Baby Alive – Most Popular Dolls of 2021

Baby Alive is one of the most popular baby toy doll brands on the market that have been around since the early 1970s.

The baby doll manufacturers are known for making some of the most interesting and fun baby doll toys in the industry. These dolls can mimic many physical movements and make human expressions, such as laughing, crying, eating, drinking, and soiling their diapers.

Since Baby Alive has a huge variety of dolls to choose from, it’s quite tricky to pick the ideal one for you or your child!

Luckily, you’ve come to the right place – my daughter has her own little collection of dolls.

So I’ll be able to share insight from my perspective as well as a child.

Here are the dolls we’ll be looking at:

So without further ado, let’s jump right in!

Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby

Baby Alive – Real As Can Be Baby Doll Baby Alive – Real As Can Be Baby Doll

Real As Can Be Baby has 80+ lifelike expressions, movements and real baby sounds like giggling, babbling and friendly, chatty noises. When kids talk to the baby she babbles back <3

Kicking off the list with one of the most popular toy dolls offered by Baby Alive. The Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby is marketed by Baby Alive as the most realistic baby doll they make.

The dolls are available in brunette skin with brown hair, but can also be found in other skin and hair tones such as brown skin with black hair or pale skin with blonde hair.

The baby comes with some accessories and a pretty floral outfit. Besides the outfit, the baby doll also features a hat that matches the outfit, a bib, a blankie, a drinking bottle, and a realistic pacifier.

The Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby is one of the most expensive baby doll sets by Baby Doll because they’re designed to be the smartest. The baby doll will react in various ways to its surroundings and has tons of advanced features to justify its price.

For example, she can wiggle around, reach to you, and turn her head when you speak to it. It also opens and closes her eyes and produces giggles sounds, which is why kids quickly take into this toy doll.

According to Baby Alive, this model is best suited for relatively older toddlers aged 3 years or up. A lot of users agree with this and believe that this specific doll appeals to older kids as well, with some of them saying as old as 12 years old!

In fact, according to Baby Alive, this unique baby has more than 80+ expressions that resemble a real baby. The baby is chatty and babbles back when kids and adults speak to it. The noises are friendly and very adorable, similar to a real baby, without sounding distorted or creepy.

All in all, the Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby is a wonderful choice for parents who are looking for an unmatched experience in terms of realism regardless of the price. 

The baby toy is easily maintained and can foster a serious parent-child connection with the user, especially for those who don’t want to bother with a diaper change or buying extra accessories for the baby toy later on.

The only thing we wish to improve is the design. A lot of users believe that, for such a price, they would’ve loved it if the toy doll looked as realistic as it acts. Some users also complained about the placement of the on and off switch on the doll.

Pros

  • Smart and dynamic doll toy that interacts with its surrounding
  • Features more than 80 realistic expressions
  • Ideal for those who don’t want a toy that soils itself
  • Available in various skin and hair tones

Cons

  • Can be a bit pricey for some

Baby Alive: Baby Grows Up (Dreamy)

Baby Alive Baby Grows Up (Dreamy) - Growing and Talking Baby Doll Baby Alive Baby Grows Up (Dreamy) - Growing and Talking Baby Doll

Get 1 of 2 dolls – Which baby will she be? Shining Skylar or Star Dreamer?

Baby Alive: Baby Grows Up transforms from newborn to baby to big girl, changes size by 4-inches (10 cm), and has 75+ sounds and phrases!


The Baby Alive: Baby Grows Up is one of the most interesting baby dolls that the brand offers. While most baby doll brands on the market would focus on making realistic dolls that eat, drink, sleep, and soil themselves, this doll focuses on a different kind of realism.

As the name of the baby doll suggests, the doll is designed to grow up with time, passing through different stages and milestones that your child will fall in love with.

The baby offers more than just giggles and cuteness that baby dolls have. This one rewards you for taking care of her by actually growing up. This includes mystery milestones that everyone would love to know, such as the baby’s first words!

