(SAN FRANCISCO, Fall/Holiday 2008) – Wild Planet is delighted to announce the arrival of Water Babies, water-filled dolls that replicate the warmth, weight and feel of a real baby. These battery-free babies do not rely on technology or tricks – they do not walk or talk; instead they appeal to the basic desires of young girls by offering a warm, cuddly doll to care for and love.
Water Babies first came to life when a Midwest banker by the name of Dan Lauer passionately pursued his dream of developing a realistic doll inspired by the ones his sisters would make out of water balloons in the '60s. After years of determination and hard work, he earned a patent on his water-filled dolls and is excited to share his creation with a new generation of young mommies.
“There was nothing out there that came close to delivering on that magical feeling and satisfaction of holding a warm little baby in your arms,” recalls Lauer. “As a parent, when I would fill Water Babies for my daughters, I knew I was handing them a doll they would carry, snuggle and play with in an old-fashioned manner.”
Water Babies come with their own bottle and easy-fill funnel. The funnel allows parents to fill the doll through a leak-resistant valve in the doll’s back. The babies are available in two sizes (9-inch newborn and 13-inch Water Baby), and each size offers three ethnicities: Caucasian, African-American and Hispanic.
Water Babies™: water-filled dolls that replicate the warmth, weight and feel of a real baby
All Water Babies: Recommended Age: 3+, bottle and funnel included
Available: Fall/Holiday 2008 in mass and specialty stores, including www.shopwildplanet.com
13-inch Water Baby (with water-filled teddy bear): $24.99 mass, $39.99 specialty
9-inch Newborn: $14.99 mass, $24.99 specialty
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