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Since Christmas I have been looking after my gorgeous nearly three year old God daughter for two days a week whilst her mum goes to work. As my youngest child is nearly nine and a boy, I didn't really have much for her to play with and so she was arriving with bags of stuff each time she came. I decided to buy her some bits to stay at my house and save all the hassle of packing up a bag of toys.
Off I went to Early Learning Centre in search of some toys that were both reasonable, good quality and most importantly that she would enjoy playing with.
Her favourite things are her 'babies', so a dolly was first on my list, I found 'Cupcake Bath time Bella' she was so cute so I bought her and I also bought this 'cupcake magic milk bottle'.
To be honest I bought the bottle for my sake really, I absolutely loved these when I was a child, I remember I used to have one with milk and and one with orange and I would spend ages feeding my baby doll Rose, trying to work out where the milk actually went.
The bottle is made of a thick acrylic plastic, it has a white liquid in it that really resembles milk. When you tip the bottle upside down the 'Milk' disappears. When the bottle is returned upright the 'milk' magically reappears.
The bottle appears to have a pink screw top lid, but it doesn't actually unscrew, the whole bottle is one unit.
It is a nice little size so mini hands can grip the bottle easily and feed their babies.
Well I wish I had filmed my little Goddaughters reaction to the bottle, she had obviously never seen one before and was so impressed with the bottle, it was so funny to watch her little puzzled face as the milk disappeared she really thought her dolly was drinking it.
This bottle has kept her more entertained than any of the other many toys that I had bought, sometimes she just sits there with the bottle turning it upside down and then back up again. Five months after I bought it she still asks for it every time she comes.
The bottle is hard wearing, as said above it is often played with but it still looks like new. With no scratches or anything.
The bottle costs £4 from ELC and is part of their Cupcake range, but of course you do not need a cupcake doll to use the bottle.
It says suitable from ages 3+, however my Goddaughter has used it since two and a half, I never leave her alone so she is always being watched and she has been absolutely fine with it. I can't see what the dangerous parts would be, maybe if the bottle broke ? .
I would highly recommend this to any little girls and boys who love their babies, such a great buy.
I always presumed when I had a little girl that she would like dolls and bought her lots of doll items, we soon found that in actual fact our eldest daughter has pretty much no interest in make believe play and is more into arts and crafts. Recently we have got some of the dolls items out and found that our youngest daughter loves dolls and so we bought her a couple of accessories as part of her Easter present although she managed to end up with it a few weeks early.
I bought a milk and a juice bottle from The Early Learning Centre and the milk bottle cost £4 but as they take Capital bonds which I had it actually cost me nothing.
The bottle is made of see through plastic and is pretty tough, it has a lovely pale pink pretend top and teat on it and then a lovely little cupcake symbol on the bottle. You can of course see white liquid inside which is to represent the milk and this disappears when the bottle is turned up as if you were feeding a baby.
The bottle is meant for ages 3 and up but my daughter is 2 and a half and I was happy for her to have the bottle and I don't see any danger in this at all. Emily couldn't wait to feed her dolls when we gave her the bottles and she was amazed when the milk disappeared, we kept saying to her where has the milk gone and she would tip the bottle up to look but then of course the milk came back so she was rather confused. Now she has given up looking for the milk and just announces that it has all gone when she has fed her baby.
I must say even I'm quite amazed at the way the milk disappears, I remember having one was I was a child but if you looked down the middle you could see the milky liquid in the top of the bottle but with this one you can't see a thing. The bottle has been flung about a fair bit yet there are no marks on it apart from the couple of teeth marks on the teat where Emily decided to pretend to feed herself. I would give this 5 stars from 5 and would certainly recommend it even if it is only for the look of bewilderment on your childs face.
My daughter Lauren has a real love of babies at the minute and 'Annabell' comes with us everywhere we go. Lauren particularly likes caring for her baby, so we have purchased nappies, additional clothes etc but the one thing she likes to re-inact the most if giving baby her milk.
The RRP of the bottle is £4, it is available in ELC, Mothercare, but best of the all, Amazon, I tend to buy most of my ELC products from Amazon as the delivery tends to be free no matter what the cost of the order.