When the baby first arrives, it will have its eyes closed and will be all swaddled up in a blankie. Also, the color of the toy doll’s hair will be covered with a hat too.

The baby doll comes with 8 doll accessories that you can use throughout the baby’s growing up journey. You’ll receive a surprise doll from two models: Shining Skylar or Star Dream

For example, as you feed the baby with her bottle for the first time, she’ll open her eyes to reveal their color, you can also remove the hat to find out about her hair color and how her hair looks.

At some point, while caring for the baby doll, it’ll kick out of her swaddle blanket and learn to sit up! After that, it should only be a matter of time before the baby says her first words!

The best part is, these words can be anything, as the baby has 75 cute and adorable sounds for various situations. For example, it makes yummy sounds when your child feeds her with the pretend food pouch. 

The baby doll comes in both English and Spanish and has a wide variety of sounds and phrases in both languages.

The coolest part about the Baby Alive: Baby Grows Up experience is the growing up itself! When this baby first arrives, it’ll be small enough to fit in a swaddle blanket. 

However, as you hold her hands to stand her up, the girl starts to get taller and increase in height by about 4 inches (10 cm). As the toy grows up to a big girl, her hair can be extended too for added realism!

The surprise accessories include new shoes and a skirt for the now grown-up baby girl. The baby doll is extremely fun for children and the cute surprises keep them interested! 

The only remark about this decently priced doll is that it contains various mechanisms that are necessary for the doll to work, making it prone to a lot of things to malfunction.

Pros

  • The surprise factor keeps the children hooked
  • The toy can be reset for a repeatable experience
  • Comes with a variety of baby doll accessories

Cons

  • Some users complained about malfunctioning parts

Baby Alive: Magical Mixer

Baby Alive Magical Mixer Baby Doll (Hispanic) Baby Alive Magical Mixer Baby Doll (Hispanic)

Hit the beach with this doll from Baby Alive. Suitable for kids three and older, it’s dressed in a tropical-themed dress and includes numerous accessories such as a beach comb, spoon, bottle, and even a “blender” that spins around at the push of a button.

It’s a highly interactive doll, too. Give her a bottle or use the spoon to feed her. The included yellow powder mixes with water to create a “food” that the doll later poops or pees into her diaper.

Next up we have the Baby Alive: Magical Mixer. This toy doll is excellent for kids who enjoy pretending games where they prepare fun treats for their little baby doll.

The toy is designed for both girls and boys aged 3 years and up. However, many parents say that the toy still works for some kids aged 2 and 2.5 years old.

The most interesting part about the Magical Mixer is the toy blender. The baby doll comes with a small blender toy that does work. 

In addition to the blender, the toy also comes with all the necessary items for meal playtime. This includes 2 packets of Baby Alive doll food mix that is specifically designed for the blender, a small plastic spoon to feed the baby doll, a pretend bottle.

You simply add the yellow powder mix into the blender with some water and press down the lid to mix it. The children can then feed their doll that sweet treat they’ve prepared for her using the spoon and give her sips of water from the bottle.

After mealtime, the baby will pee and poop in the included diaper. Make sure that you order an extra packet of toy diapers because the baby soils herself a lot!

The toy comes in a tropical theme and the smoothie mixes are non-toxic despite being non-edible. The mixes are yellowish and are scented with banana or pineapple.

Besides the tropical shake blender and the diapers, the toy doll comes with realistic hair, which is absent in some of the high-end models. The hair is available in various colors depending on the skin tone and is accompanied by a comb to brush the baby’s hair.

One of the things that makes this toy a bit disappointing to some children is that it doesn’t make any sounds at all. The toy’s main highlight is the DIY experience of making the pretend tropical shakes, feeding the baby doll, and changing her diapers.

Yet, the doll makes it up by being remarkably more affordable when compared with other models, such as the Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby. This makes the Baby Alive: Magical Mixer one of the go-to choices if you’re on a strict budget.

However, the toy doll still requires buying new diapers consistently because the diapers aren’t reusable, so you have to keep that in mind when making your final decision.

