Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Fisher Price Bat and Wobble Penguin
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Fisher Price Bat and Wobble Penguin
Advantages: Great for encouraging baby to move, cute penguin
Disadvantages: Not really a need to add the batteries, repetitive
We got this toy as a present for my babies 1st birthday, when we had unwrapped it for him (he was not interested in opening a single present on the big day!) we were most surprised.
The box is roughly 45cms tall and 35cms long and about 6cms wide. It has a picture of a baby sat with the penguin on the front of the box with a big pull up flap which opens up to double the length of the box and has an actual size picture of the penguin, which stands at about 50cms tall.
On the box it states that it is for a child aged 6-36 months and states that you will need 3 C size batteries, which will become apparent why later.
Also on the box is the 'Go Baby Go' logo, this is to show that it is from a range of toys that encourage your child to move around. Not that mine needs much encouragement, in fact toys that encourage him to stay still for 2 minutes would be great!
We took the penguin out of the box to find that his bottom is made out of hard black plastic which is dome shaped so that he wobbles when sat on the floor. The rest of him needs to be blown up with the stopper being hidden inside a fold of fabric so baby can not deflate him.
Inside of his tummy are 3 brightly coloured balls, his tummy is clear, with orange feet poking out the bottom. The rest of his body has a rough (but soft) cotton feel to it, it is wipe clean only.
So what are the batteries for?
This toy works great just as a wobble toy, with his cute little face who could ask for more? If you put the batteries (not included) into a compartment in the black plastic base and move the switch (2 volume settings and off), when you put the penguin on the floor and knock him over he says 'whoo, ooh' and plays a tune. My little boy loves this and has played with this quite a lot more than some of the other toys he also received for his birthday.
As it was a present I'm not sure how much ours costs, but you can buy these from Argos for around £15, and probably find them cheaper online somewhere.
This was a really good toy and although at first I felt it might be a little young for him (as he has an older brother he plays with toys aimed at 3 year olds normally) he really enjoys it with or without the noise, which is great as it means I can have a peaceful afternoon and save money on batteries. And yes I do believe that the battery manufacturers are conspiring to have all toy makers put something electronic into each toy so as parents you spend almost as much on batteries each year as you do the actual toys!
Summary: Great for little ones, turn it off and they can still enjoy it!
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