So a few weeks ago a representative from a PR group had reached out to me to see if my older daughter who is 8 would be interested in a neonate baby from the Distroller World Store. At first, I was like she has outgrown playing with dolls, but then the representative had told me that this is a different type of doll.
“A Neonate Baby is a newborn baby that arrives to Earth in a space capsule from the planet Neonatopia that yearns for love and care from human children. Just like human babies, Neonate Babies arrive in distinct sizes and personalities, who come in different stages of development. The Neonate Babies arrive to planet Earth in a special space capsule called the NeoTube Transportation System, we call it NTTS for short! Since Neonatopia’s atmosphere is different, they are kept in their incubators at Distroller World until they can acclimate to the Earth’s climate.”
I then immediately said “yes”, lets give this a try! How awesome would it be for my daughter to learn about different baby stages and that not all babies are always born healthy. The minute she told me about the neonate baby, I thought what a good experience my daughter would have with this. She is already very motherly, nurturing and caring that how much she would enjoy brining this baby up!
The baby was sent to us in a big care package box. We opened the box up and a letter was addressed to my husband and I explaining how neonate babies “help create a level of consciousness, caring and responsibility by showing children how to give value to life, how to care for it, and in turn to enjoy a positive play experience. The tools and clues provided with neonate babies allows children to create their own stories without limiting their imaginations.”
It was very well packed, the baby was in an “incubator” where at first you are instructed to give it an immediate hug and then place the baby back into the incubator. My younger daughter who is 4 was very engaged as well and she to was interested in taking care of the baby with her older sister. It also, said to keep the baby in the incubator for a while so the baby can stay safe and germ free. It also tells you to the name the baby and my daughters named her ,April Dayal. It came with a certificate to fill out her name, weight, day the baby was born etc. My girls were so engaged and eventually my son who is 7 got involved as well on taking care of the baby.
The baby needs care for these specifics:
-Umbilical cord: the instructions explain what the umbilical cord provides to the baby and how to keep the umbilical cord clean and covered. And what to do after it falls off.
– Drippily Drop: the baby is fed through its umbilical cord using the fertile dripity drip (filled with water). For the first two weeks it should be administered every evening during the weeks. (This truly is like taking care of a new born!
-Lacto-Clousup: After 2 weeks, you introduce the baby to a milk substitute, its introduced by placing the tip of the bottle in the baby’s mouth to feed it, then you have to wait a few seconds and burp the baby by rubbing her back.
- the baby then starts to learn to eat solids after 1- 2 months, where the instructions provide you with full details on how to do that,
- After eating or drinking the baby will have bowl movements, so the baby has these tiny diapers where you can slip on and change and clean.
- there are bathing instructions on how to bathe her and what products you can use.
- vaccinations where you take the baby at a local store to get done by a professional “doctor or nurse”.
- If there re any illnesses, concerns, of sickness there is a clinic for the baby that you can take near by. (The distroller store)
This truly gave my kids the “REAL LIFE EXPERIENCE” of having a baby! It’s so imaginative, engaging and educational that my kids took care of this baby as if it was “REAL”. I feel this is a great gift or baby to buy for parents who have had a child already to teach them on how a baby is taken care of when they arrive or come home. It also teaches that child to be gentile, respective and also answers their curiosity! Kids are curious all the time and having them engaged in something like this will help them better understand!
They just opened up their new location in the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego (7007 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108), go check out the store they have such amazing items! Or you can always visit their website if you do not have one near you and order it online!