Baby Alive Doll Diapers

Thursday, November 13, 2014

We're Back!

We're Back! I have failed to post to this blog, and I apologize. I will try to post more, soon! We mostly post on our YouTube channel, though, so if you want, check us out!

Also, if you have a Baby Alive YouTube channel, please send us your link. We LOVE watching Baby Alive videos, and we would love to see yours!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our Last Baby Alive Post

Baby Alive Real Surprises
Zoe Kissing her Baby Alive when she got her replacement from Hasbro

We love Baby Alive. The idea of feeding and changing a baby doll is so fun. My daughter and I both had Baby Alive dolls, and both of them broke. After both of us replacing our first Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls, they broke again. We did not abuse our dolls, in fact, my daughter's second Baby Alive doll broke after only one day. They quit talking and responding to us. This is extremely disappointing, and we have decided to get different dolls. Good Bye Baby Alive. We miss you </3

Baby Alive
Another Baby Alive quit working after only one day :-(

Baby Alive Diaper for Cheap

Here's a video I made about using Parent's Choice newborn sized diapers for Baby Alive Real Suprirses, instead of using the expensive baby alive diapers.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Baby Alive Potty

Violet sitting on the new Baby Alive potty. It is made for another Baby Alive doll, but we needed it. Its not a perfect fit, but it serves the purpose. Isn't Violet cute sitting on the potty?

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Loving Google's Auto-Awesome Feature on our Baby Alive Pics

I got a notification that some of my 'auto uploads' had been auto awesomed. I was like... What's that? Apparently, when you take random bursts of photos, Google auto awesomizes them. Here are some of my faves. :-)

kissing baby alive real surprises <3
Zoe and I kissing Violet

Cutting Baby Alive Hair
Here is Zoe cutting Violet's hair for me
Google did these for me, without me even knowing, but I love them. How cool... I remember a day when putting these together would have taken expensive software and precious time. Now, they were auto-uploaded, and auto-awesomed, before I even was aware. Thanks google. :-)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Baby Alive Hair-do

When Zoe and I got our original Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls, we cut their hair.

Baby Alive Hair Cut
Zoe Cutting her Baby Alive's Hair

Cutting Baby Alive's Hair
Violet's Hair Cut

I was so sad when I had to exchange Violet, because it would mean losing her hair style. So not long after getting my new Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, Zoe and I cut her hair.

Cutting Baby Alive's Hair
Violet's Hair Cut

I loved it even better than her first cut, but today we plussed her hair by palm rubbing her head. Violet now has the most perfect baby doll hair, ever. I am completely in love with her.

Palm Rub Baby Alive Hair
Violet with her palm rubbed hair <3

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sorbitol Baby Alive Food

What is in Baby Alive Food?

Since my daughter and I have gotten our Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls, I have been searching for cheap alternatives to the expensive Baby Alive food. The baking soda method does work, but I really do not like how abrasive it is. It isn't anything like real baby food, or even like the Baby Alive food. The baking soda Baby Alive food is really grainy. It is one of the best alternatives I have found, but I really do not care for it.

I have searched YouTube for many different alternatives. Many girls are using lotion and pretending it is yogurt for their dolls. I haven't ever tried the lotion. It really worries me. After our first dolls quit working, I have wanted to be extremely careful with what we give our Baby Alive dolls to eat. 

Some of my research has lead me to Sorbitol. Some say that REAL Baby Alive food is made of sorbitol. I am not sure if this is accurate, or not, but it does look really powdery, sometimes. I say sometimes, because there are also some really chunky packets of Baby Alive food. 

I went out on a limb, and have purchased some Sorbitol from Amazon. I plan to use it for our Baby Alive's food. While we still have some authentic Baby Alive food, right now, I know it will run out all too soon, and we will be wanting more, so I am ready to make the Sorbitol Food for our dolls. I will post a review and possibly a video comparing baby alive food with Sorbitol Food, so check back within the next week. :-)

Until then, if you want to try it yourself...Here is the recipe I found, here:

Sorbitol Method

  • Put 1 tbsp. of sorbitol in a bowl.
  • Slowly add water to the sorbitol using a tablespoon and stirring until you have a thin consistency. Keep track of how many tablespoons of water you added so you'll know for next time. You don't want it to be too thick or it can get stuck inside the doll.
  • Add two to four drops of food coloring to the sorbitol mixture. You can choose colors to simulate whatever baby food you want it to be--a light tan could be applesauce and yellow could be for bananas, for example.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Baby Alive Potty Chair

