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This is a simple, reasonably priced toy for babies.
The suction cup on the bottom allows it to be stuck to the tray of a high chair for baby to play with. Three easily reached buttons on the front can be pressed to make the following sounds: car engine starting, brakes screeching, and a little tune. To the left is a lever which, when pulled, makes the sound of an engine revving, and to the right is a moveable wing mirror. The steering wheel itself can be turned, and in it's centre is a horn which can be pressed. There are also 2 volume settings for parents to keep all these noises at bay!
The suction cup makes it an ideal high chair toy, but the steering wheel can also be played with sitting on the floor.
The recommended starting age is perhaps a bit generous, my son played with this toy for several weeks before he was 6 months, indeed before he could even sit up, although the features weren't as easily accessed.
The suction cup is probably as good as any others out there, but it doesn't take a great deal to dislodge it, a quick swipe/grab by a little hand and it's unstuck!
This is a good toy and excellent value for money.
The ELC Highchair Steering Wheel is a great, brightly coloured toy that my daughter loves.
The lights and sounds differ completely depending on which button is pressed and can hold her attention for hours.
This toy is light weight and battery life is amazing - from our experience, 7 months so far of daily use.
The steering wheel turns easily with no resistance, the rear view mirror is also turnable and the buttons are large and easy to press.
The only problem we've had with this toy is that it doesn't seem to stick to our daughter's high chair. This may be unique to the one we bought and others may be perfectly fine, however there's just no suction on ours.
Other than that, this toy is perfect for young children and will not be out-grown within a matter of months. It is also very durable, having been dropped from heights more than once and having nothing but cosmetic damages.
The price for this is excellent for the quailty and for length of time it will be played with.
The Early Learning Centre Highchair steering wheel is one of my little boys favourite toys, he is now 11 months old but he has loved this from the minute he could sit up and play with it.
The idea of the steering wheel is to attach it using the suction pad on the toy to your babies high chair tray.
It has lots of things to keep your little one entertained, you can turn the steering wheel, hoot the hooter, rev the gear stick, look in the mirror and there are 3 buttons each of which make different noises from starting the engine, brakes screeching and a general tune, you can have it on 2 different volume settings.
An added bonus to this toy is you can turn it off, my baby has had a few musical toys that dont turn off and drive you crazy everytime you move the toybox.
To be honest my little boy spends more time playing with this on the floor, as when we put it on his highchair he tends to pull it off his tray and it spends most of the time falling to the floor.
That is one downside to the toy I dont think its sticks to the tray very well.
I think the Highchair steering wheel is great value for money at ELC only £10 and it is suitable for babies 6 months and above.
This is a great little toy, which at £10 from the Early Learning Centre is not expensive if you are looking for a present for a little boy or girl.
It is designed with a rubber suction cap on the bottom of it, so you can stick it down to a hard, solid surface. The idea is that you stick to the tray of your baby's highchair, to keep baby amused while you're preparing dinner, finishing your own meal or whatever, but it has good play value on the floor or in the playpen too, at least in our house!
It is suitable for babies from six months - in other words they need to be able to sit up in their highchair unaided really and be ble to reach out to a toy, in order to get any play value from it, though, you can sit with a younger child on your knee and enjoy making the beeping noise and going "broom broom" if you want to - there is nothing unsafe about it for a younger child as far as I can see.
My son was given one for Christmas last year when he was 11 months old, and is still enjoying it, so it has good durability. His two year old sister likes it too! It is made of plastic and pretty robust - it has hit the stone floor in our kitchen countless times with no ill effects. THe mirror you can see on the left in the picture comes off very easily, and reattcehs easily too - though I think ours might be at the bottom of a toy box somewhere - I'm not sure why it is so detachable - perhaps it's a safety feature, but it does mean they tend to get separated.
The play value is high because of the different things it does - the mirror twists (and it is not a glass mirror obviously so it's unbreakable and safe), the red handle on the right pulls forward with a ratchet noise, the button in the middle beeps in a very satisfying manner and the three coloured buttons on the front also make noises - one plays a tune, one makes the sound of an engine starting and the other one is the sound of a car driving away. My boy loves pressing those over and over.
Here's the good bit - it rates quite low on the annoying toy noise scale - it is not too loud and the noises do not get on my nerves. I have several toys with batteries strategically removed, and this is not one of them. I think it only takes one AA battery too, so isn't expensive to run, unlike a real car!
My son is now strong enough to overcome the suction, even if I use water, which is why it hits the kitchen floor so often, but as I said earlier, he still plays with it even if not always on the highchair any more.
It's a good little present and gets the baby vote!
With gears to change, rear-view mirror to look in, horn to hoot, flashing lights, engine sounds and 2 tunes.