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First off the Technical Details (off of Amazon)
Music and light effects as the balls spiral down and pop out at the bottom
Designed to help get baby standing with big handles to hold onto
Requires 3 x AA batteries (not included)
Size approximately 16.5 high and 18 wide (42cm x 46cm)
For ages 9 to 36 months
I bought this for my daughter for her first birthday back in 2010! When she first opened the box it was easy to assemble and we put batteries in the toy she was over the moon! With its bright colours, music and light affects she played with it all day. This was definitely one of her favourite toys up until about the age of 2 1/2. Then it sat in the corner of the lounge for a while.
I think it's a very good toy, the batteries last a long time, it is easy to wipe clean and the music and lights are great fun for the children. Since my little boy has started crawling and moving around he is now playing with this toy. He also enjoys the music and lights and is learning to stand up against it.
This toy is good for sitting and standing. It comes with 3 balls that you can put into various holes and watch them roll down and pop up! All in all very good fun toy for kids I would say from 6 months till 3-4 years. 10/10
We brought this toy for my youngest son for around £25 which is the average price for this toy and it is worth every penny. Everyday since we have had this one of my children have played with this and their little faces light up each time.
The giraffe has 2 rollers on its head that little one can roll and also there is a button for little one to press and a little tune plays and the button lights up. You feed the giraffe balls through its mouth and they roll down a ramp that has grooves in it which makes the balls roll down it very easily without getting stuck. The ball then pops out of one of the giraffe's feet and as there are 4 it is always a surprise for little one which foot the ball will appear from and I think this helps a lot with holding little ones attention.
On the head of the giraffe there is a handle each side which helps steady little one as they stand up. As the giraffe sits flat on the floor it is really steady meaning little one will not tumble over and feel safe and secure as they do so. It has tipped a few times so I would recommend keeping an eye on a child that is not so steady on their feet but as Logan is 18 months old now he can do it with ease.
The giraffe has a very friendly face that pulls little one in and it is on the head of the giraffe that all the interactive features are so it is all in one place for little one to enjoy. This can be used very easily sitting or standing and is just the right height for toddlers for each type of play.
This toy is lovely is has lots of different bright colours for little one to look at which holds their attention and keeps them interested. There are lots of different colours blue, green, yellow red and purple so a real variation. The lights and noise are a real delight and my children love making the giraffe play its lovely tune.
You have to assemble the giraffe as it comes in many different pieces and you do need a screw driver to screw the legs of the giraffe on which hold the whole piece together. It is very simple to put together and takes 5 minutes max if I can do it that proves it must be simple. There are instructions if needed but it is very simple and I did not need to use them.
My only downside is that a younger child who puts their whole weight on the giraffe may pull it forward with them this has only happened a few times with us but we did not get the toy until my youngest was a year old so he was already steady on his feet.
The toy is very well made and it had lasted very well even with constant use from 3 children. I am sure it will last for years to come and sure once bump is here and old enough to use this they will love it just as much as my other 3 babies.
All 3 of my children love playing with this toy even my little boy who is 4 loves to feed the giraffe balls and watch as it lights up he loses concentration more easily than my younger 2 but he still uses it now and again so it is good for all toddlers. I only wish I had discovered this with my oldest son as it really is a fantastic toy.
If you are looking for something to help develop your child's fine motor skills, development skills and colour recognition, this Fisher Price Go Baby go sit to Stand giraffe is one to consider! Your baby will be encouraged to play with it whilst they are able to sit before eventually being able to stand alongside it, to finally carrying it around by themselves (which is a bit of a negative really as you will later find out)
My son was aged 1 when we received this as a gift which was an ideal age to be starting off with it. I would say it's interesting from 9-10 months onwards when a child is able to pull themselves up, balance well and stand alongside a toy, however be careful at this age as it's not the most stable of toys so could topple over if lil one places too much pressure on it. Perhaps at this earlier age it wouldn't be a problem as baby doesn't have a lot of weight to them. My son is 23 months now and at 18 months when he leant on it, it did topple over a couple of times. He wasn't hurt and it wasn't a major problem, but it's definitely something to be aware of.
