We have one of these magic rattle toys by Fisher Price. Our one is a Winnie the Pooh but you can also get a Tigger with a magic rattle too although Pooh is definitely our favourite.
Winnie the Pooh and his amazing talking rattle!!
We love Winnie the Pooh in our house and have a lot of different versions of him. This Winnie comes with a rattle that as if by by magic makes him sing, dance and talk. We received this toy when my little girl was little and now are using it again for our little boy. Its a fun interactive toy for them and one that either you can activate or they can activate when they are a bit older that brings a lot of fun and enjoyment, at least by looking at my little ones faces.
Winnie the Pooh is in a sitting down position and you cannot move him out of the position. Winnie looks quite classic and has on his usual red vest and has soft yellow fur as well as quite a big tummy. It's in this tummy that you will find the battery pack. Winnie is quite plush and cuddly although the battery pack in his tummy doesn't make him as soft as just a regular Winnie the Pooh toy would be.
Winnie holds a rattle in his hand. The rattle is blue and plastic and not the nicest looking rattle but then I don't think the look of this really matters, its what you can do with it that's the fun part. You also get a separate rattle that baby or you can play with. The rattle looks just the same as the one that Winnie Holds so you always know that this is the rattle that goes with this toy. At the back of Winnie is the on/off switch so you need to make sure this is switched on in order for him to work. There are two ways that he will begin to sing and dance. You can shake the rattle in front of Pooh and he will start to play some music and move from side to side. There is quite a good reception area and you can stand quite a ways away from it in order for it to work. I think its fun to do this when baby can't see you doing it because all of a sudden out of the blue Pooh will start to move and its fun to watch their expression and see Pooh move. Pooh will stop once the little song he sings or his phrase is over and then you need to shake the rattle again in order for him to start again. However, if you stop for a minute or two Pooh will move by himself to remind you that you are still playing with him and that you need to shake the rattle.
Pooh will also sing and dance if you press his tummy although this is not as fun.
I do really like this Pooh although I think the phrases that he says are quite hard to understand and you do need to listen quite carefully to figure out what it is. He talks in the traditional Pooh bear voice so if you have ever watched one of the cartoons you will know what I mean. Pooh says things like, "All stuff and fluff," "lets play," "this is fun," and "this tickles." He will also play Here we go round the mulberry bush and will play one line of the song and then will wait for you to shake the rattle again in order to play the next line and so on.
A cute version of Winnie the Pooh
My son was bought this a first christmas present by his great grand parents but at the time he didnt get full use out of it until he was more toward 6 or 7 months which was a few months later. The bear side of the toy is very soft to hold and the moving wiggling parts are nicely padded. This goes for the batteries pack too. The rattle is in one firm piece and hasnt broke even with numerous drop and throws to the floor. It takes 3 AA batteries and measure about 10 inchs tall with the rattle more in the region of 6 inches.
To start with my son did have trouble gripping the rattle part as it quiet chunky for his more nimble fingers but be time he had hit the up 6 month mark it wasnt an issue and it is a 6 months and up toy. We loved the most about it was it does encourage hand eye coordination and reaction to the rattle setting pooh off wriggling with the music playing, of which it does get a bit annoying after a few hour of play. And also, it turned it self off after a few minutes of inactive play. To turn him back on all you had to do was press his stomach and off he when again.
My son got wise to it in the end and found that kicking the side of his swing also set it off as will most tingy sounds or clapping. Evenutally this toy did out live its usefullness and doesnt atract my sons attention much after the 14 months and he prefered to sit with it on his bed with other soft toys.
I absolutely love the Fisher Price Magic Rattle Pooh! I bought this for my daughters first christmas in 2008 when she was five months old for £29.99. At the time this toy was very popular and flying off the shelves and actually sold out in all the shops but I had seen the advert and really wanted to get one for her (and also myself, being a huge pooh bear fan!)
The basic aim of this toy is that the child holds a larger version of the rattle that pooh bear is holding. Every time the child shakes the rattle it triggers a sensor in the pooh bear rattle which causes him to start wiggling and dancing and playing various different songs. Each time pooh bear dances he sings a small part of the song encouraging the child to continue shaking the rattle so that he can finish the song. When the child stops shaking the rattle he says the odd phrase to remind the child to play and eventually switches off after a couple of minutes if the child does not respond.
Although the recommended age on this toy is 9 months, I felt that my 5 month old daughter could play with it adequately as she had just learnt how to sit up on her and could hold the rattle comfortably. She quickly discovered that pooh bear responded to her shaking the rattle and this provided endless amounts of fun for her (and it was also very amusing to watch as she danced and wiggled along with pooh bear). Our daughter is now 22 months old and doesn't really play with it very much any more as she has older toys which keep her amused for a lot longer, but every now and then we still find her having a little dance along with pooh bear. We also found that it doesn't just respond to the rattle supplied. Pooh bear seems to respond to certain noises and my daughter had some maracas which also worked with it so we found it fun to play along with her with these.
The only downside that I found with this toy is that it does get through batteries quite quickly.
