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Benefits of Doll Play and Tips to Choose the Best Dolls

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

In this article, I will be sharing about doll play and suggestions of the best dolls for your toddler.

Encourage parenting role play with dolls.

Encourage your child to choose the doll he loves and buy it for him.

When choosing one doll, your child might be scared by those dolls which have sound and actions.

Your child can benefit greatly from imaginative and pretend play.

This helps your child to understand feelings as well as responsibility when loving and looking after his doll.

When the doll cry, ask your child to carry and rock the doll or put in rocker and play soothing music.

Let your child play with the doll in day and not in bedtime routine. If not, it will affect his sleep.

Parallel play

Help your child get ready for bed while your child helps his doll get ready for bed.

Stick to a consistent bedtime routine.

Bath the baby.

Put on the baby’s diaper and nightwear.

Put the baby down the crib when drowsy but still awake.

Feed and burp the baby.

Dim the lights and close curtains if any.

This improves your relationship with the baby, make it easier and calmer for the baby to sleep.

Read a story to the baby or play a lullaby.

Kiss the baby and say Goodnight.

Off the lamp and leave the baby’s room.

If you are on the hunt for the best dolls for your toddler or to buy as a gift, you have come to the right place.

Check out our top suggestions of the best dolls for your toddler right here.

The best dolls suggestions for your toddler

1. Baby Alive Super Snacks Snackin’ Lily Baby Doll

This Super Snacks Snackin’ doll eats and poops so your toddler can have fun feeding his baby and caring for him like a real adult.

Suitable for: three years +

Price: S$39.90

2. BABY born Magic Boy Doll

The BABY born Magic Boy comes with 10 amazing life-like functions which include drinking water and crying tears as well as controlling his wee and poop.

Magic Boy also comes with lots of accessories for imaginative play including a diaper, a bottle, potty, plate and spoon.

Suitable for: three years +

Price: S$118.15

3. CoComelon Interactive Deluxe JJ Dolll

Bring CoComelon nursery rhymes to life with the Interactive Deluxe JJ Dolll!

This adorable doll is inspired by JJ, a popular character from the educational CoComelon YouTube series.

Suitable for: two years +

Price: S$119.00

4. Sesame Street Little Laughs Tickle Me Elmo

Squeeze the Elmo’s tummy and Elmo will start laughing. Your child might laugh along.

This laughing and talking Elmo toy features 6 fun phrases and laughs when you press his tummy.

It is soft and just right size for your child’s hugs.

It is definitely a fun and great gift for birthdays and special holiday like Christmas etc.

Suitable for: twelve months +

Price: S$20.52

5. Baby Shark Plush Music and LED Lights

This soft and cute baby shark plush sings the baby shark song when its head is pressed.

It is soft and just right size for your child’s hugs.

Price: S$15.90

I hope all these suggestions will help you to find the best doll for your toddler, your toddler will love and play with the doll.

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Nurture Infant House, one of the best infant care in Tampines, provides an infant care programme for infants aged 2 months to 18 months old. Teachers from our infant care Tampines or infant care at Tampines are trained, qualified, respectful, responsive to the infants. They are flexible with their approach to learning and can interchange their teaching method to accommodate your infant’s preferred method.

The infant's daily routines in our Tampines infant care include a good mix of structured activities such as introducing infants to a variety of colours, textures, and sounds etc, eat time, playtime and rest.

We have over 30 years of experience in nurturing thousands of infants, toddlers and preschoolers so you are looking for a good Tampines infant care, Tampines preschool or Tampines childcare, do consider Nurture Infant House.

Located beside our Tampines infant care is our Genesis Childcare 1989.

If you are looking for a Tampines preschool or childcare Tampines near Tampines Central for playgroup, nursery or kindergarten, you can consider enrolling your child in Genesis Childcare 1989. Our Tampines childcare is one of Singapore's leading childcare services. Visit our childcare at Tampines and Tampines preschool to learn more about our curriculum and how we ensure a holistic development for your child.

Lastly, would you like to visit our Nurture Infant House to find out more about our environment and setup as well as understand our operations by talking to our teachers and supervisor?

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You can visit us at the following venues:

Nurture Infant House (2 to 18 months Infants)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433

Genesis Childcare 1989 (Playgroup to Kindergarten 2)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433

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