She’s Just a Baby, Bring Her Home

I’ve heard from a lot of moms that they’d like to see more stuff on the market for kids of various races. Whether their child has a doll of the same race as them doesn’t seem to be the issue . . . they’d like to see their kids with baby dolls of other races!

Hearing that is the kind of thing that gives me hope. For moms to realize that they need to make their children’s bedrooms as multi-cultural as the rest of the planet is a sign their kids might be the first generation to be truly color blind. I hope. I wish . . .

Want some help? How about a Water Baby from Wild Planet? The Water Babies have something a lot of dolls don’t these days – a pricetag we can afford. At $34.95 for the “big” babies and $24.95 for the newborns, you’re not breaking open their piggybanks to find something that doesn’t fall apart or look like it came from beyond the crypt.
Water Babies are relatively lifelike – not enough to be creepy – and their name comes from a special hole for Mom to fill them with water (I know what you’re thinking . . . the valve holds it in, I promise). That extra water weight adds just enough heft to make it feel like they’re cuddling a real baby – good for practicing for a new brother or sister. There are no moving parts, no walking, no talking. Nothing about the Water Babies cries out for batteries or a fake bottle. It’s just good old-fashioned baby love – in the end, that’s what makes them worth picking up. Who wants to cuddle the hard-as-rocks dolls that are chock full of electronics when you can have something a little closer to the real thing? And in a variety of ethnicities to make your baby feel at home anywhere . . .
My daughter has laid her clutches on her favorite Water Baby, but we’re working on sharing around here. So I’ve got one baby up for grabs. Want to win? The rules are the same as always – leave a comment to enter (tell me what other goodies you’ve found at WildPlanet), and earn extra entries by grabbing my badge and/or blogging about the contest. Leave that link in comments.
AND! Because I don’t like having to chase people down, I’m throwing in an extra entry. For the rest of November, new subscribers will be eligible for the Build-A-Bear Workshop game for Nintendo Wii or DS. So subscribe at left to be notified of new giveaways, who wins and all the rest of the Inside Out reviews!
The Water Babies contest will close November 17, 2008, and it’s open to US and Canadian residents. Thanks for reading (make sure you sign up for the other ongoing giveaways).

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  1. the mighty pens jet flyer is going on our shopping list for my gramps… and what a great site with tons of other goodies for the kids on the list! our daughter is just getting into dolls, and i am sure she would give one a great home πŸ™‚

  2. I like all the Skeleflex toys. The Ceratosaur Dino Bones are especially neat. Great for budding paleontologists.

  3. I would have loved the Mermaid surprise set when I was a kid- I’m putting it on the list for when my daughter is old enough!butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. The Pirate’s Life toys would be great for my nephew! These are awesome!

  5. I have your button on my blog

  6. I’d like to check out the Animal Scramble! Looks fun and might actually keep the attention of my busy toddler! I’m hoping to win as she has taken a liking to “babies” lately and my husband and I are hoping to add to our family whenever God feels as though we are ready. This would be great preparation! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

  7. A pirate’s life and animal scrambler both look like fun games! The water baby would be great for my niece!

  8. Purse pals look cute too πŸ™‚ My daughter is too young yet, but I’ll def. put it on the list for when she’s older.

  9. OMG! I so had a water baby when I was little. Well, I actually had several because they kept springing a leak. Mine “broke” right before Christmas one year and I told my mom all I wanted was a new water baby. Apparently so did everyone else in the state because she could not find one. My mom was frantic. So she started looking at thrift stores and ended up finding one at the Goodwill!! It was the best Christmas present ever. So not only would I love to win for my little one, I would secretly really like to win for myself. Ok, now that I have written a novel…I really like the Mermaid Surprise.

  10. My son’s really into spy gear and has a long list for Santa so I’m into the spy gear. My little one would love to win this doll! Thanks for the great giveaway!ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  12. I’ve added your button to my sidebar: http://alatteinthemorning.blogspot.comann dot guns at mac dot com

  13. The Animal Scramble seems like such a cute game for my Goddaughter to play. She loves animals so I know she’ll love the game! She also loves baby dolls, the last one I got her is now bald and the water baby is too cute!Erica

  14. I had never heard of this website before. When i checked it out i was happy to see all of the great Christmas gift ideas. My son loves dinosaurs and the volcano with the fizzing dino eggs are perfect. My cousins daughter would love a purse pet. The lists just go on and on. The prices are great too. As for the waterbaby, winning one of those would be great. My son just saw the commercial for them yesterday and said he wanted to get one for his sister.

  15. πŸ˜€ ANY of the Spy Gear stuff! I have a 5 yr old nephew, a 10 yr old son and a 10 1/2 yr old nephew who are all spy-stuff CRAZY πŸ˜€ My 4 yr old dd would LOVE this baby doll under the tree πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  16. I also added your button to the sidebar of my blog :D πŸ˜€

  17. I added your button. Did I mention how much I want this baby? :)livlifelov at yahoo dot com

  18. The mermaid surprise is a neat gift for a child. I could just imagine the child’s anticipation as you submerge the shell into water and wait for the surprise!

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