Luvabella Baby Doll

product trial4.33 out of 5 – Kidspot mums were pleased with the Luvabella doll and would recommend it to their friends and family.

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Discover so many real baby surprises with Luvabella!

Kids will have a natural nurturing experience as they feed, burp, play and soothe their own baby. From the moment she opens her eyes and giggles, this adorable interactive doll will amaze you with her true-to-life facial expressions, personality and movements!

The more you play with Luvabella, the more she learns and talks! As you interact with her she’ll expand her vocabulary from baby babble to over 100 words and complete phrases

Through touch and play she affectionately responds to your love! Cover her eyes for a game of peek-a-boo, tickle her tummy and toes to make her giggle or place a hand on her chest to gently listen to her heartbeat. You can even hold her feet to hear her say “mama” and begin to babble!

Play with Luvabella using her four interactive accessories, such as the spoon, bottle, pacifier and Lamby toy. Use her spoon to feed her and she’ll chew with delight! If she’s not full, she may ask you for more! After her meal, help Luvabella learn new animal names and sounds with her Lamby toy! If she gets fussy, all she needs is her soother. When it’s time to go to bed after a big day of play, lull her to sleep with her bottle.

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We’ve given 6 lucky families the chance to trial and review the Luvabella Doll. Be sure to keep an eye out for their reviews below.

Each selected reviewer will receive:

  • One Luvabella Doll
  • One removable dress
  • One set of removable bottoms
  • One removable bow
  • Four interactive accessories: spoon, bottle, soother, lamby
  • One set of instructions

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  1. Robyn 24/10/2017 at 12:25 pm

    Our Luvabella has been a huge hit in our home. My daughter absolutely loved her she loved the interaction with the doll. She will learn new words you can feed her and change her and she gets sleepy. My little one has been asking for a younger sibling (not going to happen she was our lovely 4th surprise as it was) and after having Luvabella for a few days and not letting her leave her side she told her dad and me that is ok now as she has another baby so we don’t have to have one… phew to that.
    I have also had a bit of a play with her and she is one of the most responsive dolls that I have come across you can teach her to say words and feeding time is a hoot.
    My sister who has a little boy and is heavily pregnant with her next baby has now swiped it for a few days as she was super worried about Roman being ok with the new baby as he is super boisterous but he loved playing with Luvabella and was so careful with her and my sister said it was the perfect learning tool for her to teach him about the new baby before he/she arrives. I think I may have to go an reposses it back from her as I did say borrow not keep her,
    Yes this doll is expensive but it is something which will grow with your child I also have an 11 year old who was completely mesmerised by it and wishes she had one when she was younger of course. SO buy quality and will last years for them. We love Luvabella

  2. Cthomas 22/10/2017 at 3:23 pm

    My Luvabella dolls name is Rosie. My most favourite thing to do with Rosie is read her a story before I put her to bed. My mum gave me a little bag to keep all of Rosie’s things, like her bottle and dummy in because I kept losing them. I really love my Luvabella doll. By Ava – 6yrs.

    Luvabella arrived in the school holidays which was a great bonus. My daughter was happy to play with her Luvabella doll without batteries until I went shopping the next day. It was interesting seeing how my daughter interacted with the Luvabella doll and was looking after it looks it was a real baby. ‘Rosie’ learnt from my daughter playing with her, the more she played the more Rosie learnt. Rosie now has a permanent place at the table for breakfast and dinners.
    The Luvabella doll is a good size and weight for my 6yr old, with the only down side being the rather loud mechanical noises when she moves. If you are thinking of buying this doll for your child for Christmas I would consider setting an earlier bedtime for the doll as she is quite a chatter box 😉
    Overall I’m confident that most children will love the Luvabella doll and will thrive with the ‘responsibilities’ that come with looking after and playing with a realistic baby doll.

  3. KarliePlusFour 21/10/2017 at 7:16 pm

    We have had luvabella a wee while now so time to post the review! Miss four has loved having her own baby. She tries to hold her properly like I do with her baby sister. She loved that she could rock her to sleep. I liked that she didn’t fall asleep right away but also didn’t take too long to nod off.
    To start with its a bit of a guessing game what she wants but she soon learns to talk better and the proudness on miss fours face when she teaches her a new word is a sight to see! She loved being called mum and really enjoys the silly eating sounds luvabella makes when eating her solids.
    The one downside (besides needing to buy batteries too, mentioned in previous review) is that she’s quite noisy when moving. A mechanical sound rather than a more natural sound of movement. Miss four doesn’t mind at all but us adults and older siblings (8 and 10) find it a bit much after an hour or so. I love the volume control options, but the quiet one is a bit too quiet as its not that easy to hear her over the movement noise. I’m also intrigued by the option of her speaking in French and English. I think it would be a great tool to get preschoolers started on learning phrases from a different language ready for school.
    Lotus formed an attachment to luvabella rather quickly. She gave her cuddles and kisses when we got her packaging open and loves to pat her head. I love that she is easy clean with no wild crazy doll hair to manage and keep from getting mucky.
    I feel the price point is reasonable but think some minor improvements could be made.

