Product Type: Galt baby toys
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Galt Baby Activity Cube
Member Name: MrsD76
Galt Baby Activity Cube
Advantages: Soft, safe and fun
Disadvantages: May have limited appeal once baby gets a little older
Soft and square
This bright and fun activity cube was a present to my son when he was born. He is now six months and is starting to get quite a lot of use out of it, so this seems like a good time to write a review.
This cube is made from fabric and is filled with foam, so it is sturdy and keeps its shape perfectly, yet it is light and safe. It measures 13cm across, so it is difficult for very small hands to hold, but it is really the activities on the cube that hold baby's interest.
Each side of the cube has a different 'activity' - although I think using the word activity may be pushing it a little! But there is something different for baby to see on each side, and every side does something different too, or has a different texture to feel. So on one side there is a large mirror for baby to gaze at him or herself in. Another side has a man with a pouch, and inside the pouch is a small fabric dog on a ribbon which can be taken in and out of the pouch (my four year old girl actually enjoys playing with this part of the toy!). Another side has a cow that makes a moo sound when you squeeze it, and there is also a fluffy sheep, and duck with a crunchy wing and a crinkly flower. Each side is decorated brightly, making it fun and eye-catching for little ones. It is completely soft all round so it feels reassuringly safe for exploring hands and fingers.
Tummy time toy
My little boy loves playing on his tummy and he is constantly moving around, so this toy has turned out to be great for him as he can bat it with his hands and, unlike a circular toy, it can't roll away out of his grasp. He likes chewing on the poor little dog, and the cow noise never fails to raise a smile. I can also hold him in a sitting position and place this in front of him, and he seems fascinated by all the different colours and textures, and he likes to explore it with his hands. Despite the toy's simplicity, it is very appealing and my little boy has definitely started to take a real interest in it.
I really like this toy as it is fun, bright and safe and there is more to it than at first meets the eye. However I can imagine that once my son is crawling and moving about more he will definitely reject this in favour of noisier plastic toys and I can see this becoming less popular in a few months. So I would definitely suggest that it is bought for a baby at a very young age as I imagine that it is between the ages of around 5 to 9 months where it will get the most use
Price and availability
This seems to be available online for around £7 and upwards, and I would say that £7 is a reasonable amount to spend, but I wouldn't recommend spending too much more. There also seems a newer version of this toy available on amazon for about £10 so that may be worth looking at too if you are interested in a toy like this.
I would say this is a good gift for a newborn baby or for a first Christmas present as it is something a bit different.
Summary: A good choice for a young baby