I'm a huge fan of Fisher Price toys and have bought them over the last 17 years of having my own children, and for others too. They are mostly brightly coloured and this immediately attracts your little ones eyes and interest.
No need to go into too much detail about the look as it's easily seen in the picture. Useful to know though that the little orange stickers are stuck on by yourself and it's about half a meter in height. Not too overbearing for your growing baby/toddler. My son stands taller than it now but a year ago stood alongside it. The colours are a definite attraction. As like my son, I'm sure yours will be wide eyed when studying it.
My son was definitely drawn to the bright colours. As you can see, the feet are different colours and now that my son is the age he is, he already knows his colours and is able to say them whilst pointing to them. It's actually this toy that we used to teach him the colours, as there were just the few basics to learn. It's lovely to see them learn and be able to understand the toy even better. We've had a year's use out of this already and my son still shows interest in it. On top of the giraffes head are two little ears with spinning balls. Your child will love to tap and spin them. Be careful again by the time your child is approaching 2 because its the ears that my son uses to lift this toy up and spin around sometimes! Watch out for a flying giraffe at some point! Not a problem though as long as you are supervising. We've watched it crash into the side of the sofa several times - another good thing about it - it's certainly robust!
At 12 months, my son found putting the balls into the mouth a challenge so it was us mostly showing him what to do whilst he sat beaming with joy. Basically the ball goes into the mouth, rolls down the spiral chute and falls out of one of the 4 openings, positioned at each corner. It's random as to where the ball goes and this was another big smile factor. I used to sit with my son building up the excitement as to which entrance the ball was going to land in. Fun times! Your child at this age will be able to pick the ball up and hand it back to you so it's great for parent child interaction. We sat playing with it for ages and my son was thoroughly entertained.
To bring on the laughs from your child, a groovy lil tune plays when the ball is put into the mouth and the light on top of the head flashes. At 12 months my son was able to press the button and he soon realised that he only had to do that for the music to play on its own. The giraffe also laughs. It took quite a bit of practise and a couple of months before my son was able to put the balls into the mouth himself. I remember the day when he achieved doing it and he was most pleased with himself - huge smiles and praise from us, which encouraged him to keep on doing it. He would sit on the floor with it beside him and play with it, and with it being easily portable, we would sometimes place it upon a small table so it was perfect height for him to stand and place the balls into the mouth. That of course, must be supervised as well, else they could pull it off on top of themselves.
With regards to putting it all together, it was fairly easy although admittedly i did leave it to the other half! It only took him 5 mins to put together though - few pieces and few screws. He didn't need the instructions at all so it wasn't a hassle in any way.
I can't really think of any negatives with this toy other than like mentioned, at almost 2 years old it's probably to be expected that your child will find great pleasure in dragging the toy around and trying to swing it around! I'd considered putting it away, but not just yet as he still likes to sit and play with it. We just have to be weary of the fact he loves to shift it around himself as well! There were only 3 balls provided as well and it's a bit of a pain because we keep losing them! I think more balls could have been provided.
The Fisher Price Go Baby Go Sit to Stand Giraffe was a present (yes another one!!!) for my baby's first birthday. Again, like most of the Fisher Price range the appearance of the toy is immediately striking and grabs baby's interest.
The giraffe was extremely easy to put together however there was a screw missing from the box which is necessary to make the head stay on, but luckily my mum had one that was perfect for it.
He is bright yellow and has some little orange stickers that you need to put on which personally i think is unneccesary and should be either on already or should be ready painted on. He has different coloured feet - two blue, one red and one green and his ears are also blue and green. Round his neck and body is a "chute" in orange, and on the top of his head are two little inset balls which spin round. The giraffe comes with three coloured balls which baby feeds into his mouth and then watches them travel down the chute and they will pop out of one of his feet. When a ball is put into his mouth a funky little jingle is played and the light on top of his head flashes - baby can also press this just to play the music on its own and he has a really cute little giggle.
