Hatchibabies Are the Newest Hatchimals

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By | Updated October 05, 2018
Hatchibabies Are the Newest Hatchimals

What's the spin on this year's new Hatchimals toy? It's a baby! Now your cute creature never has to grow up. The furry robotic HatchiBabies come out of their shell dressed in a diaper and ready to play interactive games with included accessories. Kids who loved previous incarnations of the toy, Mystery and twin versions, are sure to put HatchiBabies on their holiday wish list.

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How does one hatch a Hatchimal? Rub the bottom and sides of your egg, and interact with your toy, tilting and tapping. If you tap on the egg, your baby will tap back! You can rock it to sleep, listen to its heartbeat, and pat the egg. If your Hatchimal falls asleep and you want it to wake up, set the egg down for a few seconds, then pick it back up. If you want to turn the egg off, hold it upside down for approximately 25 seconds. 

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Hatching can take a while -- some customers report as long as 25 minutes. But be patient! Soon your HatchiBaby will start rocking and the shell will start to crack. Will you get a boy (blue) or a girl (pink)? Your Hatchimal may need a little help pulling off the last eggshell pieces. Once your baby is free from its shell, it will sing "Hatchy Birthday"! Want to watch us hatch our HatchiBaby? Check out our YouTube unboxing video: We got a CheeTree boy! There are 5 different HatchiBabies "species": CheeTree, Chipadee (Amazon exclusive), Koalabee (Walmart exclusive), Monkiwi (Target Exclusive), and Ponette.

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The exciting part is over, but there's still a lot you can do with this interactive toy. The HatchiBaby's eyes will glow different colors depending on its needs. For instance if they're yellow, it's feeling happy. Tickle its feet! There are secret compartments inside the egg base -- open them up to find baby accessories. Your HatchiBaby may need a feed from its bottle or a cuddle from its toy. A rattle is also included, and you can use the egg base as a play pen or bed. HatchiBabies can play 5 different interactive games, like Peek-a-boo.

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If past years are any indication, this toy will be a popular holiday pick! HatchiBabies are out on October 5th (which is actually "Hatchimals Day" in case you didn't know). 

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