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Fisher Price Stack and Nest Pots and Pans
We brought these last May for my sons first birthday the price tag said they were reduced to £5 but when we got to the till they scanned for 70 pence so these were a real bargain. They are recommended from 12 months plus and they usually retail at around £10.
What are they?
You receive 3 pots they are all made from solid plastic and so very durable which is good for a toy that is aimed at babies as there are lots of banging of floors other toys and general rough play. The largest pot has a transparent bubble in the bottle and inside are small beads orange ones to represent carrots and green ones to represent peas and when little one moves them around it shakes like a rattle. The middle pot has a mirror at the bottom of it so little one can look at themselves while cooking something yummy and the smallest one has a ball at the bottom of it which when little one touches it spins around.
How to play
There are a few ways little one can play this toy. You can begin with the largest pot at the bottom and stack the other two pans on top and use them as a stacking toy. This is pretty stable once built and my son loves playing with it like this he claps when they are all stacked on top of each other and then knocks it back down to start again.
Also you can play the opposite way and stack all 3 pots inside each other they fit nicely and are not awkward for little one to do so they can play independently. Also this is good to do when storing the pans as it means they stay together and take up little space.
You can also play with the pans separately each one on their own do different things so they can be used separately and each feature appeals to my little boy. He is a bit of a poser like his daddy so his favourite is the middle pot with the mirror in it he waves his arms around playing catches a look of himself every now and again.
How well do they last?
They are made of plastic and so very durable we have had these for around 8 months now they do not have a scratch on them and have had lots of play. They wipe clean which is great and there is no way little one can hurt them self. They are very light so even if little one catches themselves with them they do not hurt and this also makes it easy for them to be played with as they can be picked up and moved around easily.
These pots are brilliant they are a very simple toy but seem to have a lot of appeal to my 19 month old son he has had them since he was a year old and still loves them. They do not hold his attention for long but he does use them a lot for small periods of time. They are not too big or heavy but at the same time the handles are chunky and great for children to get a good hold of them.
I would not purchase these for there full retail of £10 as I think for what you get that is an expensive price to pay but they have been well loved by my son although only for small periods of time for each play. They are easy to carry around in the changing bag so we can take them about with us easily and they are well made with no way little one can hurt themselves so they can play independently. They encourage eye hand co ordination and are bright and attractive to hold little ones attention.
These pans can be easily stacked or put together in a nest by your baby. The set comes with a large pot filled of carrots and peas; a frying pan and smaller, jingle ball pot