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==Fisher Price Go Baby Go Stride To Ride Lion Lion==
Oh how our house looks like a toy shop! Before Jack could even stand I was buying up toys such as this to help him on his way to be a little walker. I am not sure but perhaps this is the reason he was walking at around 10 months. He loves this toy and I would say it is one of his favourite ones.
The Fisher Price Walk and Ride Lion cost me around £20 when it was on offer at Amazon a good while back now. I know this lion retails for a lot more in Argos and such places but it is worth looking around for a good special offer as they do seem to come up quite often. At the moment it is selling on Amazon for £28.
Basically the lion is a large plastic toy which has a couple of different tunes played either when his nose is pushed in or when the lion is moved forward. These tunes are not bad really although can get slightly annoying if they are continually played. I would of preferred it if there were more than two tunes on offer. The good thing however it that there is a volume control. This allows the music option to be completely off, quiet or loud and as you can probably guess ours is always set to the quite option!
The lion can be used in two different ways and these are where the child is able to sit on a small set as if they were sitting on the back of the lion and from here they can propel themselves along or the other option is where the seat is raised and clipped into place with a plastic bar underneath the seat and this gives the child a handle which is about the right size for them to hold on to when standing up and push the lion along.
Jack would first play with this toy in the push along mode and this is pretty much how he found his feet. He will still occasionally want the seat raised so he can run up and down the hallway with the lion being pushed along but mostly nowadays, he likes to sit on the thing. It has only been quite recently however that he has been able to grasp the concept of pushing himself along on the lion. He first started by going backwards a lot but now he is able to push forward for a short distance and he loves it.
Before he could push himself along we used to sit him on the seat of the lion and push him up and down the hallway and he would absolutely be thrilled at this especially if we were to push him really fast!
Overall, this Walk and Ride Lion from Fisher Price has really had its use. There are not really any other flashy features and the only other play like thing included on the toy is two movable bugs that are on the lions ears that can be pushed up and down. The toy is pretty simple and I am sure there are tons of other toys giving the same features and possibly even better ones. I would of perhaps liked to get one which has a bit of a bigger seat because Jack will soon be a little too big for it as he a big growing boy and the seat just wont accommodate that.
I would say it is a good toy but I would not have liked to have paid full price for it. My friend who has a son a little younger than Jack was able to pick up a similar sort of toy for around a tenner and her little boy loves his even more than Jack loves this lion. I think a 4 star rating is what I am awarding this toy. It was a good price for me, Jack does love it and it has certainly had its use already. The fact that it is very hard wearing and it will certainly last for my next ten children I can hardly fault. The only thing I would say it that I just wish it has a few more tunes programmed into it because after all I don't think that would have been that hard to do.
A HIGH RECOMMENDATION
I do hope this has been of some help/interest to you.
Many thanks for takign the time to read
My son got this stride to ride lion as a christmas present when he was about 7-8 months and he thought it was great and still plays with it and he is now 3! The idea of this lion is to aide and encourage your child to start walking and provide a sturdy support for them to hold onto with the chunky purple handle. The lion is made from thick plastic and is mostly yellow with a red seat and blue wheels.
Once the purple nose is pressed the lion roars and plays a song which my son loved and he would make sure it was constantely playing and also the nose flashes. When your child is fully able to walk the seat can be put down so that they can sit and ride on the lion. The lions ears are then used as handles for them to grip onto and just below them at either side is sliding beads which can be pushed up and down to provide another play part to this toy.
The lion is great for stimulating senses as there is the lions hair which lets your child feel and touch, lots of bright colours and flashing nose for sight and the roar and songs which stimulate hearing. Overall i think this is a great buy as my son has used it lots and still continues to play with it each day either to push along or sit on and pretend the lion is chasing his mummy and daddy! A great sturdy, robust toy and it definately helping with my son taking his first steps.
My son was given the 'Stride to Ride Lion' for his first Christmas, so he would have been 9 months old. i have to say its probably one of his favourite toys, and despite the fact he is nearly three he still plays with it most days.
He is made of hard plastic, his body is yellow ith a little orange seat and blue wheels.On the side of his face he has two little runners that a plastic bead can be pushed up and down, and he has furry hair for little hands to feel. His nose is purple, and it can be pressed to let out a musical jingle and a roar
The main point of the toy is to help children to walk. The lion is a 2-in-1 toy. He starts off when children are starting to toddle as a push-along, using the purple handle at the back, with the base at a 45 degree angle. This helps the child learn how to balance those first steps. When the child gets a little older and a bit more stable the lion can be changed to a ride on toy - the back can be folded down to be sat on, and its ears are handy handle shapes to hold onto. Whichever mode you have the back in it can be locked into place with a child proof lock so it wont collapse.
When the lion is moving it plays musical tunes and roars, so your baby gets rewarded for walking or riding. You can press the nose to make it do it more.
It has an on off switch, and two volume modes, it needs 2 AA batteries.
Because its plastic its easy to wipe down if it gets dirty or grubby.
The only critisim I have of this toy is that it moves quite easily, so a few times when my little boy was starting to walk it caught him off balance as it can be pushed so easily - but this isnt a mojor problem as it only happened a couple of times before he was used to trundling along.
I paid £34.99 for this about two years ago, and its still available for around the same price online now. I would definately say this is value for money, as you do get two seperate toys for that price.
My son absolutely loves it and I am sure any baby or toddler will feel the same.