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Baby Abuelita Productions Review

Today I’m happy to bring you a unique gift idea for new mothers, young children, and/or grandparents! (And a chance to win one!) I received the opportunity to work with Baby Abuelita Productions to review and giveaway one of their adorable dolls.  Seriously, these are so cute.  I’m excited to share them with you because I think they are a great gift for kids, especially if your child enjoys Dora and/or Diego.

If you haven’t heard of them before, let me introduce you to them:

Originally conceived by two working mothers – a teacher and a psychotherapist – “Los Abuelitos” were designed to preserve Hispanic heritage for every generation. Abuelita Rosa and Abuelito Pancho are sweet, loveable, lullaby singing dolls who invite you to join them on a nostalgic journey as they sing “canciones de cuna”, the traditional Hispanic songs of early childhood.

These songs were traditional games and nursery rhymes passed down from generations. As more Hispanic children are born in the United States, these Hispanic-Americans are losing part of their heritage since these songs are not being taught because older Hispanics are forgetting them.

There are currently six different dolls available: Abuelita Rosa, Abuelito Pancho, Baby Andrea, Baby Tita, Baby Mimi, and Javier.  They also have DVDs and books for sale, coloring pages, and more!

I chose Baby Tita for Rissa to review.  Isn’t she adorable?  The box is even cute – it looks like she’s sitting in a rocking chair!

Thankfully, she arrived safely despite FedEx destroying our package again.

The box does say for ages 2+, so I make sure to supervise Rissa while she’s playing with Baby Tita.

Rissa seems to enjoy her. She smiles at her and explores the different textures of her socks, dress, and hair.  Everything is sewn in place so I don’t have to worry about parts coming off and Rissa swallowing them.  Her hair is made of yarn and is well secured too.  I gave it a pretty good yanking test (pobre Tita!) and none of it came out in my hands.  I figure I can pull on her harder than my daughter.  I still keep an eye on her when she’s playing with her hair though.

I also love the songs.  They are cute and sound like a little kid! Some recordings sound too fake to me when they are trying to sound like a real person, but they did a great job I think.  Printed English translations also came with, which I was happy to see.  I know some Spanish, but am not fluent enough to translate all the songs Tita sings.  Rissa loves when I sing to her, so I know she will continue to enjoy this doll! Plus, what a great way to expose her to another language?  I know it worked for me to use songs in my Spanish classes (as well as to watch familiar animated movies in Spanish).

I am happy with Baby Tita and am thinking about getting Javier for a friend of mine who’ll be having a boy in a few weeks.  (I hope she doesn’t read this and spoil the surprise!)

One thing I’d change? I’d love longer songs or maybe a couple more.

Giveaway over

** FTC Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative in order to conduct an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way for this post.  The thoughts, experiences, and opinions included are entirely my own and may differ from that of others.  I am not liable for any issues you may incur from use of said product(s).  See full disclosure information.  If you have any questions you can contact me or leave a comment.

 

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  1. Krystal Ewers April 11, 2011

    I like baby tita!

  2. Krystal Ewers April 11, 2011

    I follow your blog

  3. Sylvia April 11, 2011

    Very cute blog. I’m now following.

  4. Carrie Phelps April 11, 2011

    My favorite is Javier Doll.
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  6. Liza767 April 11, 2011

    Baby Mimilizavla

  7. Carrie Phelps April 11, 2011

    I follow you on Twitter; @CarrieDust
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  8. Carrie Phelps April 11, 2011

    I follow Baby Abuelita on Twitter; @CarrieDust
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  9. Carrie Phelps April 11, 2011

    I follow you on FB; Carrie Phelps
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  10. Carrie Phelps April 11, 2011

    I follow Baby Abuelita on FB; Carrie Phelps
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  14. Liza767 April 11, 2011

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  15. Zene April 11, 2011

    I like Abuelito spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot comGiantbabyjax

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    follow via email spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot comGiantbabyjax

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    2 follow via email spottedjagiwar at yahoo dot comGiantbabyjax

  21. Kassandra April 11, 2011

    I would like to win baby Mimi. We just had a miscarriage and my son keeps talking about the babies, so I think this would help him. Plus he’s already bilingual with chinese, but he needs to know spanish living in texas.