The handles (ears) are great for baby to hold in order to pull themselves up to standing, and can hold onto while putting the balls in his mouth if still standing.
This toy is great fun, and the age guide on it is pretty ideal really - even if the child isn't ready for standing they can still have great fun with it! Its a good game to guess which foot the ball might come out of, my daughter had hours of fun with it. Development is encouraged with this toy also, as physical for standing up, fine motor for putting the ball into the hole - which can take a bit of practice!!
Only very recently did we part with this toy, it was with a few tears but we gave it to my friend for her new baby, so even til the age of two did my daughter have fun playing with it, and i'm sure that even after that she would if we still had it. As with most Fisher Price toys, this is hard wearing and very sturdy and highly recommended.
Having gone carbooting a couple of weeks ago, and seen one of these, my husband and I couldn't resist getting one for our daughter, figuring it was something she'd grow into.
The recommended age range on this product is 9-36months, but I think if your baby is already quite interactive, they'd probably begin to appreciate it earlier. Our daughter is now 6 months, and she loves it. At the minute she is at the stage of laughing if we play with the toy, or holding the balls, but hopefully as she grows over the next months it'll keep her interest, and she'll discover things she can do.
The fisher price sit to stand giraffe is a cleverly designed toy. It comes with 3 balls, which can be fed into the giraffe's mouth, and spiral down the body to music and flashing lights- this gets my daughter's attention already, and makes her laugh.
It also has a wide base, keeping it very stable- and easy to grip ears. These are designed for when the baby wants to try and stand. Having pushed the product and tested it's stability, I can confirm that it seems to be very stable.
The music and lights can be activated by pressing a button on the top of the giraffe's head, or by feeding the balls through the mouth.
The good thing about this toy is that once the child has learnt to stand, the feeding the giraffe, and the collecting of the balls at the bottom will keep their interest for many more months.
RRP of this product seems to be around £25, with many stores selling it for around £15. Secod hand these can be picked up for a couple of pounds.
Overall I think this is an excellent product, with a longer shelf life than a lot of baby toys.
I got this for my sons first christmas, he was 6 months at the time, so slightly young for the specified age of 9 - 36 months. He already loves it! when we got it for him he used to watch us do the balls for him and enjoy the music, as you put a ball through the mouth it makes a tune as the ball goes around the neck, this will help babies hand eye co-ordination, on the head of the giraffe there is a button that lights up and plays 2 tunes and the noise of laughing, The ears are suitable to help your baby stand, and there are two spinning balls on the top of the head too.
My son is now approaching 8 months and recently has figured out how to put the balls in himself realising what it does and now moves to find the balls when they appear at one of the feet of the giraffe, he also enjoys pulling himself up using the ears and playing with the balls on the top of the giraffe.
I got this for £20 in Argos and I think its a great spend as although he is using it lots I dont think he will get bored of it, when he is moving about more I think he will contine to have lots of fun with this Giraffe.
My daughter received the Sit n Stand giraffe for her first birthday, which as it is for age 9 months plus was a little late. We set it up in her bedroom, as it is a bit big to be in the living room.
The first thing we noticed was that there were only three balls, which seems too few to be honest, especially as there are four holes for the balls to come out at the bottom. My mother in law had bought the same toy for her grandson a few years previously and says at that time there were more balls included.
Anna rarely played with it, but we kept it for her brother who is 16 months younger. As he was a big baby, we had to stop him trying to pull himself up as the giraffe was not stable enough and he was able to pull it over.
There have been periods where it has been used, but that was usually for five minutes before bed. Neither child was overly taken with it. It is overpriced for what it does and doesn't really keep children entertained. I would not recommend this toy, and think that it takes up a lot of space but doesn't really do a great deal
This is another toy which our son got for Christmas. Even though the item is for 9 onths plus, our 6 month old loves it!
The idea is you pop one of the coloured balls in the giraffes mouth, and it plays a tune as it rolls down the spiral slope, and the it comes out randomly in one of the four feet. Even though our son cant put the balls in the mouth yet, he loves just sitting there and watching the balls roll down, and listening the to fun tunes.
