Product Type: Beanstalk baby toys
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Helping children with motor skills
Beanstalk Baby Gift Set
Member Name: xmum2threex
Beanstalk Baby Gift Set
Advantages: Well made cheap
Disadvantages: Bath toys do not last too long
This is a simple baby gift set that we brought from Argos as part of there 2 for £15 range and it has been a big hit with our children. There are different variations of the toy but it remains the same for most of the items.
Bear rattle - This is a blue and transparent rattle one side is completely blue and the other completely transparent the rattle is moulded in the shape of a bear. There are small multi coloured beads inside the bear that can be seen through the transparent side. This is one of the best toys for the lower end of the range age at 3 months as it is easy to hold by the whole in the middle of the rattle.
Sea star - This is a bath toy it floats on top of the water while little one splashes about it has little bumps all over it which interests little ones sense of touch and is bright in colour to hold their attention.
Vehicle keys these are a set of 3 thin plastic keys each one has a different texture so great for little ones sense of touch but they are also great for teething as they are strong yet will not hurt little one giving them a little support while they are teething. These are also great from an early age my son used these straight away and they remained one of his favourites.
Cage rattle - This is as suggested a cage that has a ball in the middle for little one to move and explore on each end of the rattle is a colourful bear that is bright in colour and great for little one to look at and as it is raised it is yet another texture for them to explore.
Spinning bear - This is a cute little bear that can be pushed around and around by little one the picture on the bear shows on both sides so as it spins little one gets a glimpse of the bear at all time this helps with their motor skills as they have to figure out how to keep it moving and is really great fun.
3 educational bubbles- These are 3 transparent balls that have little pieces of plastic inside that have pictures on them one side has a letter a and then a apple for a picture and if you spin this ball round the other side shows the number one. B is for balloon with a number two and c is for cat and a number three. These are best suited for older children maybe around the year mark as they are large and there is no obvious way for their tiny little hands to hold them these are the heaviest of the set too.
Duck - this is a simple bath duck great fun for using at bath times and it floats on the water entertaining little one it is a good size for younger children to hold and play with and although this is one of the toys that does not last as long it was great while it did last.
Crocodile - this is another bath toy this is actually squirts water which is great fun for little one although it does take a while for them to be able to figure out what it does. In the mean time it is bright colourful and again has a bumpy texture to it to enlighten little ones sense of touch and again while it lasted was great fun.
All these toys are really good they are very sturdy and child friendly and my children loved each of them. There is a mixture of bath toys and normal toys and a good variety of different things to do with little one. Most can be used from an early age although some can be used from their 3 month age recommendation a few like the learning balls really did not get much use from my children until they were a little older as it rather difficult for them to hold.
As all of the toys are plastic they can be washed easily and come up as good as new the bath toys being an exception as they are used in water we found after a few months despite squeezing the water out every time they were used they become mouldy and needed to be disposed of. The colours of the toys are mixed so they are great for girls or boys.
They are very sturdy and durable and we brought these for my sons first Christmas when he was six months old which was over 4 years ago and they have been used by all of my children and are still going strong. As they only cost £10 for the whole set we think they are fantastic value and although it is a very basic set the simpleness of them seems to attract children.
All of the toys are light and easy to hold and have a shape so it is easy for little one to get a good grip and good use out of them. Some are designed a little better than other the large balls need to be kept out of reach until maybe 1 year plus as they are harder to hold, the bath toys only last a few months due to turning mouldy but all the other toys are great for younger babies and are still going strong.
I would highly recommend these toys although they are cheap they are well made durable and perfect for a first set of toys, there is a large variation of textures colours and shapes to help little one enlighten their senses and motor skill and the toys have been well loved by all of my children.
Summary: A fantastic baby gift set