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    Liked you on FB. Coffee and their Kisses

  29. Kimberly April 11, 2011

    We have Pancho already, he looks lonely so I would love to get him Rosa.
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  33. Kimberly April 11, 2011

    I like Baby Abuelita on FB
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  35. Danielle Donohue April 11, 2011

    My favorite is the Baby Mimi

  36. Anya April 11, 2011

    I am a new follower from the Give It To Me Monday Blog Hop. You have some great tips and giveaways, I will be back to read!
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  37. ashley n April 11, 2011

    I like the baby mimi doll
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  43. Heidi Daily April 11, 2011

    I like baby mimi the best

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  45. lisa April 12, 2011

    baby andrea :)

  46. lisa April 12, 2011

    like “tales” on facebook

  47. Barbara Nolan April 12, 2011

    Abuelita Rosa is my favorite.
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  48. Barb K. April 12, 2011

    Hi: Good giveaway. I like Baby Andrea wearing blue and white gingham dress. Looks so cute.

  49. Barb K. April 12, 2011

    Member of Google Friends Connect.

  50. Denise B. April 12, 2011

    Our daughter likes the “Baby Tita Doll” the best.

  51. Denise B. April 12, 2011

    I “Like” Baby Abuelita on Facebook.

  52. beth shepherd April 12, 2011

    baby Mimi
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  53. ShootingStarsMag April 12, 2011

    I really like Javier! too cute.

  54. ShootingStarsMag April 12, 2011

    i follow you via GFC. thank you so much.

  55. Kat F. April 13, 2011

    My fav is the Baby Tita Doll.
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  56. Kelly D April 13, 2011

    My favorite doll is Baby Andrea

  57. Kelly D April 13, 2011

    I Follow @BabyAbuelita on Twitter (kellywcu)

  58. Kelly D April 13, 2011

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  59. Kelly D April 13, 2011

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  64. Leah Walker April 13, 2011

    I love Baby Mimi. Sooooo darn cute.

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  65. Leah Walker April 13, 2011

    GFC follower.

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  66. Leah Walker April 13, 2011

    Email subscriber.

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    Email 2.

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  68. Leah Walker April 13, 2011

    Like you on FB.

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  69. Leah Walker April 13, 2011

    Like Baby Abuelita on FB as well.lewalk76

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    Also follow them on Twitter.

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  74. G Bailey April 13, 2011

    I love Javier!

  75. G Bailey April 13, 2011

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    “Like” Baby Abuelita on Facebook

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  84. Danelle April 13, 2011

    I really like the Baby Andrea Doll

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  85. Danelle April 13, 2011

    I like/follow Baby Abuelita on FB-danellejohns

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    I am a email subscriber.(#1)

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    I am a email subscriber.(#2)

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  92. Donna April 13, 2011

    Baby Andrea Doll is my favorite.

  93. Donna April 13, 2011

    I follow BabyAbuelita on twitter (@potofgoldga)

  94. Donna April 13, 2011

    I follow via GFC

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    I follow you on twitter (@potofgoldga)

  96. alicia kelly April 14, 2011

    Baby mimi

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    Like tales from nursery on fb

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    Shared on twiiter

  100. alicia kelly April 14, 2011

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  101. Jessica April 14, 2011

    I like Abuelita ROsa the best. Reminds me of my grandmother.

  102. Jessica April 14, 2011

    Follow Abuelita on twitter
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  103. Jessica April 14, 2011

    Liked Abuelita on Facebook

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    Follow on GFC as Mac Mom

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    Liked your page on FB

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  109. Kristen April 14, 2011

    My favorite is Baby Tita.

  110. Kristen April 14, 2011

    I follow on GFC.

  111. very married April 14, 2011

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    My favorite is Abuelita Rosa Doll

  112. michelle r April 14, 2011

    I love their Abuelita Rosa doll!michelle

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    gfc followermichelle

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    I like baby abuelita on facebook.michelle

  120. Kendra April 15, 2011

    My favorite doll is Baby Tita.

