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Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Member Name: katyj10
Fisher Price Chatter Phone
Date: 24/12/11, updated on 24/12/11 (42 review reads)
Advantages: Nice compact and good quality for a basic range toy
Disadvantages: A little old fashioned or is it retro?!
This is a review of Fisher-Price's Chatter Telephone from their brilliant basics range. You may remember it from your own childhood as it's a classic toy that has been on the market a long time!
Description of the phone
The style of the phone is an old fashioned dial up telephone. This makes a pleasant tinkly noise when you move the dial round. The receiver and mouthepiece is also removable and on a short cord although it has no other features. The phone has a smiley face on the front and also is on wheels which are fairly loose so it works well on carpet. The other feature perhaps most famous on this phone is the piece of string on the front which enables your child to drag the phone round with them! The entire phone is made of plastic and is nice bright colours. No sharp edges or pieces they can swallow so pretty safe I think.
When you drag the phone, the eyes on the front of the phone move a little which is quite cute!
We were bought this phone as a birthday present for our daughter but a quick look on Amazon tells me it can be bought for as little as a fiver.
The Fisher Price Brand is very well known and trusted. I have other toys made by them and have been happy with their performance.
For a basic toy this is pretty good. It's nice quality and has enough things on it to do to keep children occupied for a while.
My daughter has pretty much ignored this toy despite me putting it in front of her on numerous occasions. It is suitable for age 1+ so she is in the correct category (just). She may use it more when she is walking better as she is just staggering about at the moment and we are working on her balance! Having said that she has a toy dog on a string that she loves playing with so perhaps the phone just doesn't do it for her!
The style of the phone is almost obsolete so perhaps this is a toy which nears the end of it's consumer life now. Although that would be a shame as it is functional as a toy.
Although my daughter is not 100 percent into the phone, I like this toy because it comes in just one part! The mouthpiece is attached to the phone and no other pieces come away. That helps when tidying up as I have mentioned in other reviews, jigsaws are banned in my house! Another plus is that this toy requires no batteries which could save you a fortune in the long run! I've never used so many batteries in my life since having a child (except when I used a walkman in the 80s!!).
This is a great toy that you just don't know if it will be a hit or not with your child (as with all toys). It is very easy to clean and encourages active play. I think my daughter prefers playing with the box it came in though!
Summary: A nice present for a young child
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