Zoe has really been wanting a Baby Alive potty chair for her Baby Alive Real Surprises doll. I was searching for them on Ebay, and found an auction for a NIB lot with the African-American Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, Baby Alive Diapers, Baby Alive food, and a used Baby Alive Potty. I messaged the seller and asked if she would consider selling the potty chair separately, and she did! I was elated! I realize the potty chair is intended for a different Baby Alive doll, but it will work better than the ginormous real potty chair my daughter has been trying to use with her Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, and it may save on diaper costs. With two Baby Alive dolls, we really go through the diapers! I am so excited for the Baby Alive potty to get here, now. What a wonderful Ebay seller! :-)

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Baby Alive Real Surprises Clothes

My Life Doll Clothes at Walmart

When I went to exchange my Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, yesterday, I got to looking at more My Life Doll clothes. My Life dolls are a knock-off brand of American Girls dolls that are sold at Walmart. They have really cute clothes and accessories for these dolls, and since I had read that American Girl doll clothes fit Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls, I had thought to try the shoes, recently. We had already purchased some of the My Life Doll shoes, and they fit our Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls really well. I was looking through the My Life clothes and found the cutest little skorts, jacket, and tee set for $9.98. It is super cute, and Zoe has been wanting a jacket with a zipper and hood for her Baby Alive, so I thought I would get it for her, since I was exchanging and getting a new doll, today, and she was still waiting for Hasbro to send her a new Baby Alive. She needed something to make her feel better about her long wait for her precious baby doll.

My Life Doll Shoes

After picking out a cute outfit for Zoe's Baby Alive doll, I also picked out two pairs of new shoes. I opted to buy one pair of purple canvas My Life Doll Shoes and a pair of pink canvas My Life Doll Shoes. These little tiny shoes look like knock-off Tom's for dolls, and are only $2, each. They are adorbs! 

The My Doll Tom's Knock-offs do fit our Baby Alive dolls, but they are a booger to get on. Ugh... Not quite as simple as the Mary Janes or the Pink Slip-ons, but they do fit, and are very cute. 

Baby Alive Real Surprises OOTD

My Life Doll Clothes on Baby Alive
Zoe holding Violet in the My Life clothes and shoes

When I gave Zoe her new doll outfit and shoes, she was so excited that she wanted to try them on Violet, since she doesn't have Eloise back, yet. The outfit and shoes look very cute on Violet, and we will probably be buying our Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls more My Life clothes and shoes in the future. I would love to buy some Baby Alive Clothes, but our local Walmart only has size medium in stock, right now. I hope they restock their Baby Alive clothes, soon! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

I Exchanged my Broken Baby Alive at Wal-Mart

Broken Baby Alive
My Baby Alive Back in Her Box

My Baby Alive Stopped Working

Less than a week after buying my beautiful Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, Violet, she stopped working. Zoe's Baby Alive had stopped working, too, and has been sent back to Hasbro for an exchange. I would have exchanged Zoe's Baby Alive at Wal-Mart, but we didn't keep her box, so we couldn't. I did still have my Baby Alive box, though, so I was able to exchange my doll.

The Walmart Baby Alive Exchange

I really did not want to exchange her, because I had given her a really cute hair cut, and grown so attached to her. I decided I could re-cut my baby's hair, though, because after paying over $50 for a doll, she should at least last longer than a week. I regretfully packed Violet up in her box, and took her into the store. I had worried that they might not let me exchange her, because she had a haircut, but they did not say anything about it. 

Limited Feeding for my new Baby Alive Real Surprises

My NEW Violet is home, and has adjusted to her life, quite well. She has been fed once, and I am being extra careful to not give her as much water this time. While I feel that they should make these babies able to drink and eat an unlimited amount without getting wet, I have learned NOT to give them too much water. We only fed Violet one packet of Baby Alive food and water in her bottle up to the lowest line. I am crossing my fingers she keeps working!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Baby Alive Real Surprises OOTD and MORE...