  121. Sherrie Cruson April 15, 2011

    I like Baby Mimi! So cute :)

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  122. Sherrie Cruson April 15, 2011

    Following @BabyAbuelita on Twitter @callawishes

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  131. jacqueline v April 16, 2011

    i like the baby mimi

  132. jacqueline v April 16, 2011

    i follow baby abuelita on twitter

  133. jacqueline v April 16, 2011

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    i follow u on twitter

  135. Rita M April 16, 2011

    My favorite doll is Baby Andrea.
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  136. Rita M April 16, 2011

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  137. Rita M April 16, 2011

    I follow Baby Abuelita on Twitter.
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  138. Jl Johnson April 17, 2011

    I like baby mimi!
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  139. Jl Johnson April 17, 2011

    I like baby abuelita on twitter
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  140. Jl Johnson April 17, 2011

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  145. Linda Kish April 18, 2011

    My favorite is Baby Tita Doll

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  146. michelle riebeek April 18, 2011

    I would choose baby andrea

  147. Anna P. April 19, 2011

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  148. carole April 19, 2011

    like baby tita

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  150. carole April 19, 2011

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  152. Kat April 19, 2011

    My favorite is Baby Tita.

  153. McKim April 20, 2011

    I like Baby Mimi Doll.

  154. McKim April 20, 2011

    I’m a follower via GFC.

  155. McKim April 20, 2011

    I “Like” Baby Abuelita on Facebook.

  156. McKim April 20, 2011

    I “Like” Tales From the Nursery on Facebook.

  157. Deb K April 22, 2011

    My favorite is Baby Tita

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  158. Tori April 22, 2011

    I like Baby Andrea
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  159. Tori April 22, 2011

    I like Baby A on facebook
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    I fiollow via GFC
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  161. Tori April 22, 2011

    I follow via facebookmommatori82

  162. Erica April 22, 2011

    I’m torn between Baby Mimi and Javier. They both sing Los Pollitos Dicen which I love.

  163. Tammy April 23, 2011

    I like Baby Tita, thanks!!

  164. Tammy April 23, 2011

    Following Baby Abuelita on twitter, thanks!

  165. Tammy April 23, 2011

    Like Baby Abuelita on Facebook, thanks!

  166. Tammy April 23, 2011

    Following via GFC thanks!

  167. Tammy April 23, 2011

    Following Darcy on twitter thanks!

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    Like Tales from the Nursery on facebook, thanks!

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    Subscribed via email, thanks!

  170. Tammy April 23, 2011

    #2 subscribed via email thanks!

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  173. Jennifer Crum April 23, 2011

    I LOVE Baby Javier!

  174. Terri S. April 23, 2011

    My favorite is the adorable Baby Andrea Doll. :-)

  175. Terri S. April 23, 2011

    I’m a new follower via Google Friend Connect (Terri)
    I found you on Beverly Coggins’ blog, Mom Audience. :-)

  176. Terri S. April 23, 2011

    #1 – New email subscriber – I found you on Beverly Coggins’ blog, Mom Audience.

  177. Terri S. April 23, 2011

    #2 – New email subscriber – I found you on Beverly Coggins’ blog, Mom Audience.

  178. Dorothy April 24, 2011

    Baby Tita Doll

  179. Dorothy April 24, 2011

    I am a GFC follower

  180. Mandy April 24, 2011

    I like baby mimi

  181. Mandy April 24, 2011

    I follow baby abuelita on twitter

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    I like baby abuelita on FB

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    I follow you on twitter

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    I like you on FB

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    I follow on GFC

  186. Lentil April 24, 2011

    I like Baby Andrea best

  187. jeannine m April 24, 2011

    I love Baby Andrea

  188. cindy April 25, 2011

    i like baby mimi

  189. Diana Bradford Hatch April 25, 2011

    I like Baby Andrea

  190. Diana Bradford Hatch April 25, 2011

    I follow Baby Abulelita on Twitter

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    I like Baby Abuelita on FB

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    I like you on FB

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    I follow you on twitter

  194. kathleen April 25, 2011

    Baby Andrea is my favoriteheyfrugalmommy

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    following @BabyAbuelita on twitter @heyfrugalmommyheyfrugalmommy

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    following Darcy/Syrana on twitter @heyfrugalmommyheyfrugalmommy

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  198. kat April 25, 2011

    Baby Mimi is my favorite!!

  199. tracey byram April 25, 2011

    I like the Baby Mimi Doll.

  200. Vicki D. April 25, 2011

    I love Baby Mimi!

  201. Chris N April 25, 2011

    I like Javier.

  202. tina reynolds April 25, 2011

    I really like baby mimi thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.comtina

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  204. susan smoaks April 25, 2011

    i like the baby tita

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  223. Jennifer J April 25, 2011

    I like Baby Tita!