This doll talks, walks, can sit down from standing, sucks, and goes to sleep. My daughter hasn't put her down since Christmas morning. It is a great toy for 5 year olds. She is well made, cute, and entertaining. The interacting piece puts her in a different playing plane than many baby dolls. The one down side is that she goes through batteries like nobody's business (we have changed them 3 times in 11 days). I read that too, and we use rechargeables in a 15 minute recharging dock, so no worries there. So, I recommend rechargeable batteries, but otherwise, this is a fantastic buy.