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Children love babies.  Whether you have a girl or a boy they love to see little babies, hold them and where possible try to play with them. The girls were super excited when their brother came along and even now he’s a toddler they still love him to bits.

The same can be said about dolls.  Both boys and girls love to play with them and they are a great toy as well as a wonderful learning tool.

Why Should Children Play with Dolls?

Dolls aren’t just fun!!

They allow children to to improve their social and language skills when interacting with the doll.  They can further develop these when playing with the doll and a sibling or a friend.  It also helps teach them empathy and compassion.  Creative play helps with imagination as the child thinks of scenarios where the baby would need them or adventures for them to go on together.  Many dolls come with clothing that can be removed and changed.  Dressing and undressing the doll helps children tune their motor skills.  One such doll that is perfect for this is:

The Baby Wee Doll

This newly launched doll brand from IMC Toys is ideal for children.  There are 3 different dolls Max, Nick and Alex (all boys) and they cover all the above mentioned areas to help your child develop into a creative and caring little person.

Here’s Alex.  He’s one of the Baby Wee dolls and like the others is super cute and funny too.  Each doll giggles and wees!  Both are a must in this day and age and children love toys that are realistic.

The First Time You Use Baby Wee

The doll has a vacuum pump so the first time you use it you will need to prepare it so baby can wee.

Make sure the nappy is off.

Feed the baby water – see instructions under “Giving the bottle”.

Block the peeing hole.

Press the valve with the back of the nappy fastener several times until the toy pees.

The doll is ready for use.

How To Use The Baby Wee

The dolls are easy to use.  Simply replace the batteries and let the fun begin.  The batteries the doll comes with are for display use so may be empty when the doll arrives.  You can feed the baby with the bottle provided, just add water.  When you open their nappy for a change…..surprise!!!  They wee.  The babies will tell you when they are thirsty or need to wee.  They make drinking noises when being bottle fed, talk and giggle.  There isn’t an on/off switch.  The doll will turn off after a period of time without use.  Give it a feed or change it’s nappy and it’s awake and ready to drink, talk, play and wee yet again.

To make the babies wee you simply feed them water then remove their nappy.  Many parents get caught out when changing their baby at first and that’s what happens with Alex.  He loves to “let it go……!!!”  once the nappy is off, but doesn’t wee for long.  Just like a real baby.

Make sure you have a towel on hand as little ones will get wet as will the surrounding area.

Little Alex is an adorable little baby with a little tuft of blonde hair and enormous cute blue eyes.  He makes cute noises and is a toy the children instantly loved.  The fact that Alex wee’d all over Squishy’s sister was not only hilarious but also confirmed its place on their favourites list.  Even she loved Alex! – Who wouldn’t!

The Baby Wee Toys can be bought from all good retailers including Argos, Smyths, Amazon,Debenhams and Very.  They are suitable forages 3 and over and the RRP is £34.99.  For more information head on over to www.imctoys.com

Watch Little Miss Getting Wee’d on – Try not to laugh!

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186 thoughts on “Playing With Dolls – How This Benefits Children”

  1. What a lovely prize and great to see your little boy enjoying the toy! My son loves playing dolls with his big sister <3

  2. I love this doll it is the right type of cute, I’m not really into dolls which try to hard to look like real babies.

  3. This looks great, my 3 boys adore their baby sister but I don’t trust them enough to look after her, so I’m sure they would appreciate looking after the doll.x

  4. I think all children should be given the opportunity to play with dolls. They can develop so many different skills that will be important to them throughout their lives.

  5. What a cute doll! I think it’s a wonderful idea to encourage children to play with dolls. It doesn’t matter at all if they are a girl or a boy! I’ll definitely be buying my little boy some dolls to play with when he is older (he’s only 8 weeks at the moment) 🙂

  6. My littlest granddaughter would adore this, she is 2 and getting a new sister in January so this could be her new ‘baby’

  7. as my brother is expecting soon (not literally of course!!!) his younger kids would welcome a baby oftheir own

  8. This doll sounds really fab! My nephew spud; be fascinated with this as he absolutely loves his new baby cousin!

  9. It’s great to see a boy playing with a doll – it’s definitely not just a girl thing! It’s great experience for them for when they become daddies or uncles or teachers or any caring type jobs

  10. It is lovely for children (both bots and girls) to play with dolls – it teaches them to look after someone other than their self.

  11. Looks like a lovely doll, great to read about the benefits of dolls which boys and girls can gain as I feel too often they’re assumed as just a girls toy and no toy should have a gender!

  12. This looks amazing for my daughter this Christmas, and he looks so chuffed it makes me want another for my youngest son!

  13. I think having dolls that boys want to play with is a wonderful idea and will help them ‘get in touch’ with their emotions- which is never too early for boys to learn!

  14. I agree with the comments about it becoming more ‘acceptable’ for boys to enjoy these kinds of toys too. Ive never had a problem with it but sadly you do get sarcastic comments from some parents when they see it. Hopefully things are changing 🙂

  15. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this post and the rest of the website is also really good.

  16. I had a doll a bit like this when I was little and had so much fun with it, I think they do help you learn to care for something.

  17. I LOVE THAT IM NOT THE ONLY ONE WILLING TO GIVE MY SON A DOLL WHEN HE WANTS TO PLAY WITH IT 😀 WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS

  18. This looks like a nice little doll. I think my niece would really love playing with this. She has always loved dolls, but I think when her little brother/sister turns up, they will become her favourite toy.

  19. I always encourage my son to do activities aimed at girls, like have a doll, one day I hope he’ll be a father and he’ll need those skills

  20. Wonderful prize – thank you for the opportunity! I agree that playing with dolls is wonderful for childrens’ development!

  21. I wasn’t lucky enough to have children, so I have a niece and nephews that i spoil frequently. I’m sure that any of them would be thrilled with this.

  22. What is it with children and the fascination with bodily functions 🙂 I agree that dolls are fantastic toys for children, and it’s good to see new ones coming out to hold their own with all the tech!

  23. My daughter is begging for one of these dolls. Your review makes me a little more inclined to let Father Christmas bring her one – looks fab x

  24. I think it’s great that boys are encouraged to play with dolls, kitchen sets etc nowadays. After all, they need these life skills just as much as girls do.

  25. Last weekend we went to the toy museum in London and saw some amazing dolls and how they have changed through the ages, this doll would be great for my son.

  26. This baby doll looks perfect for young ones and helps teach them how to look after others. My little grandson is 3 in December and I think he would absolutely adore it.

  27. my son had a doll and a cot, the cot was handed down, was made by my dad when i was little, its good role play for boys

  28. I think this little boy is going to make a wonderful father in years to come – well done, Mummy, for guiding his steps x

  29. I so wish my daughters were still small enough for dolls! I know a little one that would adore one of these though <3

  30. My little boy was laughed at for playing with a doll at nursery once. He still loves them now, Dolls teach kids how to be kind, boy or girl that’s definitely something to encourage 🙂

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