The bottle measures around 9 cm and about 4 cm wide, it is big enough for Lauren to hold easily in her hand whilst feeding baby. The bottle itself is clear with a small Cupcake logo to the front and the teat is a hard plastic but pink in colour. The liquid inside is white to represent the milk.
Both Lauren and myself are fascinated to see the bottle work, when we pick the bottle up, the 'milk' shows to be at the bottle of the bottle, as we tip upside down, the milk runs to the teat end of the bottle and disappears, just as if baby is drinking it! When we stand the bottle back up, the milk re-appears!
I would say that the bottle is very durable, as with most of Laurens toys, they often end up being trodden on or dropped on the floor and so far, this bottle has shown no signs of damage and still works perfectly fine.
Overall, I would recommend this and give 5 out of 5 stars, it has provided hours of role play fun for Lauren and the price is excellent!
Thanks for reading.
When my daughter got to about 18 months old she started being what I call 'girly', cuddling her dolls and little soft animals, loving kittens and puppies, and pushing her toy pram around the house. So when I saw the Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle for sale priced at £4 in Mothercare, I knew she'd love it. She tries to feed all her little friends as it is, with messy results, so this hopefully would mean she could play feed them with no mess!
Most mothers will have had a magic milk bottle when they were little - the premise is that the bottle is full and when it is tipped it is emptied (ie, the dolly is drinking it). It's a simple design - the 'milk' is in a small chamber around the edge of the bottle and simply drains into the lid, but don't let that take away from the magic to a 2 year old!
The bottle is a standard design with hard plastic teat, pink 'cap' and clear bottle. It's a hard plastic and is safe in the hands of even the most destructive toddler without fear it will shatter (over time it can get slightly scratched but that's to be expected when your child insists on taking it to the park as mine does!)
She loves the Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle and for £4 it's not going to break the bank. It's nicely designed and is just the right size for little hands and all sizes of doll (and animal, my daughter has fed anything with a mouth!!) I am so glad I bought it and if you are getting a doll for your child or giving one as a gift it's a lovely 'add-on' which adds that extra bit of creative play to dolly time just like a toy stroller or nappy changing kit does.
Overall I highly recommend the Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle, it's easy to find, reasonably priced, well made and my little girl loves it to bits. What's not to love? I give it 5 stars out of 5 because I just love seeing her sitting and feeding her favourite dolly :)
Product: Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle
From: Early Learning Centre
My Niece loves playing with her dolls and prams and is always trying to feed her "babies" their milk and is regularly wanting to give them real liquids from bottles/cups which as you can imagine can cause problems at times with a determined and stubborn toddler.
Whilst browsing around my local Early Learning Centre Store I saw the Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle which I knew would be perfect for my niece and would hopefully put a stop to the real liquids saga. I bought the bottle for £4.00 which I thought was a reasonable price. You can buy the bottle from both in store and also on the Early Learning Centre website.
The Magic Milk Bottle is approximately 8cms in height and a few centimetres in width. The Bottle is clear with a small cupcake logo stuck onto the front, the bottle also as a light baby pink lid and clear see through teat. As the bottle is see through you can clearly see the milky liquid inside of the bottle. The bottle is suitable from 3 years but it is not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.
My niece was thrilled with the bottle and genuinely thought that her "baby" was really drinking the milk. She tilts the bottle into the dolls mouth which you can then see the milk inside of the bottle magically disappear so It looks as though the doll is really drinking the liquid.
She spends a lot of time feeding her dolls and it's so lovely to watch how a simple product can be so entertaining, fantastic. It certainly as stopped her wanting to feed real liquids to the dolls.
Overall this is a fantastic product at a great price which I can definitely recommend. This would be perfect as a stocking filler or even as a treat.
Dooyoo Stars Rating: 5/5.
My two year old daughter is very into playing Mummy to her baby dolls, particularly the Baby Born doll that she calls 'Baby Ruby'. This doll came with a bottle but, as we are not telling her that she can actually feed 'real drinks' to her baby, it has remained empty which I feel limits the playability of it. Therefore, when we spotted this Cupcake Magic Milk Bottle on one of our frequent trips to the local Early Learning Centre, I decided to buy it for her.
