Today Hatchtopia welcomes some brand new members of the Hatchimals family! It’s hatching day for the HatchiBabies and Finn and Molly-May cannot wait to show you how to play with their HatchiBabies before hatching, during hatching and all the tricks their brand new HatchiBabies has in store once it has come out of it’s egg! How very EGGciting!
The HatchiBabies come in two new species – Ponette and Cheetree – both from the Hatchery Nursery in Hatchtopia. If you are very lucky you can also find some store exclusives which are called Chippadee, Monkiwi and Koalabee! But the gender of your HatchiBabies will stay a surprise for you right up until it has hatched to make it even more exiting!
When you take your HatchiBabies egg out go the packaging you need to remove the two twist locks from the bottom of the egg to start the hatching process but don’t worry if you want to take a hatching break you can hold the egg upside down for approximately 25 seconds and it will go back to sleep.
You need to hug, tap, tilt and rock your HatchiBaby’s egg and when they hear you, they’ll respond with cute sounds! The more you play with them, the more EGGcited they get (sorry for the pun…again)! If you place the egg on a table and it will even move on its own and when you start seeing rainbow eyes shine through the shell, you’ll know your HatchiBaby is very close to breaking out of her egg!
The eye colours of the HatchiBabies represent different emotions and you need to rub, tap, tilt and rock the egg to interact with it:
RED means it’s Upset and you need to rock the egg or rub the bottom.
ORANGE means it’s Gassy so you pat the bottom or tilt the egg.
YELLOW means its Happy so you continue to care for it and maybe try tilting the egg.
GREEN means it’s Sick so you have to rub the bottom of the egg.
BLUE means it’s Cold so you have to tub the bottom of the egg to get it warmed up again.
WHITE means its Sleepy! You can tilt it sideways and rock the egg and to wake it up you put the egg down, remove your hands and then pick the egg back up again.
PINK means you can listen to its heartbeat if you hold the egg very still and listen.
EYES OFF means it is listening and if you tap on the egg it will react again.
IT’S TIME TO BREAK FREE!!
When you see the rainbow eyes on the egg you know its ready to hatch and you can rub the bottom off the egg to encourage it to start hatching! If it stops and you hear tapping, tap on the egg and if it stops and you hear it panting, hold the egg to hear the heartbeat! When the HatchiBabies have finished hatching they will sing “Hatchy Birthday” and you need give them a helping hand with removing some extra eggshell pieces and pull it out of the egg:
When your HatchiBaby has finally hatched you will be able to find out if you have a boy or a girl by finding the secret little scrolled up piece of paper in the bottom of the egg! We got a Ponette and to Finn & my delight it is a:
But the surprises do not stop here because inside the egg are 3 little compartments which reveal a bottle, a rattle a cuddle buddy as well as a brush who are interactive accessories you can use for your HatchiBabies. And if you twist the accessory holder from the egg it doubles up as a high chair too:
To use the accessories you put the bottle in its mouth and press down the lower beak to feed it. If you are using the cuddle buddy or the rattle hold each of them so the ‘H’ is facing you and then bring the accessory to the upper chest of the HatchiBaby.
Once the HatchiBabies are out of the egg the fun doesn’t stop and once again each eye colour represents different emotions where you can interact with your baby:
RED means it’s Upset so you should put it in the egg base or pet it.
ORANGE means it’s Gassy and it will feel better if you pat the back of the head.
YELLOW means its Happy so you continue to care for it and maybe try tickling its feet.
GREEN means it’s Sick so you have to touch and hold the forehead to take the temperature and pet it to comfort it.
BLUE means it’s Sad or Scared if you pet the head or give the baby the cuddle buddy it will feel better again.
PURPLE means its Hungry so you need to feed it its bottle if you feed it too much pat it on the back to burn it.
PINK means its Cuddly you can pet its head or nuzzle the nose.
WHITE means its Sleepy so you can put it in the egg base or give the baby its cuddle buddy.
LETS PLAY SOME GAMES!
Learn to “talk” – Touch and hold both feet to record your voice. When you are done recording, let go of the feet and your HatchiBaby will repeat what you said!
The kids thought this was hilarious and after a few cute words they discovered they could say silly things like talk in minion language and Ponette will repeat it which had them in fits of laughter. But here is a little clip of Finn telling him something sweet:
Peek-a-boo – Cover its eyes with your hands and then remove them after a few seconds to hear it say ‘peek-a-boo!” Finn and Molly-May couldn’t get enough of this game:
Dancing – If you give your HatchiBaby its rattle it will sing and dance for you.
Bouncy Baby (Flashing Blue Eyes) – Touch and hold the right foot and when the music plays, bounce the baby backwards and forwards. When the music stop, stop the bouncing.
Animal Colours (Flashing Green Eyes) – Touch and hold the left foot and tap the nose. When you see the colour that goes with the animal sound, e.g. Chick “Peep Peep” is yellow.
And each Hatchibaby species also has their own secret trick. To discover your baby’s trick, hold the back of the Baby’s head and touch their forehead sensor twice at the same time. Our Baby Boy Ponette did sing us a galloping song which the kids thought was very funny!
Laura from Tired Mummy of Two made a brilliant short clip showing how get your HatchiBabies secret trick working go and check it out:
And last but not least what did we think about the new Hatchimals?
The HatchiBabies are getting a big thumbs up from the kids! They loved the excitement of the hatching although Molly-May was disappointed that the egg hatched a Boy she was delighted when she found the little compartments with the (interactive) accessories. Finns favourite game is telling his Ponette silly phrases which he will repeat! Obviously we only have started playing with the egg and there is still a lot to explore now that our Ponette boy which we called ‘La La Liam’ has hatched but I can see Molly-May playing and enjoying him for quite some time I think with her being 4 years she is the perfect age for such a cuddly interactive little fella. I would say any child between 3-6 years would really enjoy the new Hatchimals and all the exploring that comes with it! With Finn being already 8 years old I suspect as much as he enjoyed the hatching process and exploring what tricks he has up his sleeves his excitement might fade quicker then his little sisters’s! Nonthereless I bet the HatchiBabies will be on a lot of Christmas Wish Lists this year!
HatchiBabies are suitable for children age 5+ and have a RRP of £59.99 and are available to buy NOW at Smyths, The Entertainer, Argos, Amazon and any other good retailer and you can also check out the Hatchimals website for more information.
Disclaimer: I have been sent a HatchiBabies from Spinmaster for reviewing purposes, but all thoughts and opinions are mine.