Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Cooking fun starts early
Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Kitchen
Member Name: kiwiii85
Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Kitchen
Advantages: Hours of fun with lots of features
Disadvantages: None really bar the stickers not being attached properly
When my daughters first birthday was just a couple of months away i saw this kitchen in toys r us for £32.99 (i think) reduced from £65 and thought it was a bargain. The box made it look fantastic and the marketing and design of the packaging couldn't have been any better had they tried.
When i opened the box my partner looked at the horror on my face when i saw it was in pieces - i knew some assembly would be required but i didn't realise just how much. I left a whole evening for assembling this thinking it would take a while, how wrong could i be! The pieces were simple to snap together and it took less than 10 minutes to assemble it completely.
My first impressions were that it wasn't as good as all the ratings i'd seen and that my little girl would get bored of it very quickly - well it turns out i was wrong again. She absolutely loves it.
On one side of the kitchen there is the fridge - with the door that opens - a shape sorter on the outside of the door with 3 different shapes to go in. The arch links the fridge to the oven and sink. The oven door opens and has a little shelf so they can put pretend food in their own little oven. The sink is at the end of the kitchen and has a tap that if lifted plays music, and 2 balls can be put in the sink, they go down the pipe and come out at the bottom in a little tray (i say tray but i still think it looks like a dog bowl lol)
Above the own there is a little hob which comes with a frying pan, again this is musical when the pan is lifted or moved. There is also a toaster at the back with a piece of toast that moves up and down. Would have been better if you could keep the toast down and something could be turned to make it pop up but you can't have everything.
On the other side of the kitchen is a clock with dials that can be moved, a one page book where the page can be turned and a little fish bowl that can spin around.
The main feature of the kitchen is the archway that connects the two sides. There is a mat between for your little one to crawl through it, when they do this a sensor picks up movement and the light in the arch comes on and the music is again activated.
There are different settings on the kitchen for different modes of play and most importantly volume control! I don't know where i'd be if toys didn't have this option!
I was going to begin listing the bad points to the kitchen but i really can't find any. My only possible flaw is that the stickers were not stuck on properly when it was made but hey if that's the worst i can find it's a pretty good product!
My little girl spends hours every day playing in the kitchen with the play food we bought to go with it. She spends ages opening the oven and fridge and hiding things in it and never seems to get bored.
Value for money is a tough one though, bought at the price we did i would say it was perfect, but i would never dream of paying the full retail price of £65 for it as i just don't think it's worth it. Don't get me wrong, it's a fantastic toy and she has hours of fun, but i can't see it lasting for a fantastic length of time because i think she will bore of it after a month of so and the novelty has worn off.
It says suitable for 6months+ on the box, but i wouldn't purchase this unless your baby was crawling or very close to it. They would get so frustrated because there are so many things to do on it and would never be able to reach from one sitting position. This was my daughters first birthday present but i think it would have been better at around 9months though she really does love it.
Overall, fantastic toy with hours of fun, but only if you can find it at the right price, £65 is way too much to pay.
Summary: Little gem of a toy for hours of fun
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