Product Type: Fisher Price baby toys
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Fisher Price Press & Go Crocodile
Member Name: kat1234
Fisher Price Press & Go Crocodile
Advantages: colourful, moves well
Disadvantages: jaws don't snap when in motion
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.
Summary: nice toy for babies
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