Pros

  • Ideal for buyers on a strict budget
  • Features a tropical theme with a functional mini blender to make pretend shakes
  • Can soil her diapers and come with 2 diapers

Cons

  • The diapers aren’t reusable, so you’ll have to buy new ones consistently

Baby Alive: Step ‘N Giggle

Baby Alive Step ‘N Giggle Baby Baby Alive Step ‘N Giggle Baby
  • Light-up shoes.
  • 25+ sounds and phrases.
  • Drinks and pees.
  • Recommended for ages 3+.

The Baby Alive: Step ‘N Giggle is one of the most complete packages that Baby Alive offers. While most of the other toy dolls perfect a specific aspect, feature, or ability, this one rounds most of these features up in a nice package to make it an excellent value for its price!

For starters, the Step ‘N Giggle comes with unique baby doll shoes that light up with every step the baby takes, which is very appealing to children. However, you should keep in mind that these aren’t removable and are part of the doll’s body.

Another feature that the Step ‘N Giggle has is the sounds. This model comes with 25 different phrases and sounds that the baby uses to respond to others during playtime. 

The toy doll comes with both English and Spanish language as well as mommy and daddy mode, making it an ideal choice for your child whether they’re a boy or a girl!

This might be less than what other Baby Alive dolls offer but the great price of the doll as well as other features included make up for it.

In addition to walking, lighting shoes, and speaking, the baby girl doll can also sip water from her pretend bottle and pees her diapers, so it uses diapers.

Moreover, the package includes other great features and toy accessories, including a removable outfit, glasses, a toy comb to brush her hair, one diaper, and a bottle of water. Since the diaper is only soiled with water, the diapers can be used more than once when it dries up.

One of the most noticeable issues with the Step ‘N Giggle baby doll is the realism. While Baby Alive isn’t the most realistic brand of baby dolls, this model shows a noticeable lack of details in the baby’s facial features.

In other words, you can tell it’s a pretend baby doll from afar, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, this makes it an excellent doll for those who prefer this kind of doll.

Pros

  • Excellent value for its price
  • Features an English, Spanish, mommy, and daddy mode with more than 25 phrases
  • The shoe lights up with every step
  • Come with a variety of accessories
  • Can soil her diaper

Cons

  • The design of the doll isn’t realistic enough

Baby Alive: Sweet Spoonfuls

Baby Alive Sweet Spoonfuls Baby-Black Pigtails (Asian) Baby Alive Sweet Spoonfuls Baby-Black Pigtails (Asian)

Baby Alive is ready to eat – and more. Mix the included powder with water to create baby food, which you can then feed the baby when she’s hungry.

The doll also “poops” and “pees” into her diaper.

Aside from feeding and changing the doll, you can also comb and style its black, pig-tailed hair.

Last but not least, the Baby Alive: Sweet Spoonfuls model combines some of the best features the Baby Alive toy dolls offer, so it can appeal to a certain taste.

This model is ideal for those who prefer a silent doll that won’t make any sounds or phrases. However, if you want a model that can still make sounds while soiling herself, you might want to opt for a Step ‘N Giggle instead.

The Sweet Spoonfuls model is fairly similar to the Magical Mixer model. The baby doll is available in fair skin with blonde hair, but can also be found in other skin and hair tones such as tan skin with black hair or brunette skin with brown hair. 

The hair on this model is made of premium quality materials and feels realistic, which makes it fairly easy to style using the accompanied baby toy comb.

As the name of the model suggests, the primary theme of this baby doll is food. The best part about this model is that the children will be able to prepare the pretend food themselves using the blender.

Unlike the Magical Mixer doll, this one comes with a manual blender, which is more fun and engaging for the children. After emptying the content of the food packs in the bowl with water and mixing them up, the food should be ready!

After feeding the baby with the spoon, the toy doll can sip from her bottle of water to wash down the food and soil herself, which called for a diaper change!

