About Baby Think It Over
One thing in life you never get to practice before the real thing is having a baby. Well, that was before Baby Think It Over. The life-like doll provides real-world experience and it makes a great tool for teaching teenagers and young adults what life as a parent to an infant is like. It is available in five different races and both genders. Most dolls are about 20 1/2 inches long and weigh about 6.5 pounds, similar to a real newborn. Throughout a 24-hour period, the doll, when programmed, makes a random crying sound to indicate that it needs attention. Each doll comes with a key that the "parent" must insert into a spot on the baby's back to indicate that he or she is taking care of it. When neglected for a certain length of time or treated harshly, the Baby Think It Over's computer registers the negative behavior. An engineer began making the dolls in 1993 and multiple generations are available as part of a vast inventory on eBay. Accessories such as pacifiers or bottles are also available. Whether you are a teacher, parent, or just someone who wants to try it for yourself, you cannot go wrong with the doll Fortune magazine gave its Product of the Year Award in 1994.