A new species of baby has been discovered, and it's up to kids to take care of these tiny creatures called Nerlies. The Nerlies baby dolls are part of the Neonate Babies doll collection, and they are the tiniest baby dolls in the collection. There are eight characters to collect: N'antsy, Fidgets, Navarie, Barry Watts, Itzyboop, Susiking, Lloyd, and Bosini. Each doll wearing a diaper comes packaged in an incubator box with a pull-out "zen zone" where you can place your baby, a birth certificate, a vaccination card, a baby picture, a nursery card, and a bottle of pretend Dripity-Drop food. There are also two sample-size containers of what we think are Nerlie Shakey Shake and Nerlie Sprinkles food, but they are not labeled.
There is a special care guide with very specific instructions on how to care and play with your Nerlie baby. The package even tells you to watch an instructional YouTube video (lead by the fictional Nursa Tania) before you take the baby doll out of the box. Just to be clear, nothing bad will actually happen to the doll if you screw it up.
There are also a variety of accessories, such as clothing, food and bottles, pacifiers, and vaccine playsets that are sold separately so that kids can play out all aspects of caring for their Nerlie baby.
Even though these baby dolls don't have a realistic baby look, they are still cute with their little tufts of hair and big eyes. And this still captures the nurturing aspect of baby doll play but it adds a few more elements aside from just feeding, bathing, and rocking the baby. Some kids will want to follow the care instructions to a T, while other kids might parent differently. (Isn't that how it is in the real world?) We don't think Nurse Tania is going to come after anybody for not following the rules.
The Neonate Babies Nerlie baby dolls are for ages 3 and up, and will be fun for kids who like playing with baby dolls.
Each Nerlie baby is sold separately. The accessories are also sold separately.
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