Parents' Guide to

Babysitting Mama

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Play by placing the Wii remote inside an actual baby doll.

Game Nintendo Wii 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+
My 7 year old little sister has this game, and I tried it. All the baby does is cry, and it is impossible to beat even level one, Yuko. Kid, age 10
age 7+

she is 8yers old

love her she love me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This title has:

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (4 ):

When you first see the big, round-headed baby doll that comes with Babysitting Mama, you may think: Gimmick! But using that doll (which is a very well-made, decent toy on its own, by the way), really provides a unique and enjoyable experience -- one that little kids are sure to like. This is a very sweet game that promotes patience, gentleness, and responsibility -- and it's fun at the same time. While most of the game is spent trying to calm the baby, it's not all about peace and quiet, though. There are a good number of more up-tempo mini-games as well (most of which use the nunchuck controller) and some suprise moments that pop up, in which Mama's older daughter interrupts to call for help somewhere else in the house. There are a decent slate of multiplayer games here as well, but unfortunately none of them involve the baby doll (there's only one doll, of course). Still they're pretty fun games, like speed-diaper-changing and blanky tug-of-war. All in all, this is a great fun package, and it is not just an attention-grabbing gimmick.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Majesco
  • Release date: November 5, 2010
  • Genre: Simulation
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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