10 Best Baby Alive Dolls Reviewed in 2023
If you’re looking for a doll that your child can care for and interact with, the Baby Alive Dolls are perfect for your toddlers. These dolls will make it seem like your child has an actual baby that they can take care of. They drink, eat, wet, “poop” which will make your child have to change their diaper. It’s perfect if your little one loves baby dolls or if they're expecting a new sibling. Having a Baby Alive Doll is extremely beneficial to your children because it will teach your child the necessary life skills early on in life. We’ve come up with our top ten list of the best baby alive dolls that the industry has to offer for 2019. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect doll for your little one to take care of!
This is the best product on our list that is currently in stock:
Encourages the care similar to a real infant
The thumbs and toes can be put in the mouth
Comes with a cute jumpsuit outfit and a bottle
Can be machine washed and dried
Is very cuddly and soft to snuggle with
10 Best Baby Alive Dolls Reviewed
1. Super Snacks Snackin' Lily
Comes with a cute pink summer jumpsuit and a diaper
Make pretend snacks and feed the doll
Includes a bowl, food tray, and two containers of reusable food
Develops nurturing and caring for a baby
Has soft skin similar to a real baby
Can only be fed one piece of food at a time or it clogs
Some people thought this was the talking Baby Alive doll
Dressed in a cute pink summer jumpsuit decorated with strawberries, Super Snacks Snackin’ Lily has tiny yellow bows on her shoulder straps and a pink flower pin in her hair. She is a blonde doll with plastic hair. That includes big bright blue eyes that never close and a wide-open mouth that also does not close. Kids can make the pretend snacks for the doll and feed her using the spoon with a big strawberry on it.Read more
This superb toy includes a bowl to feed the snacks from and a diaper to change the doll. Lily “poops” in the diaper and comes with instructions and two containers of dough reusable food. She develops a realistic experience for children of nurturing and caring for a baby.
This adorable doll satisfies the child that hollers for a baby doll that will “poop.” Little girls love to feed and change dolls just like they are real babies, and this one does that well.
As a feedable and changeable doll, this wonderful toy promotes fine motors skills in making the food and spooning it in the doll, and gross motor abilities loving and snuggling with it.
This Baby Alive doll has the normal number of accessories, so it is average in cost. Super Snacks Snackin’ Lily comes with four food items, a diaper, and a really cute outfit.
2. Luv 'n Snuggle Blond
Encourages the care similar to a real infant
The thumbs and toes can be put in the mouth
Comes with a cute jumpsuit outfit and a bottle
Can be machine washed and dried
Is very cuddly and soft to snuggle with
Clothes do not come off of the doll
It does not drink and wet like similar dolls
Encouraging the child to care for it similar to a real infant, the Baby Alive Luv ‘n Snuggle Baby Doll has a cute lock of blonde hair on the forehead. She is very cuddly and soft to snuggle with and has eyes that never close that are huge and bright blue.Read more
Perfect for kids eighteen-months-old and older, the thumbs and toes of the doll can be put in the mouth of the toy. She comes with a baby bottle and a cute jumpsuit outfit in pink decorated with tiny flowers. This fabulous baby doll can be machine washed and dried to clean it.
This item is just the doll of the Baby Alive series. For kids that just want a simple baby doll to love, cuddle and care for, then this is the one to get. It is pretend-motherhood at its best.
Little girls can give this doll her bottle in a pretend feeding and stick her thumbs and toes in her mouth to suck on like a real toddler. Motor skills and imagination abilities are exercised well with such toys.
Priced below the average of these dolls because it has only one accessory, the value is great for this toy. It has the ability to pretend drink from the bottle and put its toes and thumbs in its mouth.
3. Face Paint Fairy
The face paint works with ice water
Doll drinks and then wets the diaper
Includes bottle, diaper, fairy wings, wand, and an outfit
Allows repeatable play in feeding and painting
Has a cute multi-colored fairy dress
A few people were disappointed with this doll
The tattoo part did not work well for some kids
The Baby Alive Face Paint Fairy allows repeatable play in feeding and painting. This is a brunette baby doll that has big green eyes and a mouth that does not close and very soft skin. Her hair is plastic and in a little bun on the top of her head, and she has a cute multi-colored fairy dress that is removable.Read more
Included are a bottle, a diaper, a pair of detachable fairy wings, a wand for the painting, an outfit, and the doll. The doll drinks from the bottle and wets the diaper that then needs to be changed by the child. The face paint on the doll is revealed with ice water in the wand. To make the paint on the doll disappear, kids can just wipe the doll’s face with their own warm hands.