Baby Alive OOTD
Violet in her new bracelet and necklace

Baby Alive Jewelry

Today, Zoe and I made bracelets and necklaces for our Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls. We used beads and some stretchy string. Here is baby Violet sucking her thumb. She had some Baby Alive Pears, and made a stinky, so she was really tired afterwards. She found her thumb, and has been sucking on it all night. I guess she is a thumb sucker, now! She is fast asleep, sucking her thumb, in her little playpen that Zoe gave her. It matches her car seat with purple and colored chevron pattern. Her outfit is one that came with a matching outfit Zoe got last year at K-Mart. Zoe's outfit doesn't still fit her, but this outfit, which is intended for 18 inch dolls, such as American Girl, fits my Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, Violet, perfectly. :-) It has little black pants and a striped colorful dress, and looks darling on Violet. :-)

Zoe's Baby Alive is Getting Replaced by Hasbro

Eloise has been shipped back to Hasbro to be replaced. Zoe has been really sad without her, today, and this was only the first day without Eloise. She has spent tons of time with Violet, and she even got to feed Violet her pears, but she still is really sad with out her precious Eloise. She has said that when she gets the replacement, she isn't sure if it's name will still be Eloise, so that is still to be determined.

My Baby Alive Real Surprises isn't Working

I got my Baby Alive Real Surprises, on January 24th, and it is January 31st, and it isn't working, at all. I am really attached to Violet, so the thought of getting a replacement doll really breaks my heart. Zoe felt the same way about having to send Eloise back, but she really wanted her Baby Alive to work. We have both already trimmed their hair and really grown attached to our babies, so I am really not sure what I will do. :-( I want her to talk and interact with me, but I feel sad to not have this specific Baby Alive... Is it weird to be so attached to a plastic child? I'm not sure what to do. :-( I wish it would just work! I thought maybe I had fed her too much water at once, or something, and I thought after a few days she would work. I even opened her and tried drying her a little, and she was still kind of working at that time. Now, though, she isn't working, at all. I'm not sure what I am going to do. If I do get a replacement, though, she will still be named Violet, and I will definitely trim her hair, again. I will try to feed her less water and food at a time, though, if I do get a replacement, because I do not want to have to have my Baby Alive replaced, again!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Top 5 Baby Doll Accessories for Baby Alive Real Surprises

Zoe and I both have Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls. Hasbro makes many different accessories for Baby Alive, but we have also found some others that work well with Baby Alive Real Surprises. Here is our top 5 list for accessories that we love for Baby Alive Real Surprises (so far!).

Baby Doll Car Seat

Baby Alive Car Seat

Zoe found the cutest baby doll car seats (carriers) at Wal-Mart, a while back. She fell in love and got her Baby Alive Real Surprises doll one. They are super cute, and I like hers so much that I even got Violet, my Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, one. They are only 10 dollars at Wal-Mart, and well worth the price. They are adorbs!

My Life Doll Shoes

Shoes for Baby Alive

Wal-mart sells their own version of the American Girls Dolls called 'My Life'. The dolls have really cute shoes at Wal-Mart for only $2. I read somewhere online that American Girls doll clothes fit Baby Alive Real Surprises, so I thought I would try out these My Life shoes. Zoe got a cute pair of pink shoes with bows for Eloise, and I got Violet a cute pair of black Mary Janes. We brought them home, and they fit Baby Alive Real Surprises perfectly. We are completely delighted with their new little shoes! There are several different pairs available, so we may be stopping back for more. They are sold out, but online they did sell the complete set for $20 here

Doll Nursery

Baby Alive High Chair

For Christmas, we got Zoe this doll nursery by American Plastic for her babies. The nursery includes a play sink with a cabinet and shelf under the sink, a crib, and a high chair. This doll nursery works perfectly for Baby Alive Real Surprises, and even has a cute little mobile over the crib that Zoe LOVES. 

Parent's Choice Newborn Diapers

Cheap Diapers for Baby Alive

Baby Alive diapers are so expensive. For a pack of 6 diapers, it is almost 7 dollars! We decided to start buying Parent's Choice Newborn Diapers, and they work great for our Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls. The newborn pack comes with 40 diapers for less than 6 dollars, compared to the 6 pack of Baby Alive Diapers that sell for around $6.99.

Beararmoire from Build-a-Bear Workshop

Baby Alive Armoire

About a year ago, Zoe got the Beararmoire from Build-a-Bear workshop. This little armoire is adorable, and has little hangers for hanging up build-a-bear clothes. Zoe hasn't been playing with her build-a-bears as much, lately, so she is using her Beararmoire as a closet for Eloise, her Baby Alive Real Surprises doll. All of the preemie clothes we have gotten for Zoe's Baby Alive Real Surprises doll that come with hangers fit in the Beararmoire really well, so it makes a perfect Baby Alive Doll Armoire. There are also real doll Armoire's at Wal-mart, but they are all more expensive than the Beararmoire, so we are sticking with this one, for now. :-)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hasbro Replaces Zoe's Broken Baby Alive Real Surprises Doll!

