So how does Potty Trainin' Taffy Work?
So what does this Queen Bee think?
When my daughter was born I just couldn't wait to start playing Barbie with her...but then I remembered how gentle my sister was with my Barbies and I decided not to rush these things. Now she is 3 years old and I keep hesitating purchasing a Barbie for her so I saw Mattel's offer as a sign...a right of passage, the time has come for her to have her first Barbie doll. And what's better then a Barbie but one that comes with its' own pet!!
When I first told my husband about Mattel's Barbie Potty Training Taffy we both though it was going to be a huge disappointment. Who would really want a barbie doll to play with by feeding her dog and then cleaning up after it?! No way could this be real and if it was real, our sophisticated, smarty pants daughter would never ever play with it. However, believe it or not pooping Taffy proved this Queen Bee was 110% wrong…
My daughter loves and I mean loves this doll and dog. The second I took them out of the package I was a bit disappointed. The dog treats and dog poop are tiny. Like smaller than tic tacks. I thought for sure they would be lost with in minutes and I would have a ticked off child on my hands. But no. She's been playing with Barbie and Taffy all day long and still has every single piece of poop that it originally came with… Seriously? Did I just say that?
The real critic in the house...my 3 year old!
Forget LOVES it...she is obsessed with it!
Why is Barbie Potty Training Taffy Queen Bee approved?
- Strengthens fine motor skills. You need to have some serious fine motor skills to pick up those tiny dog bone treats and push the little heart on the pooper scooper down to activate the pooper scooper.
- Reinforces hand-eye coordination. It takes skills to feed Taffy those tiny bones in her mouth and to pick up that poppy with the tiny scooper and drop it in the right place.
- Easily teaches responsibility. If you can take care of Taffy maybe we can talk real dog. My daughter is sooooo proud of Taffy she shows everyone who comes over just what "her doggie" can do! (And in case your wondering, she is taking great care of both Barbie and Taffy! I never thought after a month of daily playing sessions that Barbie's "look" would still be in-tacked!
But I do have one con or rather a suggestion for Mattel...sell replacement poop! (Did I just write that?) Even though my daughter has tried to be careful, her one year old wrecking ball brother has been known to bulldoze her play area a few times a day and with the microscopic size of the dog bone treats and poop, they do not stand a chance. I was so proud of myself when I was on my hands and knees searching for the plastic poop when the first attack happen and I managed to find them all. However, we are a month into daily playing with Taffy and we certainly do not have all our poop or treats! (I think we are missing one dog bone and 2 poops last time I checked.) I know the day is coming, when we loose them ALL, I'll be there staying up till the weee hours of night coloring tic-tacs brown with a sharpie marker! However, I am still trying to figure out how to replace the dog bone treats and secretly hoping to see Taffy accessories hit the market by the time that happens!