The face painting capabilities on this doll are wonderful! The tattoos decorate the doll’s face by the child applying ice water in the wand. Then, the design is erased with a warm hand.
Creativity abounds with this Baby Alive doll. Not only do they get to do the tattoos on the face, but they can also feed her the bottle with real liquid and then change the wet diaper.
4. Baby Go Bye Bye
Reacts to tickles, the rattle, and speech
Will wet and drink from the bottle
Includes a baby carrier for traveling
Says more than thirty phrases and sounds
Speaks in Spanish and English
Some said it does not work as stated
A few complained that it is too messy
Great for children three-years-old and older, the African American Baby Go Bye Bye says more than thirty phrases and sounds in Spanish and in English. The fabulous doll will react to tickles, the rattle, and speech when it detects movements and sounds.Read more
It will wet the diaper and drink from the bottle and includes a baby carrier for traveling. She also comes with a rattle, a brush, a diaper, a bottle, a carrier, an outfit, and instructions. This superb toy is capable of multiple positions such as crawling and sitting and lying down. She has rooted hair that can be combed into ponytails for styling fun. This lovely baby doll crawls when she hears the rattle, and talking to the doll makes her talk back.
When little girls go in the car, they can now set up their doll in its very own car seat, too. This Baby Alive doll comes with one, so children can enjoy bringing them along in style.
More interaction can take place with this model of Baby Alive doll because of all she is capable of doing. It will move and talk when it is prompted by sounds, voice, or touch.
This is the most expensive toy on this list because of all the accessories. Besides the adorable doll, kids get a travel carrier, three smaller care items, and clothing for the doll.
5. Sweet Tears Baby
Interacts and shows emotion
Will speak over thirty sounds and phrases
Speaks in Spanish or English
Comes with several accessories for health
Has rooted hair that can be styled
Some people had problems with the doll speaking
Doll may have leakage problems
Offered with a brush, a juice box, tissue, a bandage, a thermometer, a stethoscope, an outfit, and demonstration batteries, the Sweet Tears Baby interacts and shows emotion with the included accessories.Read more
When the doll is not feeling right her nose becomes red or she cries tears. Kids can use the included tissues to wipe her tears. She will speak over thirty sounds and phrases in Spanish or English and can drink from the juice box. This wonderful baby doll has rooted hair that can be styled into ponytails and brushed, and she wears a cute flowered dress with a bow. Perfect for ages three-years-old and older. it allows kids to practice nurturing and caring for someone else.
Children that love to care for others will enjoy this toy the most. It comes with several accessories to make the pretend baby feel much better and be talkative again.
This is the only Baby Alive doll that we have seen that has the ability to cry. Once the child lets it drink from the juice box filled with water, the tears will come rolling from the eyes and the face saddens.
Second highest in price of the Baby Alive dolls, this one is highly interactive, so it is understandable. Plenty of accessories and the reactions to sound and movement is well worth the cost.
6. Face Paint Fairy
Includes a few fun accessories
Has a detachable pair of fairy wings
The wand shows the paint on the face
Doll drinks and then wets the diaper
Perfect for repeatable play
Needs to come with more diapers for changing
The face paint part did not work easily for a few kids
This Baby Alive Face Paint Fairy is a blonde-headed doll with plastic hair, large blue eyes, and a mouth that does not close. It includes a baby bottle, a diaper, a wand, an outfit, and a detachable pair of fairy wings.Read more
The outfit is a cute multi-colored fairy-type dress, and the accessories are perfect for repeatable play. Use the wand filled with ice water to show the paint on the face. It disappears when the child wipes the doll’s face with their warm hand. The doll also drinks from the bottle and then wets the diaper for the child to change.
Not only can the child play with feeding and changing the diaper with this toy, but they can also get the face painting to show up with the magic wand when it is filled with ice water.
