We gave this doll to our daughter for her 4th birthday - she loves it. It is a very pretty doll and does so many things. My daughter doesn't (at least so far) use the remote control much, but there is so much the doll does without needing the remote (e.g. drinking from its cup, giggling, kissing its fairy toy, speaking, sleeping/eyes close and it makes breathing noises, etc.). My daughter's doll doesn't recognise the fairy toy when it is placed in the doll's hand, which it is supposed to do, but I still give the doll top marks because it really is special. One other thing worth noting is the doll has quite a broad back and the dress I bought for it is a little tight across the back. Overall, I couldn't be happier with the doll. For an interactive doll, it really has to be one of the best.