* The Bottle *
The Cupcake Magic Milk bottle is a very simple design. It has a pink screw-top style lid, a white teat and a clear plastic bottle section. Inside is a 'liquid' which looks like milk (but obviously isn't). It has a picture of a pink cupcake on the front. When you tip the bottle to feed the baby, the 'milk' inside the bottle moves towards the teat so it looks like the baby is drinking it. I don't really understand how this works, or what the 'liquid' really is - maybe that is why they call it a 'magic' feeding bottle? The bottle itself is a perfect size for a young child to hold - it is about 9cm tall and wide enough to fit comfortably in a young child's hand. It is also fully in proportion with the dolls from the Cupcake range sold at ELC and also works well with dolls such as Baby Born and Baby Annabel.
* Playability *
My daughter loves feeding her babies, and the soft toys, from this bottle. She likes the way that they appear to drink the milk, although occasionally will look slightly confused by the fact that it never gets empty and she can't open it. Obviously, if your child is not into dolls, then there isn't going to be much point in buying this, but for a doll-obsessed little girl like mine, it is the perfect addition to her collection. We also have a feeding / accessory set from the Cupcake range with little bowls and spoons and it works well in conjunction with this set. I would suggest that it is a great little toy for encouraging imaginative role play as it allows a child to do the things that they see adults doing when looking after babies and adds another element to nurturing-type play. t is also very durable - it has been thrown across the room in those toddler tantrums that we all associate with the terrible toys and survived, so the plastic that it is constructed from is obviously relatively hard-wearing.
* Cost *
The Cupcake Magic Feeding Bottle costs £4 for ELC and I would say that it is definitely worth the money. It would make a good stocking filler type present for any child who is into their dolls.
* Final Thoughts *
This is a very simple but effective little toy which I would recommend to all parents looking for an extra accessory for a child that is into their dolls. It works well, provides a slight element of intrigue with the way that it actually works and stimulates the ability for children to re-enact scenarios through role-playing games. I am giving it a four star rating as obviously its playability is entirely dependent on the child, but it has been a valuable addition to Baby Ruby's every growing range of accessories.
My daughter is really into her baby dolls and accessories at the moment, so much that she received four new dollies for her recent third birthday! We have various bottles for the dolls but my daughter prefers the magic bottles where the liquid inside magically disappears, she only had one bottle like this and kept leaving it at either mine or mums house. My mum picked up another magic bottle for her to keep at her house.
The bottle in question is this Cupcake magic milk bottle from Early Learning Centre. It can be purchased either in store or online from both Early Learning Centre and Mothercare or from Amazon for £4.
The magic milk bottle is around 8-9 centimetres in height and a few centimetres wide. The main body of the bottle is transparent with the Cupcake logo printed on the front, this logo isn't too overbearing and is quite a nice addition as it has a small picture of a cartoon cup cake. The lid of the bottle is a pale pink colour and the teat is a musty white sort of see through colour. The bottle is made from a very hardwearing plastic made to a high quality.
Inside the bottle is the magic liquid, it's white in colour so it represents milk, obviously. I remember when I was a little girl and had bottles of this nature too and I've never understood how the magic works. Somehow when the bottle is tipped upside down the white liquid inside makes its way down the bottle and just disappears. I've peered through into the lid, looked to see if there was a secret chamber in the middle or anything but nothing, I literally have no idea how it works but love the fact I don't know!
My daughter loves this bottle, as I said previously, she was forever leaving her old magic bottle behind when visiting then moaning that she couldn't find it. This magic milk bottle means she can keep one bottle at home and this one at my mums house, the two places she visits most often, problem solved. She gets excited when she's feeding her dolls as she thinks they really are drinking the milk. I love the fact that she thinks it's real, she's really got no idea that it is magic!
I'd definitely recommend this Cupcake magic milk bottle from Early Learning Centre. Although the price is a little steep for what it is, the quality is fantastic and my daughter loves feeding her dollies with it more so than plain play bottles.
At a Glance Feed your dolls with this magic milk bottle. Features and benefits for Cup Cake Magic Milk Bottle Feed your dolls with this magic milk bottle. Watch the milk ''magically'' disappear as your doll drinks. Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts