Product Type: Bruin baby toys
Newest Review: ... well worth the money. My daughter received the pink version of this for her first birthday and loved it! The Bruin Peek in Roller is a... more
My baby's first phone!
Bruin My First Mobile Phone
Member Name: pinkprincess24
Bruin My First Mobile Phone
Date: 20/09/11, updated on 31/10/11 (78 review reads)
Advantages: cheap, colourful, interactive
Disadvantages: none really
My daughter has loved answering the phone and playing with my mobile phone since she was able to pick them up and babble lol. So for her first birthday, we thought it'd be a great idea to get her her very own mobile phone, but a toy one obviously. We wanted it to be pink and robust.
We came across Bruin's "My First Mobile Phone" in Toys R Us, on offer at £4.99 which was a fantastic price. I believe it currently retails at £6.99 which certainly won't break the bank! The age suitability is 6 months+ and it comes in pink or orange. It requires 3x button cell batteries which are included and fitted, so you literally take it out of the box and it's ready to go!
We bought the pink version as our daughter is pink mad. It isn't tiny but it is quite small, approx 20cm tall. It is made of thick plastic which is wipe-clean only. It looks just like a mobile phone, and it flips open like a real mobile flip phone. It has proven to be very durable, despite numerous times being thrown or dropped, things spilled on it etc, it is still in perfect working condition and barely a scratch on it. This is definitely a requirement for a child's toy!
The phone has buttons which when pressed will play animal sounds - cat, dog, bird, rabbit. The phone also talks to the child, teaching what buttons to press, eg. "let's call the cat!". It also has realistic ringing sounds. There are melodies, flashing lights and various animal sounds which are very appealing and my daughter loves it.
The batteries are still going strong more than a year later despite very regular use. The only downside is that once baby has finished playing, even closed the phone, it will still make sounds for approx 2 minutes - it will still ring, talk and flash etc. This can get irritating but it doesn't last long.
All in all, a fantasticly cheap toy which is very colourful and appealing, well worth the money.
My daughter received the pink version of this for her first birthday and loved it!
The Bruin Peek in Roller is available at Toys R Us, priced around £4.99 and is available in pink or blue. My daughter had the pink version as she is pink mad! The age suitability is 9 months+.
It comes in a small flat box deflated, and to set it up you simply inflate it as you would a balloon and plug the valve lid back in. Very quick and simple to do.
The toy is a relatively wide tube (either pink or blue) with ABC and pictures of animals on the outside. It is transparent at either end, just clear plastic, so the child can see through from one end to the other. There is also a clear plastic transparent window about half way down the roller for the child to peek in. Inside the roller are 2 small balls (one blue, one green) and a slightly larger pink ball.
The functions of the roller are whatever you want them to be. The product is designed for the child to 'peek' inside and watch the balls rattle around as they roll the roller, but there are many other functions it can do. My daughter loves to bat it, throw it and roll it to hear the balls rattle and to see them rattle. She also likes to roll it to and from me as if we were playing catch. Her all time favourite is to peek in one end whilst I peek in the other, like a telescope. She also loves doing this to our cats lol. She's had this since she was 12 months old, she's now 22 months and still plays with it regularly and still gets a lot of enjoyment out of it.
It is very lightweight so I agree with the age range - however I think even younger babies would get enjoyment out of batting it and seeing/hearing the balls rattle inside. It is wipe-clean only but very easy to clean. It has stood the test of time as my daughter has sat on it, bitten it, thrown things at/on it etc. and it is still in perfect condition. You can deflate and inflate as required, which means it is small enough to store, take on holiday or even take to visit the grandparents.
For the price, it is a fantastic toy and one of my daughter's favourites. I can't really fault it to be honest!
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Summary: a wonderful cheap toy
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