“ Brand: ELC / Age: 12 months „
Shoes ,bags and phones are my daughters obsessions and after the 10th time of having to turn the house upside down for the mobile we decided to invest in a toy one we decided to get her the first mobile as this seemed the easiest one for her to use having 4 large buttons.
What is it?
This is a brightly coloured toy flip mobile ideal for children from 12 months although we got this for our daughter at about 6 months. The phone consists of 4 large buttons which when pushed make different noises it also has a moving picture on the screen and of course a flashing light when buttons are pushed.
Cost and stockists
This is of course available from early learning stores and their website www.elc.co.uk or from Boots and Mothercare.
The phone cost £8.00 remember if ordering on line you will be subject to postage costs as well.
This phone is very sweet for little children and will encourage them to use their senses it is also good for little ones who want to be like Mummy or Daddy and encourages imaginative play as my daughter gets older her conversations often have me in stitches especially funny when she paraphrases her parents be warned they really hear everything you do not want them too!
This phone is very easy for little hands to work and the colours do really apeal to little ones it is also very robust having been hurled across the room on several occasions by the little angel!
This is a nice toy the batteries did seem to last forever in it but £8 is a lot for a toy that very quickly they realise does not really ring anyone and its back to hunting for your mobile I would say the life span of this toy is really 6-12 months and after that they want a real one!
My recommendation is to look out for this at nearly new sales or car boots and give your old mobile to older children.
I bought this phone for my daughter when she was 13 months old. She adored my mobile, but unfortunately this toy wasn't able to replace that!
It is a good size and quite chunky, so easy for little hands to flip it up, and press the buttons. It has lots of little sound effects, a moving picture and a mirror. My daughter would put it easily into her wee handbag so she could be like mummy.
It takes batteries and i found they didn't last all that long. Also after purchasing, I found that the volume of the sound is very very low, I could barely hear anything. This didn't change after changing the batteries, so I took it back for replacement...and found the replacement was exactly the same. All in all it didn't really engage my daughter, but each child is different. It is a hard wearing phone and for £6.50 its pretty good value for money.
When my daughter was around 8 months old she started taking an interest in everyone's mobile phones, especially the flip variety. We realised the time had come to buy her first mobile phone.
Off we went to the Early Learning Centre and found just the thing - My 1st Mobile.
Available in two colour ways - pink or multicoloured, both priced at £8.00.
We got her the pink phone, which is a mixture of light and bright pink, with a pale mint green aerial and strap.
The phone is very chunky, kind of like real mobile phones used to be, although it's not quite as heavy! Little hands don't seem to have any problems holding onto it.
On the top of the phone is a little clear window with a picture of a lion inside. When you flip the phone open the picture switches round so the lion is on the window inside the phone, and in his place on the outside of the phone is a penguin.
There are two different modes, talking & music, which can be switched between using the switch on the side of the phone.
The phone keypad features 5 buttons, 1 large one at the top & four smaller underneath. In talking mode pressing the large purple button at the top makes a noise as if you're dialling a number; the pink button plays a ringing noise; the green button says "Hello"; the lilac button says "Bye-bye"; and the yellow button plays an engaged tone.
In music mode the purple button plays a catchy little tune which changes each time pressed; the pink button makes a springing noise; the green button is a giggling sound; the lilac button plays a "boinging" noise; and the yellow button is a ringing tone.
There's a strap on the back of the phone which opens with Velcro, so it can be attached to baby's wrist or pram.
The round aerial on top lights up when any of the buttons are pressed, and flashes at different intervals, depending on which sound is playing.
The recommended age range is 1-3 years, but my daughter loved playing with it from when she was just 8 months. She loves playing with the phone and pretending to listen to someone talking on it, making it great for learning social skills. Plus it has the added bonus of distracting her from playing with my mobile which cost a fair bit more!
As you'd expect from Early Learning Centre, the quality is excellent and I can see this phone easily outlasting mine.
The phone requires 3x LR44 batteries, which were already in when we purchased it. The phone has been played with a lot, but the batteries are still going strong.
Available from http://www.elc.co.uk and Early Learning Centre Stores for £8.00.
Flip mobile with flashing light, mirror, and buttons to press for cool phone sounds.