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Playing With Dolls – How This Benefits Children


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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This Post Has 186 Comments

  1. It’s so refreshing to see a boy with a doll, after all, as many boys become fathers as girls become mothers!

    1. That’s true and teaching them that it’s a two parent job is a good thing.

  2. Your little boy looks so cute! Looks like he loves the doll.

    1. He sure does as did his sisters. This is fun to play with.

  3. What a great idea, I was never into dolls when I was younger but my littluns are!

  4. What a fabulous competition, many thanks for the chance, good luck everybody….

  5. The doll looks adorable, love him. Your son looks very happy.

  6. what a great doll, thank you for the chance to win

  7. This is a great giveaway my niece would love this 🙂

  8. This is a really cute doll, I haven’t seen one like it before.

  9. bless them

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

  11. I think this is such a clever idea. I know Leo would absolutely love it!

  12. 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.

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. fun all the way

  16. My daughter would absolutely love this doll.

  17. I love your blog and all the reviews especially when I’m looking for gift ideas for the grandkids

  18. How cute my son has asked for a doll for Christmas looks great

  19. My little boy would love this, he is forever playing with them at groups

  20. 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) 🙂

  21. Your son is so sweet! I think my cousin of a similar age would absolutely love this!

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

  23. Looks so much fun to play with. Messing about with water is always popular in our house.

  24. Look at his with the doll – he’s so adorable x

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

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

  27. ideal for nannies house, when all the little ones come round!

  28. This would make a lovely present for my daughter for Christmas!

  29. This looks great, one for the Christmas list!

  30. my grandaughter would love this so much!

  31. 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

  32. This baby wee doll is very cute! Little Alex is adorable I Love his blue eyes. Lovely giveaway.

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

  34. 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!

  35. my daughters love playing with dolls and this one looks great

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

  37. 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!

  38. The video made me smile too. It is great to see boy dolls

  39. My niece would love this, as she loves and collects dolls.

  40. Would love to win this for my youngest daughter, thankyou for the competition x

  41. fab giveaway, my sons had dolls when they were younger and have grown up to be very caring boys x

  42. this is super cute, my niece has just started playing with dolls

  43. I think this is a great video and will help lower the stigma

  44. 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 🙂

  45. I am surprised ive not heard about this doll as my daughter loves her dolls

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

  47. This would be lovely for my daughter for Christmas

  48. I think my 3 yr old son would enjoy playing with this until his baby sister is old enough to play hehe

  49. My girl would love this doll. It looks like a lot of fun x

  50. Wow this looks fantastic great gift idea for my littlest at Christmas 🙂 great way to learn through play!

  51. It’s lovely to see boy playing with dolls as it’s only going to help them be great Dads one day x

  52. A really cute doll and a fab set of pics. Well done for breaking down stereotypes. It is definitely beneficial.

  53. Would love this prize for my youngest granddaughter

  54. I remember having one of these when I was a child!

  55. my niece would love this so nice to see a boy playing with a doll

  56. Lovely dolly for my granddaughter!

  57. Love this, my daughter would love one

  58. This would be fantastic for my sons to play with

  59. what a great prize

  60. Great doll! My little niece would love this.

  61. how lovely to see a boy doll,u dnt see that very often

  62. 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.

  63. wow great prize

  64. My niece would absolutely love this, thanks for the comp!

  65. My son doesn’t really like dolls but I have no problem with it if he did – I think it’s great x


  67. Boys and dolls are fantastic and should be encouraged. My son has just turned 7 (today) and he loves dolls

  68. My niece would be thrilled to find this under the Christmas tree this year.

  69. Aw, this is so cute! My daughter loves playing house with her dolls. 🙂

  70. Lovely Giveaway thank you for the opportunity k have someone that would love her to pieces

  71. lovely to see boys playing with dolls do. they have to practice being dads too

  72. my son would really love to play with this doll

  73. my son would love to play with this doll

  74. Great giveaway, my niece would love this toy. Fingers crossed.

  75. Fab prize My granddaughter would love to play with the dolly

  76. Fantastic prize, my niece Sophia would really like this doll.

  77. 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.

  78. My Niece would love it, she would take care of it like a mother hen

  79. 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

  80. My daughter would love to take care of this lovely doll.

  81. My 3 year old daughter has been obsessed with babies since her little sister arrived 6 months ago

  82. Love the way your little boy has the doll wrapped up in the blanket.

  83. He has shiny happy eyes. Proud little bubba.

    1. He sure has. He thinks this doll is great.

  84. Lovely to see your young lad with a doll 💕

  85. Thank you for this great giveaway i know my niece would love playing with this doll if i was to win.

  86. This would be ideal to put away for my granddaughter’s birthday. She loves dolls

  87. My little boy and girl liuke playing with their dolly or baby as they call it. Sounds a great product

  88. what a great doll, twins rose and teresa would love and really help with their potty training

  89. id love this for my niece. it would make the best xmas pressie! your boy is so cute!!!

    1. Aaahhhh thanks so much. good luck Janine 🙂

  90. Lovely giveaway. This would definitely be great fun for kids. Thank you for the chance to win! x

  91. This is so cute! I think Sophie would really like this, she loves her babies.

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

  93. My granddaughter would just love this doll, she plays with dolls for hours

  94. 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.

  95. What a great article, showing boys can play with dolls.

  96. Love to enter for my little niece love to add too your little boy is very cute

  97. Great to see a boy playing with a doll

  98. My nieces are just getting into dolls and would love this!

  99. 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!

