Product Type: Chicco baby toys
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A Little Girls First Handbag.
Chicco Fun & Music Bag
Member Name: JoJo-1988
Chicco Fun & Music Bag
Advantages: Educational and fun.
Disadvantages: Made from hard plastic.
My Mother-in-Law bought this quirky little toy for my little girl when she was 6 months old. Now the packaging for this toy states that it is for ages nine months to three years but my daughter still enjoyed playing with her new handbag. It has a number of great features that are both entertaining and educational, and it keeps my little princess good for a while which is definitely a bonus.
I'm sure it is playing with this toy that has taught my daughter how to answer the phone. It has a little green mobile phone that has it's own little pocket containing a little button that makes a ringing sound when the phone is removed. I used to pick it up and pretend to answer it and then pass it to my daughter, and now, whenever our house phone rings she picks it up and answers it which is both funny and a bit annoying when she hangs up on people.
There is also a little button near the top and when pressed a little MP3 player pops out and plays a choice of two songs. This prompts my daughter to have a little dance every time and she will sometimes sit there for a good half an hour pressing it over and over again. Another feature that plays another couple of songs is a little compact mirror that baby can flip open and closed. Now my daughter isn't so interested in the music that the mirror prompts as she is too busy giggling away at her reflection, as do most babies so this is another great feature. There is also a spin around feature that clicks as it goes around. There is a little plastic key and teddy bear attached to the handle but my daughter isn't really interested in these, she just likes the noisy bits.
A couple of other things I should mention is that the handle lights up when the songs are playing and there are four blocks on the front that can be spun around to make sounds and changes to different pictures. It also has two sound settings but be warned, the louder one is very loud!
If you are looking for a toy that can educate your child, then this is definitely a good one because it teaches hand-eye co-ordination, action and consequence, sounds and sight. The fact that it is suitable for nine moths to three years means that it is definitely a good investment as it will last them for a good couple of years as they find more and more new ways to play with it. It is also made from plastic so if it gets a bit dirty it is easy enough to wipe down with a cloth. It is maybe not something I would have thought to buy her myself but I am really glad someone else did as it really is brilliant. My daughter loves it and it very quickly became one of her favourite toys. Just be careful if, like my daughter, your child likes to throw things because with it being made from hard plastic, trust me, it hurts A LOT if it lands on your toe.
Summary: Great toy, just watch you don't dop it on your toe.