I got this doll for my toddler son to help him practice caring and empathy -- he has his days that he communicates frustration, like any other kid, but I've also noticed a marked difference in care and gentleness with his "baby." Washing the clothes, doing the diaper and dressing the baby -- it's working! Cute doll also has a magnetic soother. It doesn't look like a real baby, but it is soft and does the trick. I wish it would sit up though -- could have been rectified with just a few different stitches in the legs.