Doll play benefits children in so many ways with skills that will last a lifetime. They feed them, clothe them, give them a drink, change the diapers, cuddle them, and love them.
This Baby Alive doll has a price below the average. Because it has the usual number of accessories, it is right in line price-wise with most of these dolls. It also has the ability to wet and drink.
7. Ready For School Baby
Has rooted hair to brush and style
Comes with a doll-sized book for reading
Doll’s dress is designed in a school theme
Gives practice in getting a child ready for school
Includes a hairbrush and an outfit
Does not talk, drink, or pee
Some buyers said the hair cannot be combed well
This African American Baby Alive doll has rooted hair that can be brushed and styled and comes with a doll-sized book for activity fun. The doll’s dress is designed in a school theme to get children in the mood for educational enjoyment.Read more
It makes children feel like a parent in getting their child ready for school and includes the book, a hairbrush, an outfit, and the doll for hours and hours of fun.
The one physical activity that kids can do with this cute doll is to brush its hair and style it. the hair is rooted in the head and can be put up in ponytails or left long to hang on the shoulders.
Kids can reverse roles with this doll in becoming the parent that has the doll in school. The dress fabric is a school pattern, and kids can use the included book to homeschool their dolls.
With a below-average cost, this fantastic doll is less expensive because of the fewer accessories. It also does not interact with the child with sounds, words, movements, drinking, or wetting.
8. Luv 'n Snuggle Baby Doll
Has very soft skin to cuddle and touch
Wears a cute jumper with tiny flowers
Comes with a baby bottle
Doll’s thumbs and big toes can go in its mouth
For children eighteen-months-old and up
Some were under the impression that a blanket came with this toy
The pupils in the eyes were not painted the same size on some dolls
The Luv ‘n Snuggle Baby Doll has very soft skin to hold and cuddle for children eighteen-months-old and older. She wears a cute jumper printed with tiny flowers and comes with a baby bottle.Read more
This terrific toy has a small tuft of plastic hair on the top of the head, plus the doll’s thumbs and big toes can be put in its mouth. Younger kids will appreciate this simpler version of the Baby Alive series, and so will parents. There are no small parts for toddlers to accidentally put in their mouths to cause a choking hazard. Even the clothes do not come off as a safety measure. This is just an adorable old-fashioned baby doll for little kids to love and snuggle.
Most of the other Baby Alive dolls are for children that are three-years-old or older, while this one is suitable for kids just over a year in age. Its simple design makes it ideal for younger kids.
For little girls that just want a basic baby doll to play with, this toy would be perfect. It just simply needs to be loved and cuddled, as it does not do the other activities some of the others do.
This is the lowest-priced doll on our list. It only has one accessory which is the baby bottle and does not have any interactive capabilities, such as drinking or wetting a diaper.
9. Sweet Spoonfuls
Includes a variety of accessories
Doll “poops and pees”
Outfit can be removed
Stimulates the imagination
Only includes two diapers and two food packs
With the Sweet Spoonfuls Baby Alive doll, your child can feed and diaper their doll like never before. They can feel just like mommy and daddy as they use the included accessories to prepare the doll’s food, feed them, and then change them.Read more
Children ages three and up can enjoy playing with this doll and all of her accessories. Along with the doll, your child will receive two diapers, two packets of powder, spoon, comb, bottle, and a blender with a hand crank. The packets include one ounce of powder each. Both the diapers and packets can only be used once. However, you can purchase more diapers and packets separately.
Your child will have a blast mixing the pretend powder with water to create food for their doll. The hand crank is easy to turn, thus making it an enjoyable experience for children of all ages. The doll’s outfit can be removed, thus your child can change up the doll’s style. The included comb allows your little one to give their doll different hairstyles.
Caring for the doll will teach your child how to be nurturing and compassionate. Whether your child is holding, carrying, rocking or feeding their doll, they are practicing being nurturing. They will also gain a sense of responsibility as they feed, change, and comb their doll’s hair. Designed to “poop and pee”, changing the doll's diaper will teach your child about the importance of hygiene.