Pros

  • The toy is able to eat and drink
  • Has pretty hair and comes with a comb for styling
  • Can soil her diapers from food and water

Cons

  • Doesn’t produces sounds or phrases

Top Questions About Baby Alive Dolls

Now that you know more about Baby Alive models, it’s time to answer some popular questions about the brand.

Where can I get a baby alive? 

Baby Alive Dolls is a popular baby toy doll brand that is available in a wide variety of countries. Besides the United States, here are some countries where you can find Baby Alive Dolls:

  • North America: Canada and Mexico
  • Europe: The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Turkey, Greece, and Russia
  • Asia & Pacific: Australia
  • South America: Brazil and Argentina

Within the United States, you can buy Baby Alive dolls from various online stores as well as retailers and department stores. Among the places where you’re most likely going to find baby alive dolls are:

  • Walmart (Online and Store)
  • Amazon.com (Online – Click To See Selection)
  • Target (Online and Store)
  • Hasbro Plus (Online and Store)
  • Game Stop (Online and Store)
  • Best Buy (Online and Store)
  • Entertainment Earth (Online)
  • eBay (Online)
  • OverStock.com (Online)
  • Google Shopper (Online)
  • Kmart (Online and Store)
  • JCPenney (Online and Store)
  • Fat Brain Toys (Online)
  • Boardgames.com (Online)
  • Walgreens (Online and Store)
  • Big Bad Toy Store (Online)

Which baby alive is the best (most popular)?

There’s a huge variety of Baby Alive dolls on the market. These dolls are split into multiple categories. For that reason, it’s quite tricky to name a single doll as the absolute best doll.

However, after categorizing the dolls by features and what they do, we can pinpoint some of the most notable as well as popular models among customers and children.

For example, the highest-end category of dolls is the ones that have special features. They’re usually the most expensive ones too. The most popular and possibly the best doll there is the Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby.

Other categories include dolls that can walk and do other things like showing various emotions.

These include:

What is Baby Alive food made of?

Baby Alive food is a simple formula of powder that is mixed with a specific amount of water to produce a relatively thick food-like material. 

The ingredients of the Baby Alive food aren’t publicly disclosed. However, most baby doll food formulas are usually made of cornstarch, preservatives as well as an approved food coloring.

According to Baby Alive, the formula is non-toxic and reusable, as it has no expiration date. However, the formula isn’t intended for human consumption. 

One of the few ingredients that Baby revealed about the formula is wheat, which is why you should never use the food if it dries out because it will clog the food canal inside the doll.

Although the company says that you shouldn’t use other types of doll food on Baby Alive doll, a lot of Baby Alive doll owners make a DIY baby doll food by mixing an equal number of tablespoons of baking soda and water along with enough food coloring.

Do Baby Alive dolls need batteries?

For the Baby Alive dolls that are intended to do activities, such as moving, eating, talking, and more, they need a source of energy.

Ideally, most if not all of Baby Alive dolls will require batteries. These batteries are usually 2 to 4 AA batteries depending on the type of the doll, which is one of the main reasons why you should never submerge a Baby Alive doll.

While buying the Baby Alive doll, you won’t have to worry about the batteries because they’re usually included with the package.

The battery should last for months depending on the frequency of use. To replace it, you should loosen the screws on the battery box door and replace all batteries. 

Baby Alive recommends that you don’t mix new ones with old ones, even if they’re still functional.

Wrapping Up

There you have it! A complete guide with lots of information that you need to know about Baby Live dolls as well as reviews of their best and most popular models.

As you can see, Baby Alive dolls vary in features and prices, which makes the choice of the absolute best one for you a matter of your own or child’s preferences.

For instance, if you’re looking for a Baby doll that can talk, move, and giggle, then Baby Alive: Real As Can Be Baby is a great choice.

However, if you want a baby doll that can soil her diaper, and make sounds, you might want to consider the Baby Alive: Step ‘N Giggle. 

This one comes with various accessories and is very reasonably priced, which also makes it a great choice for buyers on quite a strict budget.

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