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As my little girl grows older I find it harder to get toys that will fit in my handbag so I can amuse her when out and about. SHe has grown out of her baby toys like teethers and most of her other toys are too big for my handbag, so when my parents returned from a holiday I was really pleased when they brought my daughter this Fisher Price Friendly Flip Phone as a little gift they picked up when away. I notice online that you can pick up this phone of the likes of Tesco direct for around the £7 mark, which I would easily pay for this phone myself.
My daughter like most children, loves phones and is always trying to get hold my mobile in my handbag, so a little flip phone like this is very suitable for her interests at this time. Since it is a flip phone it folds down very small and therefore fits into my handbag perfectly. When opened it is also a perfect size for my daughter to hold in her hand.
There are several elements to this phone, all of which are terrific in my view Firstly the main screen of the phone changes every time the phone is opened with a different picture, varying from one of three animals including a mouse, kitten and puppy all of which are very cute! My daughter loves to see what picture will appear and she will open the phone just to see what picture is there.
The main keypad of the phone has number buttons which when pressed create noise like a real phone. This is very appealing to my little girl who loves pressing things at the moment, and she mimics me when I am pressing the keys of my phone. THere is also a large button which when pressed makes a ring tone or plays music. When phone is opened and closed children also hear a hello and goodbye making the phone good for language development as well.
I really cannot fault this toy at all. It is just the perfect size for my handbag and works a treat when I am out and about with my 10 month old daughter. This keeps her occupied for a good length of time and she absolutely loves it. It means she has her own phone to play with if I am sending a quick text or making a quick phone call. A great Fisher Price toy
Our baby quickly developed a liking of our mobile phones so we decided to buy her one of her own. The phone was reduced to under £5 in the supermarket due to the fact that it's a flip phone and I'm sure most babies won't be seen dead without an iphone these days.
The phone is hinged and always 'on' so when you close the flip it shuts off automatically. When you open it it says "hello" or does a tinkly noise. A big button on the inside makes a ringing noise so you can amuse your baby making pretend calls to them.
Who are you ringing there?
When you open the phone, there is always a different character on the 'screen' - a cat, dog, bunny or bird (on a sort of square rotation - think like a giant billboard advert type rotation). Each of the number keys does a key tone when you press it too.
A fave toy
Sophie loves this toy, she always searches for it in her toy bucket then spends five minutes constantly opening and closing it as it makes noises. It's not too loud though so not very annoying to listen to and if it keeps her happy and occupied then it's a winner in my book!
Good value for money
For the money I am very pleased with this toy. It's small enough to take with you on the go and made of plastic so easy to clean.
I like this toy and would recommend it to others. We have had ours around 6 months and not yet had to change the batteries although it did get lost for a few weeks so had a brief period of rest! I don't know if these will continue to be sold due to the style of phone but it's one we've had lots of fun with and can role play making pretend calls to each other with. It also saves our real phones from being bashed about and that can only be a good thing!
When my son turned 9 months old he started getting into eveything and took a very keen interest in our sky remote control, house telephone and our mobile telephones. Knowing that anything we told him not to touch, naturally he would want to try and grab hold of it so one day when I was out shopping with my mum we spotted the Fisher-Price Brilliant Basics flip phone and as I took it off the shelf to have a look, my son stared up from his pram and his eyes opened so wide I knew he like the look of this toy.
The phone itself is secured into a cardboard box and the open is front to allow you to "try before you buy". I have to say I am very disappointed with the packaging as it is very difficult to buy this item and get it out of the packaging easy and pass it to your child as it is held tightly to a cardboard insert with strong plastic ties which are not the easiest to remove.
The phone is relatively chunky and robust in a white plastic with the trademark red and white fisher price logo and bright yellow buttons.
When you open the phone an american voice cheerful calls "Hello" and upon pressing the yellow note button a short melody will play or you can hear various sound effects.
There is no volume adjuster on this toy but thankfully it is not too noisy and just loud enough for your child to play with it happily without disturbing people around you.
There is a keypad for baby to press although I did notice that 0 was missing how important this is I am not to sure as we are only teaching him from 1 upwards anyway but it doesn't really represent a traditional phone for when your child is older and a bit more aware but saying that the phone is suitable for 6-36 months.
The phone as I mentioned is quite chunky when closed but is easy enough for small hands to handle and easily open the phone up to display 1 of 3 images from either a mouse, cat or dog. Each time the phone is opened and closed the image rotates so that baby is greeted by a different character each time they open and close the phone.
The phone is easy to keep clean and I just wipe with a milton wipe to keep it clean and germ free and it looks like new even a few months on.
The little red aerial on the phone is great for baby to try and gnaw when teething although it shows no sign of teeth marks from my little one despite him having a good old chomp down on it.
I purchased this phone from Tesco for £4.97 which is pretty good value considering it has been dropped, chewed, bashed and waved about in the air and still looks as good as new and my baby still loves playing with it.
The toy is operated via 3 LR44 batteries and to replace them you need to use a phillips screwdriver to loosen the cover, remove the old batteries and reaplace with the new and secure the panel back.
Overall this is a great value toy that will keep baby entertained and we are able to have a good time playing pretending that various characters from cbeebies are on the other end of his play phone!!
Always being on the look out for a bargain, I was really pleased when I saw this Fisher-Price mobile phone for my grandson. Being that it was made by fisher-Price I knew that it would be one of the better quality toys around, as I used to buy all their toys years ago. Going right back to the Campervan and Chatter phone for my son who is now in his thirties, these toys got handed down for years and always looked as good as new.
This comes in a cardboard box with an open front were you can try the phone and press the buttons. It is displayed in an open mode and has a picture on the top half which is formed in three sections, when you fold the phone back down and reopen another picture appears, firstly there is a mouse, then a cat, followed by a dog. Each time you fold it down it plays a little tune or says, Goodbye, Hello.
On the bottom half there is a big yellow button and on pressing it will play the sound of a phone ringing, when pressed again it will play a small tune of "Knick Knack Paddywack" or "Hickory Dickory Dock", beneath this there are nine blue and green buttons all numbered 1-9. When pressed these just play a one note sound. So not too noisy to have to listen to.
The idea of this phone is to introduce your baby to the art of conversation by opening the phone and saying your babies name and then handing the phone to your baby and wait to see how they will react. There are three developmental benefits from this toy. Firstly being that it encourages developing motor skills. This means by opening and pressing the buttons it helps your baby with its eye-hand coordination, secondly it encourages your baby to vocalize and develop language skills and thirdly your baby will learn the art of role play and conversation.
This toy is from 6 months old which seems quite a young age to be encouraging all these things as before you know it, they will have a mobile stuck to their ear for real!!!.....but babies do like to copy their parents so it makes an ideal toy.
Coming in a red and white colour it is an ideal toy for a boy or girl, being quite chunky when folded down, babies will enjoy opening and shutting this toy, I'm also sure it will make good use of being used as a teething toy, not that it is meant to be. This phone takes 3 button cell batteries which are included.
I got this in my local Tesco's when they were doing a lot of price cuts on toys a few months ago and it cost me £1.75, but I believe that to buy it now will cost you around the £7.00 mark, so this was a good buy indeed.
I will give this 5 Dooyoo stars as it is quite a robust toy and not too noisy or annoying!