The entire doll is lightweight, thus making it easy for younger children to carry their doll from place to place. Not only will the doll provide hours of entertainment for your child but it will also stimulate their development. Your child can work on increasing their social skills as they talk with the doll. Their creativity will be unleashed as they engage in fun pretend adventures. Composed of high-quality plastic, this doll has a superior level of durability and is designed to survive countless adventures with your child. With several accessories included and high durability we find this doll to be appropriately priced and very affordable.
10. Super Snacks Snackin' Luke
Is the first boy version of the popular doll
Wears a cute jumpsuit outfit
Kids can make the doll pretend snacks
Includes seven accessories
The doll “poops” after eating 0
Doll is harder than most other Baby Alive girl dolls
It is hard to find clothes to fit it
Snackin’ Luke is the first boy version of this popular doll, and he wears a cute jumpsuit outfit with planes on the front. The spoon to feed the doll is in the shape of an airplane, plus the doll “poops” after eating, and children can change the diaper.Read more
Kids can make the doll pretend snacks with the food form and the colored dough-like reusable doll food. Included are two containers of doll food, the form to make the individual pieces of food, the airplane spoon, a doll bowl for the food, a diaper, the outfit, and the doll. Perfect for kids three-years-old and older, this amazing doll requires batteries for operation. Snackin’ Luke has an adorable face and permanent plastic brunette hair that little boys will like.
Not all of the Baby Alive dolls eat and “poop,” but this one does. Kids will gain imagination skills, fine motor abilities, social talents, and cognitive skills as they play.
Little boys like to play with dolls too, and now they can with this first Luke Baby Alive doll. He is dressed really cute and has airplane themed accessories that a boy will love. They will learn to nurture and care for this doll as though it were a real child.
Snackin’ Luke has an average cost of the Baby Alive Dolls. This doll’s great qualities are his many accessories, cute outfit, ability to eat the play food, and in being the first boy doll of the series.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Who doesn’t love accessories? Parents know by now that when it comes to baby dolls, most dolls will come with their own special set of accessories. For these baby alive dolls, each of them comes with a diaper for your little one to change with and some sort of food item like a bottle or juice box so that they’ll be able to interact with your child for hours. Keep in mind that if you’re looking for more diapers for your child’s baby alive dolls: extra diapers are sold separately. For dolls that require eating food: these dolls come with two individual containers of material that seems like dough so that your child can make little fruits in their dolls bowl. Each doll on our top ten list all come with accessories that are unique to them that will also teach your child how to use those items safely and properly as well. Having accessories for their dolls is wonderful for your children to have because it makes playtime a little bit more exciting and gets your child into a creative space when having to use their imagination and think outside the box.
Every single one of the baby alive dolls on our top ten list above are all wonderful for your child to interact with. Having one of these dolls will increase your child's imaginative play seem a little bit more real. There are dolls on our list where your child will have to make the dolls food, change the doll when they “poop’. To them, it will seem like a real baby. Each of the dolls on our list has a unique feature and all come with their own accessories. Whatever style or type of baby doll your child wants, we made sure we included a variety on our list so that there would be something for everyone. Every single one of these dolls is extremely educational for your little one because they all have their own trait that they will be able to teach your child in a special way.
Many skills can be obtained by children that play with dolls. A good imagination is needed for interactive play, and with the great extras these Baby Alive dolls come with, the activity can be really exciting. Basic motor skills and fine motors abilities are exercised when playing with these dolls. When the child feed or gives the doll a bottle, their gross skills are being developed. In making the foods with the dough and the plastic form, the fine motor skills come into play. Children must be precise in making these and feeding them to the doll. Cognitive talents are in action at all times because the child must think of what to do next. When she or he gives the doll water or play food, then they must realize that the diaper will need to be changed soon. Social skills will be exercised also when kids play with other children with these dolls. As the kid speaks and interacts with the doll verbally, then their language talents will be developed. It may just seem like simple playtime, but dolls do teach children so much to prepare them for the adult world.
All of these dolls are the same in size and shape, so the price difference is because of the accessories that come with them. The Baby Go Bye Bye and the Sweet Tears Baby are the most expensive because of the larger number of extras that come with those dolls. This must be considered when looking at the Cost and Value section of each product, as these more costly items skew the average for all of them.
