My five year old daughter was determined to buy a Baby All Gone with her birthday money this year. As it was her money, I decided to let her make her own choice.
Hmmm. Unfortunately the doll itself isn't even particularly attractive. It has a huge head, poorly painted face and hair that looks like a 50 year old dolls hair as soon as you get the thing out of the box. It has a soft 'rag doll' type body, with very plastic arms, legs and head. It wears a particularly nylon type of nylon dress, covered in a cherry pattern. And therein lies the attraction of the doll to a 5 year old girl. You can feed it cherries. The doll comes with a dish of cherries (scented with an extremely uncherry like cherry smell), a special spoon and a bottle of milk. Kids can 'feed' the cherries to the doll and she eats them all up.
So, did my daughter like the doll? Well lets put it this way. She liked it for about 2 hours. Once the novelty of the cherry feeding scenario wore off, Baby All Gone was cast aside and has not been touched since. On being asked why she wouldn't play with the doll any more, my daughter said it "smelt funny". Can't say I blamed her!
So, unless you want to pay £20 for a doll that will be played with for only a couple of hours, leave Baby All Gone on the shelf.