As well as that, theres a button on the top which plays a different tune.
The product itself is very easy to put together, and is very good quality. It doesnt take up muich room, and is very light if you want to move it from place to place. Its also brightly coloured, which is always a winner I find with little kids. I cant wait until hes a bit older and can put the balls in the mouth himself! I think this is really fun, but is also a good teaching toy, for hand eye-coordination.
I bought this for my daughters first birthday as I was looking for something she didnt already have, and she has alot! Because my Son had got on so well with the Stride to Ride Lion I thought this was a good choice.
It took ages for me to put it together. I found the instructions a little vague and there seemed to be an extra screw that I just could not find a place for. But once its together it seems very sturdy, which is good as the whole point of the toy is to encourage sitting babies to stand, and so it needs to be robust. It does take up quite a it of space, and cant be packed down again once its been put together, so I would recommend it for someone without alot of storage space.
My daughter loves it, basically its like a small helter-skelter for the three little balls that come with it. You push the ball in its mouth and it sets off the music, and then the ball lands in one of the coloured 'feet' at the bottom. There is also a music button on the top of its head, two little balls that can be spun and two handles, which I suppose are the ears. These are supposed to help babies to pull themselves up on.
The toy is quite good for building co-ordination. Picking up the balls and putting it the giraffes mouth is too advanced for my lttle girl at the moment, but she is practicing alot! Its also helping her understand cause-and-effect, putting the balls in makes the sound etc. I can imagine this will be one of those toys that she will play with again and again until she is bored of it, then she wont look at it twice. But for now its a great toy, good value for money (I paid £19 from Tesco as it was an impulse buy, but I have seen it cheaper since online) and it comes with batteries, which is always a plus point!
I bought this for my son when he was nine months old. Basically the toy comes with three different coloured balls and when you feed them in to the giraffes mouth they roll down, dissapear and then pop out one of the four exits which are the feet of the giraffe. The giraffes ears are handles which apparantly can help the child to stand from a sitting position. I find this difficult to believe because when my son tried to pull himself up using the 'ears' the toy is not heavy enough to hold such weight. It's a great toy but I would not recommend buying it to help your child stand up. But i would recommend it otherwise as it promotes many other important skills - hand and eye coordination, thinking skills, stimulation etc.
As you put the balls in to the giraffes mouth it starts the music which is a great tune. It also has volume control and requires 3 x AA batteries which are not included in the box.
Overall i would recommend this toy but it is not the best Fisher Price have made. My son gets bored quite quickly with this toy.
I'd been looking for a "stand up toy" for ages when i saw this in the clearance section of Amazon for £14.99 and i thought how can i resist? My daughter had been standing unaided for weeks and taking a step here and there and i thought this might encourage her a little bit.
Firstly, you have a very brightly coloured giraffe that comes with three different coloured balls. The object of the toy is to put the balls in the mouth and listen to the music whilst waiting to see where the ball would emerge - there are 4 holes at the bottom and the ball comes out randomly. My little girl loves this as she happily toddles around it to see where the ball has come out and then the fun starts again.
The ears of the giraffe are shaped into little handles so little hands have two very easy places to hold on if they aren't so steady on their feet. There are also two rotating balls (it's the only way i can think to describe it) at the top that your little one can spend time spinning round and a musical button at the top for activation without putting the ball in the mouth.
We bought this when she was around 10 months and in all honesty i think she would have enjoyed it a bit more had she been a couple of months younger. As she was already standing the whole object of it being sit to stand was gone - she doesn't sit still long enough to do anything!
As with every toy it does have a few niggles. Firstly the assembly was quite time consuming and fiddly. I'm not the best person to assemble things to begin with but when we were attaching the feet the holes didn't completely line up so i had to use a bit of force with it, bearing in mind it is plastic and could easily break this wasn't ideal.