  4. Emmzip 19/10/2017 at 9:13 pm

    Am trying to upload a photo of Addison and Luvabella but photo won’t submit but not sure why, so will post the photo to the Kidspot facebook page. Thanks Emily

    • Julie Scanlon 25/10/2017 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Emily – the issue may be because the image is too large. I can’t seem to find the photo on our Facebook page. You can email it to if it helps. Thanks, Julie, Editor, Kidspot NZ.

  5. Emmzip 19/10/2017 at 9:09 pm

    When we were selected to review miss Luvabella, I had tears of joys that my daughter Addison who is almost 5 years old had been selected to receive the toy of her dreams. Luvabella arrived not long after and seeing the pure joy on my daughters face when pulling her new baby out of the packaging was priceless. The packaging was just beautiful, pretty box with a big clear window so you can see the doll and all her accessories – she comes with a bottle, dummy, spoon and lamb toy. You can do multiple things with Luvabella including feeding her, giving her a bottle, hear her heartbeat, playing with her with the lamb toy, playing peekaboo, tickling her, burping her and much more.

    We opened the package up and we were quickly disappointed when we unscrewed the battery cover only to discover we required 4 x C batteries which we definitely didn’t have round the house, so had to load the children up and rush to the supermarket to grab some so Addison could play with her new baby. Back home, we popped the batteries in, screwed the cover back on and turned Luvabella on. Straight away Addison started playing with the doll using the lamb toy provided and then onto feeding her.

    The more you interact and play with Luvabella the more she learns and communicates with you. Addison was most excited when Luvabella started learning a few words like “Mumma” and “Yummy apple”. I had a quick turn to see what all the fuss was about and I quite enjoyed feeding and tickling Luvabella. Addison spent the entire first day getting to know her new baby, playing with her and carrying her round. When she had to have some lunch or dinner she left Luvabella tucked up in her bed and has continued to sleep with her every night since.

    Addison will sit on the couch cuddling and rocking her baby just like a real baby while giving Luvabella her bottle, its really cute to watch. Addison’s younger siblings have both enjoyed a quick play when Addison has briefly put her baby down and they all love her just as much and Mr 3 has asked for a blue baby for Christmas. After a full day of play on the first day Luvabella arrived the batteries started to go flat and Luvabella didn’t function as well as she did with full batteries, when playing with her she would stop for a few seconds and kept yawning saying she was sleepy. So I had to go buy more batteries for Luvabella, so one thing to be aware of if you are thinking about purchasing Luvabella – she goes through batteries quickly. All in all my daughter absolutely loves Luvabella to pieces and has formed an attachment to her baby. I would recommend her to friends and families to purchase perhaps for a special occasion ie. 5th birthday present.

  6. Tinaksmith 12/10/2017 at 9:55 am

    Luvabella arrived yesterday and was met with such excitement…. followed by the disappointment of me needing to go out and spend $20 on batteries so the kids could play with her… which meant they had to wait. Not a huge issue but if I had purchased this for nearly $200 and found it had no batteries I would be unhappy. My daughter carried her around for a few hours without batteries, and played with her, putting her to bed etc. once the batteries were in… she was a bit taken aback , the noises it makes upon moving its arms and head, are a bit startling, my 3 year old was actually in tears. Miss 4 and I played peekaboo with Luvabella, and she was delighted to hear her say “peekaboo” back to us. You can put her to sleep at any time by laying her down, which she got a kick out of, asking me to “babysit” Luvabella while she played in her room. So cute, I could see her forming an attatchment to the doll, and starting to feel responsible and a bit grown up. It was a bit hard to understand Luvabella in the beginning, but we have noticed she is becoming clearer in her words! My daughter thinks she is teaching her. This makes her proud and happy. I love the fact you can control the volume, this is essential for parents. She is relatively easy to keep clean, and just the right size for children of 3+. Although as I said, my three year old is actually terrified of her, and keeps well clear. Her accessories are very easy to misplace, so be careful of that- I have my daughter put hers in a wee purse that we call her baby-bag, and we take it where Luvabella goes. You have to be careful to not force the dummy, sooon or bottle into her mouth- she doesn’t like that, but its quite confusing for my daughter to understand the need to wait until Luvabella “requests” these things, although it is a learning curve- just like a real baby. My daughter has shown a strong love for her Luvabella doll, personally I would not normally spend a huge amount of money on something like this, but this could perhaps make me reconsider such purchases in the future. Luvabella can be “reset” once she “learns” everything she can, so the fun can continue again. I consider this doll to be a good learning tool and a great toy, but the loud mechanical noises and lack of batteries did bother me. If you are considering purchasing her, I am sure your child will delight from Luvabella.