This toy is so lovely and at the price of £13.49 on Amazon I think it is an absolute bargain as I thought it was well priced at £29.99 when I bought it a couple of years ago! I would definitely recommend this toy for children under the age of one and I think, having seen the price they are retailing at now, that I will definitely be buying another one this christmas as a present for my newborn nephew!
When I bought this toy for my daughter she was 1 years of age. I had bought it for part of her 1st birthday. Just like me my daughter loves Winnie The Pooh I always have done from a little child and I think that it has worn off on the two beautiful daughters.
This magic rattle Pooh is manufactured by Fisher Price. I know this is not really essential but I wanted to include it in my review as I feel that the company really do think about the child's needs when making the toys and I would just like to show how much they put into a think about the customer.
Fisher Price has been around for a very long time. The company has been around since 1930, they been in business to create toys that amuse and stimulate a child's imagination.
Their mission is to support today's families with babies or children young children through their products and services that make early childhood more fun. They stand for giving your child the best start to their life through learning. They are well known for their innovation, quality, durability, safety and good value.
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As you can see by looking at the cute furry friend of Christopher Robins, Winnie The Pooh is a baby hence the name of it being called Disney Baby.
The toy comes with a matching baby sized rattle just like some people buy their baby when they are young to keep them amused. When the baby shakes the rattle at Winnie he will start to rock from side to side. When the baby stops shaking the rattle Pooh stops rocking from side to side.
When he stops he will giggle. He also says a few simple phrases and sings, well hums a few melodies. I thought that I would also tell you a little secret about this Winnie The Pooh, he like his belly ticked you see when you do this it can also activate him as well as you shaking the rattle.
My daughter had great fun with this product along if I am honest it did take a little while for her to get use to it. One minute he is all quiet and the next he makes a loud noise, this is the vibration more than anything and my daughter used to jump out of her skin. After a few days she was ok and loved him to bits. Because there is a motor type thing in his belly, when you cuddle him he does feel a little hard but not that hard that it will feel uncomfortable for your child to hug. I do think that this product is worth having as my daughter has had great fun with her so I would defiantly recommend it.
This cute Disney baby Winnie The Pooh is suitable from the age of 6 months plus. He required 3 x AA batteries which is included in the price when your buy this item. When you run out of batteries I recommend that instead of spending lots of money of batteries that next time you are passing a £ shop that you pop in and but some there. You can get a pack of 12 for £1. Great value and the batteries lasted around a year.
You can buy this product from ARGOS for £26.49. I do think that this is a little expensive for what he does but if you are a fan of Winnie The Pooh just like me then you will not be able to resist his little cute baby face. As I already said it did take time for my daughter to get use to the vibration and when he was going to start rocking from side to side but when she got use to it the little jumps she used to do soon stopped. It was quite cute actually. She enjoyed the songs that Winnie hums and tried to hum along with him. All in all she had a great time with her new friend.
I would rate this product 7/10. I would just like to take the opportunity to thank you for taking the time to read my review on this product. It is very much appreciated and hope that it was of some use to you do decide wither this product is for you or not. Thanks again.
My brother bought this for my son last Christmas and we have had no end of problems with it. The first one we bought didn't work - it wouldn't go out of it's "standby" mode. It kept repeating the same thing over and over so we had it replaced. The second one we got also didn't work. The rattle didn't activate it at all. In the end we decided to keep the toy but to use it as two stand alone items - a rattle and a Winnie the Pooh that talks when you press it's tummy.
I can understand the idea behind this toy and really wished the ones we got had worked but hey ho. It wouldn't put me off buying this toy as I have known many people who have had good experiences with it, and may end up buying it as a Christmas present for my new nephew this year.
I remember seeing this on a tv advert well it will be 6 years ago this Christmas as my eldest daughter was just a baby. I thought it was such a great unique idea and she would love it. I went out to my local Woolworths to buy it and it cost £29.99 back then although you can get it much cheaper now, I think it must have been the "must have" toy for Christmas that year. This was really her main present that year so had my fingers crossed that she would like it.
Christmas morning came and did she like it? Of course not she was more interested in the wrapping paper! But once he was out and about she really liked shaking this rattle and getting him to sway and say words which are sometimes pretty hard to understand. He is stil alive to this day well apart from the fact he is in urgent need of some batteries again. My youngest daughter wasn't so sure of him, she was a bit scared but has since buit bridges and they get on well now.
We brought magic rattle pooh from the argos 4 years ago for £29.99, i would imagine you could get him a lot cheaper than that now.
We brought him for my daughter for her first christmas, she was 8 months old.
Magic rattle pooh is a pooh soft toy that when activated by either pressing his tummy or shaking the rattle at him dances and sings.
When you press his tummy he also talks but only says a few phrases, he also humms 4 songs.
this toy is designed from birth up wards but even at 8 months old my daughter wasnt realy old enough to use him, she began to use this toy at about 14 months old and we still own him now although she doesnt use him much now.
The rattle is great as the baby can also use it as a teether as there are no electrical parts in it so it doesnt matter if it gets dribbled all over, pooh is sound activated, my daughter found it facinating that when she shook the rain maker rattle at him he also danced.