***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples for our review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
My preschoolers are completely and totally obsessed with dolls. To the point that a good number of their Holiday gifts are somehow doll-related. I think it's great, especially considering my little boy and girl and play together nicely with something. They play house together and pretend to be Mommy or Daddy to their "babies" and it's absolutely precious!
My husband and I practice attachment parenting, so it's particularly heartwarming for me to see my little ones want to babywear, co-sleep, and bond with their baby dolls. I am hoping that these skills will be carried with them as they grow up and that one day they will make fantastic parents, themselves. Of course this will have to be long after I am gone, since they're not allowed to date until they're married. True story...at least for now, while they're little and innocent!
One brand I am totally loving that shares my attachment parenting values is Nenuco by Famosa. This wonderful company, based in Spain, offers a great playset which features a 16.5" baby doll, a cradle which can be converted into a co-sleeper, and several accessories that any newborn will need like a bottle, pacifier, and favorite lovey. Every baby needs a warm, cozy blankie, in my opinion!
We received the Sleep With Me Cradle to check out for ourselves. It arrived very quickly and was very simple to assemble. The pieces simply snap together and either lock into place or are held in by plastic rivets. Dan had it assembled and ready for play in less than 5 minutes.
Once everything was all set up and ready to play, I took some time to gush over just how precious this set is. The cradle offers some very realistic touches like a bottle holder and a lighted star which acts as the perfect infant soother. The cute star and moon cut outs are also a nice added touch.
The bottle and pacifier fit perfectly into the baby doll's mouth, making it simple for even the littlest of caregivers to feed and comfort her. When she is laying down, her eyes are closed, making it appear as though she's napping.
When she is sitting up, she shows of her beautiful baby blues. I just love her chubby little cheeks and button nose!
Sophie and Xander fell in love with the Nenuco Sleep With Me Cradle immediately. They took turns feeding and tucking her in, and they named their baby Minnie Mouse. She doesn't look like a mouse to me, but whatever makes them happy, I suppose!
I couldn't help but get a wee bit misty watching my little man, Xander, feed and comfort his baby. Sure, he may be almost 3, but the beauty and innocence of his love for his "child" really got to me in a sappy, sentimental way. I hope to raise a kind and gentle man who is willing to play dollies with his daughters one day, and I think the Nenuco play set will definitely help encourage these values.
Sophie and Xander played happily for hours with their Nenuco Sleep With Me Cradle. I loved seeing them cooperate like a real Mommy and Daddy would. They passed the baby back and forth, cooing at her, feeding her, burping her, and rocking her to sleep. They also took turns with the bottle feeding a lot better than I had anticipated. As you know, preschool aged children can be very possessive, especially when it comes to their toys. This doll seemed to foster the desire to work together for the good of their "baby". I was one proud mama watching this unfold.
Here is another cute photo of them playing. By this time, Sophie was irritated with the fact that I kept asking them to "look at Mommy", so she gave me her classic "I'm smiling Mom, now leave me alone" face. This kid never fails to crack me up with her spunky attitude!
Overall, I am completely loving the Nenuco Sleep With Me Cradle by Famosa. Not only is this play set fun and interactive, it also helps teach a child how to be kind and nurturing. This would make a fabulous Holiday gift this year, so be sure to check them out!
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You can check out the awesomeness that is Nenuco on their website.
The Sleep With Me Cradle and Doll can be purchased at KMart and at Toys R Us!
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