Product Type: Bright Starts baby toys
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The snuggly elephant
Bright Starts Snuggle & Teethe
Member Name: PerfectPeaches
Bright Starts Snuggle & Teethe
Advantages: Provides teething comfort
I have already reviewed several Bright Starts toys from their teething range but the latest addition to my daughter's collection is the Snuggle and Teethe character. I bought mine in Boots and opted for the elephant but there is also a dog to choose from. It's basic purpose is to be hugged by the baby and chewed. Simple!
My daughter's character is the elephant as I preferred it over the yellow dog. It is a bright turquoise colour and features a yellow patch of patterned fabric for his tummy. The elephant is made out of a soft, plush material and its body is completely flat. The head, tusk, arms and ears are softly padded and quishy - ideal for those little hands and mouths.
The elephant's tummy is made from a material which makes a crinkling sound when pressed or held. Similar to other toys which encourage a child to hold or squeeze them. The noise it makes is actually quite loud and my daughter seems to love it. This crinkly material is only in the tummy area of the toy and as I said above this area of the toy is flat.
The elephants feet are made of a soft, baby safe rubber type material (lime green in colour which contrasts nicely) which are meant for chewing and to relieve the symptoms of teething. The feet are textured, one foot features lines and the other has circles so they will both feel differently in the baby's mouth which I think is a nice touch. The feet are an oval shape and are quite easy to hold and because the toy is so light a baby won't have trouble holding the toy and pulling it towards their mouth.
Apart from the crinkly belly and the teether feet if the child shakes the toy it will rattle. In the plush head there are rattling beads which obviously make a gentle rattling noise when it is shaken. My main reason for choosing the elephant is that it has a sweet little face, with blue embroidered eyes (and eyebrows!). The tusk is certainly a popular feature with my daughter as she finds it easy to chew.
My daughter loves to pick up and chew on things so in order to know she was chewing on something safe I have bought her several different toys to give her variety and also to keep one in her changing bag, a few downstairs etc. I like the Bright Starts Snuggle and Teethe elephant not because it is a bright, bold colour but it also has more than one feature. I like the fact that not only does it provide teether feet for a harder chew but it makes noises albeit only two, a rattle and a crinkle it keeps my daughter amused.
Because it is soft and light my daughter has no trouble in holding the elephant in all different positions. Her favourite things to chew on at the moment is the tusk, ears and arms. Despite encouraging her to chew on the actual teether feet she finds other areas of the elephant far more interesting to chew! She has figured out how to repeat the crinkling sound by constantly opening and clenching her hand on his tummy and she seems to find this very funny and will happily giggle as she is doing it.
Despite my daughter not actually chewing on the teether feet she seems to really enjoy playing with this and I know it is safe for her to chew rather than picking up anything she can get her hands on. I love the bright colours Bright Starts use and I also like that the toy has more than one feature. Overall, it may be a basic toy and isn't all singing and all dancing as some but my daughter really likes it and will happily play with it whilst in her rocking chair or out and about and to me that is all that matters. Definitely a recommendation from me and Miss Peach!
Availability: Boots and other Bright Starts stockists
Types: Elephant or Dog
Price: £5.10 - Boots (May 11)
Age Range: From birth
Summary: A great toy for teething
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