Zoe is really happy! We heard back from Hasbro, and I have to say that I am impressed with their customer service. In regards to Zoe's Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, they said they would replace her. They sent me a postage paid shipment label, and even though Zoe's baby has been given a haircut, they will give her a whole new Baby Alive to replace the one she has that isn't working. Hasbro's customer service even said, "Feel free to keep all of her accessories". They seemed really personable when I wrote back asking if it was okay that Zoe had given Eloise a haircut, and said it was absolutely fine. I feel really wonderful about the whole situation, and will be packing Eloise for shipment, tomorrow...UNLESS she is working.... Maybe she is drying out and working again, because tonight, Zoe turned Eloise on, and she was working. We will give it a try, tomorrow, and if she is working, then we won't need to send her in. We shall see!! I will be sure to update if Eloise is working, and if not, how long it takes to receive the Baby Alive Real Surprises replacement doll. So far, I am IMPRESSED with Hasbro's customer service. They said they want to make quality products for their customers. :-)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

See inside Baby Alive Real Surprises

Open Baby Alive
Baby Alive Taken Apart

Well...Our Baby Alive's have not been working well. I wrote Hasbro, and haven't heard back, so I bit the bullet, and took them apart. They were wet inside near the electronics. I'm not sure if we fed them too much, or what, but they were definitely wet. :-( So.... I dried them inside with cotton balls, and put them back together. They still aren't working, but we are hoping they will dry out the rest of the way on their own, and start working, again. Until then, they are on an imaginary food diet.

Opening Baby Alive 

For anyone interested in seeing what Baby Alive looks like inside, I made a small video. It isn't the best of quality, because I was working on Baby Alive, while holding  the camera, so I only took quick video of the process. Here it is, for anyone wanting to see what Baby Alive looks like on the inside. :-)

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Zoe is Sick

Zoe is home from school sick, today. She is laying on the couch watching Netflix with her Baby Alive, Eloise. <3

I posted here, about ordering a Baby Alive Food and spoon set, in hopes that the spoon would be magnetic. In update, we got the set, and the spoon is, in fact, magnetic. It isn't the same spoon that was in the photo, but its magnetic. The spoon is a little larger than the original spoon that came with Baby Alive Real Surprises, and the magnet seems a bit stronger, but looks like a great spoon. So, if you lost your magnetic Baby Alive Spoon, then this is a great solution!

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Baby Eloise is Feeling Better

Zoe's Baby Alive Real Surprises Doll is feeling a little better, today. She works a little bit when we push her button, now. She isn't working perfectly, but we have high hopes that she will be all better soon. Zoe is feeling happy and hopeful. <3 data-blogger-escaped-br="">
Eloise and Violet are playing quietly in the playpen, right now. They are having fun drinking imaginary milk in their real baby bottles and real baby pacifiers during their quiet time. We are crossing our fingers that Eloise will be all better, soon. Hopefully she just needs a little time to dry out, or something like that.

We still haven't heard from Hasbro, but hopefully things will resolve themselves completely within a few days, and Zoe's Baby Alive will be working like new, again. :-)

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

Eloise is Sick :-(

Baby Alive Real Surprises

Eloise with her stylin' new hairdo and onesie.

Poor Zoe... Her Baby Alive Real Surprises Doll is not working. When we switch her on, she giggles, but that is it. She doesn't respond to her spoon, bottle, or pacifier. When we push on her tummy, she doesn't do anything, either. We changed her batteries, and still she is not working. Zoe is so upset. We are thinking maybe Eloise's tummy button got wet inside, so hopefully it will dry and she will start working, again. Until then, Eloise has to eat and drink imaginary food. Imaginary Baby Alive Food is not near as fun, though, because there is no poop and pee. I did write to Hasbro to see what they have to say about this issue. We are hoping they will have a simple solution for us. Eloise is exactly one month old, and already she doesn't work. :-( I will write an update on baby Eloise, soon. *Crossing fingers that Eloise will be okay*! Meanwhile, I have turned Violet off, too. The babies are being silent and both eating only imaginary food and baba. Lets hope their fast ends, soon! :-)

Black Baby Alive Real Surprises

Violet sucking on her fooler (pacifier).

