Wednesday, July 30, 2014
As well as giving up our lazy weekend mornings and endless free time for relaxing, the dynamic in our household changed because my husband and I had this living, breathing little being who needed us to provide for her every minute of the day.
After two years of getting used to a responsibility that enormous, we doubled it by adding Little Sister B to our household and completing our family of four. As well as the changes that meant for Daddy and I, it was a near-magical experience to be able to provide Big Sister E with a playmate, companion, secret-sharer and best friend that she would now have for a lifetime.
But that's not to say that she really had any understanding of the concept of being a big sister. A baby? What do you do with one of those? So, while I will forever cherish having two girls and getting to see them grow up together, one thing that I would have done differently is prepare Big Sister E a little more before her sister's arrival with something amazing like Nenuco & Her Little Sister by Famosa.
A leading Spanish toy company that has been manufacturing toys for over 50 years, Famosa has long been known for crafting high-quality dolls with engaging and unique features... which have been favorites of my girls for quite some time now. Our Nenuco Sleep With Me Baby Doll & Cradle is constantly moving from one room to another and class is nearly always in session with our Nenuco Let's Play School doll and playset!
Therefore, I had no doubt that one of their newest additions, Nenuco & Her Little Sister, would be just as well-received. What better way for any girl to practice feeding, bathing, dressing and nurturing as she prepares for a new sibling in her life?
A double doll set that is appealing to any child expecting a younger sibling, Nenuco & Her Little Sister feature matching jumper outfits and easily showcase the sweet, innocent bond that sisters share.
As always, the details that Famosa put into these Nenuco dolls are just the right touches to make them that much more special.
The individual eyelashes, the adorably cute carved lips, ears, fingers and toes... the little sister even has a soft, huggable body and a delicious baby powder scent. Love!
As I suspected, these sister dolls have been a wonderful inspiration for all sorts of imaginative play in and around our house.
The big sister takes care of the little sister, helps get her food, gives her baths, puts her to bed, holds her hand during doctor visits and more — all things that warm my heart knowing that my daughters are only subconsciously recreating the care, affection and devotion that passes between them.
Although bringing home a new baby can be a bit baffling and frightening for a little girl, giving her the ability to physically act out her own mothering before and after her sibling arrives can greatly ease any worries. I love that Famosa has created the perfect embodiment of the nurturing relationship between sisters and that this set can be treasured for so many years of wonderful play!
Retailing for $26.99, Nenuco & Her Little Sister dolls are designed for ages 2+ and can be purchased from Toys "R" Us or on Amazon as an amazing gift for any soon-to-be big sister or existing sisters. Be sure to visit the Nenuco website to find out more about their full line of high quality dolls and accessories — and check out their fun free games, coloring pages, puzzles and parent sections while you're there!
You can also connect with Nenuco on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube so that you can stay up-to-date with everything that this innovative company has to offer.
Other than the Nenuco & Her Little Sister that I was provided by Famosa in order to facilitate my review, I was not compensated or enticed to do this post in any way. This review is solely my honest opinion about this product.