  7. Mermaid73 11/10/2017 at 6:26 pm

    Drat! Got a power cut half way through my last post so will keep this one shorter!!

    Luvabella arrived this morning to a delighted nearly 5 year old boy. He had seen the video before I submitted an application but I never told him we had been accepted for a product trial. The look on his face when he realised what was in the box is priceless.

    We had fun making a video review. Here’s the link to it on YouTube.

    The initial positive responses from Mack included:
    “She’s so cuuuuuute!!”
    “Is she REALLY mine?!?” He’s not used to gifts outside of Christmas and birthdays that he hasn’t saved up to buy with his pocket money.
    “This is a girl AND rubber!!” A very good thing apparently.
    “Oooh Mum, I have a good idea! You could have 2 babies.” (clearly forgetting he already has a brother here) “Me and her, then I’ll be her brother!” He continued to be delighted with a big brotherly role and showed no interest in being a ‘Dad’ to her.
    “She’s a robot baby!” Again intended as a great compliment. Robots, after all are very cool. Possibly not the manufacturers intention.

    On the down side:
    Getting it out of the box: “This is taking AGES!” it really did.
    After 30 minutes of play “Mum why do her eyebrows come off?” He means eyelashes. “Nevermind she still has some on the other side.”
    “When will she stop talking Mum?” Ha ha ha ha ha! Welcome to my world kid!
    “She’s not VERY cuddly.” In response to my question “Is she cuddly?”

    From a parents’ perspective:

    On the up-side:
    My boy clearly loves her even more than I had anticipated.
    He thoroughly enjoyed the whole process, including putting the batteries in and wrestling her out of the packaging.
    I loved watching his gently empathetic nature played out as he fed her and made a bed for her. It took him a while to pluck up the courage to hold her though!
    I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of quality play time he had with her. We made a 20 minute video (now severely cropped!) then play continued for up to an hour afterwards. He built her a bed, fed her, played with her, built her a fort out of blocks and introduced her to the Justice League.

    On the down side:
    4 x C cell batteries not included. Luckily I read the box before giving it to Mack so managed to get some. At $10 a pop though, once she goes flat, she’ll stay flat for quite a while!!

    Would I buy this for my son? In all honesty, probably not, simply because it wouldn’t fall into our budget, I would however recommend it for a family who could comfortably afford it as a luxury item.

    More later!

  8. KarliePlusFour 11/10/2017 at 8:22 am

    Luvabella arrived this morning and miss 4.5 is already smitten! She is so excited to have a baby of her own just like mummy does! Luvabella has been renamed beautiful and has had plenty of snuggles. Be aware though that the packaging is like a fortress to get into. If you purchase one for Christmas I’d recommend unpacking it before hand. She also doesn’t come with batteries and you need four C batteries so make sure you get those too. We are going on a battery buying mission today then its down to some serious playing! However even without the batteries she’s already amusing miss 4, she’s snuggling, chatting and showing her the accessories. Looking forward to seeing how she loves on her when she’s interactive! More later 🙂

  9. 05/10/2017 at 7:42 am

    Pick me!!!

  10. Ashleigh 03/10/2017 at 6:52 pm

    My kiddies would love this to play with! What a awesome doll

  11. chamling 03/10/2017 at 5:49 pm

    I have a 5 and 7 year old girls who would both LOVE to play endlessly with this doll, however my five year old would be completely obsessed!she already sees herself as a little mum and loves to take care of her toys. She doesnt have anything near this cool to look after though!

  12. Ruby111 03/10/2017 at 4:31 pm

    My daughter would be sooo in love with this beautiful baby doll

  13. 03/10/2017 at 3:39 pm

    I definitely would love to trial the Luvabella baby with my 3 year old daughter. My daughter loves playing with the dolls and babies at her prep school and the other week she literally sat in the toy isle by the babies and insisted she stays there to look after them. I think she will thoroughly enjoy interacting with Luvabella.

  14. Brooke Swannell 03/10/2017 at 2:11 pm

    My 6 year old enjoys playing dolls with his older sister and I’m sure he would adore a doll to care for of his own!

  15. jasminecobby 03/10/2017 at 1:18 pm

    Oh My Gosh! This would be my daughters ultimate dream to get one of these to trial! She’s 3 and is an adorer of all things doll related! She would just think this is the best! She loves her babies, and is always packing them up to take on “shopping trips” all over the house. She loves everything about dolls, feeding them, changing their nappies, and dressing them up pretty. Lately shes been showing me all the dolls in the toy catalogues that she wants…. this one is definitely on her wishlist!!

  16. Joanna Crighton 03/10/2017 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to trial this with my daughter. She is almost 3 but already do kind and nuturing to her few folks and teddies. Carrying them everywhere feeding them”booby” it’s gorgeous. I’m.sure she would Love luvabells

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