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Friday, January 24, 2014

I got my Baby Alive Real Surprises!

I am so excited! I got my Baby Alive Real Surprises, today! She is beautiful! I ended up getting the one with the bonus pack. The price was the same, in store, for the ones with and without the bonus pack, so of course I opted for the bonus pack. I am glad. The bonus pack, available at Walmart, comes with an extra party dress, Baby Alive brush, headband, star rattle, and furry vest. It is sooo cute. I will post a video, soon, but here is a pic of my beautiful adopted Baby Alive Real Surprises, Violet <3.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Baby Alive Magnetic Spoon

My DD, Zoe, lost her magnetic Baby Alive spoon. We have another Baby Alive spoon that came with Baby Alive food that we bought at Wal-Mart. The set came with packets of Baby Alive food, a Baby Alive bowl, and a Baby Alive spoon. We were excited to have another Baby Alive spoon, since my daughter has lost her Baby Alive (Eloise) spoon. We were sad, though, when she started feeding Eloise, because the spoon that came with this set does not have the magnet in it. I have to ask myself...WHY doesn't the spoon have a magnet?? Don't ALL Baby Alive's that eat Baby Alive Food utilize the magnet in order to interact while eating? :-/ So, despite the missing magnet, we have been using the spoon that does not cause Eloise to interact with her food, but it is always disappointing. Tonight, I ordered my daughter a different food set on This set doesn't come with a bowl, at all. It comes with 10 Baby Alive food packets, and one Baby Alive spoon. I HOPE the spoon has a magnet in it. If not, we may have to order her another one from Ebay. I will be sure to write an update on the set, because surely we are not the first people to lose Baby Alive's magnetic spoon (I think Eloise's spoon accidentally got thrown away with Christmas packaging).

Edit: Review HERE.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

How I Make Baby Alive Food

We LOVE Baby Alive, but buying Baby Alive Real Surprises food and juice can get expensive, so we have sought out some alternative methods for making our own Baby Alive food. This is only one method we have found, and we will be posting more soon. 

Baby Alive Food


Baking Soda
Food Coloring (Any color, optional)


Place baking soda in Baby Alive bowl. Add water. Add a drop of food coloring. Stir.

Simple, right?? :-) 
Here is our video on how we make Baby Alive food out of Baking Soda!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Baby Alive Real Surprises on SALE!

I have been doing some online shopping for my future Baby Alive Real Surprises. I had thought I would want the Brunette Baby Alive Real Surprises, since I am a brunette. I have also considered getting the African American Baby Alive Real Surprises, since I want a different one than the blonde Baby Alive Real Surprises like my DD has, but I have been unsure which Baby Alive to get. I was just surfing's sight for price comparisons, and the African American Baby Alive Real Surprises dolls are on sale right now for only 34 dollars! This is a great price, so if they are still on sale when I buy my Baby Alive Real Surprises doll, I will JUMP at the chance to get that price. :-) Here is the link!

She is really cute. I'd love to adopt her! <3

The only thing I'm struggling to decide is if it would be worth paying a higher price to get the bonus set that comes with a rattle, hairbrush, dress, and headband set. I saw some of these in a bonus set at our local Wal-mart, but I'm still unsure which to go with. So many decisions! :-)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Baby Alive Real Surprises Review

My daughter got a Baby Alive Real Surprises doll for Christmas from my MIL. My first reaction to the doll, was honestly a little creepy. I have seen the Chucky movies, and initially, I was leery of the doll, but that soon changed.

My Baby Alive History

When I was little, I had a Baby Alive doll. I was really small, and my mom would not let me feed my Baby Alive the food packets, which really disappointed me. The whole reason I had wanted a Baby Alive doll was so that I could feed her and change her poopy diapers. I was determined that I would let my daughter enjoy her Baby Alive Real Surprises doll to the fullest, so as soon as she got home with her doll, I let her feed it.

Feeding Baby Alive Real Surprises

Baby Alive Real Surprises comes with a pacifier, a sippy cup, a feeding bowl, a feeding spoon, a bib, three Baby Alive food packets, and diapers. The Baby Alive sippy cup, pacifier, and feeding spoon that come with Baby Alive Real Surprises have magnets in them that help Baby Alive know when she is eating, drinking, or sucking. When these specific items are used with Baby Alive Real Surprises, she makes sucking and nomming sounds, as well as talking to her mommy as she eats. 

Problems When Feeding Baby Alive Real Surprises

The first time my DD fed baby alive, we did incur some problems. My daughter put Baby Alive's little bib around her neck, and we followed the directions on the food packets when mixing the food. We filled Baby Alive's bottle, and poured water up to the line on the feeding dish. My daughter poured the food packet into the water and stirred the food until it was fully mixed. I was as excited as my daughter was to start feeding the doll, as this was the part I had missed out on when I was a child. My daughter began spooning food into Baby Alive's mouth, and Baby Alive knew she had the spoon in her mouth and would interact with my daughter as she ate. Every few bites, my daughter would give Baby Alive a sip out of her sippy cup. After several bites and drinks, we started noticing some problems.

Baby Alive was stopped up! So the water and food began to stay in her mouth and would not go down any farther. I had to take baby alive into the bathroom over the sink. I shook her (Thank goodness she is only a doll, and did  not get shaken baby syndrome), I tried squirting water in her butt, I tried dumping contents out her mouth, but nothing helped. I ended up filling Baby Alive's bottle with hot hot water, and giving her a sip, I would let the hot water sit in her mouth for a few minutes, and then I would dump it out her mouth. After doing this several times, it unclogged Baby Alive, and Baby Alive food and water started coming out of her bottom the way it was supposed to.

Whew, this was a stressful and discouraging ordeal. First of all, my daughter was upset, because her precious new doll was not working right. I was upset, because my daughters new baby doll wasn't working, plus I was afraid that water or Baby Alive food would get into the electronic parts of the Baby Alive doll. All ended up fine, though, and we have since learned that Baby Alive Real Surprises dolly really needs a drink after every single bite of food that she takes, or she can easily get stopped up. 

Expensive Baby Alive Refills

Baby Alive Real Surprises is a fun doll, but her refills are more expensive than those for REAL babies. Maybe the "REAL Surprise is the cost of the refills! My daughter had used up all of her diapers and food packets within the first day of having her new doll. When we went to the store to purchase more, we were shocked by the price. Baby Alive diapers were 6.99 for 6 diapers. Do the math. Baby Alive diapers cost more than one dollar each!

Instead of purchasing the Baby Alive Diapers, we ended up buying my daughter some Parents Choice Newborn Size diapers for her Baby Alive Real Surprises doll. These diapers work fine -- Maybe even better than the Baby Alive diapers, and they were only 5.99 for 40 diapers, which is WAY cheaper than Baby Alive brand diapers.

Baby Alive Food and Juice packets are VERY expensive, as well. For a 6 pack of baby food, it costed us 6.99! This is more than a dollar a pack. I almost think REAL baby food would be cheaper! I researched making homemade Baby Alive Food on the Internet, and found several recipes and ideas. One of the most popular Baby Alive Food Recipes was to mix baking soda, water, and food coloring to make Homemade Baby Alive Food. This is what we ended up doing, and while it doesn't turn out as creamy as the real Baby Alive Food, it does work.  

Other ideas that I found many young girls doing on YouTube was to use something like lotion to feed their baby dolls. I really am not sure lotion is a good alternative, however, because lotion is not cheap, either. While many girls probably have access to lotion, and it does have a creamy texture, I think it is a costly alternative to the real Baby Alive Brand Food.

A very cheap Baby Alive Juice alternative is just to add a drop of any color food coloring into Baby Alive's sippy cup. The Baby Alive Juice and Food packets are very cute, but it is silly to pay so much money for something that can be made for so cheap.

Do We LOVE Baby Alive Real Surprises?

Yes... The answer is YES. We love Baby Alive Real Surprises, despite the problems we faced, and despite the cost for refills. There are cheap alternatives, and it all adds to the REAL experience that comes with owning a Baby Alive doll. Baby Alive is about having a real experience with mess and poop and pee and baby problems. My daughter loves this doll more than any other doll, and I, her mother, am in love with the doll, too. I have decided I want one of my own, so we can both have a Baby Alive Real Surprises Doll to play with, together. 

What is this Blog About?

This blog is about Baby Alive Real Surprises. I plan to talk about daily life with Baby Alive Real Surprises, and her food, juice, diapers, and clothes. In the near future, I plan on getting my own baby alive, and will be journaling my experiences, as well as my daughter's Baby Alive Real Surprises experiences. :-) Check back for more on our Baby Alive journey, soon!