, Frog “ribbit ribbit” = green and pig “oink oink” = purple. If you get 8 you win.
Hatchibabies are sociable creatures but after two minutes of no interaction they will fall asleep, to wake them up touch the forehead sensor.
These are available to buy in Amazon, Smyths and Argos.
For more information check out the Hatchimals.com website
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We were sent a Hatchibaby for the purposes of this review. All thoughts are our own.