Secondly i'd have hoped for a little more weight to it, especially as it encourages your little one to hold on for support. My little girl, who is now 1, can pick it up, take it for walks and almost throw it on the floor. She's not the tallest of babies but it could have been a couple of inches taller as she has to bend at a funny angle to put the balls in the mouth (perhaps this was intended for babies at a sitting position i'm not sure?)
These usually retail for between £25 to £30. We were lucky when we got it for £15 and to be honest i think £30 is probably a bit too much to pay, but then it is endless entertainment.
It is probably also worth mentioning that it has two different levels of volume and an off switch, a must with any toy so us parents can keep some sanity!
Overall i'd say this is a fantastic toy for any baby who is just learning to stand up and can sit comfortably. It certainly is endless fun and my little girl still loves playing with it now, although i'm not too sure how much longer we can leave her with it due to her picking it up and trying to throw it.
My brother bought this for my son for his 1st birthday but by this time he was already toddling around but thats not to say it's not useful. In fact I'm watching him play with it now [albeit throwing it around!!]. He stands holding the ears of it and dances to the music it plays.
It's very colourful and appealing to small children and they watch in amazement at where the balls come out when you've posted them through the mouth. It does promote very good hand/eye co-ordination, as well as balance. It plays lovely little tunes and it has 2 noise levels which is good.
This is a good toy to have and I would have liked my son to have it from a younger age but he still gets plenty of enjoyment from it. The only downside I found was that you only get 2 balls with it which can get lost quickly and play must stop whilst finding them.
I was a little worried that it came in bits but even as a female i found it easy to put together once i managed to get it out of the box! It is a sturdy design and doesnt tilt when my little girl used to pull herself up on it. She really likes the little tunes and noises it makes and would conitually press it so it can get a little wearing. I love the fact that is brightly coloured and really easy to wipe clean. They are rewarded with a tune when they manage to get the ball in its mouth, which isnt easy so they will have to work at it improving their co-ordination. The down side i have found is that it takes up a lot of room as it doesnt fold down and the balls keep getting stucj halve way down the ramp. if you have lots of room ok for its money.
When my son was able to stand unaided i bought him the fisher price sit to stand giraffe. It was very well packed, maybe slightly excessive but you can recycle the cardboard and plastic packaging. I paid around £30 fir it at the time and you now can get them cheaper. It is easy to assemble, most of the parts click together but you do need to screw the feet on.
I found it was slightly odd that i only got 3 different colour balls as it has 4 parts for the balls to come out. Any how my son did enjoy feeding the balls through the giraffes mouth and watching them roll and coming out at that feet. Also when you put the balls through the mouth it does play a tune.
As my son did slightly wobble i noticed that it would tip and he would fall even though it was plced on a flat surface. When he started walking he realise he could push this about as it is light.
My son did get bored of this quick and i believe itwasnt worth the money.
You can buy this toy from most good toy shops.
My son was given this for christmas when he was 4months old so we put it away for a few weeks.
Once we had battled with the packaging and got it out, it was simple to put together, most parts slot in, a screwdriver was needed to fix the 'feet' on the bottom, and to fix part of the helter skelter.
It is a bright colourful toy, so attractive to children, there are handle ears on the head, with a wide mouth for the child to feed the giraffe balls which then roll down the helter skelter and appear at one of the 4 feet. Yes there are 4 feet but only 3 balls which seemed a little odd to me.
Initially my son was happy to watch either me or his daddy feed the balls in the giraffes mouth but soon was able to place them on the helter skelter himself and then into the giraffes mouth after a while.
When the ball is pushed through the mouth a tune is played, a few more tunes would make this a bit more bearable as it is easy to get bored of the same one!! There is a button on top of the giraffes head which plays a tune too.
It does tip quite easily when they use it to pull up and still need quite a bit of support. But careful positioning of the toy worked ok for us to get around this. Once he was confident on his feet and was using his push a long walker he thought it was a good idea to try and push the giraffe around so it was back to very close supervision to avoid him doing this and tipping it over!!!
Music and lights motivates baby to feed the giraffe three colourful balls. Good for baby hand- eye coordination and motorskills.