Baby Alive Dolls are great tools for teaching your child about potty training. Having your child “teach” their doll how to use the potty instead of the diaper is great way to encourage your child to use the potty.
With all of the developmental benefits provided to your child by playing with a doll, it is highly recommended for both boys and girls to play with them. Dolls also offer your child a way to express themselves. They become more verbal and in some instances will even use the doll to re-enact situations that have happened in their own life.
Other Factors to Consider
While playing with Baby Alive Dolls is great for your child’s emotional development, they also stimulate your child’s physical development as well. Changing the doll's outfit will increase your child’s fine motor skills while also teaching them how their own clothing works. Zipping up their doll’s jacket or buttoning their pants, will allow your child to make the real-world connection when putting on their own clothes. Furthermore, the different textures of the doll’s outfits will stimulate your child’s sensory skills as well as increase their ability to recognize colors.
Parents, giving your child a doll to play with opens the door to a world of educational opportunities. For instance, you can use the doll to teach your child about their body parts. For instance, point to the doll’s eyes and have your child name the color or the body part. Changing the doll's clothes will teach your child the names of the different articles. Encourage your child to say shirt, pants, socks, etc. as they are putting the clothes on to help increase their social skills. When helping your child to bathe the doll you can talk to them about the importance of washing their bodies and practicing good hygiene. If you’re preparing for the arrival of a new sibling, use the doll to get your child use to the idea of not being the baby anymore. Walk them through feedings and diaper changes to help give them an idea of what to expect.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: What are the different models available?
The models that we feature here are the Super Snacks Snackin’, Face Paint Fairy, Baby Go Bye Bye, Sweet Tears, Better Now, and Ready for School dolls. We also highlight the blonde and African American version of the doll that comes by itself with just a baby bottle. There may be others, but these were the best rated by customers online.
q: Do the various models of these dolls come in all hair and skin colors offered?
We have only seen the blonde, brunette, and African American dolls offered online. Each theme probably has the different types available. The dolls are the same for each theme with the same accessories and clothes. Only the hair or skin colors are different.
q: Is Luke the only boy version of this doll?
Luke is the first boy doll of the Baby Alive dolls offered online. The Super Snackin’ Luke is the only one we could find currently. It is possible that the manufacturer is using that doll to test the market. They would need a large boy market for the dolls to be a hit like a girl version. More boy versions will probably be offered soon.
q: Do all of these toys drink, eat, wet, and poop?
No, they do not all do these things. The offerings for just the dolls alone with a bottle do not eat, wet, drink, or poop. The ones with the diapers do one or the other of eating the doll food or drinking real water. if you want a doll that does one or the other, then just make sure it comes with a diaper. That is a sure sign that it does something. We list what each doll does in their separate summary paragraphs for a quick reference.
q: What is the food made of, for the ones that eat food?
The play doll food is a dough substance much like Play Doh that comes in two small containers. The child takes some of the colored dough out and presses it into the plastic form that looks much like a waffle maker. The little pieces will look like fruit slices in various colors. The child then puts them in the bowl that is included and spoon-feeds them to the doll one at a time. One of the biggest complaints online about the dolls that eat is the food getting clogged in the doll. It is important that only one piece at a time be fed to the doll or that will happen.
q: Is the skin really soft like a baby’s skin on these toys?
Yes, the skin on these Baby Alive dolls is quite soft and realistic to the touch. A few buyers said their dolls were hard, but the manufacturer states the skin is soft. The heads are made of hard plastic, but the bodies should be soft for cuddling.
q: Do the eyes and mouth close on any of these dolls?
All of the eyes and mouths stay open on these Baby alive dolls except the Sweet Tears Baby. That doll makes a crying face with tears coming from the eyes. The eyes seem to close a bit and the mouth seems to pout. It is the only one that has facial expression changes that we know of.
q: It looks like most of the dolls that wet only come with one diaper. Can the diapers that fit the dolls be purchased separately?
Yes, the dolls that wet or “poop” do come with just one diaper. It is not realistic to leave the doll naked as the one diaper dries out or is cleaned, so more will have to be purchased or made. The manufacturer does sell extra diapers in a pack separately. Some parents found regular preemie diapers that were suitable, easily obtainable, and fit well for the dolls.