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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.