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My son was given the Fisher Price Press & Go Crocodile from my grandmother for his first Christmas. I was pleased because I know Fisher Price make great quality toys and I also noticed it doesn't require batteries which makes a change!
- The Crocodile -
The Crocodile is made from hard plastic and measures approximately 17cm in length and 13cm in height. He is a lovely vibrant green colour with a few darker green scales on his body and a yellow belly. He has two cute little eyes and a big mouth which can open to reveal a red tongue and a set of white teeth. He has a tail which can do a 360 degree turn with a loud clicking noise. Instead of feet the crocodile has four textured, brightly coloured wheels. There are two trusting blue birds on his back which can be pressed down to send the crocodile across the floor with his mouth opening and closing. Overall this is an attractive and fun looking toy.
- Press & Go -
At six months my son instantly liked this toy when we played with it at Christmas but after the festivities he got rather forgotten about as we had so many new toys to play with. I found it again when my son was ten months old. I pushed down the birds and the crocodile whizzed across our wooden floor towards my son and suddenly he was in hysterics! I did it over and over again, videoing his reaction because it was just so cute and funny! He has loved it ever since. I think it is especially entertaining because the crocodile goes so fast. He runs well on a carpet too but the speed is definitely better on our wooden floor. My son likes it if I shoot it towards him or away from him so that he can chase it. Now he is 13 months we can pass it back and forth between us and he has no trouble pressing the birds down himself. If you hold the crocodile and press the birds down the mouth will snap open and shut. I sometimes do this, bring it towards my son's face and say 'he's going to get you!' which my son thinks is hilarious. I find this a good toy to take over to other people's houses as it is small and light but still very entertaining. I think he will last us having more children as he is very durable.
- Age Range -
The crocodile is suitable from six months which I think is accurate. I think it is best suited to a crawling or near crawling baby. At 13 months my son still plays with this.
- Price and Availability -
My Grandmother bought this from John Lewis where it is currently priced at £7.95. I think this is a very good price for such a good quality and very entertaining toy. It is also available from Amazon and I have seen it in large Asda and Tesco stores where prices vary.
Would I Recommend?
I would absolutely recommend this toy as it is great quality, really fun and is a great price.
Both my mother and my mother in law have a box of Fisher Price toys that were used when me and my husband were growing up, and really have stood the test of time. Fisher Price isn't by any means the cheapest brand around but that fact that they produce well made, durable toys is worth paying that little bit extra which is why it is one my favourite brands for my little girl, when browsing the likes of amazon for toys for her. This Fisher Price Press and Go Crocodile is actually a toy that I had on my amazon wishlist, but a friend beat me to it, and bought it for my little girl when she came to visit one day not long ago.
This Fisher Price Press and Go Crocodile can be picked up on the likes of amazon for just under £10, and as well as the crocodile there appears to also be a leopard in the same range. Unlike a lot of toys nowadays this does not require any batteries and therefore this too shall be a durable long lasting toy. This toy is suitable for babies from 6 months old and I would say that is a good estimate.
Unfortunately there obviously isn't a picture at the top of the screen, but this is a very cute colourful toy that certainly caught my daughter's attention the minute she saw it. The main shape of the toy is a green crocodile, with some sharp looking plastic teeth and a turned up tail. On top of the crocodile's back are two blue penguins sitting together, and it is when you press down on these penguins that the crocodile moves along the floor, with its mouth opening slightly as it moves. My almost 8 month old daughter isn't quite able to press the penguins herself, although she does try, but she loves watching the penguins being pressed and the crocodile coming towards her! In fact, she has now started giggling when it comes towards her, even though it doesn't actually make any noise.
The great thing about this toy, is that is works just as well on carpet as it does on a hard floor, so it doesn't matter what kind of floor you have in your home, which is a plus.
The other thing that my daughter enjoys about this toy are the four wheels which are all different colours and all have different textures on them, which she likes to try (!) and fit into her mouth to chew on, but we do find that it keeps her amused for quite some time.
All in all, this is a great basic toy that certainly won't date, unlike some that require batteries. It is the kind of the toy that I can imagine any other babies we have using as well as grandchildren in the far away future. Like all Fisher Price toys this is hard wearing toy and my daughter has certainly tested that out given how many times this gets tossed around and dropped, and it is in perfect condition.
We bought this Press & Go crocodile by Fisher Price for my son in our local Tesco store. He was 7 months at the time and it cost us £6, but I have seen it online priced at £9.99. Fisher Price is a brand that I trust when it comes to children's toys and we have quite a few by them, so I was happy to pay this price.
The toy is made for babies aged 6 months plus. The basic idea of the toy is that it rolls along and baby will learn to crawl after it. When I bought the toy, I did not have this in mind, I just thought he would enjoy something a little different as he does not have too many toys that move independently like this. The crocodile is about 20cm long and 12cm high, so there is plenty for baby to hold. It is made of thick plastic and is brightly coloured. The crocodile itself is pea green in colour with dark green diamonds on it's back to give a scale effect. The underside is yellow and slightly ribbed to resemble the stomach. The crocodile is on wheels and each is a different colour - red, orange, blue and purple. Each wheel also has a different raised pattern on - stripes, dots, swirl and a star - so baby has a lot to feel.
On top of the crocodile's back are two blue birds. These act as the button for the 'press and go' function. To start the crocodile rolling, these are pushed right down. The crocodile then rolls forward and the birds push back up. The jaws on the crocodile are hinged to snap, making a cracking sound, and the tail rotates around 180 degrees.
My son loves to just hold this toy and spin the wheels round with his fingers. He is attracted by the bright colours and loves to investigate the different textures. He also enjoys running his finger along the teeth. He loves to watch me as I push the button down and watches gleefully as the crocodile rolls across the floor. He is just becoming interested in trying to follow after it, so it is aiding his gross motor skills too. His fine motor skills are also being encouraged as he attempts to push the button down. This is quite stiff and he doesn't quite have the strength of skill to do this just yet, but he has fun trying.
I was disappointed to learn that the jaws do not snap as the crocodile rolls. These only snap if you are holding the toy and press the button down rather than rolling it on the floor. This is particularly disappointing as my son really enjoys this motion, laughing at the click-clack noise it makes. Overall, the toy is well made and hold my son's attention well. I think we will get even more use from it once he is crawling more confidently and especially when he learns to press the button for himself. For the use that we have already had, and the further potential use, I am very happy with the price we paid and would definitely recommend the toy to others.