  100. My girls would love this but it’s so nice to see a boy with a doll for once 🙂

  101. 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

  102. I still have my tiny tears doll from over 35 years ago.

  103. It is beneficial to children to learn how to care for others and their love for a teddy or a doll encourages this.

  104. What a beautiful doll, my daughter will love it.

  105. All the children we have to stay would love this.

  106. I haven’t seen this doll before looks really good

  107. 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.

  108. My daughter would really love one of these dolls – they look amazing!

  109. My Nephew loves playing with his sisters dolls so it would be fab for him to have his own xx

  110. Lovely read and thank you for the chance to win! Your son will make a good daddy one day 🙂

  111. another great prize

  112. another great prize would be great for christmas gift 🙂

  113. What a great post, loving this doll, my daughter would adore it too

  114. my nieces love playing with the dolls they get so this would be perfect to add to their collection. cheers

  115. Thanks for taking the time to write this excellent post. I’d love the chance to win one for my daughter.

  116. I love seeing boys play with dolls! My daughters love dolls and would be very happy with this one 🙂

  117. My 18 month old son ADORES babies! I’d love to win for him

  118. What a lovely giveaway. My daughter would just love her own baby

  119. Great doll for grandchildren, I never had any dolls like this

  120. this is fantastic, thank you for the chance

  121. What a lovely review!! My daughter would adore this

  122. I totally agree that dolls are a great toy for both boys and girls 🙂

  123. Lovely to see dolls are now accepted as suitable for both boys and girls.

  124. My children love playing with dolls. My three year old little boy loves them.

  125. Excellent doll for boys and girls loved the review my granddaughter would love this doll

  126. Fab review… my daughter would love this, she loves pretending to be a mummy!

  127. This would make a wonderful Christmas present.

  128. Love this , my little boy Peter would love this, he has three sisters and loves playing with dolls.

  129. This is such a great prize thank you for the opportunity! My little girl would love one of these dolls!!

  130. Totally agree, I’m a childminder and dolls are a fantastic resource for boys and girls of all ages. Thanks

  131. Fab giveaway, I’d love to win this for my niece.

  132. Both of my great nieces love dolls I’d keep at home for them to play with when they visit 🙂

  133. It’s great to see a little boy with a doll I think they’re good as it shows them how to cuddle and love a baby I’d love one for my little grandson

  134. My son loves playing with dolls he has a doll and a pram of his own that he enjoys.

  135. Aww this is a lovely prize. Fingers crossed.

  136. I love to watch my daughter play with dolls. In a real insight into her compassionate side

  137. 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.

  138. Fantastic! My daughter would love to have her own ‘baby’ to look after!

  139. Is it just me who finds the large head size of this doll a bit creepy? Granddaughter would love it anyway.

  140. Thanks for the great prize and competition. Good luck everyone!

  141. I love this doll, it looks so happy, my granddaughter would love one

  142. This looks a great prize, suitable for either sex, boys will become parents/are givers too

  143. Nice review! I would love to win this for my little niece

  144. I love this doll, really good review. My granddaughter would be thrilled with this.

  145. This doll looks great, my daughter would love this. Your son looks so cute with it.

  146. Lovely review! My grandchildren (boy & girl) would both love this

  147. This looks great – my cousins would love this! Great Christmas gift.

  148. 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.

  149. 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

    1. It is a great toys for boys as well as girls. Glad more boy dolls are available.

  150. Would love this for my friends little girl, fingers crossed

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

  152. another fab review this one is deffo on my daughter ava wish list for christmas

    1. Aaahhh thanks. I thought it would be popular as it’s really cute and fun to play with.

  153. My granddaughter loves dolls so would love this x

  154. Lovely pictures! Looks like a toy my youngest would really love looking after.

  155. Dolls are great for everyone boys and girls.

  156. my granddaughter would really love this, she loves babies

  157. Your little one looks absolutely adorable. My partner’s little one would love this too

  158. Great prize niece would love this for Christmas

  159. Great review, my daughter has this on her Christmas list. Would love to win

  160. Fantastic idea !

  161. My little niece would love this. She has just started playing with dolls. Fabulous giveaway!

  162. I have two baby boys and I love to get them a baby doll to paly with 🙂

  163. Would love to see it pee on my daughter, she’d find it hysterical.

  164. Such a cute doll. My grandson and granddaughter would love this. Thanks for the chance

  165. I hope lots of children receive dolls for Christmas

  166. What a little sweetheart, my little grandson would love to win this x

  167. Great

  168. I love your giveaways and this is no exception, thank you for the chance

  169. Lovely wee prize. My granddaughter loves her dolls and this would be a great addition to her family

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

  171. My boys love dolls and a supermarket trip isn’t complete without them pushing the dolls in the pushchairs!

  172. This would be loved by all my grandchildren, great review

  173. Great write up on the doll. My daughter would love it.

  174. This is such a lovely giveaway – my daughter is definitely at the mothering stage of play

  175. I can’t keep up with which doll my daughter has asked for but I’m pretty sure this is one she wants from Santa.

  176. This looks great, my daughters would both love it!

  177. Lovely doll my daughter Sheriah would love in fact my boy Charlie 2 would also love

  178. 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 🙂

  179. This is a great prize. My Daughter would love it.

  180. Lovely to see a boy playing too! My boy loves dolls as do both of my girls x

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